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John Samuel Fletcher (3 November 1841 - 20 May 1924) was a barrister and politician.

He was the second son of Samuel Fletcher, merchant of Manchester, and his wife Elizabeth Helen Kelsall, daughter of John Kelsall.[1] Fletcher was educated at Harrow School and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1864 and a Master of Arts in 1869, having been called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn the year before.[1]

Fletcher was appointed a member of the Hampstead Board of Guardians in 1876 and as chairman four years later, retiring from his post in 1898.[2] He was elected to represent Hampstead on the new London County Council in 1889. A member of the Moderate or Conservative Party on the council, he served as deputy chairman in 1900 before leaving the council after another four years.[3]

Fletcher entered the House of Commons in 1905, sitting as Conservative Member of Parliament for Hampstead until 1918.[4]

On 17 May 1919, he was created a Baronet, of Ashe Ingen Court, in the Parish of Bridstow, in the County of Hereford.[5] Fletcher served as a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and London.[3]

Fletcher married Sara Clark, second daughter of Jonathan Clark in 1895.[6] They had no children and with his death the baronetcy became extinct.

Wikipedia page [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Fletcher,_1st_Baronet

ReferencesEdit

Articles in Kelly’s, Dictionary of National Biography

  1. 1.0 1.1 Edward Walford, The County Families of the United Kingdom, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd, London, 1919, p.481
  2. Who is Who 1914, Adam & Charles Black, London, p.718
  3. 3.0 3.1 Arthur G. M. Hesilrige (editor), Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench, Dean & Son, London, 1918, p.58 [1] }}
  4. http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Hcommons1.htm
  5. London Gazette, issue 31433, 4 July 1919, p.8388
  6. Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companioage, J. Whitaker & Sons, 1923, p. 274

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