Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh

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The Earl of Iveagh

Member of the House of Lords
In office
18 June 1992 – 11 November 1999
MonarchElizabeth II
Personal details
Born
Arthur Edward Rory Guinness

(1969-07-10) 10 July 1969 (age 49)
County Kildare, Ireland
Political partyNone (crossbencher)
Spouse(s)
Clare (m. 2001)
ResidenceElveden Hall, Suffolk, England
OccupationBrewing and farming

Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, DL (born 25 August 1969), styled Viscount Elveden until 1992, is an Anglo-Irish aristocrat and businessman. He is a member of the Guinness family.

Biography[edit]

An Anglo-Irish aristocrat, he is the son of The 3rd Earl of Iveagh and Miranda Guinness. He is usually known to his family and friends as Edward Iveagh or Ned Iveagh.[1]

Having succeed his father to the title of Earl of Iveagh, he served as a hereditary peer in the House of Lords from 18 June 1992.[2] He was one of the youngest peers, and did not join a political party but sat as a crossbencher.[1] On 11 November 1999, he lost his seat due to the removal of most of the hereditary peers from the Lords with the House of Lords Act 1999.[2]

On 27 October 2001, the earl married interior designer Clare Hazell, at the Church of St Andrew's and St Patrick's, Elveden, Suffolk.[3][4]

Lord Iveagh lives on the 22,486 acres (91.00 km2) Elveden Estate in Suffolk, England.[1] The estate operates as a "one unit" farm concentrating on root vegetables with cereals as a break crop. Approximately 4,000 acres (16 km2) comprises forest.

Lord Iveagh sold Farmleigh, the family's Irish home, to the Irish Government in 1999 for €29.2m (£18.9m).

Arms[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lord Iveagh: The boy from the black stuff". East Anglian Daily Times. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mr Arthur Guinness (Hansard)". api.parliament.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Iveagh, Earl of (UK, 1919)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ Starnes, Anna (14 May 2018). "These are the richest people living in and around Cambridgeshire". cambridgenews. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Francis Benjamin Guinness
Earl of Iveagh
1992–present
Succeeded by
incumbent