Thomas Barnard (MP)

Thomas Barnard JP DL MP (18301909) was a Whig Member of Parliament for Bedford.[1]


Born in Bedford on 21 March 1830, the second son of Thomas Barnard (1784-1853) of Thomas Barnard & Co Bank, Thomas Barnard was educated at Bedford School.[2][3] He became head of the banking house as well an associate of Samuel Whitbread, and was elected, with Whitbread, as a Whig Member of Parliament (MP) for Bedford at the General Election of 27 March 1857. He subsequently lost his seat at the General Election of 23 April 1859.[4] He was Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire between 1862 and 1909[5]

Thomas Barnard died at Cople House on 31 March 1909, at the age of 79.[6]


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  6. Obituary, Bedfordshire Times, 5 April 1909
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Stuart
Member of Parliament for Bedford
Succeeded by
William Stuart

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