First name(s)
William Ernest
Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Life Governor, 1854-1915

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • St John’s College, Oxford
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Captain, Yorkshire Yeomanry Hussars
  • MP for East Retford (1852-1857)
  • Honorary Colonel in the 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
  • MP for North Riding, Yorkshire (1859-1867) Ref: *1
Professional activities
  • 3rd Baron Feversham of Duncombe Park, Yorkshire (1867-)
  • 1st Earl of Feversham of Ryedale (1868)
  • 1st Viscount Helmsley of Helmsley, co. York (1868)
  • President of the Royal Agricultural Society (1829)
  • Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace Ref: *1

Personal details

Date of birth
28 January 1829
Date of death
13 January 1915
Family details

Son of William Duncombe, 2nd Baron Feversham of Duncombe Park and Lady Louisa Stewart. Married Mabel Violet Graham. Children were:  Mabel Cynthia, Ulrica, Helen Venetia, William Reginald, James Henry, Hubert Ernest Valentine, Hermione Wilhelmina. Ref: *1


  1. "William Ernest Duncombe, 1st Earl Feversham of Ryedale", The Peerage, [Accessed 20 June 2017].

Likeness: "William Ernest Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham", pen and ink, early 20th century [Detail], NPG D9737 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND.

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