William Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey

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William Henry Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Huntingdonshire
In office
1880 – 1885
Serving with Lord Douglas Gordon
Preceded by Edward Fellowes
The Viscount Mandeville
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Ramsey
In office
1885 – 1887
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Ailwyn Fellowes
Lord-in-Waiting
In office
1890–1892
Prime Minister Lord Salisbury
Preceded by The Viscount Torrington
Succeeded by The Lord Wolverton
2nd Baron de Ramsey
In office
1887–1925
Preceded by Edward Fellowes
Succeeded by Ailwyn Fellowes
Personal details
Born (1848-05-16)16 May 1848
Died 8 May 1925(1925-05-08) (aged 76)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

William Henry Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey (16 May 1848 – 8 May 1925), was a British Conservative politician.

De Ramsey was the eldest son of Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron de Ramsey, and Hon. Mary Julia Milles. Ailwyn Fellowes, 1st Baron Ailwyn, was his younger brother.

He purchased a commission as a cornet in the Life Guards on 16 March 1867;[1] he retired as a captain on 21 July 1877.[2]

He succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire in 1880, a seat he held until 1885 when the constituency was abolished, and then represented Ramsey until August 1887, when he inherited the barony on his father's death and entered the House of Lords. In 1890 de Ramsey was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Conservative administration of Lord Salisbury, a post he held until the Conservative defeat in the 1892 general election.

Family[edit]

Lord de Ramsey married Lady Rosamond Jane Frances Spencer-Churchill, daughter of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, in 1877. He thereby became the brother-in-law of Lord Randolph Churchill and the uncle (through marriage) of Winston Churchill. Lady de Ramsey died in 1920. Lord de Ramsey survived her by five years and died in May 1925, aged 76. He was succeeded in the barony by his grandson Ailwyn, his son and heir apparent Captain the Hon. Coulson Churchill Fellowes having died on active service in the First World War.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 23230". The London Gazette. 15 March 1867. p. 1726. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "no. 24485". The London Gazette. 20 July 1877. p. 4263. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David, eds. (1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. London and New York: St Martin's Press. 
  • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (107th ed.). The Boydell Press. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Fellowes
The Viscount Mandeville
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
18801885
With: Lord Douglas Gordon
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ramsey
18851887
Succeeded by
Ailwyn Fellowes
Political offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Torrington
Lord-in-Waiting
1890 – 1892
Succeeded by
The Lord Wolverton
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Fellowes
Baron de Ramsey
1887–1925
Succeeded by
Ailwyn Fellowes