Edward Younger, 3rd Viscount Younger of Leckie

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Edward George Younger, 3rd Viscount Younger of Leckie Bt (21 November 1906 – 25 June 1997) was a Scottish nobleman.[1]

Family background[edit]

Lord Younger of Leckie came from a Scottish family which had been making money from brewing since the 18th century, and which entered the aristocracy in the early years of the 20th century. His great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Younger (baptised 1722), was the founder of the family's brewing business, George Younger and Son. This George Younger's great-great-grandson, also named George Younger (1851-;1929), entered politics, and was created Viscount Younger of Leckie in 1923. This peerage has passed in an unbroken line from father to son ever since.

Birth and early life[edit]

Younger was the elder son of James Younger, 2nd Viscount Younger of Leckie (1880–1946) by his wife Maud Gilmour (daughter of Sir John Gilmour, 1st Baronet). He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.

His brother Sir Kenneth Younger was the Labour Member of Parliament for Grimsby 19451959.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition (2003), volume 2, page 1554.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Younger
Viscount Younger of Leckie
1946–1997
Succeeded by
George Younger