274. Sir William Henry Hornby D. L. J. P.48,381 was born on 29 August 1841 at Raikes Hall in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.380 He died on 22 October 1928 at the age of 87 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. First Baronet of Brookhouse (Blackburn), one-time M.P. for Blackburn, of Whinfield and subsequently of Pleasington Hall, Blackburn. Educated privately. Entered R.N. aged 12 1/2, and served during the Crimean War as Naval Cadet in British Fleet despatched to the Baltic, 1855. Received Baltic Medal. Contested St. Paul's Ward, Blackburn, at Municipal Elections, Nov., 1868. Elected for St. Mary's Ward, Nov. 1873. Mayor of Blackburn, 1876. Subsequently Alderman. Chmn. of Blackburn Conservative Society, and leader in Town Council, 1874-86. Elected M.P. for Blackburn (unopposed), 1886, and represented the Borough until 1910. Chmn. of First School Board for Blackburn, 1871-86. Succeeded his father as a Director of Lancs. and Yorks. Railway. Also succeeded his father as owner of Brookhouse Cotton Mills. Joined Rifle Volunteers as Lieut., 1860; Retired as Major, 1879. Joint Founder and one-time Capt. of East Lancs. Cricket Club, (founded 1865). Created a Bart., 1 Jan., 1899. Freeman of Blackburn, 1903, having again been Mayor in Bourough's Jubilee Year (Coronation Year), 1901-02.
Sir William Henry Hornby D. L. J. P. and Letitia Grace Clayton-Browne were married on 23 November 1887. Letitia Grace Clayton-Browne381, daughter of W. R. Clayton-Browne, died on 11 January 1937 in Roehampton, England. She has reference number 9NQZ-D1L. Lady Hornby lived latterly at The Priory, Roehampton
Sir William Henry Hornby D. L. J. P. (K8SN-1WK) and Letitia Grace Clayton-Browne (KL74-K9M) had the following children: