Frederick Lambart, 9th Earl of Cavan
|The Right Honourable
The Earl of Cavan
KP, PC, DL, JP
|Vice-Chamberlain of the Household|
19 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||Viscount Lewisham|
|Succeeded by||Viscount Lewisham|
|Born||21 October 1839|
|Died||14 July 1900 (aged 60)
Frederick Edward Gould Lambart, 9th Earl of Cavan KP, PC, DL, JP (21 October 1839 – 14 July 1900) styled Viscount Kilcoursie until 1887, was an Irish soldier and Liberal politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1886 in William Ewart Gladstone's third administration.
Kilcoursie stood unsuccessfully for parliament for Taunton in February 1882 and for Somerset in February 1884. At the 1885 general election, he was returned for South Somerset, a seat he until he stood down at the 1892 general election. In February 1886 he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in William Ewart Gladstone's Liberal Government, which he remained until the administration fell in July of the same year. He succeeded in the earldom on the death of his father in 1887. As this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords and he was allowed to remain in the House of Commons. In 1894 he was invested a Knight of St Patrick. Lord Cavan was also a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset and a Justice of the Peace for Hertfordshire.
Lord Cavan married Mary Sneade Olive, only child of Reverend John Olive, Rector of Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, in 1863. They had three sons and two daughters:
- Field Marshal Frederick Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan (1865–1946).
- Lady Ellen Olive Lambart (1867–1945), died unmarried.
- Lady Maud Edith Gundreda Lambart (1869–1940). She married, firstly, Henry J. Barrett, in 1892, and, secondly, Geoffrey Birkbeck.
- Captain the Honourable Lionel John Olive Lambart (1873–1940), married in 1906 an American heiress, Adelaide Douglas Randolph, and had one daughter, Lady Edith Foxwell "The Queen of London Cafe Society".
- The Venerable Horace Edward Samuel Sneade Lambart, 11th Earl of Cavan (1878–1950).
Lord Cavan died at Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, in July 1900, aged 60, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Frederick. The Countess of Cavan Wheathampstead House, Hertfordshire, in August 1905, aged 59.
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- leighrayment.com Knights of St Patrick
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Frederick Lambart, 9th Earl of Cavan
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for South Somerset
|Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
|Peerage of Ireland|
|Earl of Cavan