Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth
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Background and education
On leaving Eton in 1942, he joined the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and served with them until the end of the Second World War, having been mentioned in despatches. He was subsequently a director of the farming company Rea Bros (based at Ashcombe House) from 1958 to 1989, chairman of the Royal Choral Society from 1970 to 1992 and chairman of the Anglo-Brazilian Society from 1975 to 1994. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1962.
- William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth (b. 23 December 1949)
- Hon. Rupert Legge (b. 1 January 1951), married Mary Victoria Susan Ottley (M. Victoria S. Ottley), daughter of Lionel Edward Bruce Ottley, and had issue:
- Lady Charlotte (b. 16 July 1963), married Don Alessandro Paternò Castello, 13th Duke of Carcaci (b. 1961), and had issue:
- Hon. Henry Legge (b. 28 December 1968), married Cressida Hogg (youngest daughter of Sir Christopher Anthony Hogg) on 21 December 1995, and had issue:
Lord and Lady Dartmouth divorced in 1976. Lady Dartmouth later married the 8th Earl Spencer and became the stepmother of Lady Diana Spencer (later the Princess of Wales), while Lord Dartmouth married Gwendoline May four years later. Lord Dartmouth died on 14 December 1997 and was succeeded by his oldest son, William.
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- Christopher Hogg: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Dartmouth
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