Thursday, April 02, 2009

9th Earl Nelson (1941-2009)

The 9th Earl Nelson, who died 28 March, 2009, aged 67, inherited the title created to honour the celebrated naval hero Horatio Nelson, and served his country in a more modest capacity as a policeman; the story of the title is one that does not reflect much credit on successive British governments, which begrudged doing their duty by Nelson's descendants.

Peter John Horatio Nelson was born 9 Oct 1941; succeeded to the earldom in 1981 (Guardian 24 Sept 1981); Pres R Naval Commando Assoc and Nelson Soc.
Succeeded by his son Simon John Horatio Nelson, born September 21, 1971.


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