James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster

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Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, (8 December 1907 – 29 March 1983), styled Lord Willoughby de Eresby from 1910 to 1951, was a British Conservative politician.wikipedia
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Ancaster was the son of Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Ancaster and Eloise Lawrence Breese.
He died on 19 September 1951, aged 84, and was succeeded in his titles by his only surviving son, Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby.

Rutland and Stamford (UK Parliament constituency)

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In 1933 he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutland and Stamford, a seat he held until 1950.

Baby of the House

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From 1933 to 1935 Ancaster was "Baby of the House", the youngest member of the House of Commons.

Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

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On his death the earldom and barony of Aveland became extinct, while he was succeeded in the ancient barony of Willoughby de Eresby by his daughter Nancy, who also succeeded him as joint Lord Great Chamberlain.
She is the daughter of James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, and the Hon.

Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

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Apart from his political career he was also Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire from 1950 to 1975 and Joint Lord Great Chamberlain from 1951 to 1983.

Writ of acceleration

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In 1951 Ancaster was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Willoughby de Eresby.

Lord Great Chamberlain

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On his death the earldom and barony of Aveland became extinct, while he was succeeded in the ancient barony of Willoughby de Eresby by his daughter Nancy, who also succeeded him as joint Lord Great Chamberlain. Apart from his political career he was also Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire from 1950 to 1975 and Joint Lord Great Chamberlain from 1951 to 1983.

Baron Willoughby de Eresby

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On his death the earldom and barony of Aveland became extinct, while he was succeeded in the ancient barony of Willoughby de Eresby by his daughter Nancy, who also succeeded him as joint Lord Great Chamberlain.

Heathcote baronets

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His Heathcote baronetcy was inherited by his distant relative Gilbert Simon Heathcote.

United Kingdom

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Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, (8 December 1907 – 29 March 1983), styled Lord Willoughby de Eresby from 1910 to 1951, was a British Conservative politician.

Conservative Party (UK)

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Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, (8 December 1907 – 29 March 1983), styled Lord Willoughby de Eresby from 1910 to 1951, was a British Conservative politician.

Eton College

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He was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Pitt Club

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At Cambridge, he was a member of the University Pitt Club.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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In 1933 he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutland and Stamford, a seat he held until 1950.

Member of parliament

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In 1933 he was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutland and Stamford, a seat he held until 1950.

World War II

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He served in the Second World War as a major in the 153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Regiment in the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, and was mentioned in despatches.

Leicestershire Yeomanry

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He served in the Second World War as a major in the 153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Regiment in the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, and was mentioned in despatches.

5th Guards Armoured Brigade

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He served in the Second World War as a major in the 153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Regiment in the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, and was mentioned in despatches.

Mentioned in dispatches

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He served in the Second World War as a major in the 153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Regiment in the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, and was mentioned in despatches.

House of Lords

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In 1951 Ancaster was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Willoughby de Eresby.

Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor

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Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor (1909-1975), daughter of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, in 1933.

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

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Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor (1909-1975), daughter of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor and Nancy Witcher Langhorne, in 1933.

Corsica

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His son and heir Timothy Gilbert (born 19 March 1936), went missing at sea off Corsica in 1963.