Dimsdale, Joseph Cockfield, Sir, 1st Baronet (1849 -1912)
The Right Honourable Sir Joseph Cockfield Dimsdale P.C., K.C.V.O., of Goldsmiths, Langdon Hills, Essex, was the eldest son of Joseph Cockfield Dimsdale of 52 Cleveland Square and Catharine, daughter of Thomas Stephenson, of Clapham. Educated at Eton, he was a director of the banking house of Prescott, Dimsdale & Co. He married, 11 February 1873, Beatrix Eliza Bower, daughter of Robert Hunt Holdsworth, of 57 Gloucester Gardens, London. He was Alderman of Cornhill 1891 1902, and Sheriff of London in 1894, when he received the honour of knighthood. He was Lord Mayor of London on the occasion of the coronation of Edward VII in 1902, and was created a baronet, and a Knight Commander of the Victorian Order. He represented the City on the London County Council, and was Member of Parliament for the City from 1900 1906. His library was sold at Christies in April 1913.