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Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe, 5th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe, 5th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Male 1865 - 1944  (78 years)

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  • Name Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe 
    Suffix 5th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 
    Born 2 Jul 1865  Mt. Edgcumbe, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1944  St Germans, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1513  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 

    Father William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe,   b. 5 Jul 1832, Edgcumbe, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1917  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton,   b. 9 Jan 1840, Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1874  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1857  Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Hyde Villiers,   b. 8 Nov 1878, 11 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1935, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 15 May 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 May 2019 
    Family ID F572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe, 5th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe DL (1865-1944), was a soldier who served in the South African War with distinction.

      He was the son of William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe by his first wife.

      Educated at Oxford University and a keen horseman, he was part of the varsity polo team playing against Cambridge in 1885-1887.[2]

      He was appointed a Captain in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry on 23 March 1891. After the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899, he went to serve in South Africa. He left Cape Town for the United Kingdom in early May 1902, shortly before the end of the war.[3]

      He succeeded his father to the earldom and Mount Edgcumbe House in 1917. He had married in 1911 Lady Edith Villiers, the only daughter of Edward Hyde Villiers, 5th Earl of Clarendon. They had no children and he was succeeded by his cousin, Kenelm William Edward Edgcumbe, 6th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.

      See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Edgcumbe,_5th_Earl_of_Mount_Edgcumbe

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1865 - Mt. Edgcumbe, Cornwall Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
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    Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe
    Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe
    Piers Alexander, Viscount Valletort (1865–1944), Aged 21 Painter: Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne
    Piers Alexander, Viscount Valletort (1865–1944), Aged 21 Painter: Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne
    Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe
    Piers Alexander Hamilton Edgcumbe