Lady Juliet Tadgell
British noble
Lady Juliet Tadgell
Lady Juliet Tadgell, previously the Marchioness of Bristol, is a British heiress, race horse breeder and landowner. She is consistently on the Times Rich List, with an estimated net worth inherited in 1945 of £45 million.
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  • 2009
    Age 74
    She consistently makes the Sunday Times Rich List, rising in 2009 to 1550th in the ranking with £35 million, although she suffered a £10 million drop that year because of the recession.
    More Details Hide Details She ran a stud farm and continues to own some racehorses.
  • 1998
    Age 63
    On 26 January 1998, two days after her 63rd birthday, her son Nicholas committed suicide.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992 he had been forced to declare bankruptcy as Lady Juliet refused to fund through his trust or otherwise the court judgment of legal fees he owed his father's third wife and prior personal secretary, Yvonne Sutton, for his suit seeking a share of his late father's estate; Lady Juliet had her son subsequently committed to an asylum for treatment of schizophrenia from 1992 to 1994. Her second husband also had a son who committed suicide. Lady Juliet attended Oxford University for a Master of Fine Arts, her daughter Helena attended the University of Bristol and her son Nicholas attended Eton College and Yale University. Lady Juliet and her first husband were distantly related, causing their son Nicholas to have a consanguinity index of .01 percent. As the only child of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam, Lady Juliet inherited his estates, which have since passed into a trust for her benefit, and include his vast art collection, including seven paintings by George Stubbs and six by Anthony van Dyck and properties in England, Ireland and the United States.
  • 1997
    Age 62
    After de Chair's death Lady Juliet married for a third time in 1997 to architectural historian Christopher Tadgell.
    More Details Hide Details The couple live at Lady Juliet's estate of Bourne Park, near Canterbury.
  • 1972
    Age 37
    The couple divorced in 1972 as a result of her adulterous affair with her husband's friend, also in his sixties, Somerset de Chair, whom she married in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details De Chair was former Conservative MP for South West Norfolk and Paddington South. De Chair had been married three times before and had five children as a result; his political career was ended due to his public admissions of adultery and using prostitutes. The couple had one child:
  • 1960
    Age 25
    In 1960 Lady Juliet married Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol, 20 years her senior, 18 days after he inherited his title upon his father's death.
    More Details Hide Details He had been divorced the previous year and in his 20s was adjudicated a bankrupt, declared the "No.1 Playboy of Mayfair," and jailed for jewel robbery. The couple had two children:
  • 1945
    Age 10
    She consistently appears on the Times Rich List, with an estimated net worth of £45 million, inherited in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details Lady Juliet was born Ann Juliet Dorothea Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam to Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, the only son of the 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, and his wife Olive "Obby" Plunket. Through her mother, Juliet is a granddaughter of Benjamin Plunket, Bishop of Osborne, and a great-granddaughter of the 4th Baron Plunket, Archbishop of Dublin. At age thirteen, her father inherited the title Earl Fitzwilliam; and she became Lady Juliet Wentworth-Fitzwilliam. By this time, her parents' marriage was strained and there was talk of divorce. Lord Fitzwilliam died in a plane crash in France in 1948 with his lover, Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, the widow of the heir to the Dukedom of Devonshire and a sister of future U. S. President John F. Kennedy. As her parents' only child, Lady Juliet, at 13 years of age, inherited her father's estate and vast art collection. The following year, she and her mother left the house and sold much of its contents.
  • 1935
    Age 0
    Born on January 24, 1935.
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