William Ernest Brymer

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Brymer in 1895.

William Ernest Brymer (1840 – 9 May 1909 ) was a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons in two stages between 1874 and 1906.

Brymer was born at Fordingbridge, Hampshire the son of John Brymer of Burgate House, Fordingbridge, and his wife Eliza Mary Tugwell, only daughter of George Tugwell of Crowe Hall, near Bath. He was educated at Harrow School and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was a J.P. for Dorset, and a captain in the Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry. He was patron of the rectories of Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, and Child Okeford, Dorset, and the vicarage of Puddletown, Dorset.[2] He was a prominent free mason being a Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Grand Superintendant of the Province and Provincial Grand Mark Mason.[3]

In the 1874 general election Brymer was elected Member of Parliament for Dorchester and held the seat until it was replaced under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.[4] He was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1887. In 1891, Brymer was elected Member of Parliament for South Dorset and held the seat until 1906.

Brymer lived at Ilsington House in Puddletown. He died at Jerez, Spain, at the age of 69, he had gone to Spain to recuperate after having health problems but died of bronchitis with complications.[3]


  1. ^ "Brymer, William Ernest (BRMR858WE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons 1881
  3. ^ a b "Death of Col. Brymer - Formerly Member for South Dorset". Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 21 May 1909. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Brymer

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Napier Sturt
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
constituency abolished
Preceded by
Charles J. T. Hambro
Member of Parliament for South Dorset
1891 –1906
Succeeded by
Thomas Scarisbrick
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Merthyr Guest
High Sheriff of Dorset
Succeeded by
George Troyte-Bullock