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Lord St John of Bletso

Lord St John of Bletso

Male 1877 - 1934  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name St John of Bletso 
    Title Lord 
    Born Nov 1877  Bromyard, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1934  5 Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11035  Ritch
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Family Elizabeth May Griffith,   b. 24 Jun 1885, Wandsworth, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1923 
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Melchbourne Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford
      St John was the second son of Beauchamp St John, 17th Baron St John of Bletso and Helen Charlotte, née Thornton. He was educated at Wellington College. Then he joined the army, becoming a Captain in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and served in the South African War from 1899 to 1902. He served in World War I, having rejoined the army in the Reserve of Officers, and in 1918 was a Captain in the Bedfordshire Regiment. In 1920, he inherited the title from his brother to become 18th Lord St John, and lived at Melchbourne Park.

      St John was a member of the Electoral Committee of the Houses of Parliament from 1925 to 1931. He was DL and JP for Bedfordshire. He died at 5 Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington on 28 October 1934 at the age of 67.