Major Sir Charles Edward Mott-Radclyffe DL


Life Events

1940Married Diana Anstice Williamina Gibbs
1943Birth of daughter Theresa Caroline Mott-Radclyffe
1946Birth of daughter Anne Katherine Mott-Radclyffe
1951Birth of daughter Laura Margaret Mott-Radclyffe
1955Death of wife Diana Anstice Williamina Gibbs

Biography and Notes

late Rifle Brigade, RARO of Barningham Hall, Norfolk. Son of Lt. Col. Charles Edwrad Radclyffe, DSO, Rifle Brigade (see Burke's 'Landed Gentry'). Educated at Eton, Balliol College, Oxford.

Married 2ndly 26 September 1956 Stella Constance, eldest daughter of Lionel George Evenson Harisson of Caynham, Ludlow, Salop, see Burke's 'Landed Gentry' and Curtiss Baronet, 'Burke's Peerage').

D.L. 1976. Hon. Attache Diplomatic Service, Athens and Rome, 1936-38. Member Military Mission to Greece, 1940-41; served as Liaison Officer in Syria, 1941 and with Rifle Brigade in Middle East and Italy, 1943-44. M.P. (Conservative) Windsor 1942-1970; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India (Rt. Hon. L. S. Amery), Dec. 1944-May 1945; Junior Lord of the Treasury, May-July 1945; Conservative Whip Aug. 1945- February 1946; Chairman Conservative Party. Foreign Affairs Committee 1951-59; Member Plowden Committee on Overseas Representational Services 1963-64.

A Governor of Gresham's School, Holt; Member Historic Buildings Council for England, 1962-70; President Country Landowners Association (Norfolk Branch since 1972; Norfolk C.C.C., 1972-74. High Sheriff of Norfolk 1974. Commander Order of Phoenix (Greece). Publications: Foreign Body in the Eye (a memoir of the Foreign Service), 1975.

Recreations: cricket and shooting.

Clubs: Turf, Bucks, Pratt's, M.C.C.