Charles Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough

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Abdul Mateen Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough (born Charles Pelham on 5 November 1963), styled Lord Worsley between 1963 and 1966, is a British peer and landowner. He is now known as Abdul Mateen.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Yarborough is the son of John Pelham, 7th Earl of Yarborough (1920–1991) and Florence Anne Petronel Upton (1924–2013).[2] He was educated at Eton College.

He succeeded his father to the title, his large art collection and the bulk of his 27,000-acre (110 km2) farmland mainly in Lincolnshire (equivalent to 1.58% of that county) that includes Brocklesby Park and is thus is estimated to be worth £70 million.[3]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire for 2014–15. [4]

Marriage and family[edit]

Lord Yarborough married Anna-Karin Zecevic, daughter of George Zecevic, in 1990. They have five children:

  • George John Sackville Pelham, Lord Worsley (born 9 August 1990)
  • Hon. William Charles John Walter Pelham (born 1991)
  • Hon. James Marcus Pelham (born 1994)
  • Lady Margaret Ann Emily Pelham (born January 1997)
  • Hon. Edward John Herbert Pelham (born 2002)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Eden, Richard (17 November 2013). "The Queen is to appoint aristocrat who converted to Islam as her High Sheriff". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2016. The Earl of Yarborough, who took the name Abdul Mateen after he became a Muslim
  2. ^ "Ann Countess of Yarborough".
  3. ^ Search the Sunday Times Rich List 2008
  4. ^ "Lincolnshire 2014/2015". High Sheriffs Association. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  • The - A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Edward Pelham
Earl of Yarborough