Ramsden, John William, Sir, 5th Baronet, of Byram (1831 -1914)

John William Ramsden born 14 September 1831, was the only surviving son of John Charles Ramsden, of Buckden and Newbury Park Yorkshire, and Isabella, youngest daughter of the 1st Baron Dundas. He succeeded his grandfather, Sir John Ramsden as 5th Baronet of Byrom and Longley Hall, Yorkshire in 1839. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge, where he took his M.A. in 1852. He was returned Member of Parliament for Taunton 1853 1857, Hythe 1857 1859, the West Riding of Yorkshire 1859 1865, and Monmouth 1868 1874. He unsuccessfully contested the Eastern District of the West Riding in 1874, but gained the seat in 1880, and represented Osgoldcross 1885 1886. He was the Under Secretary for War 1857 1858, and a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Yorkshire, High Sheriff in 1868, and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Inverness. He married, 2 August 1865, Helen Guendolen Seymour, youngest daughter and coheir of Edward Adolphus, 12th Duke of Somerset. Sir John died 15 April 1914 and was succeeded by his only son Sir John Frecheville Ramsden 6th Baronet.

Seat / Residence(s): Longley Hall, Yorkshire, Ardverikie, Scottish Highlands
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Ramsden, John William, Sir, 5th Baronet, of Byram (1831 - 1914) (Stamp 1) Motto: Audaces fortuna juvat
Monogram: J W R
Crest: A cubit arm in armour in pale holding a fleur-de-lys
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: fleur-de-lys