Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Ludlow

The Right Honourable
The Lord Ludlow
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
Personal details
Born (1828-10-03)3 October 1828
Died 25 December 1899(1899-12-25) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Alma mater Winchester College; Balliol College, Oxford
Occupation Judge
Profession Barrister; Member of Parliament

Henry Charles Lopes, 1st Baron Ludlow, PC, QC (3 October 1828 – 25 December 1899) was a British judge and Conservative Party politician.

Background and education

Ludlow was a younger son of Sir Ralph Lopes, 2nd Baronet, and the uncle of Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Roborough. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1852.

Lord Ludlow

Ludlow sat as Member of Parliament for Launceston from 1868 to 1874 and for Frome from 1874 to 1876. He was also a Recorder of Exeter from 1867 to 1876 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1868.

In 1876, he was appointed a Justice of the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice, a post he held until 1880, and then served as a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1885 to 1897.

Lopes was knighted in 1876 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1885. In 1897, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Ludlow, of Heywood in the County of Wiltshire.[1]



Lord Ludlow married Cordelia Lucy, daughter of Erving Clark, in 1854. They had one son and five daughters. She died in 1891. Lord Ludlow survived her by eight years and died in December 1899, aged 71. He was succeeded by his only son, Henry.[1]


  1. 1 2  Rigg, James McMullen (1901). "Lopes, Henry Charles". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. "Report 63 (1988) – Jurisdiction of Local Courts Over Foreign Land.". Law Reform Commission, New South Wales. 30 May 2001. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Henry Campbell
Member of Parliament for Launceston
Succeeded by
James Henry Deakin
Preceded by
Thomas Hughes
Member of Parliament for Frome
Succeeded by
Henry Samuelson
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Ludlow
Succeeded by
Henry Yarde Buller Lopes
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