Fox-Strangways, Henry Edward, 5th Earl of Ilchester (1847 -1905)

Henry Edward Fox-Strangways was the son of Hon. John Fox-Strangways, fourth son of Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester, and Amelia Marjoribanks, daughter of Edward Marjoribanks. Lord Ilchester was educated at Eton. He succeeded his uncle in the earldom of Ilchester in 1865, and was able to take his seat in the House of Lords on his 21st birthday in 1868. He was appointed Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in the Liberal administration of William Ewart Gladstone in January 1874, but when the government fell in February of that year, Ilichester left politics never to return, although he did serve as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset from 1885 to 1905. In 1872 he married Lady Mary Eleanor Anne Dawson, daughter of Richard Dawson, 1st Earl of Dartrey,. In 1874 he inherited the Holland House estate in London from a distant cousin in the Holland barony. He died in December 1905, aged 58, and was buried in the family vault at Melbury Osmond, Dorset. He was succeeded in his titles by his son, Giles.
Seat / Residence(s): Holland House
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Crest: On a chapeau gules turned up ermine a fox sejant
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: fox