Robert Byron, 13th Baron Byron
|The Lord Byron|
|Born||5 April 1950|
|Title||13th Baron Byron|
|Spouse(s)||Robyn Margaret McLean|
|Children||Caroline Anne Victoria Byron; Emily Clare Byron; Sophie Georgina Byron; Charles Richard Gordon Byron|
|Parent(s)||Lt.Col. Richard Byron, Dorigen Margaret Esdaile|
Early life and education
Byron was born to Lt. Col. Richard Geoffrey Gordon Byron (later 12th Baron Byron), and Dorigen Margaret Esdaile. He was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire, UK and studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge.
He married Robyn Margaret McLean in 1979. She became Lady Byron when her husband inherited the barony on 15 June 1989. The couple have four children:
- The Hon. Caroline Anne Victoria Byron (1981)
- The Hon. Emily Clare Byron (1984)
- The Hon. Sophie Georgina Byron (1986)
- The Hon. Charles Richard Gordon Byron (28 July 1990); heir apparent.
Byron was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1974 and thus became entitled to practice as a barrister. He eventually became a partner at Holman, Fenwick & Willan, and a President of the British Byron Society.
House of Lords
Upon inheriting his title, Byron became entitled to sit in the House of Lords, where he took the Oath of Allegiance in October 1989. He attended chamber debates infrequently, speaking mostly on bills related to the justice system and shipping law. Along with most hereditary peers, he lost the right to attend when the House of Lords Act 1999 took effect in November 1999.
Styles of address and arms
Styles of address
- 1950-1983: Mr Robert Byron
- 1983-1989: The Honourable Robert Byron
- 1989-: The Right Honourable The Lord Byron
|Peerage of England|
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