William Bateman-Hanbury, 2nd Baron Bateman

Lord Bateman as caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, January 1879

William Bateman Bateman-Hanbury, 2nd Baron Bateman (28 July 1826 – 30 November 1901), styled The Honourable from 1837 until 1845, was a British peer and Conservative politician.

Background and education

Born William Hanbury at Kelmarsh, he was the son of William Bateman-Hanbury, 1st Baron Bateman and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Spencer Chichester, son of Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall.[1] He was educated at Eton College and then Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was MA.[2] In 1837 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Bateman.


He succeeded his father in the barony in 1845 and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. Bateman-Hanbury joined the Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry as a cornet in 1847.[1] Between 1858 and 1859 he served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Conservative administration of the Earl of Derby. In 1852, having been previously a Deputy Lieutenant, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, a post he held for alsmost fifty years until his death in 1901.


Lord Bateman married Agnes Kerrison, youngest daughter of General Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Baronet, on 13 May 1854.[3] They had four sons and six daughters. He died 30 November 1901, aged 75, and was succeeded in the barony by his son William.[4] Lady Bateman died in 1918.



  1. 1 2 Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 106.
  2. "Bateman-Hanbury, the Hon. William (BTMN844W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Burke, Bernard (1869). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. London: Harrison. p. 636.
  4. "Obituary". The Times (36627). London. 2 December 1901. p. 6.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Somers
Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire
1852 – 1901
Succeeded by
John Hungerford Arkwright
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Bateman-Hanbury
Baron Bateman
1845 – 1901
Succeeded by
William Bateman-Hanbury
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