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Lord Euston and Lord Newport

Lord Euston and Lord Newport

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lord Euston (1821-1918) and Lord Newport (1819-1898).

The Rt. Hon. Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, Viscount Newport, was the eldest son of the Earl of Bradford, and the Conservative M.P. for South Shropshire from 1842-1865. He succeeded his father as Earl of Bradford in 1865. Between February 1852 and December 1852 he was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and again from 1858 to 1859. He was Lord Chamberlain 1866-1868 and again 1885-1886. He was Master of the Horse 1874-1880 and again 1885-1886. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire from 1875 to 1896.

On 30 April 1838 he married Hon. Selina Weld-Forester, daughter of Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. He died at Weston Park, Staffordshire, on 12 March 1898.

Augustus Charles Lennox Fitzroy, Lord Euston, was the son of the 5th Duke of Grafton. [The Earl of Euston is one of the subsidiary titles of the Duke of Grafton, and is used as a courtesy title by his eldest son and heir.] On 9 June 1847 he married Anna, daughter of James Balfour, by whom he had a daughter and three sons. (One of his sons, Henry James Fitzroy, was the Lord Euston involved in the Cleveland Street boy brothel scandal in 1889). He succeeded his elder brother as 7th Duke of Grafton in 1882. He died on 4 December 1918.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


Code: 124612
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