John Petre, 18th Baron Petre

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John Patrick Lionel Petre, 18th Baron Petre, KCVO (born 4 August 1942) is a British peer and landowner who was the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, succeeding Robin Neville, 10th Baron Braybrooke in October 2002.[1] He is the 18th Baron of the Petre family, an old recusant family. Lord Petre lives near Chelmsford. His family estate is at Ingatestone Hall where his son and heir apparent, Dominic, and his family live.

Petre is associated with local organizations such as Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, Brentwood Arts Council; Brentwood Shakespeare Company; Ingatestone and Fryerning Horticultural Society, Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Ingatestone, Brentwood Theatre; Ingatestone and Fryerning Angling Club; CAB (Brentwood) Appeal Fund; Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and Archeological Society; and patron of the Billericay based Hamelin Trust and the registered charity Grapevine Essex; President of Essex County Scouts, Stock and Buttsbury Heritage Society and St John Ambulance Essex. He was educated at Eton and rowed for Trinity College, Oxford.[citation needed]

Petre was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2016 Birthday Honours.[2]

In December 2016, it was announced that Petre would deliver a Christmas message for the people of Essex. The message was initially broadcast on Essex TV on Christmas Eve. [3]

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  1. ^ The Peerage - Royal Families Robin Henry Charles Neville; retrieved June 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B4.
  3. ^ "TV channel Essex TV appeals for festive messages". Echo. 13 December 2016.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Braybrooke
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
Succeeded by
Jennifer Tolhurst
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Joseph Petre
Baron Petre