Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip Politician

Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip (19 February 1811 – 2 April 1887), known as Sir Henry Allsopp, Bt, between 1880 and 1886, was a British businessman and Conservative politician. Allsopp was the third son of Samuel Allsopp (12 August 1780 - 26 February 1838), the son of James Allsopp and Anne Wilson, head of the brewery firm of Samuel Allsopp & Sons of Burton-on-Trent and his wife Frances Fowler. Allsopp succeeded his father in the running of the family business and also represented East Worcestershire in the House of Commons between 1874 and 1880. In 1874 he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire. He was created a Baronet, of Hindlip Hall in the Parish of Hindlip in the County of Worcester, in 1880, and raised to the peerage as Baron Hindlip, of Hindlip in the County of Worcester and of Alsop-en-le-Dale in the County of Derby, in 1886. Lord Hindlip married Elizabeth Tongue, daughter of William Tongue, in 1839. He died in April 1887, aged 76, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Samuel. His son George Higginson Allsopp was MP for Worcester, and Alfred Percy Allsopp was MP for Taunton. Another son Herbert Allsopp was a cricketer and army officer.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 19th, 1811
United Kingdom
Date of death
April 2nd, 1887 at age of 76

Political engagements

Conservative Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Liberal conservatism


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Wikipedia article

The Conservative Party, colloquially referred to as the Tory Party or the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. It espouses the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. After merging with the Liberal Unionist Party in 1912, it changed its name to the Conservative and Unionist Party, although that name is rarely used. As of 2013 it is the largest single party in the House of Commons with 305 MPs, governing in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, as Prime Minister. It is the largest party in local government with 8,296 councillors. The Conservative Party was founded in 1834, and was one of two dominant parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party. In the 1920s, the Liberal vote greatly diminished and the Labour Party became the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative prime ministers led governments for 57 years of the 20th century, including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's tenure led to wide-ranging economic liberalisation and saw the Conservatives become the most eurosceptic of the three major parties.


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