John Bonham-Carter (1817–1884)

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John Bonham-Carter

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Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
1872–1874
Preceded byJohn George Dodson
Succeeded byHenry Cecil Raikes
Member of Parliament for Winchester
In office
1847–1874
Preceded bySir James Buller East, Bt
Bickham Escott
Succeeded byWilliam Barrow Simonds
Arthur Robert Naghten
Personal details
Born
John Carter

(1817-10-13)13 October 1817
Portsmouth
Died26 November 1884(1884-11-26) (aged 67)
Petersfield, Hampshire
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Laura Maria Nicholson
(m. 1848; died 1862)

Mary Baring
(m. 1864; his death 1884)
RelationsSee Bonham Carter family
ParentsJohn Bonham-Carter
Joanna Maria Smith
Alma materClifton College
Trinity College, Cambridge

John Bonham-Carter DL JP (13 October 1817 – 26 November 1884) was an English Liberal politician.

Early life[edit]

Jack Bonham-Carter was the son of Joanna Maria Smith (1792–1884) and the Portsmouth Member of Parliament John Bonham-Carter (1788–1838).[1] Among his siblings was the artist Hilary Bonham Carter, a friend of political journalist Harriet Martineau, and Elinor Mary Bonham Carter, the wife of prominent jurist Albert Venn Dicey.[2]

His paternal grandparents were Dorothy (née Cuthbert) Carter and Sir John Carter, who served as Mayor of Portsmouth. His maternal grandfather was abolitionist William Smith and through his aunt Frances, he was a first cousin of Florence Nightingale.[3] His maternal uncle was Whig politician Benjamin Smith, father of his first cousins Barbara Bodichon and Benjamin Leigh Smith.[2]

He was educated at Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[4]

Career[edit]

From 1847 to 1874 he was Liberal Party MP for Winchester. He was briefly a Lord of the Treasury in 1866, and during his last two years in Parliament, he was Chairman of Ways and Means. In 1879, he was High Sheriff of Hampshire, an office his father held in 1829.[1]

He was a member of the Photographic Society of London, later the Royal Photographic Society, from 1853 until his death.[5] He was Lord Mayor of London in 1859<Wikipedia - Lord Mayors of London>

From 1873 to 1884, he was a fellow of Winchester College.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1848, Bonham-Carter was married to his cousin Laura Maria Nicholson (c. 1825–1862). Laura was the daughter of barrister George Thomas Nicholson of Waverley Abbey and Anne Elizabeth (née Smith) Nicholson. Her eldest sister, Marianne, married engineer Douglas Strutt Galton, her brother was Lieutenant-General Sir Lothian Nicholson and her grandfather was the prominent merchant Samuel Nicholson. Together, they were the parents of:[6]

  • Amy Laura Bonham-Carter (c. 1849–1859), who died young.[2]
  • Iona Mary Bonham-Carter (b. c. 1850), who married Philip Edward Tillard (1836–1913).[2]
  • John Bonham-Carter III of Buriton (1852–1905), who married Mary Withers.[2]
  • Francis Bonham-Carter (1853–1878), who died unmarried in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.[2]
  • Edith Joanna Bonham-Carter (1855–1899), who did not marry.[2]
  • Lothian Bonham-Carter (1858–1927), who married Emily Maud Sumner and played first-class cricket for Hampshire.[2]
  • Alice Laura Bonham-Carter (1860–1928), who married Brigadier-General Anthony Abdy.[2]

After the death of his first wife in 1862, he remarried to the Hon. Mary Baring (c. 1828–1906) on 21 April 1864. Mary was the daughter of Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook and the former Jane Grey (daughter of Sir George Grey, 1st Baronet). Mary was the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet and sister of Thomas Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook of the Barings Bank family.[7] Together, they were the parents of:

  • Mary Grey Bonham-Carter (c. 1867–1917)
  • Arthur Thomas Bonham-Carter (b. c. 1870)
  • Amy Laura Bonham-Carter.

He died in Petersfield, Hampshire on 26 November 1884.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c College, Winchester (1907). Winchester College, 1836-1906: A Register. P. and G. Wells. p. 8. Retrieved 25 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nightingale, Florence; McDonald, Lynn (2001). Florence Nightingale: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. p. 851. ISBN 9780889203877. Retrieved 25 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ McDonald, Lynn (2010). Florence Nightingale: An Introduction to Her Life and Family: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. p. 104. ISBN 9780889207042. Retrieved 25 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Carter or Bonham-Carter, John (CRTR836J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  6. ^ "Photographs of the children of John (Jack) Bonham Carter". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 25 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Northbrook, Baron (UK, 1866)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 25 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Boase, F., Modern English biography, 6 vols, 1892–1921.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir James Buller East, Bt
Bickham Escott
Member of Parliament for Winchester
1847–1874
With: Sir James Buller East, Bt 1847–1864
Thomas Willis Fleming 1864–1865
William Barrow Simonds 1865–1874
Succeeded by
William Barrow Simonds
Arthur Robert Naghten
Political offices
Preceded by
John George Dodson
Chairman of Ways and Means
1872–1874
Succeeded by
Henry Cecil Raikes