Clarke Chronicler's Politicians
Monday, 11 November 2013
315 Ashley Ponsonby
Constituency : Cirencester 1852-7, 1859-65
Ashley was a younger son of Baron de Mauley and a grandson of the Earl of Bessborough. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He was a Captain in the Grenadier Guards and served in the Crimea.
Ashley was a backbench Whig. His victories were rare Liberal successes in a Tory seat and he lost out in 1865.
He died in 1898 aged 66.
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