Frederick Dixon-Hartland

Dixon-Hartland in 1895.

Sir Frederick Dixon-Hartland, 1st Baronet (1 May 1832 – 15 November 1909) was an antiquary, banker and a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1881 to 1909.

Hartland was born at Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, the son of Nathaniel Hartland and his wife Eliza Dixon. He was educated at Cheltenham College and Clapham Grammar School.[1] Hartland was a traveller and published "Tapographia; or a collection of tombs of royal and distinguished families, collected during a tour of Europe". He was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1854.[2]

In 1875 he purchased land at Middleton in Sussex[3] in addition to his other properties including The Oaklands, Charlton Kings.

In business, he was a partner in Woodbridge Lace & Co and the Uxbridge Old Bank. In 1891, he sold the Smithfield Bank to Birmingham and Midland Bank [4]

Dixon Hartland stood unsuccessfully at Hereford in 1880, but was elected as MP for Evesham in 1881. In 1885 he stood at Uxbridge and held the seat until his death in 1909.

Dixon Hartland was a County Alderman for Middlesex in 1889, a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London, and a justice of the peace for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Middlesex. He was created a baronet in 1892 and adopted the prefix Dixon to his surname. In 1895 he was appointed Chairman of the Thames Conservancy.[5]

Dixon-Hartland was the first president of Fulwell Golf club in 1904[6] and donated chancel gates and screens to the church of St Mary's at Cheltenham.[7]


  1. William Retlaw Williams The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester 2008
  2. William Retlaw Williams The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester 2008
  3. Middleton-on-Sea, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 5 Part 1: Arundel Rape: south-western part, including Arundel (1997), pp. 190–204. Date accessed: 12 December 2008
  4. Judy Slinn Clifford Chance: Its Origins and Development Production Consultants plc, 1993 ISBN 0-906782-98-8
  5. William Retlaw Williams The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester 2008
  6. Fulwell Golf Club History
  7. St Mary's Church History

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Lehmann
Member of Parliament for Evesham
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Temple
New constituency Member of Parliament for Uxbridge
Succeeded by
Charles Thomas Mills
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sir Albert Kaye Rollit
Chairman of the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations
Succeeded by
Henry Byron Reed

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