Ivor Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne
Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (29 August 1835 – 22 February 1914) was a Welsh industrialist.
Sir Ivor Bertie Guest was born at Dowlais, near Merthyr Tydfil, the son of Lady Charlotte Guest, translator of the Mabinogion, and Sir John Josiah Guest, owner of the world's largest iron foundry:Dowlais Ironworks. Educated at Harrow School in Middlesex, he went on to gain a Master of Arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1856.
Guest married Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill (1847-1927), daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, on 25 May 1868 and was thus an uncle-by-marriage of Sir Winston Churchill.
His middle name (Bertie) was from his mother's family, the Earls of Abingdon, descended from a Tudor courtier who married the Dowager Duchess of Suffolk, and herself suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.
Guest succeeded his father to his baronetcy following his death in 1852. He was elevated to the peerage in 1880 as Baron Wimborne, of Canford Magna in the County of Dorset, on Disraeli's initiative.
From 1874 on, he stood unsuccessfully for election to the House of Commons as a Conservative, contesting Glamorganshire at the 1874 general election, Poole at a by-election May 1874, and Bristol at a by-election in 1878 and at the 1880 general election. However, following the tariff reform by Chamberlain he seceded from the Conservative party and sat in the House of Lords as a liberal.
He died on 22 February 1914 at Canford Manor in Dorset and was succeeded by his son, Ivor Churchill Guest, 2nd Baron Wimborne, 1st Baron Ashby St Ledgers, who was later created Viscount Wimborne. His will was probated in April 1914, provisionally at £250,000.
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- Canford Tennis Club
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- Craig, page 245
- Craig, page 68
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Ivor Guest
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