Coleridge Kennard (Salisbury MP)

Coleridge John Kennard (6 October 1828 – 25 December 1890)[1] was a Conservative Party politician.

Coleridge Kennard

Member of Parliament
for Salisbury
In office
20 November 1882 – 26 November 1885
Preceded byWilliam Grenfell
John Passmore Edwards
Succeeded byWilliam Grenfell
Personal details
Born6 October 1828
Died25 December 1890(1890-12-25) (aged 62)
Political partyConservative
Ellen Georgiana Rowe (m. 1858)
ParentsJohn Peirse Kennard
Sophia Chapman
ResidenceFernhill, Hampshire

Kennard was the third son of banker John Peirse Kennard, of Hordle Cliff, Hampshire, and Sophia, daughter of Sir John Chapman, M.D., F.R.C.S., of Windsor.[2][3][4]

He first stood for election in Salisbury in 1880 but was unsuccessful. However, he was then elected MP for the constituency at a by-election in 1882, but lost the seat when it was reduced to one member in 1885.[5]

Just prior to his death, Kennard was expected to be created a baronet. However, upon his death, his grandson Coleridge Kennard received the title.[6]

During his life, he was Deputy Lieutenant of London and a Justice of the Peace for Hampshire.[6] He was a managing director of Heywood, Kennard and Co. bank, and co-founder of the Evening News.[7][3]

Kennard married Ellen Georgiana Rowe, daughter of Captain John Wilkinson Rowe, H.E.I.C.S. in 1858. Together, they had at least two children: Meredyth Sophia Frances, and Hugh Coleridge Downing.[6]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 2)
  2. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, 1938, Burke's Peerage Ltd, p. 1422
  3. ^ a b Modern English Biography vol II, I-Q, Frederic Boase, Netherton & Worth, 1897, p. 193
  4. ^ "Chapman, Sir John (1773 - 1849)".
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  6. ^ a b c "Coleridge John Kennard". The Peerage. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  7. ^ Prancing novelist: a defence of fiction in the form of a critical biography in praise of Ronald Firbank, Brigid Brophy, Barnes & Noble Books, 1973, p. 268

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Grenfell
John Passmore Edwards
Member of Parliament for Salisbury
With: John Passmore Edwards
William Grenfell