Cecil Foljambe, 1st Earl of Liverpool

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Liverpool
Lord Steward of the Household
In office
18 December 1905  23 March 1907
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Preceded by The Earl of Pembroke
Succeeded by The Earl Beauchamp
Member of Parliament
for Mansfield
In office
18 December 1885  26 July 1892
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by John Carvell Williams
Member of Parliament
for North Nottinghamshire
In office
27 April 1880  18 December 1885
Preceded by Sir Evelyn Denison
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1846-11-07)7 November 1846
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Died 23 March 1907(1907-03-23) (aged 60)
Kirkham, North Yorkshire
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) (1) Louisa Howard
(d. 1871)
(2) Susan Cavendish
(d. 1917)

Cecil George Savile Foljambe, 1st Earl of Liverpool PC (7 November 1846 23 March 1907), known as The Lord Hawkesbury between 1893 and 1905, was a British Liberal politician. A great-nephew of Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, he was Lord Steward of the Household under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman between 1905 and his death in 1907. He was the grandson of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 6th Baronet of Parham, his namesake.


Foljambe was born at Osberton Hall in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He was the son of George Savile Foljambe and Lady Selina Jenkinson, daughter of Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool. Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool was his great-uncle, and his older brother was Francis John Savile Foljambe, a fellow Liberal politician.[1]

Political career

In 1880, Foljambe was elected to the House of Commons for North Nottinghamshire. He held this seat until 1885,[2] and then represented Mansfield from 1885 to 1892.[3] In 1893 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hawkesbury, of Haselbech in the County of Northampton and of Ollerton, Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham,[4] a revival of the barony held by his maternal grandfather, Lord Liverpool. In 1894 he was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Liberal administration of Lord Rosebery,[5] a post he held until the government fell in 1895.

In July 1901 he was appointed an additional member of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.[6]

When the Liberals returned to power in 1905 under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Hawkesbury was made Lord Steward of the Household.[7] A few days later the earldom of Liverpool was also revived when he was made Viscount Hawkesbury, of Kirkham in the County of York and of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham, and Earl of Liverpool.[8] He was admitted to the Privy Council[9] in 1906 and remained a member of the government until his death in March 1907.[10]


Louisa (Foljambe) Howard (seated) with her elder brothers William and George Robert Dowling, 1844)

Lord Liverpool married Louisa Howard, daughter of Frederick John Howard, on 22 July 1869. They had two children:

After his first wife's death in 1871, Foljambe erected memorial plaques and windows in 38 churches which had connections with the family, e.g. Sherburn-in-Elmet church where there is a "Foljambe window".

On 21 July 1877, Foljambe married his first wife's cousin, Susan Cavendish, daughter of William Frederick Henry Cavendish. They had eleven children:[11]

Foljambe died in March 1907, aged 60, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest and only surviving son from his first marriage, Arthur. The Countess of Liverpool died in December 1917.[1]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Chatfield Smith
The Viscount Galway
Member of Parliament for North Nottinghamshire
With: The Viscount Galway
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mansfield
Succeeded by
John Carvell Williams
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Pembroke
Lord Steward of the Household
Succeeded by
The Earl Beauchamp
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Hawkesbury
1893 1907
Succeeded by
Arthur Foljambe
Earl of Liverpool
1905 1907
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