The Lowther coat-of-arms was reproduced every morning in the centre of the stable yard using coloured chalk powders on freshly laid sand. He inherited enormous wealth, derived from Cumberland coalmines, and owned 75, acres of land. He had only one major win, the St Leger in His boyhood had made him shy and uneasy, with his social equals, and he covered this shyness in Society with a flamboyance, which, even in the ostentatious age of the Edwardians, people found hard to accept. The 2 nd Earl was still alive when Hugh was born, and he was very much a part of Society. The best known of the Earls of Lonsdale, and perhaps the most famous English Lord in the world in his time, Hugh Cecil Lowther was born on 25 th January,

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Because of the secrecy with which the whole affair was conducted, doubts were olrry raised as to whether the fight took place at all. Lord Lonsdale was known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour.

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Henry Lowther, 3rd Earl of Lonsdale. He had his fleet of yellow motor-cars, and his pack of yellow dogs, and a hot-house to grow yellow gardenias for his buttonhole.

The Yellow Earl had his regiment of yellow-liveried servants. By contrast, the lowtber th Earl, whom I met, a year before he died inaged 82, was a conservationist, businessman and the saviour of his family estates in Westmoreland and Cumberland, and largely responsible for the preservation of the Lake District as we know it today.


Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password. As boxing chairman of the Pelican Club, which was trying to legalize prizefighting, he virtually created the modern sport, insisting on the Marquess of Queensberry rules and inaugurating timed rounds.

Step by step he retreated as the lights of his personal empire were snuffed out one by one.

Hugh Lowther, 8th Earl of Lonsdale

In addition to his many titles, he inherited a Kingdom in Cumberland and Westmorland, along with Lowther Castle, which was one of the largest houses in the country. By using this site, you agree to the Terms llrry Use and Privacy Policy. Subsequently, Queen Victoria “let it be known she expected Lord Lonsdale to leave the country. His name was also given to a clothing brand of boxing garments, worn by Muhammad Aliand many great athletes.

This, the high taxes and the slump in farm incomes of the Great Depression of the 30s led to the closing of Lowther Castle in Because of his extravagance he was forced to sell some of his inherited properties.

The most colourful of the Earls was the 5th, who was also named Hugh. How the return of huhg skills is boosting I This proved to be the largest English country house sale of the 20th Century. The best known of the Earls of Lonsdale, and perhaps loether most famous English Lord in the world in his time, Hugh Cecil Lowther was born on 25 th January, The aristocracy was less enthusiastic, however.


In short the 5th Earl had all but exhausted his vast inheritance. Earl of Lonsdale —present. Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Baronet, of the Mote. The Earl grew yellow gardenias for his buttonhole in the hothouses at Lowther Castle and would later order a yellow Rolls Royce with lowtherr unusually tall roof to accommodate his black silk top hat. For details, review Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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He was also the first president of the International Horse Show at Olympia. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat The life of Sidon Lady Augusta Fane The match had been arranged at the Central Park Academy as to the fight itself Hugh Lowther himself wrote an account of it all in late years for The People.

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The account was very detailed so I will not repeat it here but suffice to say that Hugh Lowther beat John L Sullivan after lowhter vicious battle. In the Earl embarked on an expedition to explore the Arctic regions of Canada and nearly lost his life while exploring Alaska. Ancestors of Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale