Charles Anderson-Pelham, 2nd Earl of Yarborough

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Charles Anderson Worsley Anderson-Pelham, 2nd Earl of Yarborough (12 April 1809 – 7 January 1862) was a British nobleman who succeeded to the Earldom of Yarborough in 1846.

Before his accession, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newtown 1830–1831, Lincolnshire 1831–1832 and North Lincolnshire 1835–1846.

Lord Yarborough gave his name to a hand of cards dealt in contract bridge that has no card higher than a nine (see Yarborough). The probability of getting a Yarborough is \frac{\binom{32}{13}}{\binom{52}{13}} which is \frac{347,373,600}{635,013,559,600} or about \frac{1}{1828}.[1] The Earl offered £1,000 to anyone who achieved a "Yarborough" – on condition they paid him £1 each time they did not succeed![2]

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[1] http://www.rpbridge.net/7z77.htm

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hudson Gurney
Charles Compton Cavendish
Member of Parliament for Newtown
1830–1831
With: Hudson Gurney
Succeeded by
Hudson Gurney
Sir William Horne
Preceded by
Charles Chaplin
Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, Bt
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
1831–1832
With: Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, Bt
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Lincolnshire
1832–1847
With: Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, Bt 1832–1835
Thomas George Corbett 1835–1837
Robert Adam Christopher 1837–1847
Succeeded by
Robert Adam Christopher
Sir Montague Cholmeley, Bt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Brownlow
Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire
1853–1862
Vacant
Preceded by
Marquess of Granby
Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
1857–1862
Succeeded by
The Lord Aveland
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham
Earl of Yarborough
1846–1862
Succeeded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham