Charles Smith-Ryland

Sir Charles Mortimer Tollemache Smith-Ryland KCVO (May 24, 1927 – 1989) was Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire from 1968 to 1989.

The son of C.I. Smith-Ryland, he was educated at Eton College and married Jeryl Marcia Sarah Gurdon in 1952.

He was a member of Warwickshire County Council from 1949, being Vice-Chairman in 1963 and Chairman from 1964 to 1967.

Appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire in 1954 and High Sheriff of Warwickshire for 1967–68, he became Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire in 1968.

He was a landowner and farmer, a member of the Royal Agricultural Society, and was, for some time, chairman of the Warwickshire and Coventry Police Authority.


  • The Birmingham Post Year Book and Who's Who 1973-74, Birmingham Post and Mail Ltd., July 1973
  • Whitaker's Almanack, various editions, Joseph Whitaker & Sons

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