Edmund Buckley (born 1780)

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Edmund Buckley
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Sir Edmund Buckley
Born Edmund Buckley
(1780-12-25)December 25, 1780
Died (1867-01-21)January 21, 1867[1]
Occupation
  • Industrialist
Children 16[1]

Edmund Buckley (born 1780)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician. He was a successful industrialist, owning iron works, collieries and cotton mills, he was the Chairman of the Manchester Exchange during the 1850s, resigning that post in 1860.[1]

He was elected at the 1841 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-under-Lyme,[2] and held the seat until the 1847 general election,[3] when he did not stand again.[4]

His illegitimate son Edmund Peck, was born in 1834.[5] Peck later adopted his father's surname and inherited his fortune, and became Sir Edmund Buckley, 1st Baronet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stancliffe, F.S. (1938). John Shaw's 1738-1938. Sherratt & Hughes. 
  2. ^ "No. 19999". The London Gazette. 16 July 1841. p. 1855. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 217. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  5. ^ Diaries of William Rees of Tonn, Llandovery. Cardiff City Library

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Spencer de Horsey
William Henry Miller
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
18411847
With: John Quincey Harris 1841–1842
John Campbell Colquhoun 1842–1847
Succeeded by
Samuel Christy
William Jackson