John Petre, 18th Baron Petre

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John Patrick Lionel Petre, 18th Baron Petre (born 4 August 1942) is a British peer and landowner who is the currently appointed Lord Lieutenant of Essex, succeeding Robin Henry Charles Neville, 10th Baron Braybrooke in October 2002.[1] He is the 18th Baron of the Petre family, an old recusant family. Lord Petre lives near Chelmsford. His family estate is at Ingatestone Hall where his son and heir apparent, Dominic, and his family live.

Petre and his wife Marcia had two sons Dominic and Mark and daughter Clare. Mark, a writer, was found dead at the family estate in 2004.[2]

Petre is associated with local organizations such as the Brentwood Arts Council; Brentwood Shakespeare Company; Ingatestone and Fryerning Horticultural Society, Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Ingatestone, Brentwood Theatre; Ingatestone and Fryerning Angling Club; CAB (Brentwood) Appeal Fund; Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and Archeological Society; and patron of the Billericay based Hamelin Trust; and President of Essex County Scouts, Stock and Buttsbury Heritage Society and St John Ambulance Essex. He was educated at Eton and rowed for Trinity College, Oxford.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ The Peerage - Royal Families Robin Henry Charles Neville; retrieved June 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Tragedy in the baron's north wing". Daily Mail. 17 June 2004. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Braybrooke
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
2002–present
Incumbent
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Joseph Petre
Baron Petre
1989–present
Incumbent