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
Arthur Edward Rory Guinness

(1969-07-10) 10 July 1969 (age 51)
County Kildare, Ireland
Political partyNone (crossbencher)
(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.


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

Becoming Earl of Iveagh from his father's death, he sat regularly 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 was among the bulk of peers who lost all political power on the removal of all but 92 from the Lords with the House of Lords Act 1999.[2]

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

Lord Iveagh lives on the 22,486-acre (91 km2) Elveden Estate in Suffolk, England (2.6% of the county).[1] The land is productive in the modern global economy as a one-unit arable farm for root vegetables most seasons, growing cereals as a break crop. Approximately 4,000 acres (16 km2) is forest.[citation needed]

Iveagh sold Farmleigh, the family's Irish home, and its park, adjacent to the Phoenix Park in Dublin, to the Irish Government in 1999 for the market price of €29.2m (£18.9m).[citation needed]


Coat of arms of Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Iveagh
A Coronet of an Earl
1st: A Boar passant quarterly Or and Gules (Magennis); 2nd: On a Pillar Argent encircled by a Ducal Coronet Or an Eagle preying on a Bird's Leg erased proper
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Per saltire Gules and Azure a Lion rampant Or on a Chief Ermine a Dexter Hand couped at the wrist of the first (McCartan); 2nd and 3rd, Argent on a Fess between three Crescents Sable a Trefoil slipped Or (Guinness)
On either side a Stag Gules collared gemel and attired Or each resting a hind hoof upon an Escutcheon Vert charged with a Lion rampant Or
Spes Mea In Deo (My hope is in God)


  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. ^ 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
Benjamin Guinness
Earl of Iveagh