Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton

The Right Honourable
The Lord Wolverton
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
17 November 1902  4 December 1905
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
Preceded by Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, Bt
Succeeded by Wentworth Beaumont
Personal details
Born 24 September 1864
Died 3 October 1932 (1932-10-04) (aged 68)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Edith Ward

Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (24 September 1864 – 3 October 1932), was a British banker and Conservative politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Arthur Balfour from 1902 to 1905.


Glyn was the younger son of Vice-Admiral the Honourable Henry Carr Glyn, younger son of George Glyn, 1st Baron Wolverton. His mother was Rose Mahoney, daughter of Reverend Denis Mahoney, of Dromore Castle, County Kerry.[1] He was a partner in the family banking firm of Glyn, Mills & Co.[2]

Political career

In 1888 Glyn succeeded in the barony on the early death of his elder brother Henry Glyn and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.[1] He served in the Conservative administration of Arthur Balfour as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1902[3] to 1905.[4]

Military career

Lord Wolverton was commissioned a Second lieutenant in the North Somerset Yeomanry on 29 January 1900.[5] After the outbreak of the Second Boer War, Lord Wolverton joined the Imperial Yeomanry. He left Southampton on board the SS Scot in late January 1900,[6] and arrived in South Africa the following month.


Lord Wolverton married Lady Edith Amelia, daughter of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, in 1895. They had four children:

Lord Wolverton died in October 1932, aged 68, and was succeeded in the barony by his second but eldest surviving son, Nigel. Lady Wolverton died in 1956, aged 83.[1]

Styles of address


  1. 1 2 3 Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton
  2. Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27497. p. 7533. 21 November 1902.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27866. p. 9171. 22 December 1905.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27162. p. 813. 6 February 1900.
  6. "The War - Embarcation at Southampton". The Times (36051). London. 29 January 1900. p. 10.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, Bt
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
Wentworth Beaumont
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Richard Glyn
Baron Wolverton
Succeeded by
Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn
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