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Edward Knatchbull Hugessen, 2nd Baron Brabourne

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Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 2nd Baron Brabourne JP DL (5 April 1857 – 29 December 1909) was a British peer and Liberal Party politician.


Background and education

Brabourne was born at Great Malvern, Worcestershire, the eldest son of Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne, and Anna Maria Elizabeth, daughter of Reverend Marcus Southwell. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Political career

Brabourne was returned to Parliament for Rochester in at a by-election April 1889, having unsuccessfully contested the Isle of Thanet at a by-election in June 1888. The Rochester by-election was caused by the resignation of the Conservative Francis Hughes-Hallett after a scandal. He held the Rochester seat until he stood down at the 1892 general election. In 1893 he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords. Brabourne was also a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards and served as Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Kent.


Lord Brabourne married the Hon. Amy Virginia, daughter of Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale, in 1880. They had two sons (of whom the eldest died young) and two daughters. Brabourne died in London in December 1909, aged 52, and was succeeded in the barony by his only surviving son, Wyndham. Lady Brabourne remained a widow until her death in May 1949.

Styles of address

  • 1857-1880: Mr Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • 1880-1889: The Honourable Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • 1889-1892: The Honourable Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen MP
  • 1892-1893: The Honourable Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • 1893-1909: The Right Honourable The Lord Brabourne
  • References

    Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 2nd Baron Brabourne Wikipedia

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