James Watney junior

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James Watney junior (1832-1886)

James Watney junior (19 May 1832 – 2 November 1886) was Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for East Surrey from 1871 to 1885.

James was the eldest son of James Watney and Rebecca Spurrell and was a partner in the family brewing business Watney Combe & Reid.[1] He played first-class cricket for Surrey (1851) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (1851–1852), and later served as Master of the Mercers' Company in 1879.

He married Blanche Maria Georgiana Burrell on 8th July 1856[2] and lived at Beddington, Surrey, and Thorney House, Palace Gate, Kensington.[3] She died on 3rd February 1915.[4]


  1. ^ Spurrell, J. C., The life of Charles Spurrell and his family's links to the Watney and Gray brewing families, Brewery History No. 138 (December 2010)
  2. ^ Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  3. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47516 - Retrieved on 31 December 2010
  4. ^ Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Watney junior
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Buxton
Peter John Locke King
Member of Parliament for East Surrey
With: Peter John Locke King, to 1874
William Grantham, from 1874
Constituency abolished

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