FitzRoy Somerset, 5th Baron Raglan

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FitzRoy Somerset
Baron Raglan
Spouse(s) Alice Baily
Noble family House of Beaufort
Father FitzRoy Somerset, 4th Baron Raglan
Mother Julia Hamilton
Born 8 November 1927
Died 24 January 2010

FitzRoy John Somerset, 5th Baron Raglan (6 November 1927 – 24 January 2010).

The 5th Baron Raglan was the son of FitzRoy Richard Somerset, 4th Baron Raglan and the Hon. Julia Hamilton.[1] He married Alice Baily, daughter of Peter Baily, in 1973. He and Alice were divorced in 1981. They had no children.

The family seat is Cefntilla Court, Llandenny in Monmouthshire. An inscription over the porch dated 1858 reads: "This house with 238 acres of land was purchased by 1623 of the friends, admirers and comrades in arms of the late Field Marshal Lord Raglan GCB and presented by them to his son and his heirs for ever in a lasting memorial of affectionate regard and respect". The former Welsh Guard lived alone at Cefntilla, employing a housekeeper.[1]

Charity work[edit]

Raglan was the president of the equality charity Parity.[2]

He was the Patron of the Bugatti Owners' Club, owners and operators of the renowned Prescott Speed Hill Climb, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Death and will[edit]

The 5th Baron died in the early hours of 24 January 2010 at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire aged 82.[1]

The title passed to his younger brother, Geoffrey, 6th Baron Raglan, but he willed Cefntilla to a nephew, Henry Van Moyland of Los Angeles, not to the baron or his heirs.[3]


  1. ^ a b c BBC News - Lord Raglan dies in hospital near his Usk home
  2. ^ Parity - Campaigning for equal rights for UK men and women
  3. ^ Walesonline, "The disinheritance of Lord Raglan’s nephew and future title holder causes split in family", [1], 8 February 2011
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
FitzRoy Richard Somerset
Baron Raglan
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Somerset