Charles Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough

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Charles 'Abd al-Mateen' John Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough (born 5 November 1963), styled Lord Worsley between 1963 and 1966, is a British peer and landowner.

Background and career[edit]

Yarborough is the son of John Pelham, 7th Earl of Yarborough (1920–1991) and Florence Anne Petronel Upton (1924–2013).[1] He was educated at Eton College.

He succeeded his father to the title and the 27,000 acre (113 square kilometre) Brocklesby Park estate in Lincolnshire and is said to be worth £70 million.[2] He is a convert to Islam,[3] Master of the Brocklesby Hunt, and President of Brocklesby Park Cricket Club.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 2014–15. [4]

Marriage and family[edit]

Lord Yarborough married Anna-Karin Zecevic, daughter of George Zecevic, in 1990. They have five children:

  • George John Sackville Pelham, Lord Worsley (born 9 August 1990)
  • Hon. William Charles John Walter Pelham (born 1991)
  • Hon. James Marcus Pelham (born 1994)
  • Lady Margaret Anne Emily Pelham (born January 1997)
  • Hon. Edward John Herbert Pelham (born 2002)


  1. ^ "Ann Countess of Yarborough". 
  2. ^ Search the Sunday Times Rich List 2008
  3. ^ Famous Caucasian Muslims Geocities. Retrieved on 2009-09-03.
  4. ^ "Lincolnshire 2014/2015". High Sheriffs Association. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  • The - A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Edward Pelham
Earl of Yarborough