Earl Vere Brabazon Ponsonby

Earl Vere Brabazon Ponsonby

Male 1880 - 1956  (75 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 13 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Vere Brabazon Ponsonby 
    Prefix Earl 
    Born 27 Oct 1880 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1956 
    Person ID I235886  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2010 

    Father Earl Edward Ponsonby,   b. 1851,   d. 1 Dec 1920  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Blanche Vere Guest,   d. 1919 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F94450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roberte de Neuflize,   d. 1979 
    Children 
     1. Earl Frederick Edward Neuflize Ponsonby,   b. 1913,   d. 1993  (Age 80 years)
     2. Desmond Neuflize Ponsonby,   b. 1915,   d. 1925  (Age 10 years)
     3. Moyra Blanche Madeleine Ponsonby,   b. 1918,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George St. Lawrence Neuflize Ponsonby,   b. 1931,   d. 1951  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2002 
    Family ID F94451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 9th Earl of Bessborough
      Governors-general of Canada 04.04.1931-04.11.1935

      a British businessman and politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 14th since Canadian Confederation.

      Ponsonby was born and educated in England, obtaining a degree in law from the University of Cambridge, and then entered the political field wherein he served as a member of the London County Council before being in 1910 elected to the British House of Commons. Upon the death of his grandfather, ten years later, Ponsonby became the Earl of Bessborough and took his place in the House of Lords until 1931. He was in 1931 appointed as governor general by George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bennett, to replace the Earl of Willingdon as viceroy, and occupied that post until succeeded by the Lord Tweedsmuir in 1935. Ponsonby strongly promoted the new communication technologies and offered support to the Canadian populace during the Great Depression.

      After the end of his viceregal tenure, he returned to the United Kingdom, where he continued to practice business and also work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, before his death in March 1956.


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