William Marshall (1796–1872)

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William Marshall (26 May 1796 – 16 May 1872) was a British politician.

He served as the Member of Parliament for Petersfield (18261830),[1] for Leominster (1830–31),[2] for Beverley (1831–1832),[3] for Carlisle (1835–1847),[4] and for East Cumberland (1847–1868).[5]

He was the eldest son of the wealthy industrialist John Marshall who introduced major innovations in flax spinning and built the celebrated Marshall's Mill and Temple Works in Leeds, West Yorkshire.[6] Their family name may have inspired the character of Richard Marshall in the 1968 film Witchfinder General, which is set in that area during the English Civil War.

His younger brothers John and James Garth were both MPs for Leeds.[7] The fourth brother, Henry Cowper, was Mayor of Leeds in 1842–1843.[6] Marshall's daughter, Elizabeth Margaret, was the mother of the diplomat, Sir Cecil Spring Rice.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B": Beverley". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  4. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C": Carlisle (Cumberland)". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  5. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C": Cumberland East". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  6. ^ a b Gilleghan, John (2001). "Marshall, John". Leeds: A to Z of local history. Kingsway Press. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0-9519194-3-1. 
  7. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "L": Leeds". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  8. ^ Burton, David Henry (1990). Cecil Spring Rice: A Diplomat's Life. Page 22: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. ISBN 978-0-8386-3395-3. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hylton Jolliffe
James Lushington
Member of Parliament for Petersfield
18261830
With: Hylton Jolliffe
Succeeded by
Sir William Jolliffe, Bt,
Gilbert East Jolliffe
Preceded by
Lord Hotham
John Ward
Member of Parliament for Leominster
18301831
With: Lord Hotham
Succeeded by
William Bertram Evans
Thomas Brayen
Preceded by
Henry Burton-Peters
Daniel Sykes
Member of Parliament for Beverley
1831–1832
With: Henry Burton-Peters
Succeeded by
Henry Burton-Peters
Charles Langdale
Preceded by
Philip Henry Howard
William James
Member of Parliament for Carlisle
1835 – 1847
With: Philip Henry Howard
Succeeded by
William Nicholson Hodgson
John Dixon
Preceded by
Hon. Charles Howard
William James
Member of Parliament for East Cumberland
1847 – 1868
With: Hon. Charles Howard
Succeeded by
Hon. Charles Howard
William Nicholson Hodgson