William Duncombe, Viscount Helmsley
William Reginald Duncombe, Viscount Helmsley (1 August 1852-24 December 1881), was a British Conservative Party politician.
Helmsley was the son of William Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham, and his wife Mabel Violet, daughter of Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet. He was elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for the North Riding of Yorkshire in the 1874 general election, a seat he held until his death seven years later.
Lord Helmsley married the seventeen-year-old Lady Muriel Frances Louisa, daughter of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, in 1876. They had one son and one daughter.
- Lady Mabel Theresa Duncombe (1877–1913) who married Sir Gervase Beckett, 1st Bt as his first wife in 1895. He later remarried her sister-in-law Lady Feversham in 1917).
- Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham (1879–1916)
He died in December 1881, at Madeira, aged only 29. His son Charles later succeeded in the earldom. Lady Helmsley later remarried in 1885, and died in March 1925.
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|Member of Parliament for the North Riding of Yorkshire
With: Frederick Milbank