William Henry Stone (MP)

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William Henry Stone (8 October 1834 – 7 November 1896)[1] was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1874.

Stone was the son of William Stone of Dulwich Hill and his wife Mary Platt daughter of Thomas Platt of Hampstead.[2] He was educated at Harrow School and at Trinity College, Cambridge graduating BA as 30th Wrangler and 8th Classic in 1857 and MA in 1860. In 1859, he was a Fellow of Trinity College. He was a merchant and East India agent and a director of the London and County Banking Co.[3] He lived at Godalming and was a J.P. for Surrey and Hampshire.[2]

At the 1865 general election Stone was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth.[4] He was re-elected in 1868 held the seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.[4]

Stone died at the age of 62.

Stone married Melicent Helps daughter of Sir Arthur Helps in 1864.[3]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  3. ^ a b "Stone, William Henry (STN853WH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 246–7. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Thornhill Baring
Sir James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone, Bt
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
With: Stephen Gaselee 1865–68
Sir James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone, Bt 1868–80
Succeeded by
Thomas Charles Bruce
Sir James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone, Bt