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The Right Honourable John Richard Charles Lambart French, the 3rd Earl of Ypres (1921-1988) appears in the Peerage and MP Ledger on one page, but for two incidences of indebtedness. The third Earl served as a Captain in the King's Royal Rifle Corps during World War Two. Lord Ypres had three daughters but no sons and on his death in 1988 his titles became extinct. The Earldom was created for his grandfather, Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC. The 3rd Earl's entry (at page 44) notes:
"Petition no 289 of 1969
Ypres, The Right Honourable John Richard Charles Lambart Franch, the Earl of
"of 38 South Audley Street, London, W1 occupation unknow."
Date of Issue of Bankruptcy Notice: 10th February 1969 no 444 of 1969
Date of Filing of Petition: 3rd April 1969
Act of Bankruptcy Alleged: Non compliance before 13 March 1969 with a bankruptcy notice
Date of Receiving Order or Dismissal
Petition dismissed by order dated 29th July 1969.
Petition No 157 of 1970
John Richard Charles Lambart French Rt Hon The Earl of Ypres
Date of issue of Bankruptcy Notice: 17th November 1969 no 106 of 1969
Date of filing petition: 6th February 1970
Act of Bankruptcy alleged: Non-compliance before 7th January 1970 with a Bankruptcy Notice.
Date of Receiving Order: 5th May 1970
Date of Adjudication: 30th June 1970 as follows "John Richard Charles Lambart French, Rt Hon the Earl of Ypres of no fixed adress negotiatior and company director lately of 4 Ennismore Gardens, London SW7 formerly of 38 South Audley Street, London W1 previously of Hawthorn Farm, Stow Bedon, Attleborough, norfolk described in the receiving order as occupation unknown.
Notice sent to the Speaker of the House of Lords and the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery: 14th October 1977."
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