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Chaplin, Viscount (UK, 1916 - 1981)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Jun 1916


Extinct: 18 Dec 1981


Family name: Chaplin




 Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine on a Chief indented Vair three Griffins' Heads erased Or (Chaplin);  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Esquires' Helmets closed Or (Hamby)


A Griffin's Head erased Or gorged with a Mural Coronet Vert


Dexter:  upon a Garb fesswise proper banded Gules a Hawk wings endorsed and inverted Argent beaked membered and the inside of the wings Or suspended from the neck by a Riband Sable an Escutcheon of the Arms of Sutherland, viz. Gules three Mullets Or within a Bordure of the last charged with a Double Tressure flory counterflory of the field:  Sinister:  a Chestnut-coloured Racehorse in a White Headstall banded Rose colour pendant therefrom a Blue Lead all proper


In Coelo Quies



Henry [Chaplin], 1st Viscount Chaplin, PC

3rd son of Rev Henry Chaplin, Vicar of Ryhall, co. Rutland, by his wife Caroline Horatia Ellice, dau. of William Ellice MP


22 Dec 1840


15 Nov 1876 Lady Florence Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (d. 10 Oct 1881), 1st dau. of George William Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 3rd Duke of Sutherland, by his first wife Anne Hay-Mackenzie, suo jure Countess of Cromartie, only child of John Hay-Mackenzie, of Newhall and Cromarty


1. Hon Eric Chaplin, later 2nd Viscount Chaplin

1. Hon Dame Edith Helen Chaplin DBE (b. 3 Dec 1879; d. 23 Apr 1959), mar. 28 Nov 1899 Charles Stewart Henry [Vane-Tempest-Stewart], 7th Marquess of Londonderry, and has issue

2. Hon Florence Chaplin (b. 8 Oct 1881; d. 6 Nov 1949), mar. 30 Jul 1820 Charles Richard Hoare (d. 29 Mar 1933), son of Richard Hoare, of Marden Hill, co. Hertford, and had issue


29 May 1923


20 Jun 1916 Viscount Chaplin, of St Oswald's, Blankney, in the County of Lincoln

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Mid-Lincolnshire 1868-85, for Kesteven 1885-1906 and (Unionist) for Wimbledon 1907-16; Steward of the Jockey Club 1873-1923; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1885-86; Privy Councillor 1885; President of the Board of Agriculture 1889-92 and of the Board of Local Government 1895-1900


Eric [Chaplin], 2nd Viscount Chaplin


27 Sep 1877


3 Aug 1905 Hon Gwladys Alice Gertrude Wilson (d. 17 Oct 1971), 4th dau. of Charles Henry [Wilson], 1st Baron Nunburnholme, by his wife Florence Jane Helen Wellesley OBE, 1st dau. of Col William Henry Charles Wellesley (by his wife Jane Malet Hayden, dau. of Thomas Hayden), 2nd son of Hon Rev Gerald Valerian Wellesley DD (by his wife Lady Emily Mary Cadogan, 1st dau. by his second wife of Charles Sloane [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan), 4th son of Garret [Wellesley], 1st Earl of Mornington


1. Hon Anthony Freskin Charles Hamby Chaplin, later 3rd Viscount Chaplin

2. Hon Niall Greville Chaplin (b. 2 Aug 1908; dsp. 8 Feb 1963), mar. 28 Feb 1949 (div. 1952) Audrey Clare Lillian Hay (b. 4 Apr 1899; former wife of Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin, 3rd Bt., widow of Lt Col Lord Edward Hay (3rd son of William Montagu [Hay], 10th Marquess of Tweeddale), and mar. (4) 12 Dec 1952 Maj Gen Sir Stewart Graham Menzies KCB KCMG DSO MC), 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Paul Latham, 1st Bt., by his wife Florence Clara Walley, dau. of William Henry Walley, of Manchester


12 Sep 1949

suc. by




Anthony Freskin Charles Hamby [Chaplin], 3rd Viscount Chaplin


14 Dec 1906

mar. (1)

9 Jan 1933 (div. 1950) Alvilde Bridges, only child of Lt Gen Sir (George) Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO, by his wife Janet Florence Menzies, dau. of Graham Menzies, of Haliburton, co. Perth

only child by first wife

1. Hon (Oenone) Clarissa Chaplin (b. 12 Apr 1934), mar. 1958 Michael Charles Deane Luke, son of Sir Harry Charles Luke KCMG, of Hollingbourne Manor, co. Kent, by his wife Joyce Evelyn Fremlin, dau. of Capt Henry James Leigh Fremlin, and has issue

mar. (2)

16 Mar 1951 Hon Rosemary Lyttelton (b. 30 May 1922; d. 21 Oct 2003), only dau. of Oliver [Lyttelton], 1st Viscount Chandos, by his wife Lady Moira Godolphin Osborne, 4th dau. of George Godolphin [Osborne], 10th Duke of Leeds

children by second wife

2. Hon Miranda Amadea Chaplin (b. 1956), mar. 1980 Brian Corran, and has issue

3. Hon Christina Susanna Chaplin (b. 1958)


s.p.m. 18 Dec 1981


Secretary of the Zoological Society of London 1952-81


On the death of the 3rd Viscount Chaplin the Viscountcy of Chaplin became extinct.


Last updated 17 Nov 2003



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