Lytton, Noel

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Lytton, Noel Gender: M
Noel Anthony Scawen Lytton
born on 7 April 1900 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°11' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°49 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°39'


British Army officer, Arabian horse fancier (of the Crabbet Arabian Stud) and writer. He was the son of Neville Stephen Bulwer-Lytton, 3rd Earl of Lytton and his wife, Judith Blunt-Lytton, who later divorced.

He was a descendant of the poet and adventurer Lord Byron (born 1788), via his daughter Ada Lovelace (born 1815), arguably the world's first computer programmer. Her daughter Anne Blunt (born 1837) was Noel's maternal grandmother. He is also a great-grandson of the author and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

When the British entered the Second World War, he was posted by the military to North Africa and Italy, but due to an automobile accident was invalided out to desk duty, which his son describes as extremely frustrating for someone who was used to being athletic and active. He served as administrator of the Patras District from 1944 to 1945. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his service in 1945.

He farmed and wrote books, including a biography about his maternal grandfather and a military autobiography The Desert and the Green.

He married Clarissa Palmer on 30 November 1946. They were the parents of five children. He died on 18 January 1985, aged 84, in Crawley, Sussex.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Lady Anne Blunt: A Biography by Harry Victor Frederick Winstone (Barzan Pub., 2003), page 285: "She returned to her Sussex home on 2 April. On the 7th of that month she recorded, 'Judith's son born 11am.' The previous evening she had had a telegram from Neville: 'Judith ill all night do come.' She caught a train from Horsham at 12.35 the following day, and the porter at Cadogan Gardens gave her the news of a son. 'Joy, Joy, Joy,' she exclaimed, 'after three months' tension."


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Economics)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII Army officer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher