Leonard Lyell, 1st Baron Lyell

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Lyell in 1898

Leonard Lyell, 1st Baron Lyell (21 October 1850 – 18 September 1926) was a Scottish Liberal politician.

The eldest son of Colonel Henry Lyell and Katharine Murray Lyell, he was a nephew of Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, the geologist.

He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland from 1885 to 1900, and was commissioned a Deputy Lieutenant for Forfarshire in December 1901.[1]

He was created a baronet in 1894[2] and raised to the peerage as Baron Lyell of Kinnordy in the County of Forfar, on 4 July 1914.[3]

His only son Charles Henry Lyell was also a Liberal MP but as he died in 1918 his son Charles Anthony Lyell succeeded to both the baronetcy and barony.


  1. ^ "No. 27387". The London Gazette. 13 December 1901. p. 8840. 
  2. ^ "No. 26479". The London Gazette. 26 January 1894. p. 508. 
  3. ^ "No. 28849". The London Gazette. 14 July 1914. p. 5448. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Laing
Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland
Succeeded by
Cathcart Wason
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Lyell
Succeeded by
Charles Anthony Lyell