Conroy Ryder, 8th Earl of Harrowby

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Dudley Adrian Conroy Ryder, 8th Earl of Harrowby (known as Conroy[1][2] born 18 March 1951) is a British peer. He was known by the courtesy title of Viscount Sandon from 1987 until 2007.

Harrowby is the only son of Dudley Ryder, 7th Earl of Harrowby, by his marriage to Jeanette Rosalthe Johnston-Saint. His sister is Lady Rosalthé Frances Rundall.[3]

He was educated at Eton, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He became a director of Compton Street Securities in 1988.[3]

He succeeded to the earldom on the death of his father on 9 October 2007.

The family seat is Sandon Hall in Staffordshire, England. The family also resides at Burnt Norton House, made famous by T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets.

He is married to interior designer and author Caroline, Countess of Harrowby.


  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 8048 § 80477 entry". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1805
  3. ^ a b Burke’s Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, edited by Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage, Crans, Switzerland, 1999, ISBN 2-940085-02-1, p. 1326.


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Dudley Ryder
Earl of Harrowby