Archibald Acheson, 5th Earl of Gosford

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Archibald Charles Montagu Brabazon Acheson, 5th Earl of Gosford MC (26 May 1877 – 20 March 1954), styled Viscount Acheson until 1922, was a British peer.

The son of Archibald Acheson, 4th Earl of Gosford, he succeeded to the earldom upon the death of his father in 1922.

Lord Acheson was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards, and promoted to Lieutenant 19 December 1901.[1] He was awarded the Military Cross in the King's 1915 Birthday Honours.

In 1927, Lord Acheson left his first wife and went to New York City, where he married Beatrice Claflin, set up a wine shop in Manhattan, and joined the New York City Police Department.[2]

Marriages[edit]

Mildred Carter, John Singer Sargent, 1908

He married Mildred Carter, daughter of American diplomat John Ridgeley Carter and Alice Morgan Carter, on 21 June 1910, with whom he had the following children:

John Ridgely Carter, John Singer Sargent, 1901

He married Beatrice Claflin on 1 October 1928.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27388". The London Gazette. 17 December 1901. p. 8917. 
  2. ^ Tinniswood, Adrian (2016). "The Long Weekend: Life in an English Country House Between the Wars", Kindle location 2564. Basic Books, New York. ISBN 0224099450

External links[edit]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Archibald Acheson
Earl of Gosford
1922–1954
Succeeded by
Archibald Acheson