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Cranworth, Baron (UK, 1899)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Jan 1899


Family name: Gurdon




Sable three Leopards' Faces jessant-de-lis Or


A Goat climbing up a Rock all proper


On either side a Rock thereon a Goat proper collared gemelle Or


In Arduis Viget Virtus (Virtue flourishes in dangers)



Robert Thornhaugh [Gurdon], 1st Baron Cranworth

1st son of Brampton Gurdon MP, of Letton, co. Norfolk, and Grundisburgh, co Suffolk. by his wife Hon Henrietta Susannah Ridley-Colborne, 1st dau. of Nicholas William [Ridley later Ridley-Colborne], 1st Baron Colborne


18 Jun 1829

mar. (1)

4 Sep 1862 Harriott Ellin Miles (d. 7 Apr 1864), 6th dau. of Sir William Miles, 1st Bt., of Leigh Court, co. Somerset, by his wife Catherine Gordon, dau. of John Gordon

mar. (2)

27 Jul 1874 Emily Frances Heathcote (d. 3 Apr 1934), 1st dau. of Rev Robert Boothby Heathcote, Rector of Chingford, co. Essex, by his second wife Elizabeth Bridget Wells, dau. of Capt William Wells, of Holme Wood, co. Huntingdon


13 Oct 1902


28 Jan 1899 Baron Cranworth, of Letton and Cranworth in the County of Norfolk

suc. by

son by second wife


Bertram Francis [Gurdon], 2nd Baron Cranworth, KG MC


13 Jun 1877


18 Jul 1903 Vera Emily Ridley CBE (d. 1966), 1st dau. of Arthur William Ridley, by his wife Adriana Elizabeth Newton, dau. of F R Newton


4 Jan 1964

suc. by



[Lt Hon Robert Brampton Gurdon]

1st son and heir app. of Bertram Francis [Gurdon], 2nd Baron Cranworth


21 Jun 1904


20 Jan 1932 Hon Daisy Yoskyl Consuelo Pearson (b. 5 Aug 1906; mar. (2) 11 Nov 1944 Lt Col Alistair Monteith Gibb, 1st son of Brig Gen Sir Alexander Gibb GCB), 1st dau. of Weetman Harold Miller [Pearson], 2nd Viscount Cowdray, by his wife Agnes Beryl Spencer-Churchill, 2nd surv. dau. of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill (by his wife Augusta Warburton, dau. of Maj John Drought Warburton MP), 1st son by his third wife of George [Spencer-Churchill], 6th Duke of Marlborough


v.p. Jul 1942


father of Philip Bertram [Gurdon], 3rd Baron Cranworth


Philip Bertram [Gurdon], 3rd Baron Cranworth


24 May 1940

mar. (1)

18 Jan 1968 Frances Henrietta Montagu-Douglas-Scott (b. 3 Aug 1940; d. 21 Aug 2000), 2nd dau. of Lieut Col Lord William Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott MC, of Beechwood, Melrose, co. Roxburgh (by his wife Lady Rachel Douglas-Home, 2nd dau. of Charles Cospatrick Archibald [Douglas-Home], 13th Earl of Home), 2nd son of John Charles [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 7th Duke of Buccleuch

children by first wife

1. Hon (Sacha William) Robin Gurdon (b. 12 Aug 1970), mar. 1 Dec 2001 Susannah Hilaré Myfanwy Bates (b. 15 May 1970), only dau. of Martin Graves Bates, of 17 Queen's Gate Place, London SW7 (by his wife Susan Myfanwy Prudence Ryder, only dau. of Capt Robert Edward Dudley Ryder VC RN), 2nd son of Austin Graves Bates DSO MC (by his wife Jean Christian Marguerite Hunter, dau. of Col James Hunter, of Anton's Hill, co. Berwick), 6th son of Sir Edward Percy Bates, 2nd Bt., of Gyrn Castle, co. Flint

2. Hon (Brampton) Charles Gurdon (b. 28 May 1975)

1. Hon Louisa-Jane Gurdon (b. 14 May 1969), mar. 15 May 1999 Simon D K Hanbury, 2nd son of Benjamin John Hanbury, of Piltdown, co. Sussex, by his wife Verena Elizabeth Anne Kimmins, only dau. of Capt Anthony Martin Kimmins OBE RN, of Acres Gate, Hurstpierpoint, co. Sussex, and has issue

mar. (2)

9 Sep 2006 Mrs Cameron Vail Noble, of Easton, Maryland, USA


 Last updated 26 Oct 2006




3rd Baron Cranworth, of Letton and Cranworth in the County of Norfolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jan 1899)



Grundisburgh Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 6TW



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