William Knox (MP)

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The Hon. William Stuart Knox DL, JP (11 March 1826 – 16 February 1900), was an Irish politician.

Background[edit]

Knox was a younger son of Thomas Knox, 2nd Earl of Ranfurly, and Mary Juliana, daughter of the Most Reverend William Stuart, Archbishop of Armagh.

Political and military career[edit]

Knox was elected Member of Parliament for Dungannon in 1851 (succeeding his elder brother Viscount Northland), a seat he held until 1874. He was a Groom in Waiting to Queen Victoria in 1852 and 1853.[1]

Commissioned into the 51st Foot, he retired as a major in 1855. From 1867 he was Honorary Colonel in the Mid Ulster Artillery, and he served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for County Tyrone.

Family[edit]

Knox married in 1856 Georgiana Rooper, daughter of John Bonfoy Rooper, of Ripton Hall, Huntingdon. They had several children. He died at Cheltenham on 16 February 1900, aged 73.[1] His wife survived him by 26 years and died in November 1926.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obituary". The Times (36069). London. 19 February 1900. p. 8. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Northland
Member of Parliament for Dungannon
1851–1874
Succeeded by
Thomas Alexander Dickson