Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury

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The Earl of Shrewsbury
Born Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot
(1952-12-18)18 December 1952
Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire
Nationality United Kingdom British
Education Harrow School
Title 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury
7th Earl Talbot
22nd Earl of Waterford
Predecessor 21st Earl of Shrewsbury
Spouse(s) Deborah Hutchinson
Children Three

Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury DL (born 18 December 1952), styled Viscount Ingestre until 1980, is a British peer.

Background and education[edit]

Chetwynd-Talbot is the son of John Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury and Nadine Crofton. He was educated at Harrow School.

Political Career[edit]

Lord Shrewsbury is a British Politician who sits in the House of Lords as one of the remaining elected Hereditary Peers in Parliament and takes the Conservative Whip. He is also a Conservative Party Whip. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Stafford and is involved either as a patron or honorary president of a number of charitable bodies including being President of The Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust and Patron of 10 Livings. He is currently Hon. President of The Gun Trade Association, and recently retired as Hon. President of The British Shooting Sports Council (BSSC) formerly Chairman. He is currently Deputy Chairman of The Standing Conference on Country Sports, and is a keen shot and fly fisher. Lord Shrewsbury is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Weavers, also of The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, and The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. He is a member of the Army & Navy Club and Pratt's Club. Lord Shrewsbury has divested himself of many Manorial Titles by the "sale of titles" to third parties through auction houses.[1] He has always retained all Rights pertaining to those Titles.[citation needed] He promotes British Industry and Commerce in the United States, and specializes in the sporting guns trade.


Lord Shrewsbury married Deborah Hutchinson, daughter of Noel Staughton Hutchinson and Jennifer Hutchinson of Ellerton, Shropshire, on 5 January 1973. They have three children:

  • Lady Victoria Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 7 September 1975). Married Daniel Goodall in 2005; has one child:
    • Charlie Goodall, (b. 15 September 2006)
  • James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre (b. 11 January 1978). Married Polly Blackie of Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex in 2006; has four children:
    • Hon. Matilda Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 3 November 2008)
    • Hon. Rose Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 20 February 2010)
    • Hon. Flora Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 30 September 2011)
    • Hon. George Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 3 May 2013)
  • Hon. Edward Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 18 September 1981). Married Rosie Myers of Scamblesby, Lincolnshire in 2010.

Lord Shrewsbury and his family live near Ashbourne in Derbyshire - but the house is a few yards into Staffordshire. Lady Shrewsbury was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 2000.



Arms of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury
A Coronet of an Earl
1st: on a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant with the tail extended Or (Talbot); 2nd: a Goat's Head erased Argent attired Or (Chetwynd)
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Gules a Lion rampant within a Bordure engrailed Or (Talbot); 2nd and 3rd, Azure a Chevron between three Mullets Or (Chetwynd)
On either side a Talbot Argent
Prest d'Accomplir (Ready to accomplish)


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot
Lord High Steward of Ireland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl Talbot
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl of Waterford