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Simon Watson Taylor (politician)

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Simon Watson Taylor (politician)

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Simon Watson Taylor (1811 – 25 December 1902) was a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Devizes in Wiltshire from 1857 to 1859.[1]

On 30 June 1843 Watson Taylor married Lady Hannah Charlotte Hay (1818–1887), one of the daughters of Field Marshal George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale (1787–1876), thus becoming a brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, the Marquess of Dalhousie, the 9th Marquess of Tweeddale, George Hay, Earl of Gifford, Admiral of the Fleet Lord John Hay, General Sir Richard Taylor, and Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Baronet.[2]

The marriage resulted in two daughters, Rose Edith (died 1933) and Violet Emily (died 1937). By each daughter there were grandchildren.[2]


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  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Gladstone and
George Heneage
Member of Parliament for Devizes
with Christopher Darby Griffith

Succeeded by
Christopher Darby Griffith and
John Gladstone

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