Viscount Chelmsford


Viscount Chelmsford

Viscount Chelmsford, of Chelmsford in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1921 for Frederic Thesiger, 3rd Baron Chelmsford, the former Viceroy of India. The title of Baron Chelmsford, of Chelmsford in the County of Essex, was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom 1858 for the first Viscount's grandfather, the lawyer and Conservative Frederic Thesiger. As of 2006 the titles are held by the first Viscount's great-grandson, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1999.

Another member of the Thesiger family was the explorer and travel writer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. He was the son of Hon. Wilfred Gilbert Thesiger, younger son of the second Baron.

Barons Chelmsford (1858)

*Frederic Thesiger, 1st Baron Chelmsford (1794-1878)
*Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford (1827-1905)
*Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 3rd Baron Chelmsford (1868-1933) (created Viscount Chelmsford in 1921)

Viscounts Chelmsford (1921)

*Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford (1868-1933)
*Andrew Charles Gerald Thesiger, 2nd Viscount Chelmsford (1903-1970)
*Frederic Jan Thesiger, 3rd Viscount Chelmsford (1931-1999)
*Frederic Corin Piers Thesiger, 4th Viscount Chelmsford (b. 1962)

The Heir Apparent is Hon. Frederic Thesiger (b. 2006)

References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]


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