- Henry Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell
He was the eldest son of Richard Benson Blundell-Hollinshead Blundell of Deysbrook and Jane Leigh. He was educated at
Eton Collegeand Christchurch, Oxford.
His military career began in 1855 when he became an ensign in the
Rifle Brigade, serving in the Crimean Warand then moving to Canadaduring the Trent Affair. He subsequently transferred to the Grenadier Guards."Biographies of Candidates", The Times, November 26, 1885, p.3] He rose through the ranks, becoming Assistant Adjutant-General of the Home District in 1877, and retiring on half-pay with the rank of colonel in 1882."New Members of Parliament", The Times, July 23, 1895, p.4] He was admitted to the Military Division of the Order of St Michael and St Georgein 1887. ["The Jubilee Honours", The Times, June 21, 1887, p.10]
He successfully stood for the Conservative Party in the 1885 general election, becoming the
member of parliamentfor Ince. He lost the seat in 1892, but regained it in 1895. He remained Inces's MP until he was heavily defeated at the general election of January 1906. ["The General Election", January 20, 1906, p. 10]
Henry Blundell-Hollinshead Blundell died on September 28 of the same year, and was buried on October 2 at
Halsallnear Ormskirk. ["Court Circular", The Times, October 3, 1906, p.8]
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