Social Victorians/People/Wolverton

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Glyn
  • Baron Wolverton
    • George Grenfell Glyn, 2nd Baron Wolverton [Frederick's uncle] (24 July 1873 – 1 November 1887)[1]
    • Henry Richard Glyn, 3rd Baron Wolverton [Frederick's brother] (6 November 1887 – 2 July 1888)[2]
    • Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (2 July 1888 – 3 October 1932)

Styles of Address[edit | edit source]

  • 1864–1888: Mr Frederick Glyn
  • 1888–1932: The Rt Hon. The Lord Wolverton

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[3]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (24 September 1864 – 3 October 1932)[4]
  • Lady Edith Amelia Ward Glyn (16 September 1872 – 6 June 1956)[5]
  1. Hon. George Edward Dudley Carr Glyn (18 August 1896 – 30 July 1930)
  2. Hon. Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn (23 August 1900 – 13 December 1970)
  3. Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn, 5th Baron Wolverton (23 June 1904 – 1986)
  4. Hon. Esmé Consuelo Helen Glyn (20 September 1908 – )

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Conservative party
  • House of Lords

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1895 January 5, Lady Edith Amelia Ward and Frederick Glyn married.[5]

1897 July 2, Frederic, Lord and Edith, Lady Wolverton attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire’s 1897 Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Edith Glyn, Baroness Wolverton (at 130) was dressed as Britannia[6]:7, Col. 4c; she walked in the Duchess procession.

Lafayette's portrait of "Edith Amelia (née Ward), Lady Wolverton as Britannia" in costume is #282 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[7] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Wolverton as Britannia."[8]

Frederick, Baron Wolverton (at 79) was dressed as a

  • "Knight Templar."[6]:8, Col. 1b
  • he was dressed "as Richard Coeur de Lion in the chain mail of a crusading monarch."[9]:2, Col. 7b

Lafayette's portrait of "Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion" in costume was included in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[7] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion."[10]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. His first name is spelled Frederick in the Wikipedia article and Frederic at thepeerage.com and on his portrait in costume at the National Portrait Gallery.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "George Grenfell Glyn, 2nd Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. "Henry Richard Glyn, 3rd Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. "Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton". Wikipedia. 2020-07-22. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frederick_Glyn,_4th_Baron_Wolverton&oldid=968955649. 
  4. "Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Lady Edith Amelia Ward." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  8. "Lady Wolverton as Britannia." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw80458/Edith-Amelia-ne-Ward-Lady-Wolverton-as-Britannia.
  9. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Great Ball. Remarkable Social Function. Crowds of Mimic Kings & Queens. Panorama of Historical Costume. An Array of Priceless Jewels." Western Gazette 9 July 1897: 2 [of 8], Col. 7a–c. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/18970709/009/0002.
  10. "Frederic Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton as King Richard Coeur de Lion." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158400/Frederic-Glyn-4th-Baron-Wolverton-as-King-Richard-Coeur-de-Lion.