Ralph Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas of Crudwell Politician

Ralph Matthew Palmer, 12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall (born 7 June 1951) is the son of Major The Hon. Robert Jocelyn Palmer (fifth child and third son of the 3rd Earl of Selborne) and the 11th Baroness Lucas and 7th Lady Dingwall. Ralph Lucas attended Twyford School in Hampshire. He studied physics at Balliol College, Oxford. He then took articles as a chartered accountant and worked at S. G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. from 1976–1988. On the death of his mother in 1991, he succeeded her as 12th Baron Lucas and 8th Lord Dingwall. He is the current owner of The Good Schools Guide. He was a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip in the House of Lords) during 1994–97, and the shadow Lords minister for International Development during 1997–98. He has been married three times, the first time to Clarrissa Marie Lockett, whom he married in 1978; they were divorced in 1995. In 1995, he married his second wife, Amanda Atha, who died in 2000. In 2001, he married Antonia Kennedy Rubinstein. With his first wife, he had two children, a son and daughter. He has one daughter with his third wife. His son and heir is The Hon. Lewis Edward Palmer (born 7 December 1987).

Personal details

Date of birth
June 7th, 1951
United Kingdom



Noble titles

Noble title From To
Baron Lucas 1991


1. Balliol College Colleges/University

Balliol College ( /ˈbeɪliəl/), founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

Type University
2012. 62.5 mil. £
2009. 64 mil. £
Broad Street, OX1 3BJ - Oxford, United Kingdom
2012. 387
2012. 325
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
Official web page www.balliol.ox.ac.uk
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Hereditary peer


Hereditary peers form part of the Peerage in the United Kingdom. There are over eight hundred peers who hold titles that may be inherited. Formerly, most of them were entitled to sit in the House of Lords, but since the House of Lords Act 1999 was passed, only ninety-two are permitted to do so. Peers are called to the House of Lords with a writ of summons. A hereditary title is not necessarily a title of the peerage. For instance, baronets and baronetesses may pass on their titles, but they are not peers. Conversely, the holder of a non-hereditary title may belong to the peerage, as with life peers. Peerages may be created by means of letters patent, but the granting of new hereditary peerages has dwindled, with only six having been created since 1965.

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