Social Victorians/People/Biddulph

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Biddulph
  • Baron Biddulph
    • Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph (1 August 1903 – 6 April 1923)
    • John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph (6 April 1923 – 17 December 1949)
  • Myddleton-Biddulph is the name of another family, and sometimes these people were called Biddulph rather than Myddleton-Biddulph.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Robert Biddulph: Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • 1872, at least: Eaton Place, St. George Hanover Square, London

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Robert Biddulph (3 March 1801 – 28 February 1864)
  • Elizabeth Palmer ( – 26 January 1899)
  1. Georgiana Joyce Biddulph ( – 14 March 1920)
  2. Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph (17 February 1834 – 6 April 1923)
  3. General Sir Robert Biddulph ( 26 August 1835 – 18 November 1918)


  • Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph (17 February 1834 – 6 April 1923)
  • Adelaide Georgiana Peel (1836 – 22 May 1872)
  1. Adela Margaret Mary Biddulph ( – September 1876)
  2. Hon. Violet Maud Biddulph ( – 7 March 1960)
  3. Hon. Edith Mary Biddulph (1867–1939)
  4. John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph (19 November 1869 – 17 December 1949)
  5. Hon. Claud William Biddulph (8 February 1871 – 6 August 1954)
  • Lady Elizabeth Philippa Yorke Biddulph (15 November 1834 – 13 January 1916)


  • John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph (19 November 1869 – 17 December 1949)
  • Marjorie Caroline Susan Mure ( – 9 November 1961)
  1. Hon. Adelaide Mary Biddulph ( – 1985)
  2. Michael William John Biddulph, 3rd Baron Biddulph (6 March 1898 – 21 July 1972)
  3. Hon. Rupert Arthur Biddulph (1 July 1904 – 26 January 1975)
  4. Hon. Mary Constance Biddulph (25 August 1906 – February 1991)


  • General Sir Robert Biddulph ( 26 August 1835 – 18 November 1918)
  • Sophia Lambert Palmer ( – 23 April 1905)
  1. Constance Biddulph ( – 24 February 1961)
  2. Jessie Biddulph ( – 25 December 1954)
  3. Helen Biddulph ( – 14 November 1961)
  4. Georgiana Biddulph ( – 8 June 1939)
  5. Lt.-Col. Hope Biddulph (27 October 1866 – 4 March 1940)
  6. Eva Biddulph (5 June 1868 – 16 March 1947)
  7. Lt.-Col. Michael Biddulph (5 April 1871 – 8 April 1920)
  8. Colonel Harry Biddulph (19 July 1872 – 21 April 1952)
  9. Lewis Biddulph (27 June 1876 – 28 November 1958)
  10. Mabel Biddulph (c. 1878 – 12 May 1974)


  • Lt.-Col. Hope Biddulph (27 October 1866 – 4 March 1940)
  • Mabel Gordon Urquhart ()
  1. Hermione Mary Biddulph ( – 15 July 1969)
  2. Geoffrey Hope Sandys Biddulph (3 April 1893 – 20 July 1937)
  3. Major John Biddulph (1 June 1905 – )
    • Mabel Alice Holmes ()


  • Lt.-Col. Michael Biddulph (5 April 1871 – 8 April 1920)
  • Ruth Emma Trench (28 September 1879 – 10 December 1930)


  • Colonel Harry Biddulph (19 July 1872 – 21 April 1952)
  • Constance Emily Smith ( – 2 July 1958)
  1. Robert Granville Biddulph (26 March 1905 – 1 July 1957)
  2. Lt.-Col. Rowland Biddulph (2 August 1906 – October 1993)
  3. Captain Michael Anthony Biddulph (5 April 1913 – 22 April 1943)
  4. Constance Sophia Biddulph (23 June 1917 – )


  • Lewis Biddulph (27 June 1876 – 28 November 1958)
  • Margaret Forbes (– 23 December 1946)
  1. Elizabeth Biddulph (29 Oct 1907– 7 February 1998)
  2. Leonora Biddulph ( – 11 November 1911)
  3. George Michael Rollo Biddulph (28 December 1913 – February 1994)
  4. Isobel Sophia Biddulph (24 August 1916 – 21 November 1996)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Lady Elizabeth Philippa Yorke Biddulph[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Robert Biddulph[edit | edit source]

  • Member of Parliament, Hereford ()

Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph[edit | edit source]

  • Harrow School
  • Member of Parliament, Liberal, for Hereford (1865–1885)
  • Member of Parliament, Liberal, for South Herefordshire (1885–1886)
  • Member of Parliament, Liberal, for South Herefordshire (1886–1890)

General Sir Robert Biddulph[edit | edit source]

  • High Commissioner to Cyprus (1879–1886)
  • Master-Gunner, St. James's Park
  • Quarter-Master General of the Forces (1887)
  • Director-General of the Military Education (1888–1893)
  • Quarter-Master General of the Forces (1893)
  • Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar (1893–1900)

John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph[edit | edit source]

  • Eton College (1883–1888)
  • Christ Church, Oxford University, B.A.
  • Director, Martin's Bank

Lt.-Col. Michael Biddulph[edit | edit source]

  • Lieutenant-Colonel, Army Pay Department

First World War Officer, Order of the British Empire (1919)

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1830 February 25, Robert Biddulph and Elizabeth Palmer married.

1864 August 9, Michael Biddulph and Adelaide Georgiana Peel married at St. James's, Picadilly.

1864 August 11, Sir Robert Biddulph and Sophia Lambert Palmer married; she had been married before, to Palmer.

1877 July 16, Michael Biddulph and Lady Elizabeth Philippa Yorke married.

1881 July 14, some Biddulphs attended the Garden Party at Marlborough House: Hon. Lady Biddulph and Miss Biddulph (at 360), Mr. and Lady Elizabeth Biddulph and Miss Adeane (at 1067), Mr. and Mrs. Middleton Biddulph and Miss Biddulph (at 1078).

1881 July 22, some Biddulphs attended the House Party at Marlborough House: Mr. and Mrs. Myddelton Biddulph and Miss Biddulph (at 332).

1885 March 17, Tuesday night, some Biddulphs attended the Duchess of Bedford's Reception: Hon. Lady Biddulph (at 56), Lady Elizabeth Biddulph and Misses Biddulph (2) (at 68), Mr. and Miss Biddulph (at 108), Mr. Biddulph (at 137, last name mentioned).

1886 July 21, some Biddulphs attended the Ball at Marlborough House: the Hon. Lady Biddulph and Miss Biddulph (at 268), Mr. Victor Biddulph (at 427).

1887 October 12, Victor Biddulph took part in Amateur Theatricals in the Royal Family.

1889, Hope Biddulph and Mabel Gordon Urquhart married; they divorced in 1910, covered by newspapers.

1891 July 9, some Biddulphs attended the Garden Party at Marlborough House: Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Biddulph (at 1035), the Rev. G. J. Biddulph (at 1511), Mr. G. T. and Lady Winifred Biddulph (at 1576), Mr. and Lady Elizabeth Biddulph (1579), Mr. Victor Biddulph (1581).

1893 January 3, some Biddulphs were invited to be received in the Queen's drawing room after some Amateur Theatricals in the Royal Family: the Hon. Lady and Miss Biddulph and Mr. Victor Biddulph.

1893 June 20, Colonel John Biddulph and many others, including Arthur Collins, attended a dinner in honor of the Tecks.

1897 May 26, General Sir Michael Biddulph, G.C.B. was invited to a State Dinner Hosted by the Earl of Pembroke.

1897 July 2, none of these Biddulphs attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1897 November 10, John Michael Gordon Biddulph and Marjorie Caroline Susan Mure married at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London.

1899 June 3, General Sir Michael Biddulph was invited to the Lord Chamberlain's State Dinner.

1904 January 13, (Colonel) Harry Biddulph and Constance Emily Smith married.

1904 March 30, (Lt.-Col.) Michael Biddulph and Ruth Emma Trench married.

1907 January 28, Lewis Biddulph and Margaret Forbes married.

1910, Hope Biddulph and Mabel Gordon Urquhart divorced following scandalous testimony reported in newspapers.

1911, Hope Biddulph and Mabel Alice Holmes married.

Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Mystery: still haven't identified A. M. Biddulph, though I looked in Wikipedia, The Peerage, Google Books, the British Newspaper Archive, Google Images, and so on.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • "Adelaide Georgiana Peel." "Person Page – 2026." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p2026.htm#i20254 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Colonel Harry Biddulph." "Person Page – 14192." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p14192.htm#i141916 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Elizabeth Palmer." Person Page – 14188." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p14188.htm#i141872 (accessed March 2020).
  • "General Sir Robert Biddulph." "Person Page – 11756." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p11756.htm#i117556 (accessed March 2020).
  • "John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph." "Person Page – 1517." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p1517.htm#i15164 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Lady Elizabeth Philippa Yorke." "Person Page – 2026." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p2026.htm#i20255 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Lewis Biddulph." "Person Page – 14195." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p14195.htm#i141948 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Lt.-Col. Hope Biddulph." "Person Page – 14191." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p14191.htm#i141903 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Lt.-Col. Michael Biddulph." "Person Page – 4023." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p4023.htm#i40223 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Marjorie Caroline Susan Mure." "Person Page – 7744." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p7744.htm#i77434 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph." "Person Page – 1406." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p1406.htm#i14054 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Robert Biddulph." "Person Page – 14188." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p14188.htm#i141871 (accessed March 2020).
  • "Ruth Emma Trench." "Person Page – 4022." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://www.thepeerage.com/p4022.htm#i40216 (accessed March 2020).