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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Lady Onslow

Lady Onslow.

Arthur George, third Earl of Onslow, who died without surviving male issue in 1870. The earldom was created in 1801, but the barony of Onslow in 1716. The first baronet was Lord Mayor of London in 1649, and the baronetcy was conferred on him at the restoration of Charles II. Several of this family, in the page 41 18th century were distinguished in Parliamentary life, and Ministerial offices, and one was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1727 to 1761. The present Lord Onslow was educated at Eton, and at Christ Church, Oxford, succeeded to the Peerage in 1870, and was twice appointed a Lord-In-Waiting of the Queen's household. From February, 1887, till his appointment as Governor of New Zealand in 1888, he occupied the useful post of Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in the Administration of Lord Salisbury. He married a daughter of the late Lord Gardner, and has three children, the eldest, Lord Cranley, being thirteen years of age.