WHO'S WHO: THE MIDLAND PEERS.The Lord Ashcombe (4th Baron): Henry Edward Cubitt. Address: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Conservative.
Educated: Eton. Succeeded his father in 1962. Married three times. Career: Consul-General for the Principality of Monaco in London 1961-1968; Chairman, Cubitt Estates Limited. Clubs: White's. Heir: His kinsman, Mark Edward Cubitt, born 1964.
The Lord Ashton of Hyde (3rd Baron): Thomas John Ashton. Address: Fir Farm, Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Cross-bencher.
Educated: Eton and New College, Oxford (MA). Succeeded his father 1983. Married. Career: Former director: Barclays Bank plc, Barclays Merchant Bank Ltd, Barclays Bank of Canada Bank of Canada
Canada's central bank, established under the Bank of Canada Act (1934). It was founded during the Great Depression to regulate credit and currency. The Bank acts as the Canadian government's fiscal agent and has the sole right to issue paper money. ; (Formerly senior executive local director, Barclays Bank Manchester and chairman local board); Member, Goldsmiths' Company. Clubs: Boodle's. Heir: His son, Hon Thomas Henry Ashton, born 1958.
The Earl of Aylesford (11th Earl): Charles Ian Finch-Knightley. Address: Packington Old Hall Packington Old Hall is a 17th century manor house situated at Great Packington, near Meriden, Warwickshire. It is a Grade II* listed building.
An original manor house was rebuilt in red brick in 1679 by the Fisher family. , Coventry. Conservative.
Educated: Oundle; Hon LLD, University of Birmingham Due to Birmingham's role as a centre of light engineering, the university traditionally had a special focus on science, engineering and commerce, as well as coal mining. It now teaches a full range of academic subjects and has five-star rating for teaching and research in several 1989. Succeeded his father 1958. One marriage. Career: Lord Lieutenant West Midlands County, 1974-1994; Warwickshire County Commissioner, Boy Scouts Association 1949-1974; Advisory committee, World Wildlife Fund. Clubs: Flyfishers'. Heir: His son, Lord Guernsey, born 1947.
The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley Earl Baldwin of Bewdley is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1937 for the Conservative politician Stanley Baldwin. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1923 to 1924, from 1924 to 1929 and from 1935 to 1937. (4th Earl): Edward Alfred Alexander Baldwin. Address: Manor Farm House, Godstow Road, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford. Conservative.
Educated: Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (MA CertEd). Succeeded his father 1976. Married. Career: Schoolmaster 1970-1977; Education officer 1978-1987; Chairman British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. Clubs: MCC. Heir: His son, Viscount Corvedale, born 1973.
The Earl Bathurst (8th Earl): Henry Allen John Bathurst. Address: Manor Farm, Sapperton, Near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Conservative.
Educated: Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Succeeded his grandfather 1943. Married twice. Career: Director, Forestor Ltd, 1987-1992. Clubs: White's, Calvary and Guards. Heir: His son, Lord Apsley, born 1961.
The Earl of Bradford (7th Earl): Richard Thomas Orlando Bridgeman. Address: The Bradford Estate Office, Shifnal, Shropshire. Conservative.
Educated: Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. Married. Succeeded his father 1981. Career: Proprietor of Porters Restaurant, Covent Garden; Published Stately Secrets, 1994. Heir: His son, Viscount Newport, born 1980.
The Viscount Cobham (11th Viscount): John William Leonard Lyttelton. Address: Hagley Hall, Near Stourbridge. Cross-bencher.
Educated: Eton, Christ's College, New Zealand, Royal Agricultural College The Royal Agricultural College is a university college based at Cirencester in the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire, in England.
Its motto is Avorum Cultus Pecorumque, a quote from Virgil’s Georgics , Cirencester. Succeeded his father 1977. Married twice. Clubs: MCC. Heir: His brother, Hon Christopher Charles Lyttelton, born 1947.
The Most Hon. the Marquess of Cholmondeley Marquess of Cholmondeley is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1815 for the George Cholmondeley, 4th Earl of Cholmondeley. The Cholmondeley descends from Sir Hugh Cholmondeley. (7th Marquess): David George Philip Cholmondeley. Address: Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire. Cross-bencher.
Educated: Eton and Sorbonne. Succeeded his father 1990. Career: Film-maker; Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain The Lord Great Chamberlain of England is the sixth of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord Privy Seal and above the Lord High Constable. The position is an hereditary one, held in gross, and was originally held by Robert Malet, a son of one of the leading of England (acting for the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II) since 1990. Clubs: White's, Vanderbilt, Champney's, Cercle de l'Union Interallee (Paris). Heir: His kinsman Charles George Cholmondeley, born 1959.
The Earl of Dudley (4th Earl): William Humble David Ward. Address: London. Conservative.
Educated: Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Succeeded his father 1969. Married twice. Career: Company director; Former chairman British Federal Welder and Machine Co Ltd: Deputy chairman, Baggeridge Brick Co; Director, Tribune Investment Trust. Clubs: White's, Pratt's, Royal Yacht Squadron The Royal Yacht Squadron is the most prestigious yacht club in the United Kingdom. Its clubhouse is located in Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. (Cowes). Heir: His son Viscount Ednam, born 1947.
The Lady Dudley (Baroness, 14th in line): Barbara Amy Felicity Hamilton. Address: Hill House, Kempsey, Worcestershire. Conservative.
Succeeded brother 1972. Married twice. Recreations: Gardening, floral watercolours. Heir: Her son, Hon Jim Anthony Hill Wallace, born 1930.
The Viscount Hereford (18th Viscount): Robert Milo Leicester Devereux. Address: USA. Conservative.
Educated: Eton. Succeeded grandfather 1952. One marriage. Career: Served Royal Horse Guards The Royal Horse Guards (RHG) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Founded in 1650 by Oliver Cromwell as the Regiment of Cuirassiers, the regiment became the Earl of Oxford's Regiment during the reign of King Charles II. 1950-1953; Premier Viscount of England. Heir: His son, Hon Charles Robin de Bohun Devereux, born 1975.
The Marquess of Hertford The titles of Earl of Hertford and Marquess of Hertford have been created several times in the peerages of England and Great Britain.
The third Earldom of Hertford was created in 1559 for Edward Seymour, who was simultaneously created Baron Beauchamp of Hache. (9th Marquess): Henry Jocelyn Seymour. Address: Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire.
Educated: Harrow and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Succeeded his father 1997. Married. Career: Farm Manager. Heir: His son, Earl of Yarmouth, born 1993.
The Earl of Lichfield (5th Earl): Thomas Patrick John Anson. Address: Shugborough, Stafford. Conservative.
Educated: Harrow and Sandhurst. Succeeded grandfather 1960. Married once. Career: Photographer; Fellow, Royal Photographic Society; Published Lichfield - The Most Beautiful Women, 1981; Not the Whole Truth (autobiography), 1986. Clubs: White's. Heir: His son, Viscount Anson, born 1978.
The Viscount Malvern (3rd Viscount): Ashley Kevin Godfrey Huggins. Address: Zimbabwe.
Succeeded father 1978. Heir: His uncle, Hon Martin James Huggins, born 1928.
The Countess of Mar (31st in line): Margaret of Mar. Address: St Michael's Farm, Great Witley, Worcester. Cross-bencher.
Educated: Kenya High School for Girls, Nairobi; Lewes County Grammar School for Girls. Succeeded her father 1975. Married three times. Career: Civil Service clerical officer 1959-1963; PO/BT sales superintendent 1969-1982; Patron Gulf Veterans' Association. Heir: Her daughter, Lady Susan Helen of Mar, Mistress of Mar, born 1963.
The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford (22nd Earl): Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot. Address: Wanfield Hall, Kingstone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Cross-bencher.
Educated: Harrow; Hon. LLD, Wolverhampton University 1994. Succeeded his father 1980. Married. Career: Joint deputy chairman, Britannia Building Society 1987-1992; Chairman, Firearms Consultative Committee 1994; Chancellor Wolverhampton University, since 1993. Clubs: Farmers. Heir: His son, Viscount Ingestre, born 1978.