The Earl of Radnor
|Treasurer of the Household|
27 June 1885 –28 January 1886
|Prime Minister||The Marquess of Salisbury|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Breadalbane|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Elgin|
5 August 1886 –20 November 1891
|Prime Minister||The Marquess of Salisbury|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Elgin|
|Succeeded by||Lord Walter Gordon-Lennox|
|Born||19 June 1841|
|Died||3 June 1900 58)(aged|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Chaplin |
|Parent(s)|| Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie,4th Earl of Radnor |
Lady Mary Grimston
William Pleydell-Bouverie,5th Earl of Radnor PC (19 June 1841 –3 June 1900),styled Viscount Folkestone from 1869 to 1889,was a British Conservative politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household under Lord Salisbury between 1885 and 1886 and again between 1886 and 1891.
Pleydell-Bouverie was the eldest son of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie,4th Earl of Radnor,by his wife Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston,daughter of James Grimston,1st Earl of Verulam. He became known by the courtesy title Viscount Folkestone when his father succeeded in the earldom of Radnor in 1869.
Lord Folkestone was returned to parliament for South Wiltshire in 1874.When the Conservatives came to power in 1885 under Lord Salisbury,Folkestone was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Treasurer of the Household. The South Wiltshire constituency was abolished in 1885 and at the general election of that year,Folkestone was instead returned for Enfield. He remained as Treasurer of the Household until the Liberals under Gladstone came to office in February 1886. Salisbury returned as prime minister already in August 1885,and Folkestone once again became Treasurer of the Household. In 1889 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He continued as Treasurer of the Household until 1891.
Radnor became a director of the French Hospital in 1889 and served as governor from 1890 to 1900. Successive Earls of Radnor were governors of the hospital from the eighteenth century to 2015.
Lord Radnor married Helen Matilda Chaplin,daughter of Reverend Henry Chaplin and sister of Lord Chaplin,on 19 June 1866. They had four children:
Lord Radnor died in June 1900,aged 58,and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son,Jacob. The Countess of Radnor was born in March 1846 and died in September 1929.She was a musician,and Sir Hubert Parry wrote his famous Lady Radnor's Suite for her in 1894. She conducted its first performance that year.
Earl of Radnor,in the County of Wiltshire,is a title which has been created twice. It was first created in the Peerage of England in 1679 for John Robartes,2nd Baron Robartes,a notable political figure of the reign of Charles II. The earldom was created for a second time in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1765 when William Bouverie,2nd Viscount Folkestone,was made Earl of Radnor.
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