Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis

The Lord Cornwallis
Personal information
Full name Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis
Born (1892-03-14)14 March 1892
Linton, Kent, England
Died 4 January 1982(1982-01-04) (aged 89)
Fordcombe, Kent, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
19191926 Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 106
Runs scored 964
Batting average 11.75
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 91
Balls bowled 6,528
Wickets 118
Bowling average 32.45
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/37
Catches/stumpings 35/
Source: CricketArchive, 19 July 2009

Colonel Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis KCVO KBE MC (4 March 1892 4 January 1982), was a British peer.

Background and education

Cornwallis was born in Linton, Kent, the second son of Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis and his wife Mabel Leigh. He had two brothers and four sisters. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[1]


During the First World War he served with the Royal Scots Greys on the general staff in France and Flanders. He was wounded and awarded the Military Cross. He was later Honorary Colonel of Thames and Medway Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Keen on cricket, he played the First-class cricket for Kent between 1919 and 1926. He succeeded his father in the barony in 1935 and was Chairman of the Kent County Council between 1935 and 1936.[1]


Lord Cornwallis was married twice. His first wife was Cecily Etha Mary, daughter of Captain Sir James Heron Walker, 3rd Baronet, in 1917. They had two children:

After her death in 1943 he married Esme Ethel Alice, daughter of Montmorency d'Beaumont and widow of Sir Robert James Milo Walker, 4th Baronet, in 1948. They had no children.[1]

Cornwallis was the grandson of Fiennes Cornwallis; the great-grandson of Charles Wykeham Martin; the 2nd great-grandson of James Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis; the 3rd great-grandson of James Cornwallis, 4th Earl Cornwallis; the 4th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis; the 5th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis; the 6th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis; the 7th great-grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis; the 8th great-grandson of Frederick Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis; and the 9th great-grandson of Jane Cornwallis, and Elizabeth Richardson, 1st Lady Cramond. His ancestors include Edward Cornwallis, Frederick Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, William Cornwallis, Philip Wykeham Martin, and Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis.



Political offices
Preceded by
Chairman of Kent County Council
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess Camden
Lord Lieutenant of Kent
Succeeded by
The Lord Astor of Hever
Academic offices
New title Pro Chancellor of the University of Kent at Canterbury
Succeeded by
Sir Paul Chambers
Masonic offices
Preceded by
1st Baron Cornwallis
Provincial Grand Master of Kent
Succeeded by
(Province divided)
New office Provincial Grand Master of East Kent
Succeeded by
John Andrew Porter
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lionel Troughton
Kent County Cricket Club captain
Succeeded by
John Evans
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Fiennes Cornwallis
Baron Cornwallis
Succeeded by
Fiennes Cornwallis
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