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Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip

Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip DL (19 February 1811 – 2 April 1887), known as Sir Henry Allsopp, Bt, between 1880 and 1886, was a British businessman and Conservative politician.

BackgroundEdit

Allsopp was the third son of Samuel Allsopp (12 August 1780 - 26 February 1838), the son of James Allsopp and Anne Wilson, head of the brewery firm of Samuel Allsopp & Sons of Burton-on-Trent and his wife Frances Fowler.

CareerEdit

He represented East Worcestershire in the House of Commons between 1874 and 1880 when he was ennobled.[1] In 1874 he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire.[2] He was created a Baronet, of Hindlip Hall in the Parish of Hindlip in the County of Worcester, in 1880,[3] and raised to the peerage as Baron Hindlip, of Hindlip in the County of Worcester and of Alsop-en-le-Dale in the County of Derby, in 1886.[4]

Allsopp succeeded his father in 1838 in running of the family brewing business. He was very upset when shareholders claimed they had been misled over its 1887 stockmarket flotation, and he died within weeks of the criticism.[5]

FamilyEdit

Lord Hindlip married Elizabeth Tongue, daughter of William Tongue, in 1839. He died in April 1887, aged 76, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Samuel. His son George Allsopp was MP for Worcester, and Alfred Percy Allsopp was MP for Taunton. Another son Herbert Allsopp was a cricketer and an army officer. Lady Hindlip died in 1906.

Coat of armsEdit

Coat of arms of Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip
 
Coronet
A coronet of a Baron
Crest
A Plover holding in the beak a Wheat-ear Or standing on a Pheon also Gold
Escutcheon
Sable three Pheons in chevron Or between as many Doves rising Argent each holding in the beak a Wheat-ear Or
Supporters
On either side a Foxhound gorged with a Pair of Couples proper
Motto
Festina Lente (Hasten slowly)

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Wardle, Terry Heroes & Villains of Worcestershire 2010 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire. p12 ISBN 978 0 7524 5515 0
  2. ^ "No. 24078". The London Gazette. 20 March 1874. p. 1772.
  3. ^ "No. 24840". The London Gazette. 30 April 1880. p. 2786.
  4. ^ "No. 25559". The London Gazette. 16 February 1886. p. 744.
  5. ^ Wardle, Terry Heroes & Villains of Worcestershire 2010 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire. p12 ISBN 978 0 7524 5515 0

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