Arthur Maxwell, 11th Baron Farnham

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Arthur Kenlis Maxwell, 11th Baron Farnham (2 October 1879 – 5 February 1957) was an Irish Representative peer and a Nova Scotia baronet.

He was the son of Somerset Maxwell, 10th Baron Farnham and Lady Florence Jane Taylour. On his father's death, he succeeded as 11th Baron Farnham and 14th Baronet of Calderwood on the 22 November 1900 and inherited the Farnham estate. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and received his first commission during the Boer War as Lieutenant of the 10th Hussars. On the 18 December 1908, he was elected an Irish Representative peer. During World War I, he was Lieutenant Colonel of the North Irish Horse.[1]

He had married Aileen Selina Coote, daughter of Charles Purdon Coote and Lydia Lucy Wingfield-Digby, on 8 October 1903. His son, Somerset, had died of wounds in 1942 at El Alamein, and so on his own death in 1957, his titles and estate passed to his grandson, Barry. His granddaughter Sheelin married the 3rd Baron Knollys.

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  1. ^ "National Library of Ireland - Collection List No. 95 - FARNHAM PAPERS". National Library of Ireland. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Somerset Maxwell
Baron Farnham
1900–1957
Succeeded by
Barry Maxwell
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Somerset Maxwell
Baronet
(of Calderwood)
1900–1957
Succeeded by
Barry Maxwell