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Sir Arthur Cory Cory-Wright (November 18 1869 - April 21 1951) was the 2nd Baronet Cory-Wright,

He was the son of Sir Cory Francis Cory-Wright, 1st Baronet, and Mima Owen. He was educated at Harrow School and at Merton College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1891 with a BA and with an MA in 1896.[1] He was a Justice of the Peace (JP) for Middlesex and Hertfordshire.[2] In 1892 he became a partner in the family firm of William Cory & Son, coal factors, steamship owners, etc., of London. At that time his father was the Company's senior partner. When William Cory & Son was floated as a limited liability company in 1896, Arthur Cory-Wright joined the Board of Directors when his father was elected its first Chairman. Arthur Cory-Wright became Chairman on the death of his father in 1909. He was also Chairman and Director of Messrs. Rickett, Cockerell & Co. Ltd., and several other companies involved in the coal trade.[2] He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Cory-Wright, of Caen Wood Towers, Highgate St. Pancras, co. London and Hornsey, co. Middlesex on the death of his father on May 30 1909.[1]

In 1919 he was a member of the Port of London Authority.[1] He married Elizabeth Olive Clothier, daughter of Henry Clothier, on 18 November 1891. Cory-Wright was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1921.

Sir Arthur Cory-Wright died on 21 April 21 1951 aged 81. He was succeeded to the title of Baronet Cory-Wright by his son Geoffrey Cory-Wright.


  1. ^ a b c Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 907
  2. ^ a b 1950 Colliery Year Book and Coal Trades Directory

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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Cory Francis Cory-Wright
Cory-Wright Baronets


Succeeded by
Geoffrey Cory-Wright


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