William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace

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William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace

William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace FRS (born February 21, 1805 in London , † December 29, 1893 in East Horsley ), known until 1833 as the Hon. William King and from 1833 to 1838 as Lord King , was an English Nobleman and scientist.

Life and family

Lovelace was the eldest son of Peter King, 7th Baron King and his wife, Lady Hester Fortescue, the granddaughter of George Grenville . He was baptized in St Margaret's Church in Westminster . The politician Peter John Locke King was his younger brother.

He attended Eton College and studied at Trinity College of the University of Cambridge .

On the death of his father, he inherited his title Baron King , including the associated seat in the House of Lords . On June 30, 1838 he was raised to Earl of Lovelace with the subordinate title Viscount Ockham . In 1840 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Surrey . He held this position until his death. On November 25, 1841 was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society . In 1860 he took the additional surname Noel.

In 1835 Lord King married Augusta Ada Byron , the only legitimate daughter of the poet George Byron, 6th Baron Byron , with whom he had three children:

After the death of his wife Ada in 1852, he married Jane Jenkins, with whom he had a son:

Lord Lovelace died on December 29, 1893 at the age of 88. He was succeeded as Earl by his second son, Ralph, who was, however, the oldest surviving son.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A Calm at a Mediterranean Port (Getty Museum) - Provenance: 1833-1893 William King-Noel, first earl of Lovelace. The J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles, accessed January 7, 2016 .
  2. ^ Information on King-Noel, William, Earl Lovelace 1st. hull.ac.uk, accessed January 7, 2016 .
  3. ^ Lists of Royal Society Fellows . Retrieved December 15, 2006.

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