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James Stansfield, 1820-1898

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1820.03.05
Place of Birth: Moorlands, Halifax
Date of Death: 1898.02.17
Place of Death: Rotherfield, Sussex

Identity:

James Stansfield was a barrister and Radical Liberal MP for Halifax from 1859-1895.

Life:

He was a close friend of the Italian nationalist leader Giuseppe Mazzini. He may have known JW in the mid-seventies (possibly through Mme Emile Venturi, another supporter of Mazzini), when his name appears in an address book (#12714).

Bibliography:

Kelly's London Post office Directory, London, 1865; Who's Who, London.