George Child Villiers, 8th Earl of Jersey

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George Henry Robert Child Villiers, 8th Earl of Jersey DL (2 June 1873 – 31 December 1923), was a British peer and Conservative politician from the Villiers family.

Villiers was the son of Victor Child Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey, and the Honourable Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of William Henry Leigh, 2nd Baron Leigh. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1915 and served briefly as a Lord-in-Waiting under David Lloyd George between January and August 1919. Lord Jersey sold the Child & Co bank, part of the family's inheritance since the 5th Earl married into the Child family, to Glyn, Mills & Co. Bank in 1923.

Family[edit]

Graves of the 7th (left) and 8th (right) Earls of Jersey in All Saints' parish churchyard, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire

Lord Jersey married Lady Cynthia Almina Constance Mary Needham, daughter of Francis Needham, 3rd Earl of Kilmorey and Ellen Constance Baldock,[1] on 8 October 1908. They had four children:

  • George Child Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey (1910 – 1998).
  • Lady Joan Child Villiers (1911–2010), married David Colville, (who died 1986) grandson of Charles Colville, 1st Viscount Colville of Culross.
  • Hon. (Edward) Mansel Child Villiers (3 May 1913 – 9 March 1980), married twice (firstly 1934, diss. 1940 to Barbara Mary Frampton and secondly 1946, diss. 1971 to Princess Maria Gloria Pignatelli Aragona Cortez:
  • Lady Ann Child Villiers (1916 – 2006), married (1937) Major Alexander Henry Elliot (d. 1986).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 4837 § 48369". The Peerage. [unreliable source]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Herschell
Lord-in-Waiting
1919
Succeeded by
The Earl of Onslow
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Victor Child Villers
Earl of Jersey
1915 – 1923
Succeeded by
George Child Villers
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Victor Child Villers
Viscount Grandison
1915 – 1923
Succeeded by
George Child Villers