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thomas ladbrook

Thomas Ladbrooke 1859-1923. Father of the wife of Ethel Elizabeth Holcombe née Heard's brother-in-law. In 1901 Thomas was butler in the household of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman,MP,Privy Councillor.
Sir Henry was a Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister from 1905 to 1908 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1899 to 1908. He also served as Secretary of State for War twice. He was the first First Lord of the Treasury to be officially called "Prime Minister". Thomas was responsible for Sir Henry's household of two footmen, six maids and a cook.