Arthur Peel, 2nd Earl Peel

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Arthur William Ashton Peel, 2nd Earl Peel (29 May 1901 – 22 September 1969), styled Viscount Clanfield from 1929 to 1937, was a British peer.

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Peel was the son of William Peel, 1st Earl Peel, by the Honourable Eleanor "Ella" Williamson, daughter of James Williamson, 1st Baron Ashton. He was a great-grandson of Prime Minister Robert Peel. He became known by the courtesy title Viscount Clanfield when his father was elevated to an earldom in 1929. In 1937 he succeeded in the earldom on the death of his father. [1] He succeeded to the family baronetcy in 1942 on the death of the 6th baronet, his second cousin once removed. In 1948 he was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, a post he held until 1951. [2]

William Peel, 1st Earl Peel British politician

William Robert Wellesley Peel, 1st Earl Peel,, known as The Viscount Peel from 1912 to 1929, was a British politician.

James Williamson, 1st Baron Ashton British businessman

James Williamson, 1st Baron Ashton was a British businessman, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. His family's business in Lancaster produced oilcloth and linoleum, which was exported around the world. After serving as a Member of Parliament for Lancaster, he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Ashton in 1895. Unproven accusations that he had purchased his title, however, haunted him and led to his eventual withdrawal from public life.

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Lord Peel married Kathleen McGrath, daughter of Michael McGrath, on 11 March 1946. They had two sons. He died in September 1969, aged 68, and was succeeded by his eldest son, William. [1]

William James Robert Peel, 3rd Earl Peel,, styled Viscount Clanfield until 1969, was a Conservative peer from 15 May 1973 until October 2006 when, on his appointment as Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, he became a crossbench (non-party) member of the House of Lords.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 17th Earl of Derby
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1948–1951
Succeeded by
The 18th Earl of Derby
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Robert Wellesley Peel
Earl Peel
1937–1969
Succeeded by
William James Robert Peel
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Peel
Baronet
(of Drayton Manor)
1942–1969
Succeeded by
William James Robert Peel