Lord Edward Clinton

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Lord Edward Pelham-Clinton in 1901.
Tomb of Lord Edward and his wife, Brookwood Cemetery

Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Edward William Pelham-Clinton GCVO KCB (11 August 1836 – 9 July 1907),[1] known as Lord Edward Clinton, was a British Liberal Party politician.

Clinton was educated at Eton and left in 1853. He joined the Rifle Brigade as an ensign in 1854 and served in the Crimea after the fall of Sebastopol. He reached the rank of captain in 1857 and spent 5 years in Canada (1861–1865). In 1878 he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired in 1880 while posted in India.[2]

Clinton was elected unopposed at the 1865 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for North Nottinghamshire, but did not seek re-election in 1868.[3]

Clinton was Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria from 1881 to 1894, then Master of the Household from 1894 until her death. He then reverted to a Groom-in-Waiting under her successor King Edward VII in 1901[4] and remained in that post until his death.[citation needed]

Edward was a younger son of the 5th Duke of Newcastle and on 22 August 1865, he married Matilda Jane Cradock-Hartopp, a daughter of Sir William Cradock-Hartopp, 3rd Baronet, but the couple did not have any children.

On his death he was buried in a tomb in Brookwood Cemetery.[5] The tomb is now Grade II* listed by English Heritage.[6][7]



  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)
  2. ^ Source: The Eton Register part II, 1853-1859.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 438. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ "No. 27336". The London Gazette. 23 July 1901. p. 4838. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "TOMB OF LORD EDWARD PELHAM CLINTON 1836 TO 1907 (1391044)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Tomb of Lord Edward Pelham-Clinton - Brookwood Cemetery website
  7. ^ Tomb of Lord Edward Pelham Clinton on Historic England
  8. ^ "No. 27285". The London Gazette. 15 February 1901. p. 1145. 
  9. ^ "Latest intelligence - Germany". The Times (36465). London. 27 May 1901. p. 3. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Robert Pelham-Clinton
Sir Evelyn Denison
Member of Parliament for North Nottinghamshire
With: Sir Evelyn Denison
Succeeded by
Frederick Chatfield Smith
Sir Evelyn Denison
Court offices
Preceded by
Sir John Cowell
Master of the Household
Succeeded by
Sir Horace Farquhar