- 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 Buxtonhis uncle, Noel Noel-Buxton, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton, his nephew and Sydney Buxton, 1st Earl Buxton, his first cousin. He was educated at Cambridge Universityand practised as a barrister. Between 1880 and 1885 he sat as Member of Parliamentfor Andover. He was also a Justice of the Peacefor the County of Londonand 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 Brigadierin the British Army. Buxton died in November 1911, aged 64. His wife was appointed a OBE in 1918. She died in February 1939.
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