Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baronet
(11 May 1806-10 July 1894), was a British
businessman and Conservative
politician who sat in the House of Commons
between 1847 and 1892.
Greenall was the sixth and youngest son of Edward Greenall of Walton Hall, Cheshire
. His grandfather was Thomas Greenall, who had established a brewery in St Helen's
in 1762, on which the family wealth was based. Greenall assumed control of the family brewery business and also had interests in the St Helens Canal and Railway Company
and in Parr, Lyons and Greenall Bank, based in Warrington
. He was and a J.P.
In 1847 Greenall was elected as Member of Parliament
(MP) for Warrington
, a seat he held until 1868, when he was unseated through an error of the Mayor's poll-clerk. In 1873 he was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire
and in 1874, he was reelected MP for Warrington. In 1876 he was created a Baronet
, of Walton Hall in the County of Chester. He lost his seat at Warrington in 1880, but was re-elected in 1885 and remained until he retired at the 1892 general election
Greenall married, firstly, Mary, daughter of David Claughton, in 1836. After her death in 1861 he married, secondly, Susannah, daughter of John Lovis Rapp. He died in July 1894, aged 88, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only son from his first marriage, Gilbert
, who was created Baron......