Thursday, January 04, 2007

Viscount Lambton (Disclaimed Earl of Durham)

Antony Claud Frederick Lambton, styled Viscount Lambton, politician and writer, who, in 1970, disclaimed the Earldom of Durham, died at Sovicille, Italy, 30 December 2006. He was aged 84. Lord Lambton was born 10 July 1922; styled 1941-70 Viscount Lambton; MP (Conservative) for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1951-73; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary 1955-57; succeeded 1970 as sixth Earl of Durham, disclaimed peerage for life 1970, desiring to be known as Lord Lambton; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence 1970-73; married 1942 Belinda Blew-Jones (she died 13 Feb 2003; one son, four daughters); He is succeeded by his son, Edward Richard Lambton, styled Lord Durham, who was born 19 Oct 1961.

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