Sunday, 21 October 2018

William McArthur

I have been intrigued by a William McArthur, colleague of Sir Ernest Schiff, and have gradually been collecting information about him that I need to sort out.

1901 Census
Name: William M Mcarthur
Age: 43
Born In: 1858
Profession: London Stock Exchange Agent

NameWilliam Mcarthur
Event TypeCensus
Event Date1911
Event PlaceFolkestone, , Kent, England
Registration DistrictElham
Marital StatusMARRIED
Birth Year (Estimated)1858
BirthplaceGalsgow Resident, Lanarkshire
Relationship to Head of HouseholdVisitor


William McarthurHeadM31Scotland
Constance McarthurWifeF31London, England
Lawrence McarthurSonM0Kent, England
Maud McarthurVisitorF15Kent, England
Amelia ClareServantF49Cliffton Grange, Buckinghamshire, England
Eleanor ShirlawServantF26Kent, England
Martha GardenerServantF24London, England
Elizabeth StoutServantF16Kent, England
William Mc ArthurHeadM50Derry, Ireland
Sarah Mc ArthurWifeF29Middlesex, England
William Mc ArthurSonM23Glasgow, Scotland
Agnes C Mc ArthurDaughterF18Glasgow, Scotland
Ethel M Mc ArthurDaughterF5Blackheath, Kent, England
Arthur E Mc ArthurSonM3Blackheath, Kent, England
Annie ChieldServantF24Toberton, Hampshire, England
Margaret SavageServantF17Ashford, Kent, England

John BellHeadM45Cumberland
Hannah BellWifeF47Cumberland
Henry BellSonM23Cumberland
John BellSonM21Derbyshire
Francis BellSonM9Lewisham, Kent
Henry GrahamFather-in-lawM80Brigham, Cumberland
Josiah HodgsonAssistantM20Cumberland
Augustas FalkAssistantM20Paddington, Middlesex
George FarncombAssistantM21London
John OlneyServantM18Luton, Bedfordshire
Emma MagneyServantF27Walsingham, Norfolk
Hannah RobertsonServantF18London, Middlesex
Annie FeatherstonServantF19East Sutton, Kent
Mary A GaylerServantF17Deptford, Kent
Henry A WenhamPupilM13Blackheath, Kent
Robert ReynoldsPupilM14Portugal
Walpole BestPupilM13Orpington, Kent
Chigel MoneyPupilM14Aylesford, Kent
James Henry MoyPupilM12London, Middlesex
Henry ParkerPupilM13Greenwich, Kent
John BathPupilM15Bexley, Kent
Frederick BathPupilM12Blackheath, Kent
Sydney BathPupilM9Hackney, Middlesex
Charles FranklinPupilM17Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
William McarthurPupilM13Glasgow, Scotland
Arthur NettlefieldPupilM14Hackney, Middlesex
Horace NettlefieldPupilM10Hackney, Middlesex
Henry SemarkPupilM13Windsor, Berkshire
Sydney PrestigePupilM14Deptford, Kent
Alexander PrietchPupilM15Belgium
Herman PrietchPupilM13London, Middlesex
John PagePupilM14East Indies
Burton EllisPupilM16Hambledon, Surrey
James BarberPupilM15Deptford, Kent
Davie AndersonPupilM14Scotland
Charles SheatherPupilM15London, Middlesex
William BrownPupilM14Hastings, Surrey
Florentine JennerPupilM14London, Middlesex
John WebbPupilM17Acton, Middlesex
James WelchPupilM15Glamorganshire
Richard HughesPupilM11Hackney, Middlesex
Bernard HarrisonPupilM15Derbyshire
George DowningPupilM14London, Middlesex
Walter DowningPupilM11London, Middlesex
Charles EllisPupilM14Lewisham, Kent
George BadgerPupilM13Derbyshire
Andrew BadgerPupilM12Derbyshire
Sydney PookPupilM10London, Middlesex
Frank VenefPupilM8Hastings, Sussex
William FisherPupilM12Singapore

This William McArthur appears to have been a relation.

The Right Honourable
Sir William McArthur
William McArthur, Vanity Fair, 1881-10-08.jpg
William McArthur's caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1881.
Member of the British Parliament
for Lambeth
In office
8 December 1868 – 18 December 1885
Serving with Baronet Lawrence
Preceded byThomas Hughes
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Lord Mayor of London
In office
1 January 1880 – 31 December 1880
Preceded byFrancis Wyatt Truscott
Succeeded byJohn Whittaker Ellis
Personal details
Born6 July 1809
MalinIreland, UK
Died16 November 1887 (aged 78)
Derry, Ireland, UK
Resting placeWest Norwood CemeteryLondonEngland
Political partyLiberal
Marianne McElwaine
(m. 1843; his death 1887)

Sir William McArthur, KCMG JP DL (6 July 1809 – 16 November 1887)[1] was an Irish businessman and Lord Mayor of London, and a Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1885.

McArthur was born at Malin, County Donegal,[2] the son of Rev. John McArthur, a Methodist minister in Londonderry.[3] In 1821 he was apprenticed to a woollen draper in Enniskillen. He moved to Lurgan in 1825 where he was a merchant and in 1831 established a drapery business in Derry initially in a partnership, but later on his own. In 1841 his brother Alexander McArthur went to Australia and the business was trading with several destinations in Australia.[2] McArthur became an alderman of Derry. In 1857 McArthur moved the business to the City of London where he also became chairman of the Star Assurance Company, and was a director of the City Bank, the Bank of Australasia and the Australian Telegraph Co. He was a J.P. for Surrey and a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London.[3]

McArthur was involved in the opening of Methodist College Belfast in 1865.[4] At the 1865 general election McArthur stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Pontefract.[5] From 1867 to 1868 he was Sheriff of London and Middlesex.[3] At the 1868 general election McArthur was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Lambeth,[6] and held the seat until borough was divided under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.[1][6] He was elected an alderman of London for Coleman Street in 1872 and became Lord Mayor of London in 1880. He was one of the founders of the London Chamber of Commerce in 1881 and was made KCMG in 1882.[2]

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