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Sir William Whytehead Boulton, 1st Baronet DL (10 January 1873 – 9 January 1949)[1] was a British soldier and Conservative Party politician.


Boulton was the son of William Whytehead Boulton and his wife Mary Hudleston Gibson, daughter of John Gibson.[2] He was privately educated.[3]


Boulton served as lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards and became a major in the 7th Volunteer Battalion, Essex Regiment.[3] He entered the House of Commons in 1931, sitting as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Central until 1945.[4] Boulton was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in 1940, a post he held for two years.[5] He subsequently was a Government Whip as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household until 1944.[5] On 30 June, he was created a baronet, of Braxted Park in the County of Essex.[6] Boulton represented Essex as a Deputy Lieutenant.[3]


On 23 April 1903, he married Rosalind Mary Milburn, daughter of Sir John Milburn, 1st Baronet.[2] They had four sons.[2] Boulton died in 1949, aged 75, and was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his eldest son Edward and then by his third son William.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "ThePeerage - Sir William Whytehead Boulton, 1st Bt". Retrieved 14 January 2007.
  3. ^ a b c Who is Who 1947. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1947. p. 236.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Sheffield Central". Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Essex Record Office, Official Website - Monumental inscriptions". Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  6. ^ "No. 36604". The London Gazette. 11 July 1944. p. 3243.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Hoffman
Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central
Succeeded by
Harry Morris
Political offices
Preceded by
James Edmondson
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1942 – 1944
Succeeded by
Arthur Young
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Braxted Park)
1944 – 1949
Succeeded by
Edward Boulton