The Earl of Londesborough
|Member of Parliament for Scarborough|
Serving with Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
|Preceded by||Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone |
|Succeeded by||Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone |
|Member of Parliament for Beverley|
|Preceded by||William Wells |
|Succeeded by||Sir Henry Edwards |
William Henry Forester Denison
19 June 1834
|Died||19 April 1900(aged 65)|
Lady Edith Frances Wilhelmina Somerset
|Relations||Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham (grandfather)|
|Parents||Albert Denison, 1st Baron Londesborough|
Henrietta Mary Weld-Forester
William Henry Forester Denison, 1st Earl of Londesborough (19 June 1834 – 19 April 1900), known as The Lord Londesborough from 1860 to 1887, was a British peer and Liberal politician. He was also one of the main founders of Scarborough FC.
His paternal grandfather was Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham (his father being the fourth son of the Marquess). His mother was the fourth daughter of Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester and Lady Katharine Mary Manners (second daughter of Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland).
He was elected to the House of Commons for Beverley in 1857, a seat he held until 1859, and then represented Scarborough from 1859 to 1860, when he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords.
In 1887, he was created Viscount Raincliffe, of Raincliffe in the North Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Londesborough, in the County of York. He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 4th East Riding Artillery Volunteer Corps on 11 August 1860, and of the 1st Yorkshire (East Riding) Rifle Volunteer Corps (later 1st Volunteer Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment) on 24 April 1862. The Volunteers' drill hall in Hull was named Londesborough Barracks in his honour. He transferred from the 1st Bn to be Hon Col of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment on 9 September 1893.
Earl Londesborough was also the Worshipful Master of the Constitutional Lodge No. 294 in Beverley.
The Earl was also the first President of the British Goat Society established in 1869.
- William Henry Francis Denison, 2nd Earl of Londesborough (1864–1917), who married Lady Grace Adelaide Fane (1860–1933), eldest daughter of Francis Fane, 12th Earl of Westmorland.
- Lady Edith Henrietta Sybil Denison (d. 1945) married her half-cousin Sir Gerald Codrington, 1st Baronet of Dodington Park (1850-1929), son of Sir Christopher William Codrington.
- Lady Lilian Katharine Selina Denison (d. 1899), who married Newton Charles Ogle of Kirkley (d. 1912).
- Lady Ida Emily Augusta Denison, married Sir George Sitwell, becoming the mother of the three Sitwells, a close-knit trio of authors and social stylists of the 1920s. Lady Denison was an orchid enthusiast and she is commemorated in the scientific name of the orchid Vanda denisoniana.
- Lady Mildred Adelaide Cecilia Denison (d. 1953), who married Sir William Wemyss Cooke, 10th Baronet in 1902. They divorced in 1925.
Lord Londesborough died in April 1900, aged 65, and was succeeded in his titles by his son William. Lady Londesborough died in 1915.
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- Army List.
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- "The Early Years" (PDF). The British Goat Society. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 100th Edn, London, 1953.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Denison
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Beverley
1857 – 1859
With: Edward Glover 1857
Sir Henry Edwards 1857–1859
Sir Henry Edwards
Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
| Member of Parliament for Scarborough
1859 – 1860
With: Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Earl of Londesborough
| Baron Londesborough|