William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor

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William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor KG KCVO (18 December 1895 – 23 November 1968), was a British peer.

Radnor was the son of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 6th Earl of Radnor and Julian Eleanor Adelaide Balfour.

He married, firstly, Helena Olivia Adeane, daughter of Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane and Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham, on 11 October 1922 and had six children. He and Helena were divorced in 1942.

  • Lady Jane Pleydell-Bouverie (14 September 1923 – 21 July 2006), married Richard Anthony Bethell in 1945
  • Lady Belinda Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 15 January 1925)
  • Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 8th Earl of Radnor (10 November 1927 – 2008)
  • Hon. Reuben Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 30 December 1930)
  • Lady Phoebe Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 25 January 1932), who married Hubert Beaumont Phipps (1906–1969)
  • Lady Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 18 December 1935)

He married, secondly, Anne Isobel Graham Oakley, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Oakley, on 9 October 1943 and had one child.

Radnor served as Governor of the French Hospital. Successive Earls of Radnor were governors of the hospital from the eighteenth century to 2015.[1]


  1. ^ Tessa Murdoch and Randolph Vigne with foreword by Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 8th Earl of Radnor, The French Hospital in England: Its Huguenot History and Collections Cambridge: John Adamson ISBN 978-0-9524322-7-2 OCLC 318092110.
Court offices
Preceded by
The Lord Clinton
Lord Warden of the Stannaries
Succeeded by
The Earl Waldegrave
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie
Earl of Radnor
Succeeded by
Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie