Sir George Elliot, 2nd Baronet
1844 – 1895
Who was Sir George Elliot, 2nd Baronet?
Elliot was born at Houghton-le-Spring, the son of Sir George Elliot, 1st Baronet and his wife Margaret Green, daughter of George Green. His father had been MP for North Durham. Elliot was educated at Edinburgh and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was an athletics blue in 1865 and 1866. He was the owner of a colliery.
At the 1874 general election Elliot was elected Member of Parliament for Northallerton. He held the seat until 1885. In 1886 he was elected MP for Richmond and held the seat until 1895. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father in 1893.
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