Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

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Tomb, alongside that of his wife, and second daughter, behind the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Edenham, Lincolnshire

Peter Robert Drummond-Burrell, 2nd Baron Gwydyr, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby PC (19 March 1782 – 22 February 1865), was a British nobleman. He was the son of Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydyr (died 1820), and Priscilla Bertie, 21st Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (died 1828).

From 1812 until 1820, he was Member of Parliament for Boston in Lincolnshire. Up to the 1832 Reform Act Drummond-Burrell was a Whig, but by 1841 had changed his allegiance to the Tories.[1]

On 29 June 1820, he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Gwydyr, 3rd Baronet Burell of Knipp and Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain. And on 29 December 1828, he succeeded his mother as 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby and joint (1/2) hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain.

On 19 October 1807, he married Sarah Clementina née Drummond, daughter of James Drummond, 11th Earl of Perth, and Clementina Elphinstone. They had five children:

His wife died on 26 January 1865. He died nearly a month later, on 22 February 1865. They are buried side by side in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels, Edenham, Lincolnshire. The canopied tomb of their second daughter, Elizabeth Susan (d. 1853) is adjacent, and those of their son Albyric (d. 1870) and grandson Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster (d. 1910), are nearby. All five tombs are Grade II listed, some jointly.[4][5][6]

Gwydyr Mansions in Hove, East Sussex, were named after him in honour of his friendship with the Goldsmid family, upon whose land the development was built in 1890.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olney R. J. (1973); Lincolnshire Politics 1832–1885, Oxford University Press, p. 19. ISBN 0198218486.
  2. ^ "Hon. Elizabeth Susan Drummond-Burrell". thepeerage.com. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1834). Peerage of the British Empire (3rd ed.). London: Saunders and Otley. p. 476. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Pair of tombs at east end of Church of St. Michael (Baron and Lady Willoughby de Eresby)  (Grade II) (1062830)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Tomb at east end of Church of St.Michael (Hon. Elizabeth Susan Willougby)  (Grade II) (1308901)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Pair of tombs at east end of Church of St. Michael (Alberic Drummond Willoughby and Earl of Ancaster)  (Grade II) (1360078)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Middleton, Judy (2002). The Encyclopaedia of Hove & Portslade. Brighton: Brighton & Hove Libraries. Vol. 6, p. 68. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Madocks
Thomas Fydell
Member of Parliament for Boston
1812–1820
With: William Madocks
Succeeded by
Henry Ellis
Gilbert Heathcote
Court offices
Preceded by
The Lord Gwydyr
as Deputy
Lord Great Chamberlain
Acting

1821–1828
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
as Deputy
Lord Great Chamberlain
1828–1830
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Cholmondeley
as Deputy
Preceded by
The Marquess of Cholmondeley
as Deputy
Lord Great Chamberlain
1837–1865
Succeeded by
The 23rd Lord Willoughby de Eresby
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Assheton Smith
Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire
1828–1851
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Priscilla Bertie
Baron Willoughby de Eresby
1828–1865
Succeeded by
Albyric Drummond-Willoughby
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Peter Burrell
Baron Gwydyr
1820–1865
Succeeded by
Albyric Drummond-Willoughby