Lyttleton, Charles George, 5th Lord Lyttleton and 8th Viscount Cobham (1842 -1922)

Viscount Cobham was born 27 October 1842, the eldest son of George William 4th Baron Lyttelton, and his first wife Mary, daughter of Sir Stephen Glynne, 8th Baronet. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge where he took his M.A. He was Member of Parliament for East Worcestershire 1868-1874. He succeeded his father as 5th Baron Lyttleton 19 April 1876. He married 19 October 1878, the Honorouble Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish, second daughter of the 2nd Baron Chesham. He was High Steward of Bewdlay, served on the Land Commission for England and Wales 1881-1889 and a Commissioner under the Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1891-1906, was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, and Colonel of the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment and Worcestershire Yeomanry. In 1889 he succeeded his kinsman the 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos as 8th Viscount Cobham. He died 9 June 1922 and was succeeded by his eldest son John Cavendish 9th Viscount Cobham.

Seat / Residence(s): Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lyttleton, Charles George, 5th Lord Lyttleton and 8th Viscount Cobham  (1842 - 1922) (Stamp 2) Crest: A moor’s head couped at the shoulders and wreathed about the temples
Arms: A chevron between three escallops
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: head, moor's
Lyttleton, Charles George, 5th Lord Lyttleton and 8th Viscount Cobham  (1842 - 1922) (Stamp 1) Helmet: Peer
Crest: A moor’s head couped at the shoulders and wreathed about the temples
Arms: A chevron between three escallops
Coronet: Viscount
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: head, moor's