David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold
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David Antony Fromanteel Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold, DL (born 14 July 1937) is a British hereditary peer and former member of the House of Lords. He was one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. A runner-up in the initial election that year, he replaced Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton following her death on 15 October 2000. On 13 October 2014, he became only the second person to resign his membership of the House under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, and the first elected hereditary peer to do so.
Education and career
David Cobbold was an executive in the International Banking Department of Bank of London and South America (BOLSA) in the late 1960s, under Edward Clifton-Brown. BOLSA was one of the first banks in the Eurodollar market, developed by Sir George Bolton, Chairman of BOLSA. He was increasingly drawn into the management of Knebworth House, for public events, so he left banking and dedicated himself to the house and estate.
Lytton-Cobbold inherited the title Baron Cobbold on 1 November 1987. He married Christine Elizabeth Stucley, on 7 January 1961, and they had four children. His heir, and current occupier of the family seat Knebworth House, is the Hon. Henry Fromanteel Lytton-Cobbold.
He was born David Antony Fromanteel Cobbold, but changed his name by deed poll on 4 December 1960.
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