Archibald Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe

Wortley Hall

Archibald Ralph Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (17 April 1892 – 16 May 1953) was an English soldier, peer, and landowner, a member of the House of Lords.

The son of Francis John Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 2nd Earl of Wharncliff, by his marriage to Ellen Gallwey, the young Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from where he was commissioned into the Life Guards. He was aide-de-camp to Lord Buxton, Governor-General of South Africa, between 1915 and 1916, then saw active service during the First World War, rising to the rank of Captain. On 8 May 1926, his father died and he succeeded as Earl of Wharncliffe and Viscount Carlton and as owner of the Wortley Hall estate in Yorkshire.[1]

Wharncliffe was a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

During the Second World War, Wortley Hall was requisitioned for use by the British Army and deteriorated. In 1950, Wharncliffe sold it to be used as a training college.

On 24 March 1918, he married Lady Maud Lillian Elfreda Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, a daughter of William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 7th Earl Fitzwilliam, and Lady Maud Frederica Elizabeth Dundas, whose father was Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland. Their children were:

  • Lady Ann Lavinia Maud Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (born 1919),[1] who in 1939 married Commander Vivian Russell Salvin Bowlby and had a son, Michael Robin Salvin Bowlby, in 1947;[2]
  • Lady Mary Diana Montagu-Stuart-Wortley (1920–1997),[1] who married as his second wife Henry Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle, and had two daughters;[3]
  • Lady Barbara Maureen Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (1921–2014), in 1943 married David Cecil Ricardo and had two sons, Dorrian Harry Ralph Ricardo (1952) and Richard Michael David Ricardo (1955);[1]
  • Lady Mary Rosemary Marie-Gabrielle Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (1930–2017), who married Sir David Courtenay Mansel Lewis, the last Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire;[1] and
  • Alan James Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 4th Earl of Wharncliffe (1935–1987)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Burke’s Peerage, volume 3 (2003) p. 4143
  2. ^ Burke’s Landed Gentry volume 1 (1965), p. 86
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (Debrett's Peerage Limited, 2008), p. 1,055