Henry Barnett (banker)

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Henry Barnett
Born (1815-02-14)14 February 1815
Died 5 May 1896(1896-05-05) (aged 81)
Nationality British
Education Eton College
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Occupation banker, landowner, cricketer, politician
Known for MP for Woodstock 1865–74
Emily Ann Barnett, née Stratton

Henry Barnett, MP, JP, DL (14 February 1815 – 5 May 1896)[1] was an English banker, landowner, Conservative Party politician, and magistrate.[2]

He lived at Glympton Park, near Woodstock, and was the son of George Henry Barnett (1780–1871) by his marriage to Elizabeth Canning (1777–1838), a first cousin of the Prime Minister George Canning.

Henry Barnett's education was at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and in his youth he was a first-class cricketer.

He married Emily Ann Stratton on 18 September 1838; they had ten children, including the Reverend Herbert Walter Barnett who was Vicar of Bracknell 1886-1919.

Churchyard cross at St Mary's parish church, Glympton, erected in 1897 as Henry Barnett's monument

He was a banker, Honorary Colonel of the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, Alderman of Oxfordshire, and at the 1865 general election was elected as the Member of Parliament for Woodstock,[2] holding the seat until he stood down from the House of Commons at the 1874 general election.[2]

Barnett played first-class cricket from 1836 to 1839, as a member of Marylebone Cricket Club, making four appearances and totalling 32 runs with a highest score of 17.[3]

He was born and died in London, but is buried at Glympton, Oxfordshire.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 340. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ "Henry Barnett". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Alfred Spencer-Churchill
Member of Parliament for Woodstock
Succeeded by
Lord Randolph Churchill