Hedworth Jolliffe, 2nd Baron Hylton
Birth and education
Crimean War service
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.
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. There were children of this marriage, sons and a daughter, Agatha Eleanor Augusta Jolliffe, who married Ailwyn Fellowes MP.
Death and succession
He died in October 1899, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his surviving son Hylton George Hylton Jolliffe.
- Obituary in the New York Times, 1 November 1899, Wednesday: "LORD HYLTON DEAD.; He Took Part in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava.".
- 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.".
- The Times, Friday, 8 Mar 1872; pg. 11; Issue 27319; col D: "Court Of Probate And Divorce, 7 March".
- "Agatha Eleanor Augusta Fellowes (née Jolliffe), Lady Ailwyn (1863-1938), Wife of 1st Baron Ailwyn; daughter of 2nd Baron Hylton". National Portrait Gallery, London.
- Edwin Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl died in 1871.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Lundy, Darryl. "www.thepeerage.com". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hedworth Jolliffe
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
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
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Hylton George Hylton Jolliffe