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Hylton Jolliffe (senior)

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Colonel Hylton Jolliffe MP (1773-1843)

Brother of the Revd William Jolliffe

1802 Returned from military service two months before his father’s death. Became MP for Petersfield

1802 Chaired the Surrey Iron Railway

1803 Chaired the Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway

1803 Edward Banks extended the Surrey Iron Railway from Croydon to Merstham, where Colonel Hylton Jolliffe MP had an interest in the limeworks.

Banks formed a partnership with Col. Jolliffe, supplying building materials to London - which became Jolliffe, Banks and Co

1804 frustrated the Croydon and Portsmouth canal bill in the House of Commons.

1807 the Revd William John Jolliffe (1774–1835) replaced his brother Hylton in the partnership with Banks, which rapidly became a major building contractor.

1810 Hylton Jolliffe joined Canning in opposition

1825 May have chaired a meeting of the Surrey, Sussex and Hants Railroad

1834 Left the House of Commons.

Jolliffe inherited his father’s claim to the Hylton peerage but did not press for it. His nephew Hylton Jolliffe did take a baronetcy.

Famous as a sportsman and, in London, for the size and shape of his hat, he died 12/13 Jan. 1843.

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