James Waldegrave, 13th Earl Waldegrave

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James "Jamie" Sherbrooke Waldegrave, 13th Earl Waldegrave (born 8 December 1940), styled Viscount Chewton until 1995, is a British peer and businessman.

Waldegrave is the son of Geoffrey Noel Waldegrave, 12th Earl Waldegrave (1905–1995), and Mary Hermione Grenfell (1909–1995).[1] Earl Waldegrave was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and stroked the Cambridge crew in the University Boat Race in 1962 and 1963. In 1986, he married Mary Alison Anthea Furness (born 10 November 1946), a journalist for the Evening Standard and philosophy lecturer. She is the daughter of the late Sir Robert Furness (1883–1954) and Joyce Lucy Sophie Marc (1905 -1995). Earl Waldegrave inherited his father's titles in 1995. He and his wife divorced in 1996 after having two sons.

Lord Waldegrave currently runs his estate based at Priory Farm, Chewton Mendip, Somerset, with industrial units and offices let out to various businesses upon the old cheese making site.[2] Earl Waldegrave is the elder brother of William Waldegrave, Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, a former Conservative Cabinet Minister in Margaret Thatcher's government,[3] and the brother of Lady Susan Hussey, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II.[4]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Patrick. "Obituary : Earl Waldegrave". Independent (26 May 1995). Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Welcome to The Waldegrave Estate, Chewton Mendip". The Waldegrave Estate. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Waldegrave". Chewton Mendip History. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Her Majesty's A-Team". Telegraph. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2016.

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Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Geoffrey Noel Waldegrave
Earl Waldegrave
Succeeded by