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Sir Sydney Richard Wells, 1st Baronet, DL (3 August 1879 – 16 November 1957) was a British baronet, the first of the Wells baronets of Felmersham, and a Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford from 1922 to 1945.[1]

BiographyEdit

Born on 3 August 1879, the son of Charles Wells (1842-1914), founder of the brewery company Charles Wells Ltd,[2] Sir Richard Wells was educated at Bedford School.[3] He was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford, between 1922 and 1945, and the first of the Wells baronets of Felmersham, created on 21 January 1944.[4][5]

Sir Richard Wells died on 26 November 1957, and was succeeded by his son, Sir Charles Maltby Wells, 2nd Baronet (1908-1996).[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs". Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  2. ^ "- Person Page 60739". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  3. ^ "- Person Page 60740". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Hansard". Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  5. ^ "No. 36309". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1944. p. 1.
  6. ^ "- Person Page 60740". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 6 October 2014.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Kellaway
Member of Parliament for Bedford
19221945
Succeeded by
Thomas Skeffington-Lodge
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
(of Felmersham)
1944–1957
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Maltby Wells, 2nd Baronet