Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Edward Allen Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton 1856-1930

Warwick Brookes, artist 1808-1882, had amongst his children, a daughter, Mary Jane 1857-1883.
She married Edward Allen Brotherton <Click> in 1882. Sadly, in 1883, during childbirth, she died. The child, a girl died too. He never remarried, but maintained contact with our family for the rest of his life.

Mary Jane is buried, next to her father Warwick, in Brooklands Cemetery, Sale, Cheshire.

Edward Allen Brotherton1st and last Baron Brotherton was born on 1 April 1856 at Ardwick Green, Manchester, England. He was the son of Theophilus Brotherton, and died on 21 October 1930 aged 74 at Kirkham Abbey, Malton, Yorkshire, England, still a widower. He was buried on 24 October 1930 at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire, West Riding, England.

He was educated at Owens College, Manchester, Lancashire, England, and was a chemical manufacturer, which included making high explosives during the First World War. He held the office of Mayor of Wakefield between 1902 and 1903, and held the office of Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wakefield between 1902 and 1910. He held the office of Lord Mayor of Leeds between 1913 and 1914. In 1914 he raised the West Yorkshire Regiment at his own expense. He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 15th Service Battalion. He again held the office of Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wakefield between 1918 and 1922, and was created 1st Baronet Brotherton, of Wakefield, co. York on 27 June 1918. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire, West Riding, England, and was invested as a Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.). He was created 1st Baron Brotherton, of Wakefield, co. York on 17 June 1929.

On his death, his titles became extinct.

Warwick and Eliza Brookes, parents of Mary Jane.

Mary Jane next to her parents.

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