Robert Edgcumbe, 8th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Noble person
Robert Charles Edgcumbe, 8th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (born 1 June 1939) is a British peer. Edgcumbe is the son of George Aubrey Valletort Edgcumbe and Meta Lhoyer. He married Joan Ivy Wall, daughter of Ernest Wall in 1960 having six daughters by her but they divorced in 1988 and the Earl later remarried a local barmaid from Kingsand. He succeeded to his titles in 1982 and previously was an estate manager in New Zealand. Members of the Edgcumbe family have lived in New Zealand since the 1860s. The current earl and his immediate predecessor both moved to Cornwall on succeeding to the title. The earl's family live in both New Zealand and Cornwall, where he lives in Empacombe House, Cornwall. The heir to the earldom, his half-brother Piers Valletort Edgcumbe, lives in New Zealand; Piers is the son of George Aubrey Valletort Edgcumbe and his second wife, Una Pamela George. The former home of the Edgcumbe family was Mount Edgcumbe House, Cornwall, overlooking Plymouth Sound, whilst an earlier seat of the family was Cotehele, also in Cornwall. The family owned the estate from 1354, when William de Eggecomb married Hillaria, daughter and heiress of William de Cotehele.
|Date of birth|
|June 1st, 1939|