The late Earl was succeeded in the British titles, was the eldest son of the aforementioned Susannah Bolton, sister of the first Viscount, a lecturer in anthropology and astronomy, assumed the surname of Nelson held only the titles for eight months. The peerages are held by a great-grandson of the fifth Earl. Two other members of the family had distinguished also naval careers. The Hon. Maurice Horatio Nelson was a Rear-Admiral, a Captain in the Royal Navy in the Royal Navy. The heir is apparent the present holder's only son Thomas John Horatio Nelson, Viscount Merton.
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