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Sir Henry Kimber, 1st Baronet (13 July 1834 – 18 December 1923)[1] was a British lawyer and Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1913.

Sir Henry Kimber

Kimber was the son of Joseph Kimber of Canonbury. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1858 and was the founder of the legal firm of Kimber and Ellis. He was a Commissioner of Supreme Courts of all the Australian Colonies and some of the States of U.S.A.. His business interests included being a director of the South Indian Railway and chairman of Natal Land and Colonization Co. He was a progressive Conservative and chairman of the Political Committee of City Carlton Club.[2]

At the 1885 general election, Kimber was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wandsworth.[3] He held the seat until his resignation in June 1913, by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.[4]

In 1904 he was created a Baronet, of Lansdowne Lodge in Wandsworth in the County of London.[5]

Kimber lived at Lansdowne Lodge, West Hill, Putney Heath. He died in December 1923, aged 89.

Kimber married Mary Adelaide Dixon, daughter of General Charles Dixon, R.E., of Rectory Grove, Clapham, in September 1860.

Kimber is buried at Brookwood Cemetery, near Woking.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
  2. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ "No. 25609". The London Gazette. 20 July 1886. p. 3502.
  4. ^ Department of Information Services (14 January 2010). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets

SourcesEdit

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]

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