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Henry Thomas Liddell, 1st Earl of Ravensworth (10 March 1797 – 19 March 1878) was a British peer and Member of Parliament for several constituencies.

Liddell was the eldest son of Thomas Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth. He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] In the House of Commons, he represented Northumberland from 1826 until 1830, then North Durham from 1837 to 1847, and finally Liverpool from 1853 to 1855. In 1855 he succeeded to his father's peerage and became known as Lord Ravensworth.

In Parliament, Liddell often spoke on the Tory side of debates. He supported Catholic Emancipation but was an opponent of the Reform Acts. In 1874, he was created Earl of Ravensworth and Baron Eslington. These titles passed to his son upon his death.

References

  1. ^ Liddell, Henry Thomas in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Matthew Bell
Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
18261830
With: Matthew Bell
Succeeded by
Matthew Bell
Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Preceded by
Hedworth Lambton
Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bt
Member of Parliament for North Durham
18371847
With: Hedworth Lambton
Succeeded by
Robert Duncombe Shafto
Viscount Seaham
Preceded by
Charles Turner
William Forbes Mackenzie
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
1853 – 1855
With: Thomas Berry Horsfall
Succeeded by
Thomas Berry Horsfall
Joseph Christopher Ewart
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Ravensworth
1874 – 1878
Succeeded by
Henry Liddell
Preceded by
Thomas Liddell
Baron Ravensworth
1855 – 1878
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