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Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: 7 Eaton Square, Belgravia, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Ardington House, Ardington, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron of Chelmsford and Adria Fanny Thesiger
Husband of Frances Charlotte Thesiger, Viscountess Chelmsford
Father of Andrew Thesiger, 2nd Viscount Chelmsford
Brother of Capt Wilfred Gilbert Thesiger, DSO; Lt Col Eric Richard Thesiger, DSO and Percy Mansfield Thesiger, MBE

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About Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

"Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GBE, PC (12 August 1868 – 1 April 1933) was a British statesman who served as Governor of Queensland (1905–1909), Governor of New South Wales from 1909 to 1913, and Viceroy of India from 1916 to 1921, where he was responsible for the creation of the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms. After serving a short time as First Lord of the Admiralty in the government of Ramsay MacDonald, he was appointed the Agent-General for New South Wales by the government of Jack Lang before his retirement."

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http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/chelmsford-third-baron-5573

http://cricketarchive.com/Middlesex/Players/33/33252/33252.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Thesiger,_1st_Viscount_Chelmsford

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I48716&tree=Nixon


Frederick John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

  • Born on 12 August 1868 at 7 Eaton Square, London, England.
  • Son of Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford of Chelmsford and Adria Fanny Heath.
  • Married Hon. Frances Charlotte Guest, daughter of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne of Canford Magna and Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, on 27 July 1894 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England.
  • He was also reported to have been married on 27 January 1894.
  • Ded on 1 April 1933 at age 64.
  • Educated in 1881 at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
  • Educated in 1887 at Magdalen College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Practising barrister in 1893.
  • Captain in the service of the 4th Battalion, Dorset Regiment.
  • Graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1904 with a Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Member of the London City Council between 1904 and 1905.
  • Governor of Queensland between 1905 and 1909.
  • Succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Chelmsford of Chelmsford, co. Essex [U.K., 1858] on 9 April 1905.
  • Invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) on 29 June 1906.
  • Governor of New South Wales between 1909 and 1913.
  • Invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) in 1912.
  • Chancellor of the Order of St. Michael and St. George between 1914 and 1916.
  • Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1916.
  • Invested as a Knight Grand Commander, Order of the Star of India (G.C.S.I.) in 1916.
  • Invested as a Knight Grand Commander, Order of the Indian Empire (G.C.I.E.) in 1916.
  • Grand Master of the Order of the Indian Empire between 1916 and 1921.
  • Viceroy of India between 1916 and 1921.
  • Grand Master of the Order of the Star of India between 1916 and 1921.
  • Invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.) in 1917.
  • Created 1st Viscount Chelmsford, of Chelmsford, co. Essex [U.K.] on 3 June 1921.
  • First Lord of the Admiralty between January 1924 and November 1924.
  • Agent-General in London for New South Wales between 1926 and 1928.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Birmingham University, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, in 1927.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Magdalen College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1929.
  • Invested as a Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.)
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.) by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, in 1932.
  • Awarded the honorary degree of Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.) by Sheffield University, Sheffield, Yorkshire, West Riding, England, in 1932.

Children of Frederick John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford and Hon. Frances Charlotte Guest

  • Hon. Joan Frances Vere Thesiger b. 1 Aug 1895, d. 15 May 1971
  • Lt. Hon. Frederic Ivor Thesiger b. 17 Oct 1896, d. May 1917
  • Hon. Anne Molyneux Thesiger b. 17 Dec 1898, d. 10 Aug 1973
  • Hon. Bridget Mary Thesiger b. 7 Aug 1900
  • Andrew Charles Gerald Thesiger, 2nd Viscount Chelmsford b. 25 Jul 1903, d. 27 Sep 1970
  • Hon. Margaret St. Clair Sidney Thesiger b. 7 May 1911

The Peerage

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Citations:

[S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 168. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 159. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, pages 760-761.volume 3, page 4211. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford's Timeline

1868
August 12, 1868
7 Eaton Square, Belgravia, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1903
1903
Age 34
1933
April 1, 1933
Age 64
Ardington House, Ardington, Berkshire, England