|LAWYER, POLITICAL AGENT (ENGLAND)|
BORN 14 Mar 1825, Newfields, East Riding of Yorkshire - DIED 26 Jan 1907|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (074/PS (4547))
Second son of the solicitor Samuel Spofforth (1784-1869) and his wife Anne, born Richardson. In 1850 Markham became a solicitor as well. In 1853 he became assistant agent of the Conservative Party under Philip Rose (1816-1883). After Rose resigned in 1859 he became the agent, until he was replaced by J.E. Gorst in 1870.
In 1858 he married Agnes Loudon, but she died a month after their third child was born in 1863. In 1889 he married Elizabeth Muller, who died in 1893.
He was the principal fouder of the exclusive Junior Carlton Club and in 1867 he was involved in founding the National Union of Conservative Associations. In 1880 Carlo Pellegrini made a cartoon of him for Vanity Fair.
Wife: Loudon, Agnes (1858-1863, London: Christchurch, Lancaster Gate)