Several other members of the family have also gained distinction. The Right Reverend Thomas Earle Welby (1810-1899), second son of the second Baronet, was Bishop of St Helena for many years. Sir Alfred Welby (1849-1937), seventh son of the third Baronet, was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army and Conservative Member of Parliament for Taunton. Sir Christopher Welby-Everard (1909-1996), son of Edward Welby-Everard (who had assumed by Royal license the additional surname of Everard in 1894), son of Edward Montague Earle Welby, fourth son of the third Baronet, was a Major-General in the Army and the last British officer to command the Nigerian Army. Victoria, Lady Welby, wife of the fourth Baronet, was a philosopher.