William Byron, 4th Baron Byron

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William Byron
Born 4 January 1669/70
Died 8 August 1736 (age 66)
Title 4th Baron Byron
Spouse(s) Mary Egerton; Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck; Frances Berkeley
Children George Byron; William Byron; William Henry Byron; unnamed daughter; Isabella Byron; William Byron; John Byron; Richard Byron; George Byron
Parents William Byron, Elizabeth Chaworth

William Byron, 4th Baron Byron (4 January 1669/70 – 8 August 1736) was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark.


Byron was the son of William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron and the Hon. Elizabeth Chaworth. He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Byron in 1695 upon the death of his father.

Lord Byron died on 8 August 1736, and was succeeded by his fourth (but oldest surviving) son William Byron (born 1722).


View of a Park with Deer, William Byron, 4th Baron Byron, Yale Center for British Art.

Lord Byron married Lady Mary Egerton, daughter of John Egerton, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater and Lady Jane Powlett, in 1702/3, but they had no children.

He married Lady Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck, daughter of Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and Anne Villiers, in 1706. They had three sons who died in childhood or infancy, and a daughter who died unmarried (and is here unnamed):

  • The Hon. George Byron (1707–1719)
  • The Hon. William Byron (1709–1709)
  • The Hon. William Henry Byron (1710–1710)

He married the Hon. Frances Berkeley, daughter of William Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley of Stratton and Frances Temple, in 1720. They had five children:


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Byron
Baron Byron
Succeeded by
William Byron