Myles Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough

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Template:Infobox Peer Myles Fitzhugh Longfield Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough (born 16 February 1941), is a British peer.

He is the son of Arthur Ponsonby, 11th Earl of Bessborough, and his wife Patricia Minnigerode, daughter of Col. Fitzhugh Lee Minnigerode.

Education and career

He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Later he was invested as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


In 1972 he married Alison Marjorie Storey, daughter of William Storey, and together they have three children:

  • Hon. Frederick Arthur William Ponsonby, styled Viscount Duncannon (born 9 August 1974)
  • Lady Chloe Patricia Ponsonby (born 1975)
  • Hon. Henry Shakerley Ponsonby (born 1977)


The heir apparent to the earldom is the current earl's eldest son, Frederick Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon. In 2005 he married Emily Mott, daughter of Dr. Peter Mott, and together they have two children:

  • Hon. Eleanor Grace Ponsonby (born 8 May 2006)
  • Hon. William Ponsonby (born 6 May 2008)


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