Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp

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Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp (Richard Dighton)

Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp (13 February 1829 – 4 March 1866), styled Viscount Elmley between 1853 and 1863, was a British politician.


Beauchamp was the second but eldest surviving son of General Henry Lygon, 4th Earl Beauchamp, by his wife Lady Susan Caroline, daughter of William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St Germans.


Lygon served in the 1st Life Guards. He purchased a commission as a lieutenant on 5 May 1848, succeeding Hon. Dudley FitzGerald-deRos.[1] That year, he became a cornet.[2] He achieved the rank of Captain in 1854.[2] In 1853 he succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Worcestershire West,[2] a seat he held until 1863,[2] when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Beauchamp died from tuberculosis in London in March 1866, aged 37. He was unmarried and was succeeded in his titles by his younger brother, Frederick.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1829-1853: Mr Henry Lygon
  • 1853-1863: Viscount Elmley MP[2]
  • 1863-1866: The Right Honourable The Earl Beauchamp[2]


  1. ^ "No. 20853". The London Gazette. 5 May 1848. p. 1746.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp". The Peerage. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Henry Beauchamp
Frederic Winn Knight
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire West
With: Frederic Winn Knight
Succeeded by
Frederic Winn Knight
Hon. Frederick Lygon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Beauchamp Lygon
Earl Beauchamp
Succeeded by
Frederick Lygon