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Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Frank Lockwood
Sir Frank Lockwood (born 15th July 1846 – died 18th December 1897) was a Doncaster-born English lawyer and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1897.
He was the third child of seven by a stone quarrier at Levitt Hagg; Charles Day Lockwood. His grandfather Joseph and great-grandfather were both Mayors of Doncaster. His grandfather was also for many years judge on the racecourse. His uncle Henry Francis Lockwood was an architect and his father a talented draughtsman.
He was born in South Parade and the children enjoyed watching folk from their nursery, coming into town for the races, fairs and the market and for travelling further North.
The family were educated at home by a quakeress and they adhered to their strict dress code. When he was 14, the family moved to Manchester where young Frank studied law.
He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1882 and in 1884 he was made recorder of Sheffield.
Lockwood was the brother-in-law of the 21st MacLean of Lochbuie and there is a small island off the coast of Mull in Scotland near Lochbuie named after him.
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