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William Noel-King (King), FRS, 1st Earl of Lovelace

Birthdate: (88)
Death: December 29, 1893 (88)
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter King, 7th Baron King and Lady Hester Fortescue
Husband of Jane Crawford Noel-King and Ada Augusta King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace
Father of Lionel Fortescue King, 3rd Earl of Lovelace; Lady Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth; Ralph King-Milbanke, 2nd Earl of Lovelace and Byron King-Noel, Viscount Ockham, Baron Wentworth
Brother of Hester King and Peter John Locke King

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About William King, Earl of Lovelace

William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace FRS

(21 February 1805 – 29 December 1893), known as the Hon. William King until 1833 and as the Lord King from 1833 to 1838, was an English nobleman and scientist.

Lovelace was the eldest son of Peter King, 7th Baron King, and his wife Lady Hester Fortescue, granddaughter of George Grenville. The politician the Hon. Peter John Locke King was his younger brother. He succeeded in the barony in 1833. He was created Viscount Ockham and Earl of Lovelace in 1838, and appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey in 1840, a post he held until his death. On 25 November 1841, he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1] In 1860, he adopted the additional surname of Noel.

Lord King married Augusta Ada Byron, the only legitimate daughter of poet George Byron, 6th Baron Byron and the first computer programmer, in 1835. They had three children:

Byron, styled Viscount Ockham, later 12th Baron Wentworth (1836–1862) Lady Annabella, later 15th Baroness Wentworth (1837–1917) Ralph Gordon, styled Viscount Ockham, later 2nd Earl of Lovelace (1839–1906) After Ada Lovelace died in 1852, he married Jane Jenkins and they had one son, Lionel Fortescue King, later third Earl of Lovelace. Lord Lovelace died in December 1893, aged 88, and was succeeded in the earldom by his second but eldest surviving son Ralph.


^ "Lists of Royal Society Fellows". http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=1727. Retrieved 2006-12-15. Honorary titles

Preceded by

The Lord Arden Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1840–1893

Succeeded by

Francis Egerton Peerage of the United Kingdom New creation Earl of Lovelace 1838–1893

Succeeded by

Ralph Gordon Noel King-Milbanke

Peerage of England

Preceded by

Peter King Baron King 1833–1893

Succeeded by

Ralph Gordon Noel King-Milbanke

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William King, Earl of Lovelace's Timeline

February 21, 1805
May 12, 1836
Age 31
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
September 22, 1837
Age 32
July 2, 1839
Age 34
November 16, 1865
Age 60
Thursley, Surrey, United Kingdom
December 29, 1893
Age 88