John Pritchard (MP)

John Pritchard (1797 – 19 August 1891)[1] was an English lawyer, banker and Conservative Party politician from Broseley (and later Stanmore), near Bridgnorth in Shropshire.[2]

After the death of his father in 1837, he gave up the law and with his brother George (died 1861) he worked at Vickers, Son & Pritchard, the bank in which his father had been partner. The bank's offices were in Broseley and in the nearby town of Bridgnorth, and it was taken over in 1888 by Lloyds Bank.[3] Pritchard was a close friend of the architect John Ruskin,[4] who visited Pritchard at Broseley Hall,[4] one of several properties inherited from his brother. Pritchard later moved to Stanmore Grove, another property inherited from his brother.[2]

He died in 1891, aged 94, having been a county magistrate and borough J.P. His estates were left to his wife Jane for her lifetime, and thereafter to William Pritchard Gordon, a partner in the bank.[5]


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