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The Earl of Shrewsbury
|Lord High Steward of Ireland|
|Assumed office |
12 November 1980
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
16 February 1981
|Preceded by||John, Earl of Shrewsbury|
Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot
18 December 1952
Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire
|Spouse(s)||Deborah Jane Hutchinson|
|Parents||John Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury|
Charles Henry John Benedict Crofton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury, 22nd Earl of Waterford, 7th Earl Talbot, Lord High Steward of Ireland. He is the premier earl in the Peerage of England as the Earl of Shrewsbury (created 1442), and in the Peerage of Ireland as the Earl of Waterford (1446). He also holds the titles of Earl Talbot and Baron Talbot.(born 18 December 1952), styled Viscount Ingestre until 1980, is an English nobleman and the
Background and education
He is the fifth child and eldest son of John Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury, and his first wife, Nadine Crofton, daughter of Brigadier General Cyril Randell Crofton. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, was his godfather. His parents divorced in 1963. He was educated at Harrow School.
Lord Shrewsbury is one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to sit in the House of Lords and a whip for the Conservative and Unionist Party, after previously enjoying automatic right to sit since succeeding to his father's peerage in 1980. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1994.
He is involved as patron or honorary president of a number of charities or voluntary bodies, including being High Steward of Sheffield Cathedral. He is a former President of the Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust and Patron of ten Anglican benefices.
An enthusiastic supporter of country sports, Lord Shrewsbury is a former president of the Gun Trade Association and remains as deputy-chairman of the Standing Conference on Country Sports. He is a liveryman of three London livery companies: the companies of weavers, gunmakers and blacksmiths. He is a former Chairman of The Firearms Consultative Committee at the Home Office, and formerly Chairman and President of the British Shooting Sports Council. He is a member of the Army & Navy Club and Pratt's Club. Lord Shrewsbury has disposed of many of his Manorial Titles over the past 25 years, being the assets of the former Shrewsbury Settled Estates, since 1993 totally owned by Lord Shrewsbury, attracting minor criticism in the Press, albeit that those assets were property legally possessed by the Shrewsbury Settled Estates by Act of Parliament. He retired as Director and Deputy Chairman of Britannia Building Society and then was appointed President of The Building Societies Association. Lord Shrewsbury was appointed as the first Chancellor of Wolverhampton University and awarded an Honorary LLD. He promotes British industry and commerce in the United States and at home. He acts as Senior Advisor to a number of major UK Businesses. He voluntarily represents and promotes the British shooting sports and all countryside issues both in Parliament and to a wider audience.
He is an enthusiastic Kitchen Gardener and an accomplished cook .
- Lady Victoria Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 7 September 1975). Married Daniel Goodall in 2005; has one child:
- Charlie Goodall (b. 15 September 2006)
- James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre (b. 11 January 1978). Married Polly Blackie of Debden, Essex, in 2006; has four children:
- The Hon. Matilda Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 3 November 2008)
- The Hon. Rose Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 20 February 2010)
- The Hon. Flora Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 30 September 2011)
- The Hon. George Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 3 May 2013)
- The Hon. Edward Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 18 September 1981). Married Rosie Myers of Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, in 2010; has one daughter:
- Jemima Grey Chetwynd-Talbot
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 3602. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Montague-Smith, Patrick W., ed. (2008). "Shrewsbury and Waterford, Earl of (Chetwynd-Talbot) (Earl E 1442, I 1446, and GB 1784)". Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 2008. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited.
- Profile at the Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at PublicWhip.org
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou.com
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Some Maternal Ancestry
The Earl of Shrewsbury
| Lord High Steward of Ireland
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Shrewsbury
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Earl of Waterford
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Earl Talbot
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
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