Edwyn Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Chesterfield
The Earl of Chesterfield as caricatured by Max Beerbohm in Fifty Caricatures (1913).
Lord Steward of the Household
In office
22 June 1910 – 9 June 1915
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
Preceded by The Earl Beauchamp
Succeeded by The Marquess of Bath
Master of the Horse
In office
9 June 1915 – 19 October 1922
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Preceded by The Earl of Granard
Personal details
Born 15 March 1854
Died 24 January 1933(1933-01-24) (aged 78)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Enid Wilson (1878–1957)
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield Bt KG GCVO PC (15 March 1854 – 24 January 1933), styled Lord Stanhope between 1883 and 1887, was a British peer and courtier.

Background and education[edit]

Scudamore-Stanhope was the eldest child of Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield, by Dorothea Hay, daughter of Sir Adam Hay, 7th Baronet.[1] He was educated at Eton[2] and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1877 with a BA.[3] He was a practising Barrister in 1877.

Political career[edit]

Scudamore-Stanhope was Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1886. The following year he took his seat in the House of Lords on the death of his father. He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Treasurer of the Household between 1892 and 1894 and under Lord Rosebery as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms between 1894 and 1895, and was sworn of the Privy Council on 30 April 1894. He was later Lord Steward of the Household under H. H. Asquith from 1910 to 1915[3] and Master of the Horse under Asquith and then David Lloyd George between 1915 and 1922. He was invested as a Knight of the Garter on 1 January 1915.[4]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1854–1883: Mr Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope
  • 1883–1887: Lord Stanhope
  • 1887–1894: The Rt Hon The Earl of Chesterfield Bt
  • 1894–1911: The Rt Hon The Earl of Chesterfield Bt PC
  • 1911–1915: The Rt Hon The Earl of Chesterfield Bt GCVO PC
  • 1915–1933: The Rt Hon The Earl of Chesterfield Bt KG GCVO PC


Lord Chesterfield married the Hon. Enid Edith Wilson, second daughter of Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme, on 15 February 1900 at St. Mark's Church, North Audley Street, Mayfair, London. They lived at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire, a property which her father bought for the couple as a belated wedding present. They did not have any children.[4] Lord Chesterfield died in London on 24 January 1933, aged 78. He was buried in the Church of St Cuthbert in Holme Lacy, Herefordshire.[5] Having no heirs, his titles were inherited by his younger brother, Henry.[4]


  1. ^ Profile: 9th Earl of Chesterfield, ThePeerage.com; accessed 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 172
  3. ^ a b G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, p. 187
  4. ^ a b c Thepeerage.com, 10th Earl of Chesterfield on thePeerage.com
  5. ^ [1] St Cuthbert, Holme Lacy on the Visit Churches website

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Walter Gordon-Lennox
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
Hon. Arthur Brand
Preceded by
The Lord Vernon
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Succeeded by
The Lord Belper
Preceded by
The Earl Beauchamp
Lord Steward of the Household
Succeeded by
The Viscount Farquhar
Preceded by
The Earl of Granard
Master of the Horse
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Bath
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Scudamore-Stanhope
Earl of Chesterfield
Succeeded by
Henry Scudamore-Stanhope