George Wyndham, Chief Secretary for Ireland

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George Wyndham

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Son of Percy Scawen Wyndham and Madeline Wyndham (Campbell)
Husband of Sibell Mary Wyndham
Partner of Sybil Frances Grey
Brother of Mary Constance Charteris, Countess of Wemyss; Colonel Guy Percy Wyndham, CB, MVO; Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Adeane and Pamela Genevieve Adelaide Grey, Viscountess Grey of Fallodon

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About George Wyndham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wyndham

George Wyndham PC (29 August 1863 – 8 June 1913) was a British politician, man of letters, noted for his elegance, and one of The Souls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Souls

His great grandfather was Irish revolutionary Lord Edward Fitzgerald, whom Wyndham greatly resembled physically.

Ireland

He was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1900-1905. He brought forward a devolution scheme to deal with the Home Rule question. He also successfully saw the significant 1903 Irish Land Act into law. This change in the law ushered in the most radical change in history in Ireland's land ownership. Before it, Ireland's land was largely owned by landlords; within years of the Acts, most of the land was owned by their former tenants, who had been subvented in their purchases by government subsidies. This could without exaggeration be called the most radical change in Irish life in history.

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George Wyndham, Chief Secretary for Ireland's Timeline

1863
August 29, 1863
1887
February 7, 1887
Age 23
Eaton Hall, Eaton, Eccleston, Cheshire, England
1913
June 8, 1913
Age 49