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George Harwood

  • Birth 14 Sep 1845 Lancashire, England
  • Death 7 Nov 1912 Knightsbridge, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
  • Burial West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 53477070

MP for Bolton. He worked in his father's cotton mill in Lancashire, and eventually became chairman of Richard Harwood & Son Ltd. He also studied theology and became a deacon and curate. He then studied law and was called to the Bar in 1890, moving to London with his family and working as a barrister. In 1895 he stood as the Liberal candidate for Bolton, and won a seat which he held until his death. He was married twice and had a son and three daughters.

From: Who's Who in the World, 1912:-

George Harwood: Member of the House of Commons. Born in 1845, at Bolton, England. Educated at Charlton High School and Owens College, Manchester. Married, first, 1868, Alice, daughter of James Marsh, of Wigan (she died 1894); 2nd, 1904, Ellen, daughter of Dr. Hopkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester, Univ. Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1890; now head of the firm of Richard Harwood & Son, cotton spinners of Bolton. Passed the Oxford and Cambridge exam for ordination, and as an attempt to extend lay help in the church, served as a deacon (unpaid) at St. Anne's Church, Manchester, from 1886 to 1889, by permission of the Bishop.
A member of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline from 1904 to 1906. Is author of "Disestablishment," "The Coming Democracy," etc. Has represented Bolton since 1895. an Independent Liberal, in favor of Home Rule; also of the principle of an Established Church, a reformed House of Lords, a diminution of public-houses, but not of local veto. Clubs: Athenaeum, Reform and Brasenose. Address: 70 South Audley St., London W, England.
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  • Created by: caryatid
  • Added: 9 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53477070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Harwood (14 Sep 1845–7 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53477070, citing West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by caryatid (contributor 47186169) .