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Caldecote, Viscount (UK, 1939)


Creation: let. pat. 6 Sep 1939


Family name: Inskip




Per chevron Azure and Argent in chief two Crosses Patty Or and in base an Eagle displayed of the first


Upon the Battlements of a Tower a Grouse's Leg erased proper


Dexter:  a Talbot;  Sinister:  a Pegasus proper;  each charged on the shoulder with a Garb Or


Be Careful



Thomas Walker Hobart [Inskip], 1st Viscount Caldecote, CBE PC

1st son of James Inskip, of Clifton Park House, Clifton, Bristol, by his second wife Constance Hampden, dau. of John Hampden, of Shockerwick, nr. Bath


5 Mar 1876


30 Jul 1914 Lady Augusta Helen Elizabeth Orr Ewing (widow of Capt Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing MP;  d. 12 May 1967), 1st dau. of David [Boyle], 7th Earl of Glasgow, by his wife Dorothea Elizabeth Thomasina Blair, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Hunter Blair, 4th Bt.

only child

1. Hon Robert Andrew Inskip, later 2nd Viscount Caldecote


11 Oct 1947


6 Sep 1939 Viscount Caldecote, of Bristol in the County of Gloucester

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Bristol Central 1918-29 and for Fareham 1931-39; CBE 1920; Solicitor General 1922-24, 1924-28 and 1931-32;  knighted 1922; Recorder of Kingston-upon-Thames 1928-39; Attorney General 1928-29 and 1932-36;  Privy Councillor 1932; Minister for Co-ordination of Defence 1936-39;  Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs 1939;  Lord High Chancellor 1939-40;  Lord Chief Justice 1940-46;  Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and Leader of the House of Lords 1940; High Steward of Kingston-upon-Thames 1943-47


Robert Andrew [Inskip], 2nd Viscount Caldecote, KBE DSC DL


8 Oct 1917


22 Jul 1942 Jean Hamilla Hamilton (b. 1917; d. 31 Dec 2009), only child of Rear Adm Hugh Dundas Hamilton, of The Limes, Haddenham, co. Buckingham, by his wife Marion Edith Cloete, dau. of Lt Gen J Cloete, of Highfield, Guernsey, Channel Islands


1. Hon Piers James Hampfen Inskip, later 3rd Viscount Caldecote

1. Hon Serena Helen Christian Inskip (b. 12 Jun 1943), mar. 13 Nov 1965 (div. 1979) John Andrew Brodie Armit, son of Capt Cecil Brodie Armit, of The Drive, London NW11, and has issue

2. Hon Antonia Jane Hamilla Inskip (b. 12 Aug 1952), mar. 1972 Piers Rowlandson, son of Richard Rowlandson FRCS, of Broad Oak, Milford, Godalming, co. Surrey, and has issue


20 Sep 1999

suc. by



served in World War II 1939-45 as Lt Cdr RNVR; DSC 1941; held various commercial appointments and directorships; KBE 1987


Piers James Hampden [Inskip], 3rd Viscount Caldecote


20 May 1947

mar. (1)

18 Feb 1970 (div.) Susan Bridget Mellen, dau. of William Palmer Mellen, of Hill Farm, Great Sampford, co. Essex

mar. (2)

1984 Kristine Elizabeth Holbrooke-Jackson, dau. of Harvey Holbrooke-Jackson, of 12 Abbots Close, Ramsey, co. Cambridge

only child by second wife

1. Hon Thomas James Inskip (b. 22 Mar 1985)


 Last update: 8 Feb 2010




3rd Viscount Caldecote, of Bristol in the County of Gloucester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 6 Sep 1939)



18 Langside Avenue, London SW15 5QT



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