Gladstone, William Henry

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Gladstone, William Henry Gender: M
born on 3 June 1840 at 23:15 (= 11:15 PM )
Place Hawarden, Wales, 53n11, 3w02
Timezone LMT m3w02 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°21' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°42 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 29°29'

William Henry Gladstone (Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1882)


British politician, a Liberal Party Member of Parliament, and the eldest son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone and his wife Catherine née Glynne.

Gladstone attended Eton College and read Greek and Latin at Christ Church, Oxford University. He was a Member of Parliament for a total of 20 years, representing Chester for 3, Whitby for 12 and East Worcestershire for 5. A singer and organist, he was well versed in musical history, especially the development of Anglican church music. He composed the hymn tunes Hammersmith, to which Dear Lord and Father of Mankind is sometimes set, and Ombersley, sometimes used for Lord of All Being, Throned Afar. William played for Scotland in the first unofficial England v Scotland Soccer International in 1870.

He died in London on 4 July 1891. His son William Glynne Charles Gladstone inherited Hawarden Castle, the Gladstone's family home.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes his father's letter to Henry Manning dated 4 June 1840 in "The Correspondence of Henry Edward Manning and William Ewart Gladstone" edited by Peter C. Erb (Oxford University Press, 2013), p. 156: "my wife passed the whole of yesterday in the pains of her confinement from 6 A.M. to past eleven in the evening when they were happily ended by the production of a very flourishing little boy."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Member of Parliament)
  • Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Eur.Football)