Robert Sackville-West, 7th Baron Sackville

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The Lord Sackville
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Arms of Baron Sackville
Born (1958-07-10) 10 July 1958 (age 56)
Title Baron Sackville
Tenure since 27 March 2004
Heir Arthur Sackville-West
Spouse(s) Catherine Dorothea Bennett
Margot Jane MacAndrew
Issue Freya Sackville-West
Arthur Sackville-West
Edie Sackville-West
Parents Hugh Rosslyn Inigo Sackville-West
Bridget Eleanor Cunliffe

Robert Bertrand Sackville-West, 7th Baron Sackville DL (born 10 July 1958) is a British publisher, author and guardian of Knole in Kent, which has been a Sackville house for 400 years.

The eldest son of Hugh Rosslyn Inigo Sackville-West and Bridget Eleanor Cunliffe, he inherited the title of Baron Sackville on 27 March 2004 on the death of his uncle, Lionel Bertrand Sackville-West, 6th Baron Sackville.

Career[edit]

Sackville-West was educated at Winchester College and read History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He later gained an MBA at the London Business School before working as a management consultant. In 1984, he founded Toucan Books, of which he is now Chairman, a packaging company which has worked with publishers on both sides of the Atlantic for more than three decades. He was a Governor of Sevenoaks School from 1995 until 2008, serving as Chairman from 2002. He is currently a Governor of the Knole Academy in Sevenoaks and a member of the International Baccalaureate UK board. He is also the executive Chairman of several Sackville family businesses associated with property, works of art and heritage assets.

Marriages and children[edit]

He married first Catherine Dorothea Bennett[1] in 1985 (marriage dissolved 1992), and second Margot Jane MacAndrew in 1994. With his second wife he has three children:

  • Hon. Freya Sackville-West (born 6 August 1998)
  • Hon. Arthur Sackville-West (born 25 February 2000)
  • Hon. Edie Sackville-West (born 5 May 2003)

Books[edit]

He is the author of two highly regarded books on the story of his family.

  • Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles (2010)
  • The Disinherited: A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal (2014)

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 Spears Book Awards Family History of the Year Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles

References[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lionel Sackville-West
Baron Sackville
2004–present
Incumbent