John Perry-Watlington

John Watlington Perry-Watlington (7 December 1823 – 24 February 1882),[1] known as John Watlington Perry until 1848,[2] was a British Conservative politician.

John Perry-Watlington
Member of Parliament
for South Essex
In office
7 May 1859 – 22 July 1865
Preceded byThomas William Bramston
Richard Wingfield-Baker
Succeeded byHenry Selwin-Ibbetson
Eustace Cecil
Personal details
John Watlington Perry

7 December 1823
London, England
Died24 February 1882(1882-02-24) (aged 58)
Political partyConservative
Margaret Emily Ethelston
(m. 1849)
ParentsThomas Perry
Maria Jane Watlington

Born in London in 1823 as John Watlington Perry, he was the only son of Thomas Perry and Maria Jane, daughter of George Watlington. He was first educated at the Harrow School, before being admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in Michaelmas of 1841. There, he became a Bachelor of Arts in 1845, and a Master of the Arts in 1849. In 1844, he was admitted to the Inner Temple Four years later he added the additional surname of Watlington, and a year after that he married Margaret Emily, daughter of Reverend Charles W. Ethelston.[2]

Perry-Watlington was first elected Conservative MP for South Essex at the 1859 general election, but stood down at the next election in 1865.[2][3]

Throughout his life, Perry-Watlington was a Major in the Essex Yeomanry, a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Essex and Hertfordshire, and, in 1855, the High Sheriff of Essex.


  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh (11 June 2018). "The House of Commons: Constituencies beginning with "E"". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Venn, John; Venn, J. A., eds. (2011) [1953]. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900. Volume 2: From 1752 to 1900. Part 5: Pace-Spyers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-108-03615-3. Retrieved 3 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) |format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 387. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas William Bramston
Richard Wingfield-Baker
Member of Parliament for South Essex
With: Thomas William Bramston
Succeeded by
Henry Selwin-Ibbetson
Eustace Cecil