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Reverend Sir Francis Godolphin Pelham, 5th Earl of Chichester (18 October 1844 - 21 April 1905) was a British cleric and nobleman.



He was the son of Sir Henry Thomas Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester and Lady Mary Brudenell. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a sporting 'blue', representing the university in athletics and cricket and playing cricket for Sussex before graduating with a BA in 1868.[1] Pursuing a career in the church, he was rector of Lambeth from 1884 to 1894, rector of Buckhurst Hill, Essex from 1894 to 1900 and Vicar of Great Yarmouth from 1900 to 1903.[1] He succeeded his elder brother Walter Pelham (who died childless) as Earl of Chichester in 1902.

Marriage and issue

On 4 August 1870 he married Alice Glyn, daughter of George Carr Glyn, 1st Baron Wolverton and Marianne Grenfell.


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