Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry

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Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry CBE (8 August 1869 – 8 July 1962) was a British aristocrat and the wife of Edward FitzRoy, who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1928 until his death in 1943.

Biography[edit]

Lady Daventry was born Muriel Douglas-Pennant, elder daughter of Lt Col Hon Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-Pennant, second son of Edward Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn.

On 6 May 1943, just over two months after the death of her husband, she was created Viscountess Daventry, of Daventry in the County of Northampton, a viscountcy being the customary retirement honour for Speakers. To date, she was the last peeress to be granted an hereditary peerage.

Edward Fitzroy and Lady Daventry had four children:[1]

References[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscountess Daventry
1943–1962
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