Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle

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His Grace
The Duke of Newcastle
10th Duke of Newcastle
In office
4 November 1988 – 25 December 1988
Preceded by Henry Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
Personal details
Born Edward Pelham-Clinton
(1920-08-18)18 August 1920
Died 25 December 1988(1988-12-25) (aged 68)
Military service
Rank Captain
Unit British Army: Royal Artillery
Awards Mentioned in dispatches

Edward Charles Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (18 August 1920 – 25 December 1988), known as Edward Pelham-Clinton until November 1988, was an English nobleman for a period of less than two months, inheriting the title from a third cousin. He had previously served in the Royal Artillery in World War II during which conflict he was mentioned once in dispatches and had a career as a lepidopterist.

Education and career[edit]

Pelham-Clinton was the son of Guy Edward Pelham-Clinton, a minor army officer, and a great-great-grandson of Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford and served as a captain in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War in which conflict his younger brother, a RAF Flying Officer, Alastair, died aged 20 in 1943.[1]

He was an expert lepidopterist and Deputy Keeper, 1960-1980, of the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh.[2]

Brief succession to dukedom and earldom[edit]

Pelham-Clinton succeeded his third cousin in the earldom and dukedom in November 1988, he died 1 month, 21 days later, aged 68, unmarried.[2] As all other direct male heirs from the first Duke's line had died the dukedom became extinct, his junior title of Earl of Lincoln was inherited by a distant relative. He died holding net publicly sworn probate assets of £2,222,203 (equivalent to £5,500,000 in 2016) and his stated usual abode was Furzeleigh House, Axminster.



  1. ^ "Person Page". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Person Page". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Pelham-Clinton-Hope
Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
November–December 1988
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Pelham-Clinton-Hope
Earl of Lincoln
November–December 1988
Succeeded by
Edward Fiennes-Clinton