Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp


Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp

Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp, PC (10 November 183019 February 1891) was the son of the 4th Earl Beauchamp.

Lygon was educated at Eton, was President of the Oxford Union in 1851 and graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1856 with an MA degree. He was Conservative MP for Tewkesbury from 1857 to 1863 and Conservative MP for West Worcestershire from 1863 to 1866. On 4 March 1866, he inherited the Earldom of Beauchamp from his childless brother and on 18 February 1868, he married Lady Mary Stanhope (3 February 1844-30 June 1876), a daughter of the 5th Earl Stanhope and his wife Emily Harriet Kerrison, at St George's Church on Hanover Square, London. They had five children:

*Lady Mary Lygon (26 February 1869–12 September 1927), married 1905 Lt.-Col. Henry Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (a son of the 20th Baron Clinton) and had issue. Lady Mary was a close friend and correspondent of her brother Lord Beauchamp.
*Lady Susan Lygon (24 May 1870-28 January 1962), married 1889 Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour, 1st Bt., and had issue.
*William Lygon, Viscount Elmley, later 7th Earl Beauchamp (1872–1938)
*Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Hugh Lygon (1873–1900), killed in the Second Boer War.
*Lady Margaret Lygon (1874–1957), married the 2nd Baron Ampthill and had issue.

Lady Beauchamp died in 1876, and on 24 September 1878 Lord Beauchamp married Lady Emily Pierrepont (16 March 1853-11 May 1935), a daughter of the 3rd Earl Manvers and his wife Georgiana Jane E. F. de Franquetot, at Perlethorpe in Nottinghamshire and they had four children, two sons and two daughters
* Hon. Robert Lygon (9 August 1879-13 January 1952); m.10 Oct 1903 Cecil Albinia Arbuthnot; they had issue, one son Reginald (who died 1979 shortly before his half-cousin the 8th Earl; he had only daughters).
* Hon. Henry Lygon (10 April 1884-23 February 1936) who died unmarried aged 51.
* Lady Agnes Lygon (7 December 1880-1960); m. 1906 Hon. Arthur George Villiers Peel (27 Feb 1868-25 Apr 1956), and had issue.
* Lady Maud Lygon, later Lady Maud Hoare, and still later (1944) Viscountess Templewood (5 July 1882-27 December 1962) married 1909 Samuel John Gurney Hoare, Viscount Templewood (1880-1959); they had no issue. Lady Maud Hoare was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1927.

Frederick died on 19 February 1891 at his home, Madresfield Court, from a heart attack he suffered at dinner that night. His eighteen-year-old eldest son succeeded him as earl.

ources

*Darryl Lundy. [httop://www.thepeerage.com The Peerage] .
*Paul Theroff [http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/Part_h11.htm Descendants of Henry VII, King of England: Part 11] . Retrieved 6 June 2008.


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