Talk:George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

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Why this article was originally entitled "George Lyttelton": baronetcies in the Hanoverian era were somewhat transient. Since he was the first baron, the title was known after him, but not before, and he spent his whole life as George Lyttelton, with the baronetcy tacked on late. Would Robert Walpole be more naturally sought by students as Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orrery? Not that I disagree with the move, but there was reason to my choice of article name. So long as the redirect keeps working (and no other George Lyttelton gets an article that seizes the redirect), we're fine. Geogre 13:51, 28 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • (Oh, and grr, folks. I don't know much, but I know punctuation, and one uses apostrophes to distinguish plurals of ordinals and acronymns. Thus, if one had more than one BMW automobile, they would be "BMW's." Additionally, the decade of the 1971 to 1980 is the "1970's." This is a rule, and it's a good rule. It's so that the s is not considered part of the number, just as the apostrophe after the BMW is to keep one from thinking that it's a BMW-ess. The Wikipedia style sheet is wrong. One uses apostrophes after numbers.) Geogre 01:57, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Some one has added a "burial" category, without adding a statement as to his burial to the text, and certainly without providing a reference. Can this be resolved please? The text only identifies him as an alumni of Christchurch, Oxford. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:42, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

That was me. Apologies for the lack of a reference: I'll try to take a picture of the stone, but his tomb is in Christ Church Cathedral. Feel free to remove it in the meantime. I didn't mention it because it didn't really seem relevant to the text, but the category applies. I can add something at the end of the entry if necessary. Phettyplace (talk) 3:26, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
That is fine: suitable addition now made. Peterkingiron (talk) 21:07, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Spelling - Lyttleton vs Lyttelton[edit]

I have a 2nd Ed of "The Beauties of Shakespear" (sic) published in 1757 which is "To the Houourable Sir George Lyttleton, One of the Lords-Commiſſioners of the Treaſury", Does anyone know why the name is now referred to as Lyttelton? Hippodras (talk) 17:20, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

I do not know. The use of the spelling Lyttelton has been consistent over a long period, including for the title that George was later given, which implies that it was his preference. However, this is a counter-intuitive spelling, the spelling Little being expected; hence frequent misspellings. I supect that your book has a printer's error. Another family with the same ultimate ancestry sells the name Littleton (see Baron Hatherton). Peterkingiron (talk) 18:35, 12 November 2013 (UTC)