David Lytton-Cobbold (2e baron Cobbold)


May 21, 2022

David Antony Fromanteel Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold, DL, (14 July 1937 – 9 May 2022) was a British hereditary peer and former member of the House of Lords.


He was born David Antony Fromanteel Cobbold, but changed his surname to "Lytton-Cobbold" on January 10, 1961. He is a member of the Lytton family (Earls of Lytton) through his mother, Hermione Cobbold (née Bulwer -Lytton). In keeping with family tradition, Cobbold was educated at Eton College and Cambridge University (Trinity College). David Cobbold was an executive in the international banking department of the Bank of London and South America (BOLSA) in the late 1960s, under Edward Clifton-Brown. BOLSA is one of the first banks in the Eurodollar market, developed by Sir George Bolton, Chairman of BOLSA. He was increasingly occupied with the management of Knebworth House, for public events and left the bank to devote himself to his field. Lytton-Cobbold inherited the title Baron Cobbold on 1 November 1987 and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire on 8 June 1993. He was one of ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after passage of the House of Lords Act 1999. A runner-up in the original election that year, he replaced Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton after her death on 15 October 2000. On 13 October 2014, he was the second person to resign as a Member of the House under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, and the first elected hereditary peer to do so.


On January 7, 1961, David Lytton-Cobbold married Christine Elizabeth Stucley, one of the last generation of debutantes to be presented to the Queen in 1958. They have four children: Henry Lytton-Cobbold born in 1962 who inherited the family seat Knebworth House; Peter born in 1964; Richard born in 1968, page of honor to Queen Elizabeth II in 1980; Rosina born in 1971.


(en) This article is partly or entirely taken from the Wikipedia article in English entitled "David Lytton-Cobbold, 2nd Baron Cobbold" (see the list of authors).

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Public life resource: Hansard 1803–2005 UK Politics Portal