Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO 1937-2015

_. The 6th Earl of Erne, KCVO, a former Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, died 23 December, 2015. He was 78.

Henry George Victor John Crichton was born 9 July, 1937, the only son of the 5th Earl of Erne (1907-40), by his wife the former Lady Davidema Bulwer-Lytton (1909-95), a daughter of the 2nd Earl of Lytton.

He succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 23 May, 1940, and was 6th Earl Erne, 6th Viscount Erne (both in the peerage of Ireland), 7th Baron Erne (also in the Peerage of Ireland) and Baron Fermanagh in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lord Erne was a godson of King George VI. He served the Queen as a Page of Honour, 1952-54, and was Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, appointed KCVO in 2012.

He married firstly, 5 Nov, 1958 (div 1980), Camilla Marguerite Roberts; married 2ndly, 21 June, 1980, Mrs Anne Karin Hitchcock. He leaves a son, and four daughters from his first marriage. The son, John, styled Viscount Crichton, succeeds as 7th Earl of Erne. He was born 19 June, 1971.


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