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William Henry Gladstone

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Hawarden, Flintshire, UK
Death: July 4, 1891 (51)
London, Greater London, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of UK and Catherine Gladstone
Husband of Gertrude Blantyre Gladstone
Father of Evelyn Catherine Gladstone; Constance Gertrude Gladstone and William Glynne Charles Gladstone
Brother of Agnes Wickham (Gladstone); Rev. Stephen Edward Gladstone; Catherine Jessy Gladstone; Mary Drew; Helen Gladstone and 2 others

Occupation: MA Christ Church, Oxford, M.P. for Whitby then for East Worcs. (1880), a Lord of the Treasury, 1869-74
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About William Henry Gladstone

William Henry Gladstone (3 June 1840 – 4 July 1891) was a British Liberal Party Member of Parliament, and the eldest son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone and his wife Catherine née Glynne.

Gladstone was born in Hawarden, Flintshire. He attended Eton College and read Greek and Latin at Christ Church, Oxford University. He was a Member of Parliament for a total of 20 years, representing Chester for three, Whitby for 12 and East Worcestershire for five.

A singer and organist, he was well versed in musical history, especially the development of Anglican church music. He wrote on musical topics, and one of the views he expressed was that choral church services were to be deplored because “the choirs often discourage the congregations from singing.” He wrote the anthems “Gracious and Righteous” and “Withdraw Not Thou,” and chants, anthems, introits and organ voluntaries. He composed the hymn tune Hammersmith which can be used for the hymn Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.

William played for Scotland in the first unofficial England v Scotland Soccer International in 1870. He was one of two sitting Members of Parliament to play for Scotland in this match, the other being John Wingfield Malcolm, MP for Boston.[1].

When his mother's brother Sir Stephen Glynne died without heirs in 1874, the Glynne baronetcy became extinct, but William inherited the Glynne estates, including Hawarden Castle, which had in any case been the Gladstone's family home since his grandfather Sir John Gladstone had used some of his substantial fortune to rescue the Glynne family from bankruptcy in the 1840s.[2].

He in died London on 4 July 1891; his son William Glynne Charles Gladstone inherited Hawarden.[3]


  1. ^ Association of Football Statisticians: http://www.11v11.co.uk/index.php?pageID=466.
  2. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Sir John Gladstone
  3. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Gladstone, Henry Neville
   * Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

External links

   * Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Henry Gladstone
   * Portraits of William Henry Gladstone at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Source: Downloaded 2010 from Wikipedia.

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William Henry Gladstone's Timeline

June 3, 1840
July 16, 1840
St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London
January 2, 1882
Age 41
St Georges, London
May 2, 1883
Age 42
St Georges, London
July 14, 1885
Age 45
St Georges, London
July 4, 1891
Age 51
London, Greater London, UK