Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow

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Francis Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow KCMG (9 March 1912 – 24 March 2013[1]) was a British diplomat. He was the last surviving former British colonial governor of The Bahamas.[2][3]

Thurlow was the second son of Reverend Charles Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 6th Baron Thurlow and a grandson of the Liberal politician Thomas Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 5th Baron Thurlow, who served as Paymaster-General under William Ewart Gladstone. In 1971 he succeeded his elder brother as 8th Baron Thurlow in 1971.

Biography[edit]

Thurlow served as High Commissioner to New Zealand from 1959 to 1963, as High Commissioner to Nigeria from 1963 to 1966 and as Governor of The Bahamas from 1968 to 1972.[4]

Thurlow's younger identical twin brother Sir Roualeyn Cumming-Bruce, PC, was a Judge of the High Court of Justice and a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Personal life[edit]

Thurlow married Yvonne Wilson (d. 1990) on 11 May, 1949. They had two sons and two daughters; their younger son, Peter, died in 1985. He was succeeded in the peerage by his older son, Roualeyn Robert Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 9th Baron Thurlow (b. 13 April 1952).

Death[edit]

Thurlow died in England at the age of 101.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9953225/Lord-Thurlow.html
  2. ^ Rayment, Leigh (2012-03-11). "Peerage Records". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  3. ^ A & C Black (2012). "THURLOW, 8th Baron". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  4. ^ "8th Baron Thurlow KCMG 1912-2013". 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Howard George Charles Mallaby
British High Commissioner
to New Zealand

1959–1963
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur Norman Galsworthy
Preceded by
Antony, The Viscount Head
British High Commissioner
to Nigeria

1963–1966
Succeeded by
Sir David Hunt
Preceded by
Ralph, The Lord Grey of Naunton
Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of the Bahamas

1968–1972
Succeeded by
Sir John Warburton Paul
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce
Baron Thurlow
1971–2013
Succeeded by
Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce