Francis Buxton


Francis Buxton

Francis William Buxton (5 August 1847-14 November 1911), was a British barrister and politician.

Buxton was the son of Sir Edward Buxton, 2nd Baronet, and the grandson of the anti-slavery campaigner Sir Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet. His mother was Catherine, daughter of Samuel Gurney, while Sir Thomas Buxton, 3rd Baronet, was his elder brother, Charles Buxton his uncle, Noel Noel-Buxton, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton, his nephew and Sydney Buxton, 1st Earl Buxton, his first cousin. He was educated at Cambridge University and practised as a barrister. Between 1880 and 1885 he sat as Member of Parliament for Andover. He was also a Justice of the Peace for the County of London and Hertfordshire, a Public Works Loan Commissiioner in 1893 and a member of the London School Board from 1899 to 1904.

Buxton married the Hon. Mary Emma, daughter of John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, in 1872. One of their sons, John Lawrence Buxton, was a Brigadier in the British Army. Buxton died in November 1911, aged 64. His wife was appointed a OBE in 1918. She died in February 1939.

ee also

*Buxton Baronets
*Baron Noel-Buxton

References

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]


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