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John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan

AKA Richard John Bingham

Born: 18-Dec-1934
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 3-Feb-2016 [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Aristocrat

Nationality: England
Executive summary: 7th Earl of Lucan, murderer

Military service: British Army (Coldstream Guards, 1953-55, 2nd Lt.)

Had a severe gambling problem, sometimes losing as much as 10,000 in a single sitting. Bingham brutally murdered the family's nanny, Sandra Eleanor Rivett, with a lead pipe in 1974 and promptly disappeared, his own fate a possible suicide though there are rumors of a life abroad. In 2016, Bingham was declared legally dead, and son George assumed title as the 8th Earl of Lucan.


[1] Issuance of death certificate.

Father: George Charles Patrick Bingham (6th Earl of Lucan, b. 24-Nov-1898, d. 21-Jan-1964)
Mother: Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (d. 1985)
Sister: Jane Bingham (b. 13-Oct-1932)
Sister: Sarah Bingham (b. 5-Sep-1936)
Brother: Hugh Bingham (b. 24-Apr-1939)
Wife: Veronica Duncan (m. 20-Nov-1963, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Frances (b. 24-Oct-1964)
Son: George Charles Bingham (8th Earl of Lucan, b. 21-Sep-1967)
Daughter: Camilla (b. 1970)

    High School: Eton College

    William Brandt's Sons and Co.
    Murder of Sandra Eleanor Rivett (7-Nov-1974)
    Risk Factors: Gambling



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