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Sir Mathew Richard Henry Wilson, 4th Baronet (25 August 1875 – 17 May 1958) was an English landowner and Unionist politician.

BackgroundEdit

Mathew Wilson was the son of Sir Matthew Amcotts Wilson, 3rd Baronet (1853–1914), and his wife Georgina Mary Lee. He was educated at Harrow School. He fought in the Second Boer War and the First World War. His nickname in London society was 'Scatters'.

Political careerEdit

He inherited the baronetcy in 1914 and was elected MP in the same year for Bethnal Green South West, winning the by-election by a slim majority of 24 votes. He was reelected with a larger majority of 2,299 in 1918, but lost his seat to the Liberal candidate Percy Harris in 1922.

Private lifeEdit

Matthew Wilson married Barbara Lister (1880–1943), a daughter of Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale, on 7 September 1905. They had three children:

  • Sir Mathew Martin Wilson, 5th Baronet (1906–1991)
  • Anthony Thomas Wilson (1908–1979)
  • Peter Cecil Wilson (1913–1984)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Masterman
Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green South West
19141922
Succeeded by
Percy Harris
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Mathew Amcotts Wilson, 3rd Baronet
Baronet
1914–1958
Succeeded by
Sir Mathew Martin Wilson, 5th Baronet