Henry Farmer-Atkinson

Henry John Atkinson, later Henry John Farmer-Atkinson JP, MP, (1828 – 1913)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician and shipowner.

Caricature of Henry John Atkinson MP (circa 1890), by Harry Furniss.

Atkinson was Mayor of Hull twice, in 1864 and 1865.[2] He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for North Lincolnshire at a by-election in July 1885.[3] That constituency was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and at the 1885 general election he stood in the new Brigg division of Lincolnshire, but lost to his Liberal opponent, taking only 35% of the votes.[4] At the 1886 general election he stood in Boston, winning the seat by a narrow majority of 48 votes (2%) from the sitting Liberal MP William Ingram.[5] He did not defend the seat, when it was regained by Ingram.[5] He stood as independent candidate at the August 1892 by-election in Derby, but won only 20% of the votes.[6]

He was the founder and first president of The Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom.[2]

He married firstly in 1854 Elizabeth Holmes and secondly in 1869 Elizabeth Farmer, the daughter of a former mayor of Hull. In 1891 he assumed the name of Farmer-Atkinson.[2] Farmer-Atkinson died at his home, Woodcote Place near Epsom, Surrey, on 3 March 1913.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "L", part 3". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Archived from the original on 29 October 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Mr. H. J. Farmer-Atkinson". Obituaries. The Times (40150). London. 4 March 1913. col C, p. 11.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 422. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 337. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 78. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 102. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Rowland Winn
and James Lowther
Member of Parliament for North Lincolnshire
July 1885 – November 1885
With: James Lowther
constituency abolished
Preceded by
William James Ingram
Member of Parliament for Boston
1886–1892
Succeeded by
William James Ingram