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Beilby Lawley

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Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock GCSI, GCIE, KCB, VD, PC (12 May 1849 – 15 January 1912) was an English nobleman, eldest son of Beilby Lawley, 2nd Baron Wenlock and 9th Baronet.

He succeeded to the Barony and Baronetcy and to the family estate at Escrick, Yorkshire on the death of his father in 1880.

He was educated at Eton College and at Cambridge University. He was commissioned into the Yorkshire Hussars in 1869. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and also held the honorary colonelcies of several reserve regiments.

He was active in local affairs as a Justice of the Peace and as Chairman of East Riding County Council.

He was Member of Parliament for Chester in 1880, and Governor of Madras 1891–1895.

Wenlock was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1901, and made a Lord of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Wales.

In 1872 he married Lady Constance Mary Lascelles, (1852–1932), daughter of the 4th Earl of Harewood, by whom he had one daughter: Hon. Irene Constance Lawley (b. 1889).

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