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Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp

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Name  Henry 5th
Role  Politician
Died  March 4, 1866

Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp

Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp (13 February 1829 – 4 March 1866), styled Viscount Elmley between 1853 and 1863, was a British politician.



Beauchamp was the second but eldest surviving son of General Henry Lygon, 4th Earl Beauchamp, by his wife Lady Susan Caroline, daughter of William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St Germans.


Lygon served in the 1st Life Guards. He purchased a commission as a lieutenant on 5 May 1848, succeeding Hon. Dudley FitzGerald-deRos. That year, he became a cornet. He achieved the rank of Captain in 1854. In 1853 he succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Worcestershire West, a seat he held until 1863, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Personal life

Lord Beauchamp died from tuberculosis in London in March 1866, aged 37. He was unmarried and was succeeded in his titles by his younger brother, Frederick.

Styles of address

  • 1829-1853: Mr Henry Lygon
  • 1853-1863: Viscount Elmley MP
  • 1863-1866: The Right Honourable The Earl Beauchamp
  • References

    Henry Lygon, 5th Earl Beauchamp Wikipedia

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