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William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

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Birthplace: Sackville Street, Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: September 25, 1917 (83)
Winter Villa, Plymouth, Devon, England
Place of Burial: Maker, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, 3rd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe (Feilding), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe
Husband of Katherine Elizabeth Edgcumbe, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe and Caroline Cecilia Edgcumbe
Father of Frederica Victoria Charlotte Percy; Albertha Louisa Florence Lopes; Edith Hilaria, Baroness St Levan and Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe, 5th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Brother of Adelaide Edgcumbe; Horatia Edgcumbe; Charles Ernest Edgcumbe and Ernestine Emma Horatia Edgcumbe

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About William Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

other possible birth year was 1832

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" William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe GCVO, PC (5 November 1833 – 25 September 1917), styled Viscount Valletort between 1839 and 1861, was a British courtier and Conservative politician."

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Citations / Sources:

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 227. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct 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 3, page 3496. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe GCVO, PC, DL (5 November 1833 – 25 September 1917), styled Viscount Valletort between 1839 and 1861, was a British courtier and Conservative politician.

Edcumbe was the son of Ernest Edgcumbe, 3rd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and Caroline Augusta, daughter of Rear-Admiral Charles Feilding.

Edgcumbe was returned to Parliament for Plymouth in 1859, a seat he held until 1861 when he entered the House of Lords on the death of his father.[2] In 1879 he sworn of the Privy Council[3] and appointed Lord Chamberlain of the Household by the Earl of Beaconsfield,[4] a post he held until the government fell in 1880.[5] He later served under Lord Salisbury as Lord Steward of the Household between 1885[6] and 1886[7] and again between 1886[8] and 1892.[9]

Edgcumbe was also an Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria from 1887 to 1897 and a Member of the Council to the Prince of Wales from 1901 to 1917 as well as Keeper of the Seal of the Duchy of Cornwall from 1907 to 1917. Between 1877 and 1917 he served as Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall.[2]

In early 1901 Lord Mount Edgcumbe was appointed by King Edward to lead a special diplomatic mission to announce the King´s accession to the governments of Belgium, Bavaria, Italy, Württemberg, and the Netherlands.[10] During his visit to the Belgian court in March 1901, King Leopold presented him with the Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold.[11]ord Mount Edgcumbe married firstly, Lady Katherine Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, on 26 October 1858. They had four children:

Lady Victoria Frederica Caroline Edgcumbe (d. 1920), married Lord Algernon Percy, son of Algernon Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland and had issue. Lady Edith Hilaria Edgcumbe (d. 1931), married John St Aubyn, 2nd Baron St Levan and had issue. Lady Alberta Louise Florence Edgcumbe (d. 1941), married Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Roborough and had issue. Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe, 5th Earl of Edgcumbe (1865–1935). After Lady Katherine's death in September 1874 Lord Mount Edgcumbe married secondly, his first cousin, Caroline Cecilia, daughter of the Hon. George Edgcumbe and widow of Atholl Liddell, 3rd Earl of Ravensworth, on 21 April 1906. She died in February 1909. Lord Mount Edgcumbe died in September 1917, aged 83.[1

He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England.1 He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Plymouth between 1859 and 1861.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe [G.B., 1789] on 3 September 1861.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Edgcumbe of Mount-Edgcumbe [G.B., 1742] on 3 September 1861.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort [G.B., 1781] on 3 September 1861.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1879.1 He held the office of Lord Chamberlain of the Household between 1879 and 1880.1 He held the office of Lord Steward of the Household between 1885 and 1886.1 He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1887 and 1897.1 He held the office of Chairman of the Cornwall County Council between 1895 and 1917.1 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1897.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall.1 He was Deputy Warden of the Stannaries.1 He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Cornwall.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Devon.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Devon.1 He was member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall between 1901 and 1907.1 He held the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal between 1907 and 1917.

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William Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe's Timeline

1833
November 5, 1833
Sackville Street, Piccadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1859
September 23, 1859
England, United Kingdom
1861
1861
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1862
1862
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom
1865
July 2, 1865
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1917
September 25, 1917
Age 83
Winter Villa, Plymouth, Devon, England
September 29, 1917
Age 83
Maker, Cornwall, England