Thomas Wrightson

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Sir Thomas Wrightson, 1st Baronet, DL (31 March 1839 – 18 June 1921) was a British Conservative politician.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

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Conservative Party (UK) Political party in the United Kingdom

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 288 Members of Parliament. It also has 234 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, 8 members of the London Assembly and 7,445 local councillors.

Wrightson sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockton between 1892 and 1895 and for St Pancras East between 1899 and 1906. In 1900 he was created a baronet, of Neasham Hall in the County of Durham, and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Durham on 4 December 1900. [1] He died in June 1921, aged 82.

St Pancras East was a parliamentary constituency in the St Pancras district of North London. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Baronet A hereditary title awarded by the British Crown

A baronet or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess, is the holder of a baronetcy, a hereditary title awarded by the British Crown. The practice of awarding baronetcies was originally introduced in England in the 14th century and was used by James I of England in 1611 as a means of raising funds.

Durham, England City in England

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the south-west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a centre of pilgrimage in medieval England. The cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre. City of Durham is the name of the civil parish.

He was the brother of John Wrightson, the founder of Downton Agricultural College.

John Wrightson British agriculturalist

Professor John Wrightson FCS, MRAC was a British agriculturalist and the founder of Downton Agricultural College (1880–1906) at Downton in Wiltshire. In 1890 he reputedly became the first person in Britain to surf, under the guidance of two Hawaiian princes, David Kawānanakoa and Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, who were studying at his college.

Coat of arms of Thomas Wrightson
Crest
In front of a saltire Gules a unicorn salient Or.
Escutcheon
Or a fess invected chequy Azure and Argent between two eagles’ heads erased in chief Sable and a saltire couped in base Gules.
Motto
Veritas Omnia Vincit [2]

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References

  1. "No. 27255". The London Gazette . 11 December 1900. p. 8382.
  2. Burke's Peerage. 1949.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Horace Davey
Member of Parliament for Stockton
1892–1895
Succeeded by
Jonathan Samuel
Preceded by
Robert Grant Webster
Member of Parliament for St Pancras East
1899–1906
Succeeded by
Hugh Cecil Lea
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
(of Neasham Hall)
1900–1921
Succeeded by
Thomas Garmondsway Wrightson
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Jeremiah Head
President of the Cleveland Institution of Engineers
1874–1876
Succeeded by
Thomas Whitwell