Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Plymouth
PC
Ivor Windsor-Clive.jpg
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
In office
1932–1936
Preceded by Robert William Hamilton
Succeeded by The Earl De La Warr
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
1936–1939
Preceded by The Earl Stanhope
Succeeded by Rab Butler
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
In office
15 November 1922 – 6 December 1923
Preceded by Sir Beville Stanier
Succeeded by George Windsor-Clive
Personal details
Born 2 February 1889
Died 1 October 1943(1943-10-01) (aged 54)
Spouse(s)
Lady Irene Corona Charteris
(m. 1921; his death 1943)
Children 6, including the 3rd Earl of Plymouth
Parents Lady Alberta Victoria Paget
1st Earl of Plymouth
Education Eton College
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Ivor Miles Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth PC (4 February 1889 – 1 October 1943) was an English nobleman and Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Ivor was born on 4 February 1889. He was the second, and only surviving, son of the Alberta Victoria Sarah Caroline (née Paget) Windsor-Clive and Robert George Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth (1857–1923). He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Until succeeding his father in 1923, he used his father's subsidiary title Viscount Windsor.[1]

His paternal grandfather was Robert Windsor-Clive, himself the son of Harriet Windsor-Clive, 13th Baroness Windsor. Ivor's mother was the daughter of Sir Augustus Paget, the British Ambassador to Austria-Hungary and descended from the Earls of Uxbridge.[1]

Career[edit]

He was member for West St Pancras on London County Council from 1913–1919, and was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Ludlow, Shropshire at a by-election in January 1922, holding the seat until he succeeded his father in March 1923. He held office as Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1925–1929, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs from January–June 1929,[2] Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport from 1931–1932, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1932 to 1936, and as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1936–1939.

He is probably best known for his work as co-chairman of the International Committee for Non-Intervention in the Spanish Civil War.

He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan in 1923, and a Privy Counsellor in the 1929 Dissolution Honours. He was made an Honorary freedom of Cardiff in 1936, served as the charter mayor of the Borough of Barry in 1939, President of the National Museum of Wales and as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales 1941. He was appointed Sub-Prior of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in 1943.

Lord Plymouth was Chairman of the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments in the Principality.

Personal life[edit]

On 14 Jul 1921, he was married to Lady Irene Corona Charteris DStJ (1902–1989), the third daughter of Hugo Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss and Mary Constance Wyndham, herself one of the three famous Wyndham sisters, all daughters of the Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham.[3] Together, Ivor and Irene were the parents of:[1]

The 2nd Earl of Plymouth died in 1943 aged 54 and was buried in the Windsor-Clive family plot at Tardebigge, Worcestershire. His wife Irene Corona (1902–1989, daughter of the 11th Earl of Wemyss) is buried next to him. Upon his death, his eldest son inherited an estate valued in excess of £30 million which includes the landed estate near Ludlow in Shropshire which is in excess of 7,500 acres.[5]

Descendants[edit]

Through his son Other, he was the grandfather of Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, 4th Earl of Plymouth (b. 1951); Lady Emma Windsor-Clive; Hon. Simon Windsor-Clive and Hon. David Windsor-Clive.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Plymouth, Earl of (UK, 1905)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Pedersen, Susan (2015). The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 413. ISBN 9780199730032. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Renton, Claudia (2018). Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 466. ISBN 9781101874301. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Obituary: Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, 3rd Earl of Plymouth". Cooke & Artkwright. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  5. ^ O'Sullivan, Tom (12 March 2000). "The Young Elite 21-30". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Beville Stanier
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
January 1922 – March 1923
Succeeded by
George Windsor-Clive
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert William Hamilton
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
1932–1936
Succeeded by
The Earl De La Warr
Preceded by
The Earl Stanhope
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
1936–1939
with Viscount Cranborne 1936–1938
Rab Butler 1938–1939
Succeeded by
Rab Butler
Preceded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1925–1929
Succeeded by
The Earl of Lucan
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Plymouth
Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan
1923–1943
Succeeded by
Sir Gerard Bruce
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Windsor-Clive
Earl of Plymouth
1923–1943
Succeeded by
Other Windsor-Clive