Richard Herschell, 2nd Baron Herschell
Background and early life
He was private secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland the Earl of Aberdeen from 1905 to 1907 and served in the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and later H. H. Asquith as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1907 to 1915.
Lord Herschell married Annie Vera Violet, daughter of Sir Arthur Thomas Bennett Nicolson, 10th Baronet, in 1919. The wedding took place at the Nicolson property of Brough Lodge on Fetlar, Shetland. He died in October 1929, aged 51, and was succeeded in the barony by his son Rognvald. Lady Herschell died in 1961.
Honours and styles of address
In 1907, Herschell was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order as a Member (MVO). In 1917, he was promoted within the same Order to be a Knight Commander (KCVO). In the 1919 New Year Honours, he was promoted again to be a Knight Grand Cross (GCVO).
Styles of address
- 1878–1886: Mr Richard Herschell
- 1886–1899: The Honourable Richard Herschell
- 1899–1907: The Right Honourable The Lord Herschell
- 1907–1917: The Right Honourable The Lord Herschell MVO
- 1917–1919: The Right Honourable The Lord Herschell KCVO
- 1919–1929: The Right Honourable The Lord Herschell GCVO
- "A brief history of Brough Lodge and the Nicolson family". Brough Lodge Trust. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
- The London Gazette: . 19 July 1907.
- The London Gazette: . 9 February 1917.
- The Edinburgh Gazette: . 2 January 1919.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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Rognvald Richard Farrer Herschell