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Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe, 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe, 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Male 1873 - 1965  (91 years)

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  • Name Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe 
    Suffix 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 
    Born 9 Oct 1873  Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship to Head: Son 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Aldenham, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    37, married; head of household 
    Residence 1913  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Between 1914 and 1920 
    Residence 1926  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure 1 Apr 1926  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 13 Apr 1926  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 52 
    Died 10 Feb 1965  St. Germans, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age at Death: 91
    Notes 
    • The barony Edgcumbe of Mount Edgcumbe in the County of Cornwall, was created in 1742. In 1781 the title became Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort and in 1789 an Earldom was created.

      Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe was a Fellow of University College, London; late Lt-Col RE (TA); JP for Herts; son of the late Richard Edgcumbe; succeeded his cousin to the title in 1944. He married in 1906 Lillian Agnes daughter of Col A C Arkwright of Hatfield Place Essex. They had three daughters and one son who was killed in action in 1940.
      He was educated at Harrow (with Winston Churchill who was said to be stupid and unpopular) and studied Electrical Engineering in Germany and at University College, London. He served throughout the 1914-18 war. He was an Hon. Member and past president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; late Hon. Secretary of the International Electrotechnical Commission; Fellow (Past President) of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Great britain; Member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers; He was M.I.C.E. and F Inst P.

      He was a keen Territorial for 20 years, a DL for the County of Cornwall from 1961 until his death and awarded the Order of St john in 1964. He was succeeded by his cousin Edward Piers Edgcumbe (b 1908) elder son of late George Valletort Edgcumbe who had married in 1944 Victoria Effie Warbrick.
    Person ID I1263  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Richard John Frederick Edgcumbe,   b. 12 Aug 1843, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1937, Windsor, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Mary Louisa Monck,   b. 14 Mar 1844, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1923, Docking, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1872  Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lilian Agnes Arkwright,   b. 19 Jan 1877, Oswestry, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1964, St. Germans, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1906  Braintree, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lady Hilaria Agnes Edgcumbe,   b. 16 Jan 1908, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 2009, Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     2. Katherine Lilian Edgcumbe, Lady,   b. 1 May 1910, Mill Hill, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1989, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Margaret Louisa Edgcumbe,   b. 21 Mar 1912, Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1988, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Second Lieutenant Piers Richard Edgcumbe,   b. 22 Oct 1914, Braintree, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1940, Wormhout, Dunkirk, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1873 - Vienna, Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Relationship to Head: Son - 1881 - Chelsea, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jul 1906 - Braintree, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 37, married; head of household - 2 Apr 1911 - Aldenham, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1913 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1926 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 1 Apr 1926 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 52 - 13 Apr 1926 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1965 - St. Germans, Cornwall Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    6th Earl and Countess of Mount Edgcumbe in Coronation Robes
    Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe, 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
    6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe