The Lord Burnham
28 December 1833
|Died||9 January 1916 82) (aged|
|Burial place||Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Education||London University School|
Harriette Georgiana Webster
(m. 1862;died 1897)
|Children||3, including Harry|
Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baron Burnham,(28 December 1833 – 9 January 1916), known as Sir Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baronet, from 1892 to 1903, was an English newspaper proprietor. He was the owner and publisher of the Daily Telegraph .
Edward Levy-Lawson was born Edward Levy, in London, on 28 December 1833, the son of Joseph Moses Levy and his wife Esther (née Cohen). In December 1875 his name was legally changed to Levy-Lawson. He was educated at University College School in Hampstead, London. His father had acquired the Daily Telegraph – known as The Daily Telegraph and Courier – in 1855, only months after its founding. Levy-Lawson was editor and in control of the paper long before his father's death in 1888. From 1885, he was managing proprietor and sole controller of his renamed Daily Telegraph and became even more influential than his father on Fleet Street.
In 1875, he assumed by royal licence the surname of Lawson in addition to and after that of Levy. He bought the Hall Barn estate in 1880. He was created a Baronet, of Hall Barn in the County of Buckingham, in 1892, and in 1903 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Burnham, of Hall Barn in the Parish of Beaconsfield in the County of Buckingham. In 1886, he was appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire.
Levy-Lawson's family was Jewish.He married Harriette Georgiana Webster, daughter of Benjamin Nottingham Webster, at Parish Church, Kennington, Kent, in 1862. They had three children together, Harry (later Viscount Burnham), William and Edith. Lady Burnham died in 1897.
Since being given lordship, Lord Burnham's love of pheasant shooting resulted in him enjoying a close relationship with King Edward VII, his son, King George V, and his son King Edward VIII, with King George paying yearly visits to him at his home, the 4,000 acre estate Hall Barn.On 18 December 1913, it was recorded by the Prince of Wales himself – later King Edward VIII – that he and his father King George had "shot over a thousand pheasants in six hours – about one bird every 20 seconds". Altogether, 3,937 pheasants were killed. While it has been said that the shoot was not a slaughter and that very respectable birds were presented to the Guns, on the train journey home, the Prince of Wales noticed that the King was unusually quiet, his silence eventually broken when he famously said: "Perhaps we overdid it today."
Lord Burnham died on 9 January 1916, aged 82, in Forest Gate, London, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Harry. He was buried in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Lord Burnham was a close friend to Edward VII - who as both Prince of Wales and as King paid yearly visits to Hall Barn, home of Lord Burnham...
On 18th December, 1913, Lord Burnham invited the king and his elder son, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, to join....
(At Hall Barn) the 1913 team of Guns included HRH King George V, the Prince of Wales, Lord ‘Bertie' Vane Tempest, the Honourable Harry Stonor, Lord Dalhousie, Lord Charles Fitzmaurice and Lord Ilchester...While it has been said that the shoot was not a slaughter and that very respectable birds were presented to the Guns, on the train journey home, the Prince of Wales noticed that the King was unusually quiet, his silence eventually broken when he said: “Perhaps we overdid it today.”.
....led to the most infamous shooting in 1913 at Hall Barn, a Buckinghamshire estateowned by Lord Burnham, of 3,937 pheasants— which led to even King George V remarking “perhaps we overdid it today.” Against the boom of guns, ladies usually ...
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|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baron Burnham |
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet |
(of Hall Barn)