Wilson Noble

Wilson Noble (21 November 1854 – 1 November 1917)[1] was a barrister and Conservative Party politician in England who served from 1886 to 1895 as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings in East Sussex.

Wilson Noble
Member of Parliament for Hastings
In office
Preceded bySir Thomas Brassey
Succeeded byWilliam Lucas-Shadwell
Personal details
Born(1854-11-21)21 November 1854
Bloomsbury, London, England
Died1 November 1914(1914-11-01) (aged 59)
Political partyConservative
Marian Caroline Dana
(m. 1879; his death 1917)

Early lifeEdit

Noble was born 21 November 1854 in Bloomsbury, a district in the West End of London. He was the son of the son of John Noble, Landowner, and his wife Lily.[2]


From 1886 to 1895, Noble served as a Conservative Member of Parliamentfor Hastings in East Sussex.[3][4]

He unsuccessfully contested the Hastings constituency at the 1885 general election, losing narrowly to the sitting Liberal MP Sir Thomas Brassey; however, at the 1886 general election Brassey stood down from the House of Commons and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Brassey of Bulkeley. Noble won the seat, and was re-elected in 1892. He retired from the Commons at the 1895 general election.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1879, Noble was married to Marian Caroline Dana (1857–1927),[5] in Paris, France, where Marian was born.[6] She was a daughter of William Parsons Winchester Dana, an American born artist who became a naturalised British citizen. Through her mother, Marian was also the granddaughter of businessman James Boyles Murray, a descendant of Sir James Murray, Lord Philiphaugh, the Lord Clerk Register of Scotland. In 1901, Noble was living at Tangley Park in Worplesdon with his wife, four daughters, a niece, and ten servants.[2] In London, they resided at 52 Sloane St.[7] Together, they were the parents of:[6]

At the time of his death, he lived at Park Place, near Remenham in Berkshire.[7] Noble died on 1 November 1917.


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Wilson Noble". www.gracesguide.co.uk. Graces Guide. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 120. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. ^ Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1902). "Members of Parliament: Return to an Address of the Honourable House of Commons Dated 13 August 1901 : For, "Return of the Names of Every Member Returned to Serve in Each Parliament from the Year 1885 to the Dissolution of Parliament in the Year 1900, Specifying the Names of the County, City, University, Or Place for which Returned (in Continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 21, of Session 1887)". H.M. Stationery Office: 48. Retrieved 4 February 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Detailed inventory of furniture and effects of Mrs Wilson Noble at Kingswood House. Hare Hatch, [Wargrave]". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Hotchkiss, Fanny Winchester (1912). Winchester Notes. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company. p. 103. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b Depew, Chauncey M. (2013). Titled Americans, 1890: A list of American ladies who have married foreigners of rank. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 168. ISBN 9781783660056. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Guy William Lambert (1889-1983), civil servant (War Office), psychical researcher". agefotostock.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Brassey
Member of Parliament for Hastings
Succeeded by
William Lucas-Shadwell