Peter Duncombe, 6th Baron Feversham

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Charles Anthony Peter Duncombe, 6th Baron Feversham (3 January 1945 – 29 March 2009, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire) was a British nobleman and writer.

Early life and career[edit]

His parents were Colonel Anthony John Duncombe-Anderson and Gioranna Georgina Valerie McNalty. His baptismal name was Charles Anthony Peter Duncombe-Anderson, but on 12 March 1954 he changed this to Charles Anthony Peter Duncombe by deed poll. He studied at Eton College and then trained as a barrister, before going into journalism. [1] He published a novel, A Wolf in Tooth, and a coffee table book Great Yachts.

Marriage and children[edit]

Lord Feversham married twice. His first marriage was to Shannon Foy. They lived at Beckdale House, outside Helmsley, and had three children, Jasper, Jake and Melissa. Lady Feversham died in 1976.

In 1979, Lord Feversham married Polly Aldridge; they had one son, Patrick.

Baron Feversham[edit]

He inherited the title of Baron Feversham from his distant relation the 3rd Earl of Feversham in 1963 (the earldom had been created later and went extinct on the 3rd Earl's death). The 3rd Earl and 6th Baron were both great-great-great grandsons of Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham.

From 1985, he restored Duncombe Park as a family home after it had been used as an all girls' school from the 1920s.

He served as the founding chairman of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and from 1969 to 1976 as the governor of Leeds Polytechnic, as well as being a member of Helmsley Town Council. [2]

He died in 2009 and had his memorial service at All Saints’ Church in Helmsley. [3]

He was succeeded in the title by his eldest son Jasper Duncombe. He left Duncombe Park to his second son, Jake. [4]


External links[edit]

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles William Slingsby Duncombe
Baron Feversham
Succeeded by
Jasper Orlando Slingsby Duncombe