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Alexander of Hillsborough, Earl (UK, 1963 - 1965)


Creation: let.pat. 30 Jan 1963


Extinct: 11 Jan 1965


Family name: Alexander




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Albert Victor [Alexander], 1st Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough later 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough, KG CH PC

son of Albert Alexander, of Weston-super-Mare, co. Somerset


1 Mar 1885


6 Jun 1908 Esther Ellen Chapple CBE (b. 1878; d. 18 Oct 1969), 3rd dau. of George Chapple, baker and confectioner, of William Street, Tiverton, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Channing, 1st dau. of George Channing, shoe maker, of Barrington Street, Tiverton, co. Devon


1. Ronald Albert Alexander (b. 1911; dvp. 1912)

1. Lady Beatrix Dora Alexander (b. 7 May 1909; d. 2000), mar.20 Sep 1936 William Bernard Evison, of Enfield, co. Middlesex (b. 5 Jul 1909; d. 1996), 1st son of Henry Evison, grocer, of Manley Street, Scunthorpe, co. Lincoln, by his wife Sarah Jane Ingram, and had issue


11 Jan 1965


27 Jan 1950 Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough, of Hillsborough in the City of Sheffield

30 Jan 1963 Baron Weston-super-Mare, of Weston-super-Mare in the County of Somerset, and Earl Alexander of Hillsborough


Member of Parliament (Labour) for Sheffield Hillsborough 1922-31 and 1935-50; Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade 1924; Privy Councillor 1929; First Lord of the Admiralty 1929-31, 1940-45 and 1945-46; Companion of Honour 1941; Minister without Portfolio 1946; Minister of Defense 1947-50; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1950-51; Knight of the Garter 1964; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House; Freeman of Sheffield and Weston-super-Mare


On the death of the 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough in 1965 the Earldom of Alexander of Hillsborough became extinct.


 Last updated 5 Jan 2011



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