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Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown, 1st Baronet (11 April 1844 – 12 March 1922) was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1906.

Brown was the third son of Alexander Brown, eldest son of Sir William Brown, 1st Baronet of Beilby Grange, Yorkshire and his wife Sarah Brown of New York. He served in the 5th Dragoon Guards from 1864 to 1866. He was Honorary Colonel of the Lancashire and Cheshire Royal Garrison Artillery and was J. P. for Lancashire and Surrey.[1]

Brown was elected MP for Wenlock in 1868 and held the seat until it was reformed under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. In 1885 he was elected Member of Parliament for Wellington, becoming a Liberal Unionist in 1886. He held the seat until 1906.[2]

Brown was created Baronet Brown of Broome Hall in Capel in the County of Surrey on 5 January 1903. He lived at Broome Hall Holmwood, Surrey and died at the age of 78.

Brown married Henrietta Agnes Terrell Blandy, fifth daughter of Charles Blandy of Madeira in 1876. Their eldest son Captain Gordon Hargreaves Brown was killed in action in the First World War. In 1910 Gordon Hargreaves Brown had married Edith Ivy Piggott, eldest daughter and co-heir of Admiral William Harvey Pigott. She assumed in 1925 the additional surname of Pigott for herself and her issue. Their son, the second Baronet, was killed in action in the Second World War.[3]


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Milnes Gaskell
George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
with George Cecil Weld Weld-Forester 1868-1874
Cecil Theodore Weld-Forester 1874-1885

Succeeded by
constituency abolished
Preceded by
constituency created
Member of Parliament for Wellington
Succeeded by
Charles Solomon Henry
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
new creation
(of Broome Hall)
Succeeded by
Sir John Hargreaves Pigott-Brown


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