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Henry Augustus Brudenell-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury (11 April 1842 – 10 March 1911), styled Lord Henry Brudenell-Bruce from 1878 to 1894, was a British soldier, businessman and Conservative politician.

Ailesbury was the third son of Ernest Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury, and his wife the Hon. Louisa Elizabeth, daughter of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies. He served in the British Army and achieved the rank of Captain in the 9th Regiment of Foot and Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment. Between 1886 and 1892 he sat as Member of Parliament for Chippenham. He was also Chairman of Meux & Co, brewers. In 1894 he succeeded in the marquessate on the early death of his nephew and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Lord Ailesbury married Georgina Sophia Maria, daughter of George Henry Pinckney, in 1870. She died in June 1902. Ailesbury remained a widower until his death in March 1911, aged 68. He was succeeded in the marquessate by his son George.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Banister Fletcher
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
Succeeded by
Sir John Dickson-Poynder
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Brudenell-Bruce
Marquess of Ailesbury
Succeeded by
George Brudenell-Bruce


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