George Byron, 8th Baron Byron

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The Lord Byron
Born 30 June 1818
Died 28 November 1870 (age 52)
Title 8th Baron Byron
Spouse(s) Lucy Elizabeth Jane Wescomb
Children none
Parent(s) Adm. George Byron, 7th Baron Byron, Elizabeth Mary Chandos-Pole

Capt. George Anson Byron, 8th Baron Byron (30 June 1818 – 28 November 1870) was a British army officer, nobleman, peer, politician, and the eighth Baron Byron, as the son of Admiral George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron, who was the cousin of Romantic poet and writer George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.

Byron was the son of Admiral George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron and Elizabeth Mary Chandos-Pole. He gained the rank of Captain in the 19th Foot in 1842. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Byron in 1868 upon the death of his father.

Lord Byron died on 28 November 1870, and was succeeded by his nephew, George Frederick William Byron, 9th Baron Byron (born 1855).


Lord Byron married Lucy Elizabeth Jane Wescomb, daughter of Reverend William Wescomb and Jane Douglas, in 1843. They had no children.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1818–1824: Mr George Byron
  • 1824–1842: The Honourable George Byron
  • 1842–1868: Captain The Honourable George Byron
  • 1868–1870: Captain The Right Honourable The Lord Byron


Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Anson Byron
Baron Byron
Succeeded by
George Byron