Sir William Edward Murray Tomlinson, 1st Baronet, Conservative politician.(4 August 1838 – 17 December 1912) was an English lawyer, colliery owner and
Tomlinson was born at Heysham House in the Lancaster registration district in Lancashire and became a barrister. He was a twin, his twin sister Ellen died on January 6th 1919. He was living at 3 Richmond Terrace Richmond from 1868 until his death, although his gravestone suggests he returned to Heysham. He was part owner of the Worsley Mesnes Colliery Company.
Tomlinson was elected as Member of Parliament for Preston in 1882, and held the seat until 1906. In the 1900 election he was challenged unsuccessfully by Keir Hardie. It was announced that he would receive a baronetcy in the 1902 Coronation Honours list published on 26 June 1902 for the (subsequently postponed) coronation of King Edward VII, and on 24 July 1902 he was created a Baronet, of Richmond terrace, Whitehall, in the city of Westminster, in the county of London. At the end of March, 1903, Tomlinson was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Lancashire.
Tomlinson never married and on his death at the age of 74 the baronetcy became extinct.
- British Census 1881
- Richmond Terrace, Survey of London: volume 13: St Margaret, Westminster, part II: Whitehall I (1930), pp. 249–256. Date accessed: 1 April 2009
- Lancashire Quarter Sessions
- "The Coronation Honours". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 5.
- "No. 27457". The London Gazette. 25 July 1902. p. 4738.
- "No. 27540". The London Gazette. 3 April 1903. p. 2238.
- Journal of the Churchill Centre & Societies No 128 Autumn 2005
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir William Tomlinson
- Includes picture
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
William Farrer Ecroyd
Henry Cecil Raikes
| Member of Parliament for Preston
With: William Farrer Ecroyd 1882–1885
Robert William Hanbury 1885–1903
John Kerr 1903–1906
John Thomas Macpherson
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
(of Richmond Terrace)