Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Baron Wrottesley

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"A Staffordshire Peer"
Lord Wrottesley as caricatured in Vanity Fair, June 1895

Arthur Wrottesley, 3rd Baron Wrottesley (17 June 1824 – 28 December 1910), was a British peer and Liberal politician.


Wrottesley was the son of John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society, and his wife Sophia Elizabeth Giffard, daughter of Thomas Giffard. A keen cricketer, Wrottesley played a single first-class cricket match for the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1845.[1]

He took his seat in the House of Lords on his father's death in 1867 and two years later he was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the first Liberal administration of William Ewart Gladstone. Lord Wrottesley retained this post until the government fell in 1874, and held the same office from 1880 to 1885 in Gladstone's second administration. Apart from his political career he also served as Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire from 1871 to 1887.

Lord Wrottesley married Hon. Augusta Elizabeth Denison, daughter of Albert Denison, 1st Baron Londesborough, in 1861. He died in December 1910, aged 86, and was succeeded in the baronetcy and barony by his eldest son Victor Alexander Wrottesley.


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Political offices
Preceded by
The Marquess of Normanby
Succeeded by
The Lord Walsingham
Preceded by
The Viscount Hawarden
Succeeded by
The Lord Elphinstone
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Lichfield
Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Dartmouth
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Wrottesley
Baron Wrottesley
Succeeded by
Victor Alexander Wrottesley