Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Wolverton
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
17 November 1902 – 4 December 1905
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
Preceded by Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, Bt
Succeeded by Wentworth Beaumont
Personal details
Born 24 September 1864
Died 3 October 1932
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Edith Ward
(1872–1956)

Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (24 September 1864 – 3 October 1932), was a British banker and Conservative politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Arthur Balfour from 1902 to 1905.

Background[edit]

Glyn was the younger son of Vice-Admiral the Honourable Henry Carr Glyn, younger son of George Glyn, 1st Baron Wolverton. His mother was Rose Mahoney, daughter of Reverend Denis Mahoney, of Dromore Castle, County Kerry.[1] He was a partner in the family banking firm of Glyn, Mills & Co.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1888 Glyn succeeded in the barony on the early death of his elder brother Henry Glyn and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.[1] He served in the Conservative administration of Arthur Balfour as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1902[3] to 1905.[4]

Military career[edit]

After the outbreak of the Second Boer War, Lord Wolverton joined the Imperial Yeomanry. He left Southampton on board the SS Scot in late January 1900,[5] and arrived in South Africa the following month.

Family[edit]

Lord Wolverton married Lady Edith Amelia, daughter of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, in 1895. They had four children:

  • Hon. George Edward Dudley Carr Glyn (1896–1930), died unmarried.
  • Hon. Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn DCVO (1900–1970), married George Hyde, Lord Hyde.
  • Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn, 5th Baron Wolverton (1904–1986), died unmarried.
  • Hon. Esmé Consuelo Helen Glyn (1908–?), married Lord Rhyl.

Lord Wolverton died in October 1932, aged 68, and was succeeded in the barony by his second but eldest surviving son, Nigel. Lady Wolverton died in 1956, aged 83.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c thepeerage.com Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton
  2. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27497. p. 7533. 21 November 1902.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27866. p. 9171. 22 December 1905.
  5. ^ "The War - Embarcation at Southampton" The Times (London). Monday, 29 January 1900. (36051), p. 10.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, Bt
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1902–1905
Succeeded by
Wentworth Beaumont
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Richard Glyn
Baron Wolverton
1888–1932
Succeeded by
Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn