Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, 2nd Baron Hesketh
Background and education
Hesketh was the son of Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh, and Florence Louise Breckinridge, of Kentucky, daughter of John Witherspoon Breckinridge, and granddaughter of General (CSA) John C. Breckinridge, Vice-President of the United States of America and Secretary of War for the Confederate States of America, in 1909. He was educated from 1926 at Eton and later Magdalene College, Cambridge.
On 22 November 1949 he married Christian Mary McEwen (known as Christian Lady Hesketh) (17 July 1929-7 April 2006), daughter of Captain Sir John Helias Finnie McEwen and had three children: Thomas Alexander (known as Alexander), 3rd Baron Hesketh (b.28 October 1950); Robert (1 November 1951-2 Feb 1997, car accident); John (15 March 1953-2 November 2008).
Hesketh was a collector of top-end books in the early 1950s. The trustees of his will sold some of his books, manuscripts and letters in 2010 at Sotheby's. The four volumes of John James Audubon's Birds of America were bought by renowned London book dealer Michael Tollemache for a record £7,321,250.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- The Peerage website
- The Dowager Lady Hesketh Daily Telegraph, 12 April 2006, accessed 14 April 2011
- Traffic accident in California
- Johnny Hesketh obituary in The Telegraph
- "World record as book sells for £7m". Daily Telegraph. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Hesketh
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Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh