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Sir John Edward Kynaston Studd, 1st Baronet OBE (26 July 1858-14 January 1944), known as "JEK", was a British cricketer, businessman and Lord Mayor of London.


Studd was born at Tedworth House, Netheravon, Wiltshire. He married, firstly, Hilda Proctor-Beauchamp, daughter of Sir Thomas William Brograve Proctor-Beauchamp, 4th Bt. and Hon. Catherine Esther Waldegrave, on 10 December 1884. He married, secondly, Princess Alexandra Lieven, daughter of Prince Paul Lieven, on 18 June 1924. He died in Marylebone, London, on 14 January 1944, at age 85.

Children of Sir John Edward Kynaston Studd, 1st Bt. and Hilda Proctor-Beauchamp:
  • Sir Eric Studd, 2nd Bt. b. 10 Jun 1887, d. 1975
  • Ronald Granville Studd b. 6 Sep 1889, d. 9 Jan 1956
  • Reverend Lionel Fairfax Studd b. 16 May 1891, d. 15 Feb 1915
  • Bernard Cyril Studd b. 24 Aug 1892, d. 30 Mar 1962
  • Vera Constance Victoria Studd b. 14 Jun 1897

Cricketing Studds

Sir Kynaston was the eldest but the last of the famous three Studd Brothers who captained Cambridge in consecutive seasons who also later gained high renown in his other walks of life before his death on January 14, 1944.

At Eton, Kynaston was never on the losing side in the needle matches against Harrow and Winchester. In 1879 Kynaston went up to Cambridge and was four years in the XI without ever excelling in the annual University match; things moved on in 1882 when he and his brothers took an important role in defeating by six wickets the great...
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