John Wodehouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley

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John Armine Wodehouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley (born 15 January 1951), is the eldest of four sons of John Wodehouse, 4th Earl of Kimberley, but only child with Carmel Maguire, daughter of Mickey Maguire, welterweight champion of Australia. He succeeded to the earldom and barony in 2002.

Following an education at Eton College and the University of East Anglia where he took BSc and MSc degrees, he married the Hon. Carol Palmer in 1973.[1] Together they have two children: Lady Katherine Frances Wodehouse and Lord David Simon John Wodehouse (born 1978), heir-apparent to the earldom.

Lord Kimberley is a chemist and computer systems programmer, and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, member of the British Computer Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Lord Kimberley has worked for GlaxoSmithKline since 1974 and retired in 2012. In 2008 he was licensed as a Lay Reader in the Church of England.

Lady Kimberley is an ordained minister in the Church of England. She was made a canon at St Alban's Abbey in 2010, and is the first and only Rev'd Canon Countess in British history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's Ltd. 2009. ISBN 1-870520-51-3. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Wodehouse
Earl of Kimberley
2002—present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
David John Simon Wodehouse,
Lord Wodehouse