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Eccles, Viscount (UK, 1964)


Creation: let. pat. 14 Jan 1964


Family name: Eccles




Chevronny Argent and Sable per pale counterchanged two Torches erect Or enflamed proper


A three-masted Ship sails furled pennons and flags flying Or between two Wings addorsed Sable


On either side a Wolf Sable armed and langued Gules gorged with a Plain Collar attached thereto a Chain reflexed over the back and resting the interior hind paw on a Portcullis chained Or


Truth and Beauty



David McAdam [Eccles], 1st Baron Eccles later 1st Viscount Eccles, CH KCVO KBE PC

3rd son of Dr William C McAdam Eccles, of Edinburgh, by his wife Anna Coralie Anstie, dau. of Edward Benjamin Anstie, of Devizes, co. Wiltshire


18 Sep 1904

mar. (1)

10 Oct 1929 Hon Sybil Frances Dawson (d. 2 Jun 1977), 1st dau. of Bertram Edward [Dawson], 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn, by his wife Minnie Ethel Yarrow, 3rd dau. of Sir Alfred Fernandez Yarrow, 1st Bt.

mar. (2)

26 Sep 1984 Mary Morley Hyde (b. 8 Jul 1912; widow of Donald Hyde, of Somerville, New Jersey, USA; d. 26 Aug 2003), dau. of ..... Crapo, of Detroit, Michigan, USA


24 Feb 1999


1 Aug 1962 Baron Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire

14 Jan 1964 Viscount Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Chippenham 1943-62; Minister of Works 1951-54;  Privy Councillor 1951; KCVO 1953; Minister of Education 1954-57 and 1959-62;  President of the Board of Trade 1957-59;  Trustee, British Museum 1963-70; Paymaster-General and Minister with Special Responsibility for the Arts 1970-73; Chairman, British Library Board 1973-78; KBE 1984


John Dawson [Eccles], 2nd Viscount Eccles, CBE


20 Apr 1931


29 Jan 1955 Diana Catherine Sturge (cr. 10 May 1990 for life Baroness Eccles of Moulton, of Moulton in the County of North Yorkshire), 2nd dau. of Raymond Wilson Sturge, of Lords Mead, Ashmore, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire


1. Hon William David Eccles (b. 9 Jun 1960), mar. 1984 Claire Margaret Alison Seddon (d. 2001), dau. of Brian Seddon, of 77 Lawn Road, Hampstead, London NW3, and has issue:

1a. Peter David Eccles (b. 1987)

2a. Thomas Edward Eccles (b. 1988)

1a. Catherine Lucy Eccles (b. 1991)

1. Hon Alice Belinda Eccles (b. 15 Jan 1958), mar. 1981 Rev Robert Charles Irwin Ward, of 1 Hawthorn Villas, The Green, Wallsend-on-Tyne, co. Northumberland, 1st son of John Ward, of The Old Vicarage, Salehurst, Robertsbridge, co. Sussex, and has issue

2. Hon Catherine Sara Eccles (b. 3 Mar 1963), mar. 1990 Joseph Brendan Gannon, of 18 Lynton Road, London NW6, son of Patrick Gannon, of Dublin, and has issue

3. Hon Emily Frances Eccles (b. 1970), mar. 19... Patrick J Irwin, of 6 Davidson Road, London NW6, only son of Rear Admiral Richard O Irwin CB RN, and has issue


elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Conservative), House of Lords 2005





2nd Viscount Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jan 1964)

2nd Baron Eccles, of Chute in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Aug 1962)



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