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Thursday, February 09, 2017

The 2nd Baron Rochester (1916-2017)

_. The 2nd Baron Rochester [Peerage of the UK, cr 1931] died 6 February, 2017. He was 100.

Foster Charles Lowry Lamb was born 7 June, 1916, son of the then Ernest Henry Lamb by his wife the former Rosa Dorothea Hurst [d 1979].

His father was Paymaster-General, 1931-35, and raised to the peerage in 1931 as Baron Rochester.

The 2nd Baron succeeded his father, 13 January, 1955. He married 12 Dec, 1942, Mary Carlisle Wheeler, OBE [d. 2000], daughter of Thomas Benjamin Wheeler, CBE, by whom he had issue, two sons and two daughters. The elder son, the Hon David Charles Lamb [b 8 Sept, 1944] succeeds to the peerage.

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