William Humphery

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Sir William Henry Humphery, 1st Baronet CB (25 March 1827 – 31 March 1909), was a British Conservative politician.

Humphery was the son of John Humphery, Lord Mayor of London and Member of Parliament for Southwark, by his wife Mary Burgess, daughter of William Burgess. He was returned to Parliament for Andover in 1863 (succeeding his deceased father-in-law William Cubitt),[1] a seat he held until 1867, when he resigned through his appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[2] In 1868 he was created a baronet, of Penton Lodge in the County of Southampton.[3] He also served as High Sheriff of Hampshire from 1872 to 1873.[4]

Humphery married firstly Maria Cubitt, daughter of William Cubitt, in 1850. After her death in 1897 he married secondly Mary Catherine Alderson, daughter of Sir Edward Hall Alderson, in 1898. He died in March 1909, aged 82, when the baronetcy became extinct.


  1. ^ "No. 22791". The London Gazette. 24 November 1863. p. 5751. 
  2. ^ "No. 23218". The London Gazette. 12 February 1867. p. 760. 
  3. ^ "No. 23447". The London Gazette. 4 December 1868. p. 6459. 
  4. ^ "No. 23920". The London Gazette. 15 November 1872. p. 5323. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Dudley Fortescue
William Cubitt
Member of Parliament for Andover
With: Hon. Dudley Fortescue
Succeeded by
Hon. Dudley Fortescue
Sir John Burgess Karslake
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Penton Lodge)