Edward Digby, 11th Baron Digby

Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Baron Digby KG DSO MC (1 August 1894 – 29 January 1964), also 5th Baron Digby in the Peerage of Great Britain, was a British peer, soldier and politician.

Digby was the son of Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby, 10th Baron Digby, and Emily Beryl Sissy Hood, daughter of Hon. Arthur Hood. Admiral Sir Henry Digby was his great-grandfather while on his mother's side he was a descendant of another naval commander, Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood. He succeeded his father as eleventh Baron Digby in 1920 and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords. Digby was a Colonel in the Coldstream Guards and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross and bar. He also served as Chairman of the Dorset County Council from 1955 to 1964 and as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset between 1952 and 1964. In 1960 he was made a Knight of the Garter.

Lord Digby married Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce, granddaughter of Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, in 1919. Their eldest daughter Hon. Pamela Digby married and divorced Randolph Churchill and later became American Ambassador to France. Lord Digby died in January 1964, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward Henry Kenelm Digby. Lady Digby died on 15 March 1978.


    Chairman of the Orchid Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society


    Honorary titles
    Preceded by
    The Earl of Shaftesbury
    Lord Lieutenant of Dorset
    Succeeded by
    Sir Joseph William Weld
    Peerage of Ireland
    Preceded by
    Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby
    Baron Digby
    Succeeded by
    Edward Henry Kenelm Digby
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