Horace William Pitt-Rivers, ne Beckford 3rd Lord Rivers

1777 - 1831


Only son of Peter Beckford of Stepleton (q.v.) and Louisa Pitt. Born Horace William Beckford, he changed his name to Pitt on inheriting the title and estates of his maternal uncle in 1829. He drowned in the Serpentine in 1831, arousing suspicion of suicide.


Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 101 (March, 1831), p. 268.

Further Information

Frances Rigby
Fanny; George; Horace; Harriet-Elizabeth

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association

These were probably the same enslaved people as those appearing under Mount Carmel (q.v.) from 1817 onwards.

1815 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Master Horace Beckford, print by John Conde (1793) after Richard Cosway, in the British Museum, acquired... 
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Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Father → Son