Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, 11th Earl of Chesterfield

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Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope, 11th Earl of Chesterfield (29 May 1855 – 2 November 1935) was an English nobleman.

He was the second son of Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield and Dorothea, daughter of Sir Adam Hay, 7th Baronet, of Smithfield. He joined the Navy in 1869. As lieutenant of the flagship HMS Alexandra he served with the Naval Brigade landed for service in the Sudan with the Nile Expedition for the relief of General Gordon at Khartoum in 1884–85. He aftwards commanded the Lotus on the Nile, and received the Egyptian medal with clasp and the Khedive's bronze star. He was promoted to command in 1892, and served in the Naval Intelligence Department from January, 1894, to November, 1896. He was in command of the sloop HMS Beagle, serving on the South Atlantic Station until it returned to Portsmouth to pay off in early February 1900.[1] He retired with the rank of Captain in 1905. In January, 1933, he succeeded his brother as eleventh earl.

Lord Chesterfield died 2 November 1935 and was buried at Holme Lacy Church, Herefordshire on 7 November. He was succeeded by his nephew, Edward Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, the only son of his brother, The Honourable Evelyn Scudamore-Stanhope.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1855–1883: Mr Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope
  • 1883–1933: The Honourable Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope
  • 1933–1935: The Right Honourable The Earl of Chesterfield Bt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36060). London. 8 February 1900. p. 10. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope
Earl of Chesterfield
1933–1935
Succeeded by
Edward Henry Scudamore-Stanhope