Baron Rayleigh

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Baron Rayleigh is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The family seat is Terling Place, Essex.

The peerage was created in 1821 for Lady Charlotte Strutt, wife of Colonel Joseph Strutt, Member of Parliament for Maldon. Joseph Strutt had earlier declined the offer of a peerage, and instead proposed that the honour be given to his wife. Lady Rayleigh was the daughter of James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, and his wife Lady Emily Lennox, the second of the famous Lennox sisters. Her elder brother was Charles FitzGerald, 1st Baron Lecale and her younger brother was Lord Edward FitzGerald.

Other notable members of the Strutt family include:

The title is currently held by the fourth Baron's grandson, the sixth Baron, who succeeded his uncle in 1988.

Barons Rayleigh (1821)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. John Frederick Strutt (b. 1993)

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