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Encyclopedia > Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe

Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe (24 February 190118 September 1984) was a British Conservative Party politician. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ...


He was Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe from 1934 to 1945, for the City of London from 1945 to 1950, and for Blackburn West from 1950 to 1955. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Rushcliffe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The City of London was a former United Kingdom Parliamentary constituency. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Blackburn West was a parliamentary constituency in the town of Blackburn in Lancashire. ...


In the wartime government under Winston Churchill, he was Minister of Supply in 1942, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1942 to 1944. He became a Privy Counsellor in 1944, and served as Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1944 to 1946. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... This article is becoming very long. ... The Minister of Supply was a position in the British Government which existed to co-ordinate the supplying of equipment to the armed forces. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Financial Secretary to the Treasury is a junior Ministerial post in the UK Treasury. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... This article concerns the British Sovereigns Privy Council. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of the Conservative Party is responsible for running the party machine, overseeing Conservative Central Office. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


After retiring from the House of Commons at the 1955 general election, Assheton was elevated to the peerage as Baron Clitheroe on 20 June 1955. Three months after being raised to the peerage he succeeded his father Sir Ralph Cokayne Assheton as 2nd Baronet, of Downham, Lancashire. He later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, from 1971 to 1976. The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The 1955 United Kingdom general election was held on May 26, 1955, four years after the previous general election. ... Baron Clitheroe, of Downham in the County of Lancaster, is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... This is an incomplete list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire. ...


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This page incorporates information from Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by:
Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton
Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe
1934–1945
Succeeded by:
Florence Paton
Preceded by:
George Thomas Broadbridge
Member of Parliament for City of London
1945–1950
Succeeded by:
(constituency abolished)
Preceded by:
(new constituency)
Member of Parliament for Blackburn West
19501955
Succeeded by:
(constituency abolished)
Political Offices
Preceded by:
Harry Crookshank
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1942–1944
Succeeded by:
Osbert Peake
Preceded by:
Thomas Dugdale
Chairman of the Conservative Party
1944–1946
Succeeded by:
Lord Woolton
Honorary Titles
Preceded by:
The Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1971–1976
Succeeded by:
Sir Simon Towneley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by:
New Creation
Baron Clitheroe
1955–1984
Succeeded by:
Ralph Assheton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by:
Ralph Assheton
Baronet
(of Downham, Lancashire)
1955–1984
Succeeded by:
Ralph Assheton

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Assheton submitted, was fined #300 in the court of High Commission, and then ordered to pay #1600 for a new lease of 21 years and surrender up his former lease, part of which he had already paid.
Sir Ralphe Assheton of Whalley belonged to a branch of the Assheton's of Middleton.
Assheton was a cousin of an earlier Nicholas Assheton (1590-1625), a diarist of
RADCLIFFE PARISH (7857 words)
He died about the year 1554; his will, in which he describes himself as clerk, of Middleton, is dated March 12th, 1554-5, and he therein bequeathes to the use of the church "a vestmente of bawdekyn and flowers," which would in part make up for the loss sustained by the confiscations in the previous reign.
In 1559 it was presented to the commissioners-general of the Queen for the province of York, who visited Lancashire in that year that "Sir John Chetom (of Radcliffe) dothe not rede the Pistell and gospell with the Latanye according to the Proclamation."(26) Mr.
Assheton, who was famed for his learning, was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and the biographer of Dr. William Whitaker; he also wrote a History of France.
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