Evelyn Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth

Major General Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth, KCVO, CB (24 July 1847 – 1 October 1918) was a British peer and British Army officer.

The Viscount Falmouth
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Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth
Born24 July 1847 (1847-07-24)
Died1 October 1918 (1918-11) (aged 71)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Battles/warsAnglo-Egyptian War
Nile Expedition
AwardsKnight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Military careerEdit

Boscawen was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards: he played cricket for the Household Brigade and then for the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.[1] He fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882 and, having been promoted to colonel in 1886, he also took part in the Nile Expedition between 1894 and 1895.[2] He was promoted to major-general in 1898 and became Assistant Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1900.[2] He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Kent on 8 January 1900,[3] and of Cornwall on 19 March.[4] He retired from the army on 9 August 1902.[5]

Boscawen succeeded to the title of 7th Viscount Falmouth on 6 November 1889.[2]


He married Hon. Kathleen Douglas-Pennant on 19 October 1886.[2] Their daughter, Kathleen Pamela Mary Corona (1902–1995), the actress Pamela Carme, married theatrical manager Henry Sherek.[6]

According to Lady Randolph Churchill's sisters, he could have had a liaison with her and so have been the biological father of John Strange Spencer-Churchill, the younger brother of former Prime minister Winston Churchill.[7]


  1. ^ "Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 28 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)(subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c d Burke's Peerage
  3. ^ "No. 27154". The London Gazette. 16 January 1900. p. 296.
  4. ^ "No. 27176". The London Gazette. 23 March 1900. p. 1969.
  5. ^ "No. 27462". The London Gazette. 8 August 1902. p. 5101.
  6. ^ Darlington, W. A. (2004). "Henry Sherek". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 27 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Sebba, Anne. American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, Norton, 2008


  • Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003

Military offices
Preceded by
Lord William Seymour
Colonel of the Coldstream Guards
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred Codrington
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Evelyn Boscawen
Viscount Falmouth
Succeeded by
Evelyn Boscawen
Preceded by
Mary Boscawen
Baron le Despencer