William Byron, 4th Baron Byron

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William Byron, Lord Byron
View of a Park with Deer by William Byron, 4th Baron Byron.jpg
View of a Park with Deer, William Byron, 4th Baron Byron, Yale Center for British Art.
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
13 November 1695 – 8 August 1736
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byWilliam Byron, 3rd Baron Byron
Succeeded byWilliam Byron, 5th Baron Byron
Personal details
Born4 January 1669/70
Newstead, Nottinghamshire
Died8 August 1736 (aged 66)
Newstead, Nottinghamshire
Spouse(s)Lady Mary Egerton
Lady Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck
Hon. Frances Berkeley
MotherHon. Elizabeth Chaworth
FatherWilliam Byron, 3rd Baron Byron

William Byron, 4th Baron Byron (4 January 1669/70 – 8 August 1736) was an English nobleman, politician, peer, and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark.


Byron was the son of William Byron, 3rd Baron Byron and the Hon. Elizabeth Chaworth. He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Byron in 1695 upon the death of his father.

Lord Byron died on 8 August 1736, and was succeeded by his fourth (but oldest surviving) son William Byron, 5th Baron Byron (born 1722).


Lord Byron married Lady Mary Egerton, daughter of John Egerton, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater and Lady Jane Powlett, in 1702/3, but they had no children.

He married Lady Frances Wilhelmina Bentinck, daughter of Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and Anne Villiers, in 1706. They had three sons who died in childhood or infancy, and a daughter who died unmarried (and is here unnamed):

  • The Hon. George Byron (1707–1719)
  • The Hon. William Byron (1709–1709)
  • The Hon. William Henry Byron (1710–1710)

Frances Wilhelmina died on 31 March 1712.[1] He married thirdly the Hon. Frances Berkeley, daughter of William Berkeley, 4th Baron Berkeley of Stratton and Frances Temple, in 1720. They had five children:

Frances remarried Sir Thomas Hay, Bart., of Alderston[2] and was buried on the 21st September, 1757 in Twickenham, Middlesex.[3]


  1. ^ William Musgrave (1899). George J. Armytage (ed.). Obituary prior to 1800: (as far as relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland) Vol. I. The Harleian Society. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ Sir Bernard Burke, LL.D. (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Harrison, 59, Pall Mall. p. 47. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  3. ^ Rev. R. S. Cobbett, M.A. (1872). Memorials of Twickenham: Parochial and Topographical. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 12 June 2018.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Byron
Baron Byron
Succeeded by
William Byron