William Waldegrave, 9th Earl Waldegrave

Politician from United Kingdom

William Waldegrave, 9th Earl Waldegrave William Frederick Waldegrave, 9th Earl Waldegrave VD, PC (2 March 1851 – 12 August 1930), styled Viscount Chewton between 1854 and 1859, was a British Conservative politician. He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, government chief whip in the House of Lords, between 1896 and 1905. Waldegrave was the eldest son of William Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, eldest son of Vice-Admiral William Waldegrave, 8th Earl Waldegrave. His mother was Frances, daughter of Captain John Bastard. He gained the courtesy title Viscount Chewton in 1854 on the early death of his father. In 1859, aged eight, he succeeded his grandfather in the earldom. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Waldegrave was commissioned into the 3rd Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1869. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1870 and resigned his commission as a Captain in 1872. He was commissioned an Ensign in the 1st London Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1873 and was promoted Lieutenant and Captain in 1874 and Major in 1886. He retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel. Lord Waldegrave sat on the Conservative in the House of Lords. He was a Lord-in-Waiting under Lord Salisbury from 1886 to 1892 and again from 1895  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
United Kingdom
Mary Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave
Henry Waldegrave 11th Earl Waldegrave

Political career

Party From To
Conservative Party


Institution From To
Trinity College, Cambridge
Eton College


Date of death

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