William Holmes (1779-1851)

William ("Billy") Holmes (2 April 1779 – 26 January 1851) was a British Tory politician of the early nineteenth century, and an MP for 28 years.


Holmes serving as party manager, and Chief Whip in the House of Commons from about 1802 until his seat (for the rotten borough of Haslemere) was abolished by the Great Reform Act of 1832. He had also previously represented several other constituencies; after the Reform Act he was out of the Commons for five years, but returned in 1837 as MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Holmes was also Treasurer of the Ordnance from 1818-31.

His wife was Helen Tew, Dowager Lady Stronge (1769–1852), widow of Sir James Stronge, 1st Baronet of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh, Ireland (1750–1804).

Holmes is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.[1]

References

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Williams
John Teed
Member of Parliament for Grampound
1808–1812
With: Hon. George Cochrane 1808-1812
Hon. Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone 1812
Succeeded by
Hon. Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone
John Teed
Preceded by
William Gore-Langton
James O'Callaghan
Member of Parliament for Tregony
1812–1818
With: Alexander Cray Grant
Succeeded by
Viscount Barnard
James O'Callaghan
Preceded by
Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
Ayshford Wise
Member of Parliament for Totnes
1818–1820
With: Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
Succeeded by
Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
John Bent
Preceded by
Douglas James William Kinnaird
William Clive
Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle
1820–1830
With: Edward Rogers
Succeeded by
Frederick Hamilton Cornewall
Edward Rogers
Preceded by
The Lord Downes
John Capel
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
1830
With: Sir Philip Durham
Succeeded by
John Capel
Thomas Gladstone
Preceded by
Sir John Beckett
George Lowther Thompson
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
1830–1832
With: Sir John Beckett
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin
James Bradshaw
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1837–1841
With: Richard Hodgson
Succeeded by
Richard Hodgson
Matthew Forster
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Alcock
Treasurer of the Ordnance
1818–1831
Succeeded by
Thomas Creevey


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.