Lord William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, KG, KCMG, PC

Lord William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, KG, KCMG, PC

Male 1872 - 1938

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  • Name  Lord William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, KG, KCMG, PC 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  7th Earl Beauchamp, KG, KCMG, PC 
    Born  20 Feb 1872  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1884 
    Eton and Christ Church, Oxford where he joined the Christian Social Union.  
    Event  1891 
    Initially Viscount Elmley, he became the 7th Earl Beauchamp in 1891.  
    Occupation  1899 
    Liberal politician. Made Governor of New South Wales, 1899-1901. Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms, 1905-7. Lord Steward of the Household, 1907-10. Lord President of the Council, 1910. First Commissioner of Works, 1910-4. Lord Lt of Gloucestershire, 1911. Warden of the Cinque Ports, 1913. 
    Event  1931 
    Although it was common knowledge in parts of high society, he was finally outed as homosexual in 1931. Although there was no public scandal he resigned all his offices except that of Lord Warden and went into exile on the continent. He is generally believed to have been the model for Lord Marchmain in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. 
    Death  1938 
    Died of cancer. 
    Died  14 Nov 1938  New York City, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5243  Fidgen
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 

    Father  Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp, PC, DL,   b. 10 Nov 1830,   d. 19 Feb 1891, Madresfield Court, Nr Malvern, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Catherine Stanhope,   b. 3 Feb 1844,   d. 30 Jun 1876 
    Married  18 Feb 1868  Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children  5 children in all. 
    Family ID  F1975  Group Sheet

    Family  Lettice Mary Elizabeth Grosvenor,   b. 25 Dec 1876, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1936, Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jul 1902  Chester, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1987  Group Sheet

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