Arthur John Bigge, 1st and last Baron Stamfordham

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Arthur John Bigge, 1st and last Baron Stamfordham

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Morpeth RD, Longhousley, Northumberland, England UK
Death: March 31, 1931 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend John Frederick Bigge and Caroline Mary Bigge
Husband of Constance Bigge
Father of The Hon. Margaret Bigge; Capt. John Neville Bigge and Victoria Eugenie Adeane
Brother of Edward Ellison Bigge; Rear Admiral Henry Charles Bigge, RN; William Egelric Bigge; Alice Frances Bigge; Mary Augusta Bigge and 3 others

Occupation: 1851 - 1;
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Arthur John Bigge, 1st and last Baron Stamfordham

Arthur John Bigge, 1st and last Baron Stamfordham

  • Born on 18 June 1849.
  • Son of Reverend John Frederick Bigge and Caroline Mary Ellison.
  • Married Constance Neville, daughter of Reverend William Frederick Neville and Fanny Grace Blackwood, on 10 February 1881.
  • Died on 24 April 1922 at age 72.3
  • Privy Counsellor (P.C.)
  • Lieutenant in 1869 in the service of the Royal Artillery.
  • Fought in the Zulu War in 1879, where he was mentioned in despatches.
  • Aide-de-Camp to Sir Evelyn Wood in 1879.
  • In 1880 he was summoned to Balmoral Castle to explain to Queen Victoria the circumstances of the Prince Imperial's death in the Zulu War.
  • Groom-in-Waiting to HM Queen Victoria in 1880.
  • Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1885.
  • Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in 1887.
  • Lieutenant-Colonel in 1892.
  • Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1895.
  • Retired from the military in 1898.
  • Private Secretary to HM Queen Victoria.
  • Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1901.
  • Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1901.
  • Decorated with the award of the Imperial Service Order (I.S.O.) in 1903.
  • Private Secretary to HM King Edward VII.
  • Knight Commander, Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I.) in 1906.
  • Knight Grand Commander, Order of the Indian Empire (G.C.I.E.) in 1911.
  • Gained the title of 1st Baron Stamfordham, of Stamfordham, co. Northumberland [U.K.] on 23 June 1911.
  • Private Secretary to HM King George V.
  • Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1916.

The Peerage


Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur John Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham GCB, GCIE, GCVO, KCSI, KCMG, ISO, PC (18 June 1849 – 31 March 1931)

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Arthur John Bigge, 1st and last Baron Stamfordham's Timeline

1849
June 18, 1849
Longhousley, Northumberland, England UK
1881
November 28, 1881
Age 32
1885
July 5, 1885
Age 36
Middlesex, England UK
1887
October 14, 1887
Age 38
England
1931
March 31, 1931
Age 81