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.

Early life[edit]

His first wife, Mildred Carter, John Singer Sargent, 1908

Acheson was born in London on 26 May 1877. 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 on 19 December 1901,[1] but resigned in late October 1902.[2] He served in the First world war, and was awarded the Military Cross in the King's 1915 Birthday Honours.


John Ridgely Carter, John Singer Sargent, 1901

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:

In 1927, Lord Acheson left his first wife and went to New York City, where he married Beatrice Claflin on 1 October 1928. He then set up a wine shop in Manhattan, and joined the New York City Police Department.[3]

Lord Gosford died in New York on 20 March 1954.[4]


  1. ^ "No. 27388". The London Gazette. 17 December 1901. p. 8917.
  2. ^ "No. 27487". The London Gazette. 24 October 1902. p. 6737.
  3. ^ Tinniswood, Adrian (2016). "The Long Weekend: Life in an English Country House Between the Wars", Kindle location 2564. Basic Books, New York. ISBN 0224099450
  4. ^ "Archibald Charles Montagu Brabazon Acheson, 5th Earl of Gosford when Viscount Acheson as Raoul di Nangis". National Portrait Gallery, London. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Archibald Acheson
Earl of Gosford
Succeeded by
Archibald Acheson