The first Earl was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Coldstream Guards and fought in the Crimean War. His great-great-grandson (the titles having descended from father to son), the sixth Earl, served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from January to March 1974 in the Conservative government of Edward Heath. He died at an early age the following year and was succeeded by his uncle, the seventh Earl and (as of 2007) present holder of the titles. He is the eldest son from the second marriage of the fourth Earl and the half-brother of the fifth Earl.
Allies in Disarray: The Messy End of the Crimean War: Between Autumn 1855 and Spring 1856, the Attitude of Britain's War Leaders Underwent Bewildering Change as Their Determination to Bring the War with Russia to a Desirable Conclusion Was Buffeted by Doubts about the Commitment of the French, and Fears about the Motives of French Policy, as Brian James Reveals
Mar 01, 2008; History has long been concerned with the beginnings of wars, investigating causes which have led to conflict between nations....