Henry Winterbotham

Henry Selfe Page Winterbotham (2 March 1837 – 13 December 1873) was an English lawyer and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1867 to 1873.

Winterbotham was the son of Lindsey Winterbotham, a banker, of Stroud and his wife Sarah Anne Selfe Page. He was educated at Amersham School, Buckinghamshire, and at University College, London, graduating with honours, BA in 1856, and LLB in 1859. He was a Hume Scholar in Jurisprudence in 1858, and a Hume Scholar in Political Economy and University Law Scholar in 1859. In 1860, he was elected Fellow of his college and called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He was in practice at the chancery bar and as a conveyancer.[1]

Winterbotham was as an elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Stroud at a by-election on 20 August 1867 and held the seat until his death in 1873.[2] In 1870 he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, an office he held until his death.[3]

Winterbotham died in Rome in December 1873, aged 36, allegedly from overwork.[3] His brother Arthur Brend Winterbotham was also a Member of Parliament.


External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Poulett Scrope
Edward Horsman
Member of Parliament for Stroud
With: Edward Horsman to 1868
Sebastian Dickinson from 1868
Succeeded by
John Dorington
Sebastian Dickinson
Political offices
Preceded by
George Shaw-Lefevre
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson, Bt