Samuel Whitbread (1830–1915)
Whitbread was the eldest son of Samuel Charles Whitbread of Cardington, Bedfordshire and his wife Julia Brand daughter of Lord Dacre. He was a member of the Whitbread brewing family. Whitbread was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was private secretary to Sir George Grey in 1850 and in 1852 was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford. He was a frequent speaker during his time in the commons and was Civil Lord of the Admiralty from June 1859 to March 1863. He held his seat until 1895.
His eldest son, Samuel Howard, followed his father into politics. Maud married her cousin Charles, son of Samuel's younger brother William. Henry married Mary Raymond and lived at Norton Bavant, Warminster. Francis married Ida, daughter of Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 4th Baron Sudeley, and lived at Burford House, Tenbury Wells.
- Bedfordshire County Council - the Whitbread family Archived 6 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 39. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Whitbread
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Harry Verney, Bt
| Member of Parliament for Bedford
1852 – 1895
With: Henry Stuart 1852–1854
William Stuart 1854–1857 & 1859–1868
Thomas Barnard 1857–1859
James Howard 1868–1874
Frederick Charles Polhill-Turner 1874–1880
Charles Magniac 1880–1885