Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Edward Charles Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle (1920-1988)

The son of Captain Guy Edward Pelham-Clinton (d 1934), the 10th Duke was a great-grandson of the 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford and served as a captain in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He was an expert lepidopterist and Deputy Keeper at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. He succeeded his cousin, the 9th Duke, in November 1988 but as he was unmarried and there were no other direct male heirs through the 2nd Duke's line, the dukedom became extinct on his death on 25th December 1988.

The Earldom of Lincoln

The heir to the Earldom of Lincoln, through Sir Henry Clinton of Kirksted, Lincolnshire, the 3rd son of the 2nd Earl of Lincoln (d 1616), was Edward Horace Fiennes-Clinton (1913-2001). The 18th Earl was a retired manual worker in Western Australia and was married twice:

  1. 1940 Leila Ruth Millen (d 1947) by whom he had 1 son and 1 daughter
  2. 1953 Linda Alice O'Brien

On his death in July 2001 the claimant to the title of 19th Earl of Lincoln was his grandson, Robert Edward Fiennes-Clinton (b 1972)


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