Richard Byron, 12th Baron Byron
|The Lord Byron|
|Born||3 November 1899|
|Died||15 June 1989 (age 89)|
|Title||12th Baron Byron|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Mary Steuart; Dorigen Margaret Esdaile|
|Children||Richard Noel Byron; Robert Byron, 13th Baron Byron|
|Parent(s)||Col. Richard Byron, Mabel Mackenzie Winter|
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Geoffrey Gordon Byron, 12th Baron Byron DSO (3 November 1899 – 15 June 1989) was a British peer, nobleman, politician, and army officer. He was a descendant of a cousin of Romantic poet and writer, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.
Early life and education
Byron was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bombay between 1921 and 1922, and Military Secretary to the Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand in 1937. He fought in the Second World War. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in 1941. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1944.
Byron married Margaret Mary Steuart in 1926, but they were divorced in 1946, and later that same year, he married Dorigen Margaret Esdaile, and had two sons by her:
- The Hon. Richard Noel Byron (1948–1985)
- Robert James Byron, 13th Baron Byron (1950)
Byron succeeded to the title of 12th Baron Byron in 1983 upon the death of his fifth cousin Rupert Frederick George Byron, 11th Baron Byron, in Australia. Lord Byron died on 15 June 1989 at age 89, whereupon his surviving son Robert Byron became the 13th Baron.
Styles of address
- 1899–1941: Mr Richard Byron
- 1941–1944: Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Byron
- 1944–1983: Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Byron DSO
- 1983–1989: Lieutenant-Colonel The Rt Hon The Lord Byron DSO
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, USA: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, pp. 630–632
- Lundy, Darryl. "Richard Byron, 12th Baron Byron". The Peerage. Retrieved 26 November 2009.[unreliable source],
- Lundy, Darryl. "Robert Byron, 13th Baron Byron". The Peerage. Retrieved 26 November 2009.[unreliable source]
|Peerage of England|