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William Brodrick, 8th Viscount Midleton (6 January 1830 – 18 April 1907), was a British peer and Conservative politician.



Midleton was the son of Reverend William John Brodrick, 7th Viscount Midleton, Dean of Exeter and Chaplain to Queen Victoria, son of the Right Reverend the Hon. Charles Brodrick, Archbishop of Cashel. His mother was Harriett, daughter of George Brodrick, 4th Viscount Midleton.

Public life

Midleton was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Surrey Mid in 1868. Two years later he succeeded his father in the viscountcy. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Surrey between 1896 and 1905.


Lord Midleton married the Hon. Augusta Mary, daughter of Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, in 1853. they had several children. Lady Midleton died in June 1903. Lord Brodrick survived her by four years and died in April 1907, aged 77. He was succeeded by his eldest son, St John, who was a prominent Conservative politician and was created Earl of Midleton in 1920.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Surrey Mid
With: Henry Peek
Succeeded by
Henry Peek
Sir Richard Baggallay
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Hon. Francis Egerton
Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Cubitt
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William John Brodrick
Viscount Midleton
Succeeded by
St John Brodrick


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