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Dulverton, Baron (UK, 1929)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Jul 1929


Family name: Wills




Gules three Suns in Splendour fesswise between two Griffins passant Wings expanded and inverted all Or


Issuant from an Annulet Or a Demi Griffin Gules charged with an Estoile as in the Arms and holding in the dexter claw a Battle-Axe also Or


Dexter:  a Trumpeter of the Royal North Devon Yeomanry;  Sinister:  a Huntsman of the Dulverton Hunt, both proper


Quo Lux Ducit (Wherever the light leads)



Gilbert Alan Hamilton [Wills], 1st Baron Dulverton, OBE

2nd son of Sir Frederick Wills, 1st Bt. MP, of Northmoor, co. Somerset, by his wife Anne Hamilton, 1st dau. of Rev James Hamilton DD, of Stonehouse, co. Lanark


28 Mar 1880


2 Dec 1914 Victoria May Chichester OBE (d. 5 Apr 1968), 3rd dau. of Rear Adm Sir Edward Chichester, 9th Bt., CB CMG, by his wife Catharina Emma Whyte, 1st dau. of Cmdr R C Whyte RN, of Instow, co. Devon


1 Dec 1956


8 Jul 1929 Baron Dulverton, of Batsford in the County of Gloucester

suc. by



suc. his father 18 Feb 1909 as 2nd Baronet of Manor Heath


Frederick Anthony Hamilton [Wills], 2nd Baron Dulverton, CBE


19 Dec 1915

mar. (1)

2 Sep 1939 (div. 1960) Judith Betty Leslie-Melville (d. 1983), 1st dau. of Lt Col Hon Ian Leslie-Melville (4th son of Ronald Ruthven [Leslie-Melville], 11th Earl of Leven), by his wife Charlotte Isobel Stirling, 2nd dau. of Maj William Stirling, 2nd of Fairburn and Monar

mar. (2)

28 Apr 1962 Ruth Violet Mary Fanshawe (b. c. 1910; former wife of Maj Richard Glenys Fanshawe, of Cambrai House, Broadway, co. Worcester; d. 23 Jun 2007), only dau. of Sir Walter Randolph FitzRoy Farquhar, 5th Bt., by his wife Violet Maud Corkran, 1st dau. of Col Charles Seymour Corkran


17 Feb 1992

suc. by

son by first wife


Gilbert Michael Hamilton [Wills], 3rd Baron Dulverton


2 May 1944

mar. (1)

1980 Rosalind Johnny Maria van der Velde, only dau. of J van der Velde, of Rozenburg, Holland

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Anthony Hamilton Wills (b. 20 Oct 1983)

1. Hon Charlotte Alexandra Hamilton (b. 1981)

mar. (2)

14 Apr 2000 Mrs Mary B Vicary


 Last updated 1 Aug 2007




3rd Baron Dulverton, of Batsford in the County of Gloucester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jul 1929)

4th Baronet, styled "of Manor Heath"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Feb 1897)



Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire



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