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Blakenham, Viscount (UK, 1963)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Nov 1963


Family name: Hare




Gules two Bars and a Chief indented Or


A Demi-Lion rampant Argent ducally gorged Or


Dexter:  a Dragon Ermine armed and langued Gules;  Sinister:  a Guernsey Cow proper


Obi Profanum (I hate whatever is profane)



John Hugh [Hare], 1st Viscount Blakenham, OBE PC

3rd son of Richard Granville [Hare], 4th Earl of Listowel, by his wife Hon Freda Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 2nd dau. of Francis, [Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone], 2nd Baron Derwent


22 Jan 1911


31 Jan 1934 Hon Beryl Nancy Person (b. 25 Nov 1908; d. 2 Nov 1994), 2nd dau. of Weetman Harold Miller [Pearson], 2nd Viscount Cowdray, by his wife Agnes Beryl Spencer-Churchill, 3rd dau. of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill MC (by his wife Augusta Warburton, dau. of Maj George Drought Warburton MP), 1st son by his third wife of George [Spencer-Churchill], 6th Duke of Marlborough


1. Hon Michael John Hare, later 2nd Viscount Blakenham

1. Hon Mary Anne Hare (b. 9 Apr 1936), mar. 12 Nov 1964 Timothy Mark Sergison-Brooke, of Chipping Warden Manor, co. Oxford (b. 30 Mar 1924), only son of Lieut Gen Sir Bertram Norman Brooke later Sergison-Brooke KCB KCVO CMG DSO (by his second wife Hilda Fenwick, dau. of Mark Fenwick), 3rd son of Arthur Basil Brooke (by his wife Alice Georgina Ball, widow of Thomas Shirley Ball, of Abbeyland, co. Longford, and dau. of Rev William Norton, Rector of Baltinglas, co. Wicklow), 3rd son of Sir Arthur Brinsley Brooke, 2nd Bt. MP, of Colebrooke, co. Fermanagh, and has issue

2. Hon Joanna Freda Hare (b. 27 Jul 1942), mar. 4 Sep 1967 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, of Cambridge, Massachussets, USA, 1st son of Irving Breyer, of San Francisco, California, USA


7 Mar 1982


8 Nov 1963 Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham on the County of Suffolk

suc. by



Alderman London County Council 1937-52; MBE 1943; OBE 1945; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Woodbridge 1945-50 and for Sudbury and Woodbridge 1920-63; Minister of State for Colonial Affairs 1955-56;  Privy Councillor 1955; Secretary of State for War 1956-58;  Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1958-60;  Minister of Labour 1960-63;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1963-64L Chairman of the Conservative Party 1963-65


Michael John [Hare], 2nd Viscount Blakenham


25 Jan 1938


12 Jan 1965 his cousin Marcia Persephone Hare, 2nd dau. of Maj Hon Alan Victor Hare MC (by his wife Jill Peggotty North, 2nd dau. of F W Gordon North, of Whipples, Moss Lane, Pinner, co. Middlesex), 4th son of Richard Granville [Hare], 4th Earl of Listowel


1. Hon Caspar John Hare, later 3rd Viscount Blakenham

1. Hon Cressida Hare (b. 15 Apr 1966)

2. Hon Emily Hare (b. 24 Jul 1967)


8 Jan 2018

suc. by



Director, Lazard Brothers 1975-97 and of other private and public companies; Chairman, RSPB 1981-86


Caspar John [Hare], 3rd Viscount Blakenham


8 Apr 1972


There is no heir to the Viscountcy of Blakenham.


Last updated 31 Jan 2018




3rd Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Nov 1963)



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