Gerald Dartmouth
Gerald Dartmouth
Gerald Humphry Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth FCA was a British peer and businessman. Legge was the only son of the 8th Earl of Dartmouth. He was educated at Eton and on leaving there in 1942, he joined the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and served with them until the end of World War II.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 72
    Lord Dartmouth died on 14 December 1997 and was succeeded by his oldest son, William.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 51
    Lord and Lady Dartmouth divorced in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details Lady Dartmouth later married the 8th Earl Spencer and became the stepmother of Lady Diana Spencer (later the Princess of Wales), while Lord Dartmouth married Gwendoline May four years later.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 37
    He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1962.
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  • 1958
    Age 33
    He was subsequently a director of the farming company Rea Bros (based at Ashcombe House) from 1958 to 1989, chairman of the Royal Choral Society from 1970 to 19 92 and chairman of the Anglo-Brazilian Society from 1975 to 1994.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1948
    Age 23
    Lord Dartmouth married Raine McCorquodale, the only child of romance novelist, Barbara Cartland and her first husband, Alexander McCorquodale, on 1 July 1948.
    More Details Hide Details They had four children:
  • TEENAGE
  • 1942
    Age 17
    On leaving Eton in 1942, he joined the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and served with them until the end of the Second World War, having been mentioned in despatches.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born in 1924.
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