William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace
1805 – 1893
Who was William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace?
Lovelace was the eldest son of Peter King, 7th Baron King, and his wife Lady Hester Fortescue, granddaughter of George Grenville. The politician the Hon. Peter John Locke King was his younger brother. He succeeded in the barony in 1833. He was created Viscount Ockham and Earl of Lovelace in 1838, and appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey in 1840, a post he held until his death. On 25 November 1841, he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1860, he adopted the additional surname of Noel.
After Ada Lovelace died in 1852, he married Jane Jenkins and they had one son, Lionel Fortescue King, later third Earl of Lovelace. Lord Lovelace died in December 1893, aged 88, and was succeeded in the earldom by his second but eldest surviving son Ralph.
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