John Somers-Cocks, 2nd Earl Somers

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John Somers Somers-Cocks, 2nd Earl Somers (19 March 1788 5 October 1852), styled Viscount Eastnor between 1821 and 1841, was a British peer and Conservative Party politician.

Somers was the second son of John Cocks, 1st Earl Somers; his older brother Edward Charles Cocks died in the Peninsular War. He was educated at Westminster, entered the British Army and served in the Peninsula War. Somers sat as Member of Parliament for Reigate between 1812 and 1818 (succeeding his elder brother) and again between 1832 and 1841 [1] and for Hereford between 1818 and 1832. [2] In 1841 he succeeded his father in the earldom.

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References

  1. "leighrayment.com – House of Commons, Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth-Rochdale". Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2009.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. "leighrayment.com – House of Commons, Haslemere-Herefordshire". Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2009.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Edward Cocks
James Cocks
Member of Parliament for Reigate
1812–1818
With: James Cocks
Succeeded by
Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke
James Somers Cocks
Preceded by
Thomas Powell Symonds
Richard Philip Scudamore
Member of Parliament for Hereford
1818–1832
With: Thomas Powell Symonds 1818–19
Richard Philip Scudamore 1819–26
Edward Clive 1826–32
Succeeded by
Edward Clive
Robert Biddulph
Preceded by
Joseph Yorke
Charles Yorke
(representation reduced to one member 1832)
Member of Parliament for Reigate
1832–1841
Succeeded by
Viscount Eastnor
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Bateman
Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire
1845–1852
Succeeded by
The Lord Bateman
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Somers Cocks
Earl Somers
1841–1852
Succeeded by
Charles Somers Somers-Cocks