Sir George Elliot, 2nd Baronet

George William Elliot
2nd Baronet
Born (1844-05-13)13 May 1844
Houghton-le-Spring, England
Died 15 November 1895(1895-11-15) (aged 51)
Folkestone, England
Nationality English
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Parent(s) Sir George Elliot, 1st Baronet

Sir George William Elliot, 2nd Baronet (13 May 1844 – 15 November 1895) was an English colliery owner and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1874 and 1895.

Elliot was born at Houghton-le-Spring, the son of Sir George Elliot, 1st Baronet and his wife Margaret Green, daughter of George Green. His father had been MP for North Durham.[1] Elliot was educated at Edinburgh and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was an athletics blue in 1865 and 1866.[2] He was the owner of a colliery.[1]

At the 1874 general election Elliot was elected Member of Parliament for Northallerton. He held the seat until 1885.[3] In 1886 he was elected MP for Richmond and held the seat until 1895.[4] He succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father in 1893.

Elliot was master of the Bedale Hunt from 1884 to 1888, a Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouth and a J.P. He died at Folkestone at the age of 51 .[2]

Elliot married Sarah Taylor, daughter of Charles Taylor a colliery owner of Sunderland in 1866.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hutton
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1874 1885
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Milbank, Bt
Member of Parliament for Richmond
1886 1895
Succeeded by
John Hutton

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