- Henry Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford
Byng was the second son of
George Byng, 2nd Earl of Straffordand his first wife, Agnes. From 1840 he was a Page of Honourto Queen Victoria and joined the Coldstream Guardsin 1847 as a Lieutenant. In 1854, he was promoted to Captain, by purchase, appointed an Adjutantlater that year and a Supernumerary Majorin 1865.
In 1872, Byng was made a
Groom-in-Waitingand then an Equerrytwo years later. In 1895, he was appointed a CB and a KCVO in 1897. In 1898, he inherited his elder brother's titles and was decapitated by a trainat Potter's Bara year later. [http://www.rootsweb.com/~lkawgw/count_de_mauny.html] As his sons predeceased him, the titles passed to his brother, Francis.
15 October 1863, Byng married Countess Henrietta Danneskiold-Samsøe(a maternal granddaughter of the 1st Marquess of Ailesbury) and they had four children:
*Hon. George Albert Edward Alexander (1867-1893)
*Hon. John George Thomas Wentworth (1870-1894)
*Lady Mary Elizabeth Agnes (d. 1946), married Count Maurice de Mauny Talvande.
*Lady Amy Frederica Alice (1865-1961), married
Sidney Agar, 4th Earl of Normanton.
After his wife's death in 1880, Byng married Cora Colgate (an American widow) but they did not have any children.
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