Richard Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey

Richard Henry Rupert Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey and 9th Earl of Abingdon (born 28 June 1931) is an English peer.

Lindsey is the son of Hon. Arthur Michael Bertie (1886–1957), the second son of Montagu Bertie, 7th Earl of Abingdon, and his first wife, Aline.[1]

He was educated at Ampleforth College[1] and did his national service with the Royal Norfolk Regiment, becoming a second lieutenant on 6 February 1952 with seniority from 3 February 1951.[2] On 25 July 1952, he was given the acting rank of lieutenant,[3] and the promotion was made substantive on 28 June 1954 with seniority from the date of his acting rank.[4] Bertie was transferred to the Regular Army Reserve from the Army Emergency Reserve on 24 September 1957.[5] In 1957, Bertie married Norah Elizabeth Farquhar-Oliver, by whom he has two sons and a daughter:[1]

In 1963, he succeeded his half-cousin as Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon and hereditary High Steward of Abingdon. He lives at Gilmilnscroft House, near Mauchline,[1] a seat of his wife's family, the Farquhars.



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Montague-Smith, Patrick W., ed. (2008). "Lindsey and Abingdon, Earl of (Bertie) (Earl E 1626 and 1682)". Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 2008. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39473. p. 1034. 19 February 1952.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39764. p. 620. 27 January 1953.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 40216. p. 3815. 25 June 1954.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41220. p. 6466. 5 November 1957.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Montagu Towneley-Bertie
Earl of Lindsey
and Abingdon

heir apparent:
Henry Bertie, Lord Norreys
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