Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood, 4th Baron Wedgwood 1954-2014

_. The Lord Wedgwood, who died 29 Jan, 2014, from cardiac failure, in Philadelphia, USA, aged 59, was the 4th baron in the peerage of the UK (cr 1942).

Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood was born 20 Sept, 1954, son of Hugh, 3rd Baron (1921-70), by his second wife, the former Jane Weymouth Poulton.

Succeeded to the peerage on his father's demise, 18 Apr, 1970, and attended the House of Lords until the purging of the bulk of the hereditary peers in 1999.

Married 30 May, 1985, Mary Regina Margaret Kavanagh Quinn, daughter of Judge Edward Quinn, of Philadelphia, by whom he had one daughter, the Hon Alexandra Wedgwood, who was born in 1987.

The heir presumptive to the title is the fourth baron's second cousin, Antony John Wedgwood, who was born 31 January, 1944.


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