Edmund Giles Loder

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Edmund Giles Loder
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Born7 August 1849
Died14 April 1920
ResidenceBeach House, Worthing, West Sussex, England
Leonardslee, Lower Beeding, West Sussex, England
EducationEton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Spouse(s)Marion Hubbard
Parent(s)Sir Robert Loder, 1st Baronet
Maria Georgiana Busk
RelativesHans Busk (maternal grandfather)

Sir Edmund Giles Loder, 2nd Baronet (1849-1920) was an English aristocrat, landowner and plantsman.


Early life[edit]

Edmund Giles Loder was born on 7 August 1849 in London, England.[1][2][3] His father was Sir Robert Loder, 1st Baronet (1823–1888), a landowner and Conservative politician, and his mother, Maria Georgiana Busk (1826–1907).[1] His maternal grandfather was Hans Busk (1772–1862), a Welsh poet.[1]

He was educated at Eton College, a private boarding school in Eton, Berkshire, and graduated from Trinity College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.[1]


He served as a Justice of the Peace for Sussex and Northampshire.[1]

A dedicated plantsman, the rhododendron loderi, a variety of rhododendron, was named in his honor.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Marion Hubbard (1854-1922), daughter of William Egerton Hubbard.[1] They had two children:

  • Patience Marion Loder (1882–1963).[1] She married Walter William Otter (unknown-1940).[1]
  • Robert Egerton Loder (1887–1917).[1] He married Muriel Rolls Hoare (1879–1955).[1] They had one son:

They resided at Beach House in Worthing, West Sussex.[4] During his visits to Brighton, King Edward VII (1841–1910) would spend time in the garden at Beach House with his friend Arthur Sassoon (1840–1912).[4] They also resided at Leonardslee in Lower Beeding near Horsham in West Sussex.

He died on 14 April 1920.[1][2][3]