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Sir Thomas Cato Worsfold, 1st Baronet DL JP (14 February 1861 – 11 July 1936) was a British baronet and politician. He gained an LLD from Trinity College, Dublin [1] and in 1918 he was elected as a Coalition Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Mitcham. He resigned from the House of Commons on 13 February 1923 by appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. The following year he was created a baronet, of The Hall Place in the Parish of Mitcham in the County of Surrey.

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  1. "Worsfold Coat of Arms". 29 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-02.

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mitcham
1918–1923
Succeeded by
Chuter Ede
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of The Hall Place)
1924–1936
Extinct