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Charles Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough

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Charles John Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough (born 5 November 1963), styled Lord Worsley between 1966 and 1991, is a British peer and landowner. He was a member of the House of Lords from 1991 to 1999.

Background and career


Yarborough is the son of John Pelham, 7th Earl of Yarborough (1920–1991) and Florence Anne Petronel Upton (1924–2013).[1] He was educated at Eton College and the University of Bristol.[2]

In 1991 he succeeded his father as Earl of Yarborough (1837), Baron Worsley, of Appuldurcombe (1837) and Baron Yarborough (1794), becoming a member of the House of Lords.[2]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 2014–15,[3] when it was reported that he had converted to Islam and was also known by the name Abdul Mateen.[4]

Marriage and family


Yarborough married Anna-Karin Zecevic, daughter of George Zecevic, on 26 January 1990. They have five children:[2]

  • George John Sackville Pelham, Lord Worsley (born 9 August 1990)
  • William Charles John Walter Pelham (born 28 December 1991)
  • James Marcus Pelham (born 8 March 1994)
  • Lady Margaret Ann Emily Pelham (born 30 January 1997)
  • Edward John Herbert Pelham (born 6 March 2002)

See also



  1. ^ "Ann Countess of Yarborough". 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Burke's Peerage, volume 3, 2003, page 4262
  3. ^ "Lincolnshire 2014/2015". High Sheriffs Association. Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  4. ^ Eden, Richard (17 November 2013). "The Queen is to appoint aristocrat who converted to Islam as her High Sheriff". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2016. The Earl of Yarborough, who took the name Abdul Mateen after he became a Muslim
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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Earl of Yarborough