Fiennes Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis

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The Lord Cornwallis
Born Fiennes Neil Wykeham Cornwallis
(1921-06-29)29 June 1921
Died 6 March 2010(2010-03-06) (aged 88)
Nationality United Kingdom British
Education Eton College
Title 3rd Baron Cornwallis
Predecessor 2nd Baron Cornwallis
Successor 4th Baron Cornwallis
Spouse(s) Judith Lacy (née Scott); divorced
Agnes Jean Russell
(née Landale); her death
Stephanie Coleman (her death)
Children 6 children

Fiennes Neil Wykeham Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, OBE, DL (29 June 1921 – 6 March 2010) was a British peer. He was the younger child, and the only son, of Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis and Cecily Etha Mary (née Walker). He had an elder sister, Rosamond Patricia Susan Anne Cornwallis (15 May 1918 – 3 September 1960).

He attended Eton College.[1] Upon the death of his father in 1982, he succeeded him as the 3rd Baron Cornwallis.

Family life

Lord Cornwallis married three times. His first wife was Judith Lacy (née Scott), daughter of Lt.-Col. Geffrey Lacy Scott. They married on 17 October 1942 and were divorced in 1948. They had two children: Anne Judy Cornwallis (13 November 1943 – 26 June 1966), and Fiennes Wykeham Jeremy Cornwallis (b. 25 May 1946), the 4th Baron Cornwallis.

He married, secondly, to Agnes Jean Russell (née Landale), daughter of Captain Henderson Russell Landale, on 1 June 1951 with whom he had four children: Patrick Wykeham David Cornwallis (b. 28 May 1952), Cecily Mary Clare McCulloch (b. 23 October 1954), Vanessa Rachel Middleton (b. 27 July 1958) and Susan Patricia Rose Crolla (née Cornwallis) (b. 30 March 1963). Lady Cornwallis died on 15 March 2001. Lord Cornwallis married, thirdly, to Stephanie Coleman, on 6 April 2002. She died on 4 December 2009.

Other information

During World War II, Lord Cornwallis served with the Coldstream Guards between 1940 – 1944 when he was invalided out of the army. He was also a very senior Freemason, and served as Pro Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England from 1982 to 1992, having previously been Deputy Grand Master, and Pro First Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England and Wales from 1982 to 1992, having previously been Second Grand Principal.

He had been a stamp collector since his youth. His specialised collections of Australia, Gambia, Gibraltar, and Malta stamps were sold in 2011. He was a fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London from 1988 and a member of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Philatelic Society.[2]

Cornwallis was the grandson of Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis; the great-grandson of Fiennes Cornwallis; the 2nd great-grandson of James Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis; the 3rd great-grandson of James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis; the 4th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis; the 5th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis; the 6th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis; the 7th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis; the 8th great-grandson of Frederick Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis; and the 9th great-grandson of Jane Cornwallis, and Elizabeth Richardson, 1st Lady Cramond. His ancestors include Edward Cornwallis, Frederick Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, William Cornwallis, and Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis.

Bibliography

  • Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition).
    New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. ISBN 0-333-38847-X

References

  1. ^ Old Etonians born in 1920's
  2. ^ "Auction of the Lord Cornwallis Collection of Australia with Gambia, Gibraltar and Malta". Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-12.

External links

  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  • Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage.com website". The Peerage.
  • The Descendants of William the Conqueror Page 104
  • Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science The Cornwallis Family
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Wykeham Cornwallis
Baron Cornwallis
1982–2010
Succeeded by
Jeremy Cornwallis
Masonic offices
Preceded by
Earl Cadogan
Pro Grand Master of the
United Grand Lodge of England

1982–1992
Succeeded by
Baron Farnham
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