- Henry Cecil Raikes
He was the son of
Vicar Henry Raikes(1782-1854), Chancellorof the diocese of Chesterand the grandson of Thomas Raikes, merchantand bankerin London, who was Governorof the Bank of England(1797-1799) and a personal friend of prime minister William Pitt the Younger.
He married Charlotte Blanche Trevor-Roper of Plas Teg, Mold, daughter of Charles Blayney Trevor-Roper on 26 September 1861. He was the father of
Vice-AdmiralCecil Dacre Staveley Raikes (1874-1947).Rt. Hon Henry Cecil Raikes lived in Llwynegrin Hall, Wales.He died on 24 August 1891.
He was successively
Member of Parliament(MP) for Chester (1868–1880), Preston (1882) and Cambridge University (1882–1891), Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the British House of Commons 1874–1877 and Postmaster General 1886–1891.
He is one of the earliest British politicians to have had their voice recorded. George Edward
Gouraudrecorded him on behalf of Thomas Edisonon the evening of October 5, 1888. [http://cylindersontheweb.angelcities.com/rare_recordings.htm] .
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp03696 Portraits of Henry Cecil Raikes]
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp54032 Portraits of Mrs Katherine Raikes, daughter in law of Henry Cecil Raikes, Wife of Vice-Admiral Cecil Dacre Staveley Raikes]
* [http://cylindersontheweb.angelcities.com/rare_recordings.htm Recording of Henry Cecil Raikes made by George Edward Gouraud on behalf of Thomas Edison on October 5, 1888] .
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