Henry Tufnell

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Henry Tufnell (1805 – 15 June 1854) was a British Whig politician. He entered the House of Commons in 1837 as a member for Ipswich, having previously been defeated in the Colchester election in 1835, but lost that seat a year later. He was returned for Devonport in a by-election in 1840 and held that seat until 1854. He held minor posts in the governments of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell, and was made a Privy Counsellor in 1850.

He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

He, along with George Cornewall Lewis, translated Otfried Müller's book The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race into English.


  1. ^ Appendix to the Eton School Lists: Comprising the Years 1853-6-9. E.P. Williams. 1864. pp. 103–.

External links

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Tufnell
  • The Election of 1835
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Morrison
Rigby Wason
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: Thomas Milner Gibson
Succeeded by
Fitzroy Kelly
Thomas Milner Gibson
Preceded by
Sir Edward Codrington
Sir George Grey, Bt
Member of Parliament for Devonport
With: Sir George Grey, Bt to 1847
John Romilly 1847–1852
Sir George Berkeley from 1852
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Erskine Perry
Sir George Berkeley
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Seymour
Junior Lord of the Treasury
Succeeded by
James Milnes Gaskell
Henry Bingham Baring
Alexander Perceval
Alexander Pringle
Preceded by
John Young
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
William Goodenough Hayter
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