Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameNicholas John BOSCAWEN
Birth1985
EducationEton
Notes for Nicholas John BOSCAWEN
George Hugh Boscawen, 9th Viscount Falmouth (born 31 October 1919) is a Cornish peer and landowner. His subsidiary titles include Baron Le Despencer (created 1264) and Baron Boscawen-Rose. A former officer in the Coldstream Guards, he was Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall from 1977 to 1994.

He also has a claim to the Barony of Burghersh, abeyant since 1449.


Boscawen was the second son of Evelyn Hugh John Boscawen, 8th Viscount Falmouth, by his marriage to Mary Margaret Desiree Meynell. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and from 1939 to 1946 served in the Coldstream Guards, rising to the rank of Captain. During the Second World War he saw active service in Italy.[1] On 21 May 1940 Boscawen's elder brother, Hon Evelyn Frederick Vere Boscawen, also a Coldstream Guards officer, was killed in action, leaving him as heir to the family titles and estates.[2]

In 1962, he succeeded as Viscount Falmouth on the death of his father. In 1968 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall, then in 1977 became the county's Lord Lieutenant, retiring only in 1994 on reaching the age of seventy-five.[1]
In 1982, as chairman of the governing body of Truro Cathedral School, Falmouth took the decision to close the school, because of "deteriorating finances". In a letter to parents he stated that this decision had been taken "with very great reluctance, after exploring all possible alternatives".[3]

In 1953 Boscawen married Elizabeth Price Browne and they had four sons. His wife, who was a Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, died in 2007. The heir to the titles is their eldest son, Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (born 1955).[1] His heir is his oldest son, the Hon Evelyn George Boscawen. All three generations, grandfather, father and son, are Etonians and live on and manage the estate.
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