Myles Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough

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The Earl of Bessborough
Born Myles Fitzhugh Longfield Ponsonby
(1941-02-16) 16 February 1941 (age 75)
Title Earl of Bessborough
Spouse(s) Alison Marjorie Storey
Parents Arthur Ponsonby, 11th Earl of Bessborough
Patricia Minnigerode

Myles Fitzhugh Longfield Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough (born 16 February 1941), is a British peer.

He is the son of Arthur Ponsonby, 11th Earl of Bessborough, and his wife Patricia née Minnigerode, daughter of Col. Fitzhugh Lee Minnigerode.

Education and career[edit]

He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Later he was invested as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


In 1972 he married Alison Marjorie Storey, daughter of William Storey, and together they have three children:


The heir apparent to the earldom is the current earl's eldest son, Frederick Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon. In 2005 he married Emily Mott, daughter of Dr. Peter Mott, and together they have two children:

  • Hon. Eleanor Grace Ponsonby (born 8 May 2006)
  • Hon. William Ponsonby (born 6 May 2008)

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1941–1993: Mr Myles Ponsonby
  • 1993–2002: Viscount Duncannon
  • from 2002: The Right Honourable The Earl of Bessborough
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Arthur Ponsonby
Earl of Bessborough
Frederick Ponsonby,
Viscount Duncannon



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