Hedworth Jolliffe, 2nd Baron Hylton

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Hedworth Hylton Jolliffe, 2nd Baron Hylton DL (23 June 1829 – 31 October 1899), was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Birth and education[edit]

Hylton was the second son of William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton, and Eleanor Paget. He was educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford.

Crimean War service[edit]

In 1849, he joined the 4th Light Dragoons and served in the Crimean War, where his older brother was killed at Sebastopol. He was present at the Charge of the Light Brigade. He retired from the Army in 1856, following his election to Parliament.

Parliamentary service[edit]

He was elected to the House of Commons for Wells in 1855, a seat he held until 1868.

In 1870 he succeeded his father as second Baron Hylton and entered the House of Lords.[1]


Lord Hylton married his second cousin, Lady Agnes Mary Byng, daughter of George Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford, in 1858. Their divorce was a Cause célèbre.[2] There were children of this marriage, sons and a daughter, Agatha Eleanor Augusta Jolliffe,[3] who married Ailwyn Fellowes MP.

Lord Hylton married again to Anne, daughter of Henry Lambert, who was the second wife and the widow of the third Earl of Dunraven.[1][4]

Death and succession[edit]

He died in October 1899, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his surviving son Hylton George Hylton Jolliffe.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Obituary of Baron Hylton in The Times, Wednesday, 1 Nov 1899; pg. 7; Issue 35975; col E. The death was also reported in New York Times, 1 November 1899, Wednesday: "LORD HYLTON DEAD.; He Took Part in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava.".
  2. ^ The Times, Friday, 8 Mar 1872; pg. 11; Issue 27319; col D: "Court Of Probate And Divorce, 7 March".
  3. ^ "Agatha Eleanor Augusta Fellowes (née Jolliffe), Lady Ailwyn (1863-1938), Wife of 1st Baron Ailwyn; daughter of 2nd Baron Hylton". National Portrait Gallery, London. 
  4. ^ Edwin Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl died in 1871.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Goodenough Hayter
and Robert Charles Tudway
Member of Parliament for Wells
With: Sir William Goodenough Hayter 1856–1868
Arthur Divett Hayter 1865–1868
Constituency abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Jolliffe
Baron Hylton
Succeeded by
Hylton George Hylton Jolliffe