Peregrine Eliot, 10th Earl of St Germans

The Right Honourable
The Earl of St Germans

Born Peregrine Nicholas Eliot
(1941-01-02)2 January 1941
Died 15 July 2016(2016-07-15) (aged 75)
Residence Port Eliot, St Germans
Occupation Landowner
Title 10th Earl of St Germans

Peregrine Nicholas Eliot, 10th Earl of St Germans (2 January 1941 – 15 July 2016), was a British peer and founder of the Elephant Fayre and Port Eliot Lit Fest.


Peregrine Nicholas Eliot was the son of Nicholas Eliot, 9th Earl of St Germans and his wife Helen Mary née Villers (c. 1918 – 6 December 1951). He was educated at Eton.

In 1988, on the death of his father, he succeeded as the 10th Earl of St Germans.

Marriages & Children

He was married three times:

On 9 October 1964 [1] divorced 1990, to Hon Jacquetta Jean Frederika Lampson (b. 1943), a daughter of Miles Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn. They had three sons:

On 20 April 1992[4] divorced 1996, to Elizabeth Dorothy Williams (b. 1961), with no issue.

On September 2005 to Catherine Wilson, with no issue.


Peregrine Eliot, 10th Earl St. Germans died after a short illness (following surgery for cancer) on 15 July 2016.[5]



  1. GRO Register of Marriages: DEC 1964 5c 601 WESTMINSTER – Eliot = Lampson
  2. The Peerage, entry for Jago Eliot
  3. Francis Eliot's biological father is the artist Lucian Freud, according to David Kamp, "Freud, Interrupted", Vanity Fair, February 2012, page 147
  4. GRO Register of Marriages: APR 1992 13 1331 KENSINGTON & CHELSEA – Eliot = Williams
  5. The Earl of St Germans, founder of the Port Eliot Festival – obituary, The Telegraph, 17 July 2016
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nicholas Eliot
Earl of St Germans
Succeeded by
Albert Eliot
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