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Aldred Frederick George Beresford Lumley, 10th Earl of Scarbrough, K.G. G.B.E., K.C.B., was born on 16th November 1857, the second son of Richard George Beresford, 9th Earl of Scarbrough and of his wife Frederica Maria Adeliza Drummond. He was educated at Eton and he succeeded his father in 1884. As lieutenant in the 7th Hussars and colonel in the Yorkshire Dragoons and Yorkshire Mounted Brigade (T.D.) he served in Africa in 1900. Scarbrough was aide-de-camp to King Edward VII in 1902, and during the First World War he was (Territorial) Major General, later becoming Director General of the Territorial and Volunteer Forces (1917-21). He was Lord Lieutenant of West Riding, Yorkshire, from 1892 to 1904. His titles included that of Bailiff Grand Cross and Sub-Prior of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. He was created K.C.B. in 1911, G.B.E. in 1921 and appointed a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in June 1929; this last appointment he marked by shortly afterwards sitting to de Laszlo. (See Lot 353)
In 1899 he married Lucy Cecilia, widow of Robert Ashton and eldest daughter of Cecil Dunn Gardner (died 1931) and they had one daughter, Serena Mary Barbara Lumley. They divided their time between Lumley Castle in Co. Durham and 21 Park Lane. Lord Scarbrough died on 4th March 1945 and was succeeded in the peerage by his nephew, Lawrence Roger Beresford.