Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Henry John SELWIN-IBBETSON, 7th Bt and 1st BARON ROOKWOOD
Birth1826
Death1902
EducationCambridge
MotherIsabella LEVESON -GOWER (1803-1858)
Other spousesEDEN THACKRAH
Marriage1850
SpouseSarah Elizabeth COPLEY
Death1865
Notes for Sir Henry John SELWIN-IBBETSON, 7th Bt and 1st BARON ROOKWOOD
7th Baronet. Member of Parliament (M.P.) for South Essex between 1865 and 1868.Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North-West Essex between 1868 and 1892.Succeeded to the title of 7th Baronet Ibbetson [G.B., 1748] on 20 March 1869. Held the office of Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department between 1874 and 1878.1 He held the office of Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1878 and 1880.1 He was created 1st Baron Rookwood, of Rookwood Hall, co. Essex [U.K.] on 18 June 1892.

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Selwin (or Selwin-Ibbetson), Henry John.

Adm. Fell.-Com. at ST JOHN'S, July 2, 1845. [Only] s. of [Sir] John Thomas [6th Bart.] (1801, sub Ibbetson), of Pall Mall, London (and Isabella, dau. of General John Leveson Gower, of Bill Hill, Berks). His father had assumed the surname of Selwin, 1825.
B. Sept. 26, 1826, in London.
Matric. Michs. 1845; B.A. 1849; M.A. 1852.
Of Down Hall, Essex.
Resumed the patronymic of Ibbetson after that of Selwin on the occasion of his 2nd marriage.
Succeeded his father as 7th Bart., Mar. 20, 1869.
M.P. for South Essex, 1866-8; for West Essex, 1868-84; for Epping, 1884-92.
Under Secretary to the Home Office, 1874-8; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, 1878-80.
P.C., 1885.
Created Baron Rookwood, June 18, 1892.
Second Church Estates Commissioner, 1885-92.
Master of the Essex Hounds, 1879-86.
Married (1) Jan. 18, 1850, Sarah Elizabeth Copley, eldest dau. of Lord Lyndhurst; (2) July 9, 1867, Eden, dau. of George Thackrah and widow of his cousin Sir Charles Henry Ibbetson, Bart., of Denton Park, Yorks.; (3) Sept. 5, 1900, Sophia Harriet, dau. of Major Digby Lawrell, of Jersey.
Died Jan. 15, 1902, in London.
Left no issue, and the barony became extinct.
Buried at Harlow, Essex.
(Eagle, XXIII. 230; Return of M.P.s; D.N.B.; The Times, Jan. 17, 1902.
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