John Pratt, 4th Marquess Camden
|The Most Honourable
The Marquess Camden
GCVO, TD, DL, JP
|Lord-Lieutenant of Kent|
5 June 1905 – 15 December 1943
|Preceded by||The Earl Stanhope|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Cornwallis|
|Born||9 February 1872
Eaton Square, London
|Died||15 December 1943|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Joan Neville (1877–1952)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Background and education
Camden was born at Eaton Square, London, the third but only surviving son of John Pratt, 3rd Marquess Camden, by Lady Clementina Augusta, daughter of George Spencer-Churchill, 6th Duke of Marlborough. He was a first cousin of Lord Randolph Churchill on his mother's side. He succeeded to the marquessate at the age of only two months on the early death of his father, and was subsequently educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.
In 1905 Camden was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, a position he held until his death. He fought in the First World War as a Major in the West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry, where he was awarded the Territorial Decoration. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex between 1894 and 1922 as well as a Justice of the Peace for the county. He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1933. From 1942 to 1943 he was Commodore of the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron.
Lord Camden married Lady Joan Marion, daughter of Henry Nevill, 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny, in 1898. They had two sons and two daughters. He died in December 1943, aged 71, and was succeeded in the marquessate by his eldest son, John. The Marchioness Camden died in July 1952, aged 74.
- thepeerage.com Sir John Charles Pratt, 4th Marquess Camden
- The London Gazette: . 6 June 1905.
- The London Gazette: . 5 September 1944.
- The London Gazette: . 13 November 1894.
- The London Gazette: . 28 April 1922.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess Camden
The Earl Stanhope
|Lord-Lieutenant of Kent
The Lord Cornwallis
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
John Charles Pratt
John Charles Henry Pratt