Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth
|The Right Honourable|
The Earl of Plymouth
|Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies|
|Preceded by||Robert William Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||The Earl De La Warr|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs|
|Preceded by||The Earl Stanhope|
|Succeeded by||Rab Butler|
|Member of Parliament for Ludlow|
15 November 1922 – 6 December 1923
|Preceded by||Sir Beville Stanier|
|Succeeded by||George Windsor-Clive|
|Born||2 February 1889|
|Died||1 October 1943(aged 54)|
Lady Irene Corona Charteris
(m. 1921; his death 1943)
|Children||6, including the 3rd Earl of Plymouth|
Lady Alberta Victoria Paget|
1st Earl of Plymouth
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
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.
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.
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, 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.
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. Together, Ivor and Irene were the parents of:
- Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, 3rd Earl of Plymouth (1923–2018), who married Caroline Helen Rice (1931–2016), granddaughter of Grace Curzon, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston, in 1950.
- Hon. Richard Archer Alan Windsor-Clive (b. 1928), who married Joanna Mary Woodall, daughter of Edward Corbet Woodall, in 1955. They divorced in 1968 and that same year married Hon. Mary Alice (née Jolliffe) Chancellor (mother of Anna Chancellor), only daughter of William Jolliffe, 4th Baron Hylton. They divorced in 1997.
- Hon. Rowland David Owain Windsor-Clive (1938–1965).
- Lady Gillian Mary Windsor-Clive (d. 1961), who married Wilfred Wooller (1912–1997) in 1941. They divorced in 1947, and that same year married Albertus Jacobus de Haan (d. 1991).
- Lady Clarissa Windsor-Clive (b. 1931), who married Keith Maclean Forbes Egleston in 1953.
- Lady Rosula Caroline Windsor-Clive OStJ (b. 1935), who married Sir Alan Glyn (1918–1998), a Member of Parliament for Clapham, Windsor and Maidenhead, in 1962.
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.
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.
- "Plymouth, Earl of (UK, 1905)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Obituary: Other Robert Ivor Windsor-Clive, 3rd Earl of Plymouth". Cooke & Artkwright. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- O'Sullivan, Tom (12 March 2000). "The Young Elite 21-30". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- Who Was Who (with corrections)[full citation needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Plymouth
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Beville Stanier
| Member of Parliament for Ludlow
January 1922 – March 1923
Robert William Hamilton
| Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies
The Earl De La Warr
The Earl Stanhope
| Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
with Viscount Cranborne 1936–1938
Rab Butler 1938–1939
The Earl of Clarendon
| Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Earl of Lucan
The Earl of Plymouth
| Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan
Sir Gerard Bruce
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
| Earl of Plymouth