Robert Shirley, 14th Earl Ferrers

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Robert William Saswalo Shirley, 14th Earl Ferrers (born 29 December 1952), styled Viscount Tamworth from 1954 to 2012, is a chartered accountant and a British peer.

He succeeded to the title of Earl Ferrers upon the death of his father, Robert Shirley, 13th Earl Ferrers on 13 November 2012. [1]

He was educated at Ampleforth College, Ampleforth, Yorkshire, England, and then became a chartered accountant.

He married Susannah Mary Sheepshanks, daughter of Charles Edward William Sheepshanks, on 21 June 1980. Their children are:

  • Lady Hermione Mary Annabel Shirley (b. 11 December 1982)
  • William Robert Charles Shirley, Viscount Tamworth (b. 10 December 1984)
  • Hon. Frederick James Walter Shirley (b. 1990)



  1. ^ "Obituary: Earl Ferrers". Daily Telegraph. 13 November 2012. 

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Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Shirley
Earl Ferrers
Heir apparent:
William Shirley