Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, 4th Baron Kenyon

Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, 4th Baron Kenyon, KCVO, TD (5 July 1864 – 30 November 1927), was a British peer and Conservative politician.

Family Background and Education

Born in Wilmore Crescent, west London,[1] Kenyon was the son of the Hon. Lloyd Kenyon, son of Lloyd Kenyon, 3rd Baron Kenyon. He succeeded his grandfather as fourth Baron Kenyon in 1869. He was educated at Eton College and entered Christ Church, Oxford in 1882.[1]

Political career

Lord Kenyon took his seat in the House of Lords on his 21st birthday in 1885. In December 1900 he was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Conservative government of Lord Salisbury, a post he retained until 1905, the last three years under the leadership of Arthur Balfour. He served the same post again, in the coalition Government of David Lloyd-George, from 1916 to 1918.[1]

He also took part in local politics for a period as member of Flintshire County Council, was a D.L. and J.P. for the county of Shropshire and J.P. for Flintshire county.[2]

Other Public Services and Honours

Apart from his political career he also served as Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire from 1918 to his death. He was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales from 1910 and President of the North Wales University College, as well as President of the National Museum of Wales from 1923. In 1924 he became Chairman of the Agricultural Wages Board and the Milk Advisory Committee.[3]

Lord Kenyon was made KCVO in 1907 and was a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.[3] He was also a Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark and the Order of the Crown of Italy.[2]

Military Service

Lord Kenyon served in the Shropshire Yeomanry, being promoted Lieutenant in 1886,[4] Captain in 1889,[5] and Major on 14 December 1901.[6] He was Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the regiment from 1907 to 1912.[7] He was then promoted full Colonel and made A.D.C. to King George V in 1912.[3]

In the First World War he served at home as Commanding Officer of the 2/1st Welsh Horse Yeomanry from 1914 to 1916.[3]

He was awarded the TD in 1909.[3]

Family Life and Death

Lord Kenyon assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Tyrell in 1912. He married Gwladys Julia, daughter of Colonel Henry Richard Lloyd Howard, in 1916. He died at his home, Gredington Hall, Flintshire, of typhoid contracted from a mosquito bite[8] in November 1927, aged 63. He was buried at the parish church of St Chad's, Hanmer.[1] He was succeeded in his titles by his only son Lloyd. Lady Kenyon died in 1965.

Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Harris
Succeeded by
The Lord Acton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Cornwallis West
Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Williams-Wynn, Bt
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lloyd Kenyon
Baron Kenyon
Succeeded by
Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon


  1. 1 2 3 4 The Complete Peerage, Volume VII. St Catherine Press, London. 1929. p. 188.
  2. 1 2 Mate (editor), Charles H. (1907). Shropshire, Historical, Descriptive, Biographical - Part II, Biographical. p. 13.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1926. Kelly's. p. 970.
  4. Gladstone, E.W. (1953). The Shropshire Yeomanry 1795-1945, The Story of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. The Whitethorn Press. p. 112.
  5. Gladstone, E.W. The Shropshire Yeomanry. p. 116.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27387. p. 8842. 13 December 1901.
  7. Gladstone, E.W. The Shropshire Yeomanry. p. 449.
  8. "Lord Kenyon - Death Following Attack of Typhoid". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 2 December 1927. p. 5.


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