Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill

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11th Baron Digby Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Belgravia, Middlesex, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby, 10th Baron Digby of Geashill and Emily Beryl Sissy Digby
Husband of Constance Pamela Alice Digby and Constance Pamela Alice Digby (Bruce)
Father of Amb. Pamela Beryl Harriman; Pamela Harriman; <private> Digby; Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby and <private> Digby
Brother of Geraldine Margot Digby; Lettice Theresa Digby; Venetia Jane Digby; Robert Henry Digby and <private> Digby

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About Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill

Digby was the son of Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby, 10th Baron Digby, and Emily Beryl Sissy Hood, daughter of Hon. Arthur Hood. Admiral Sir Henry Digby was his great-grandfather while on his mother's side he was a descendant of another naval commander, Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood.

Career He succeeded his father as eleventh Baron Digby in 1920 and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords. Digby was a Colonel in the Coldstream Guards and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross and bar. He also served as Chairman of the Dorset County Council from 1955 to 1964 and as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset between 1952 and 1964. In 1960, he was made a Knight of the Garter.

Lord Digby was Chairman of the Orchid Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Personal life In 1919, Lord Digby married Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce, daughter of Henry Bruce, 2nd Baron Aberdare and granddaughter of Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare. Their children include:

Hon. Pamela Digby (1920–1997), who married and divorced Randolph Churchill and later became American Ambassador to France. Edward Henry Kenelm Digby (born 1924), who married Dione Sherbrooke, daughter of Rear-Adm. Robert St Vincent Sherbrooke, in 1952.[2] Lord Digby died in January 1964, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward Henry Kenelm Digby.

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Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby of Geashill's Timeline

1894
August 1, 1894
Belgravia, Middlesex, England
1920
March 20, 1920
Age 25
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
March 20, 1920
Age 25
Farnborough, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
1924
July 24, 1924
Age 29
London, Middlesex, England UK
1964
January 29, 1964
Age 69