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

Sitter in 10 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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Group at the Houses of Parliament

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


'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

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


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

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


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

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


Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey ('Statesmen. No. 573.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 11 October 1890
NPG D44511


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

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236


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