William Lygon, 2nd Earl Beauchamp

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William Beauchamp Lygon, 2nd Earl Beauchamp FRS (1783 – 12 May 1823), styled The Honourable William Lygon between 1806 and 1815 and Viscount Elmley between 1815 and 1816, was a British politician.

Early life[edit]

Lygon was the son of William Lygon, 1st Earl Beauchamp, and Catherine Denn, daughter of James Denn. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

Parliament[edit]

In 1806 he was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Worcestershire (succeeding his father), a seat he held until 1816 when he entered the House of Lords on inheriting the earldom from his father.[1][2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on 6 December 1810.[1][3]

Death[edit]

Lord Beauchamp died at Madresfield Court, near Malvern, Worcestershire, in May 1823. He was unmarried and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, John.[1]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1783–1806: Mr William Lygon
  • 1806–1810: The Honourable William Lygon MP[1]
  • 1810–1815: The Honourable William Lygon FRS MP[1][3]
  • 1815–1816: Viscount Elmley FRS MP
  • 1816–1823: The Right Honourable The Earl Beauchamp FRS[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "William Beauchamp Lygon, 2nd Earl Beauchamp". The Peerage. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  3. ^ a b "Fellows 1660-2007" (PDF). The Royal Society. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lygon
John Ward
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
1806–1816
With: John Ward March–November 1806
William Lyttelton November 1806–1816
Succeeded by
William Lyttelton
Henry Lygon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lygon
Earl Beauchamp
1816–1823
Succeeded by
John Reginald Pyndar