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CodeP/0039
Dates1848-1925
Person NameFellowes; Lord; William Henry (1848-1925); 2nd Baron de Ramsey; of Ramsey Abbey
SurnameFellowes
ForenamesWilliam Henry
PreTitleLord
Title2nd Baron de Ramsey
Epithetof Ramsey Abbey
ActivityWilliam Henry Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey (1848-1925) emulated his forebears in much of his career, in that he served as an officer in the military in his youth before returning to the family seat to take up the position of MP for Huntingdonshire which had been held by his father and grandfather for 66 of the 73 years preceeding William Henry's election in 1880. Much the same as his predecessors he also had extensive lands in Norfolk and Huntingdonshire which required management, and he added to these significantly with the purchase of the Manor of Little Raveley in 1889. With his father's ennoblement as Baron de Ramsey in 1887 and his death very shortly after, William Henry entered the House of Lords, where he continued to serve the Conservative Party particularly in the administration of Lord Salisbury (1886-1892) for which he was one of the government whips in the House of Lords from 1890-1892. Like his brother, grandson and great grandson, he was involved in agricultural advocacy, serving as the President of the Huntingdonshire Agricultural Society. He also served as chairman of the County Conservative Association and of the Middle Level Commissioners.
RelationshipsFather: Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron de Ramsey (1809-1887)
Mother: Mary Julia Miles (m.1842), daughter of George Miles, 4th Baron Sondes (1794-1874)
Spouse: Lady Rosamond Jane Frances Spencer-Churchill (m.1877) daughter of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough (1822-1883)
Children: Hon. Alexandra Frances Anne Fellowes (1880-1955), m. Brig.-Gen. Hon. Ferdinand Charles Stanley
Hon. Coulson Churchill Fellowes (1883-1915) m. 1st Gwendolen Dorothy Jefferson, daughter of Harry Jefferson (1849-1918); 2nd. Hon. Lilah O'Brian
Hon. Reginald Ailwyn Fellowes (1884-1953), m. Marguerite Séverine Philippine Decazes de Glücksberg a.k.a. Daisy Fellowes (1890-1962)
Hon. Gladys Cecil Georgina Fellowes (1885-1952), m. Captain Heneage Greville Finch, Lord Guernsey
Hon. Hermione Frances Caroline Fellowes (1886-1972), m. 1st Brig.-Gen. Lord Esmé Charles Gordon-Lennox, 2nd Rolf Cederström, Baron Cederström
Hon. Sybil Inna Mildred Fellowes (1888-1948), m. James Butler, 5th Marquess of Ormonde (1890-1949)
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