Robert Byron, 13th Baron Byron

For other people named Robert Byron, see Robert Byron (disambiguation).
For other people titled Lord Byron, see Baron Byron.
The Lord Byron
Born (1950-04-05) 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

Robert James Byron, 13th Baron Byron (born 5 April 1950) is a British peer and barrister. He is a descendant of a cousin of Romantic poet and writer, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.

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:

Professional life

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.[2]

Styles of address and arms

Styles of address



  1. Robert Byron, 13th Baron Byron, at, Sherborn, Massachusetts, USA, accessed 9 May 2008
  2. Hansard 1803–2005: Robert Byron
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Richard Byron
Baron Byron
Succeeded by
Current incumbent
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