Roger Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough
Lumley was the son of Brigadier General Osbert Lumley. He himself saw service in World War I with the 11th Hussars in France, 1916–1918. He continued to be attached to the Yorkshire Dragoons, 1921–1937.
Lumley sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull East 1922–29, then York 1931–37. In 1923 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Ormsby-Gore, from 1924–26 to Sir Austen Chamberlain and subsequently to Anthony Eden. In 1937, he was appointed Governor of Bombay, serving until 1943. Upon his return from India, Lumley served as acting Major-General in World War II. Following the War, he continued his connections with the Army, as an honorary colonel.
He succeeded to the Earldom of Scarbrough in 1945 following the death of his uncle. He served as Lord Chamberlain from 1952 to 1963 and chancellor of the University of Durham from 1958 to 1969. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1948.
He is the second cousin twice removed of British actress Joanna Lumley.
One of his daughters Lady Anne Katharine Gabrielle Lumley (1928–2006) married Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley and had by him four children including science writer Matt Ridley, who was also chairman of Northern Rock Bank until the financial scandal which forced him to step down.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Scarbrough
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