Ivor Bertie Guest Wimborne
From Classic Encyclopedia 1911
"IVOR BERTIE GUEST WIMBORNE, 1ST Baron (1835-1914), British politician, was born at Dowlais Aug. 29 1835, the eldest son of Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st bart., of the firm of Guest, Keen & Nettlef old (the Dowlais Iron Works). He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and afterwards devoted himself to the management of his large property. He succeeded his father as 2nd bart. in 1852. He stood for Parliament as a Conservative several times between 1874 and 1880, and in the latter year was raised to the peerage. During the Tariff Reform controversy he seceded from the Conservative party, and afterwards sat in the House of Lords as a Liberal. He died at Canford Manor, Dorset, Feb. 22 1914. Lord Wimborne married in 1865 Lady Cornelia Spencer Churchill, eldest daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough.
Lord Wimborne's eldest son, IvoR Churchill Guest, was born Jan. 16 1873, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He unsuccessfully contested Plymouth in the Liberal interest in 1898 and served in S. Africa with the Dorsctshire yeomanry in Igloo. In 1900 he was elected for Plymouth, holding the seat until 1906, and from 1906 to 1910 sat for Cardiff. In 1910 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Ashby St. Ledgers and sworn of the privy council, while from 1 910 to 1912 he was paymaster-general. He became Lord-inwaiting to King George V. in 1913, and in 1914 succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Wimborne. In 1915 he became lord lieutenant of Ireland, but resigned in May 1916, after the Irish rebellion. He was, however, reappointed in Aug. 1916, and remained in Ireland till May 1918, when he was on his retirement created a viscount. He was well known as an enthusiastic sportsman and polo player, and to him was due the organization of the polo team which defeated the U.S.A. in the international match at Meadowbrook, Long Island, in June 1914.