Byron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798

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Birth 1722-11-05
Death 1798-05-19

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Great-uncle of Lord Byron.

From the description of Receipt signed : to William Daws, 1795 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135780

William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. In 1765 he killed his cousin and neighbor, William Chaworth, in a duel. He was tried for murder, but found guilty only of manslaughter and forced to pay a small fine. He enjoyed the fact that the incident (and others similarly perceived as displays of cruelty) earned him the nickname "the Wicked Lord." He was the great-uncle to Lord Byron, the poet.

From the description of William Byron, 5th Baron Byron manuscript material : 1 item, 1782 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 80787940

From the guide to the William Byron, 5th Baron Byron manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1782, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

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