Paul Capell, 11th Earl of Essex
Frederick Paul de Vere Capell, 11th Earl of Essex (born 29 May 1944) is the current Earl of Essex. He succeeded his father Robert Capell, 10th Earl of Essex, in 2005. Born to Robert Capell and his wife Doris, Lord Essex began his life as just Frederick Paul de Vere Capell. His father was a distant cousin to the 9th Earl of Essex. When his father proved that he was the heir to the Earldom in 1989, Paul became entitled to call himself Viscount Malden. However, few people at Skerton County Primary School in Lancashire, where he is Deputy Headmaster, knew of his aristocratic status. Lord Essex is currently unmarried at age 68. If he dies without a legitimate son, the Earldom will pass to William Jennings Capell, his fourth cousin once removed. William's father, Bladen Horace, was a strong claimant to the heirship of the Earldom, before the 10th Earl proved his superior claim. This chart shows the relation between Lord Essex, his recent predecessors, and William Capell.
|Date of birth|
|May 29th, 1944|