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Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey (1845-1915), Colonial governor

Sitter in 9 portraits
Child-Villiers succeeded to his father's titles and estates at the age of fourteen while still at school. An enthusiastic athlete, he represented Oxford in the mile race at the first Oxford versus Cambridge athletics meeting in 1865. In later life, he was prominent in athletics administration. Child-Villiers served as a Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria between 1875 and 1877, and in 1889 became Paymaster General in the Salisbury government. He was appointed Governor of New South Wales in 1890, and arrived in Sydney at the beginning of the following year. However, the post was not to his liking and he returned to Britain after less than two years.

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x135510

Group at the Houses of Parliament

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
NPG x135510

x135574

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
NPG x135574

x135575

'Sir Benjamin Stone's Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
NPG x135575

D36515

Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey

by The Autotype Company, after Henry John Stock
collotype, (1903)
NPG D36515

D42236

Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236