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Glentoran, Baron (UK, 1939)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Jul 1939


Family name: Dixon




Or on a chevron Vair three Billets of the first on a Chief crenellé Gules a Tower proper between two Fleurs-de-lis Or


A Demi-lion rampant Azure charged on the shoulder with a Cross Patonce surrounded by a Civic Crown Or


On either side a War Horse Argent unguled Or caparisoned proper the Shabraque Sable broidered of the second


Fide Et Constantia (By fidelity and constancy)



Herbert [Dixon], 1st Baron Glentoran, OBE PC (NI)

1st son of Rt Hon Sir Daniel Dixon, 1st Bt. MP, of Ballymenoch, Holywood, co. Down, by his second wife Annie Shaw, dau. of James Shaw, of Belfast


23 Jan 1880


25 Nov 1905 Hon Emily Ina Florence Bingham (b. 3 Mar 1884; d. 25 Apr 1957), 2nd dau. of John George Barry [Bingham], 5th Baron Clanmorris, by his wife Matilda Catherine Maude Ward, only child and hrss. of Robert Edward Ward, of Bangor Castle, co. Down


20 Jul 1950


8 Jul 1939 Baron Glentoran, of Ballyalloly in the County of Down

suc. by



suc. his half-brother 10 May 1950 as 3rd Baronet of Ballymenoch;  Minister of Agriculture (NI) 1941-43


Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham [Dixon], 2nd Baron Glentoran, KBE PC (NI)


19 Jan 1912


20 Jul 1933 Lady Diana Mary Wellesley (d. 1984), 1st dau. of Henry Arthur Mornington [Wellesley], 3rd Earl Cowley, by his third wife Clare Florence Mary Buxton, only child of Sir Francis George Stapleton, 8th Bt.



suc. by



Minister of Commerce (NI) 1953-61;  Speaker of Northern Ireland Senate 1964-72


Thomas Robin Valerian [Dixon], 3rd Baron Glentoran, CBE DL


21 Apr 1935

mar. (1)

12 Jan 1959 (div. 1979) Rona Alice Gabrielle Colville, dau. of Capt George Cecil Colville CBE RN, of The Hill House, Bishop's Waltham, co. Hampshire (by his wife Gabrielle Learmouth Palmer, dau. of Gen Sir Arthur Power Palmer GCB GCIE), 1st son of Adm of the Fleet Hon Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville GCB GCMG GCVO RN (by his wife Lady Adelaide Jane Meade, 4th dau. of Richard James [Meade], 4th Earl of Clanwilliam), 2nd son of Charles John [Colville], 1st Viscount Colville of Culross

children by first wife

1. Hon Daniel George Dixon (b. 26 Jul 1959), mar. 1983 Lesley Hope Brooke, dau. of Julian Hope Brooke, and has issue:

1a. Anthony Thomas Dixon (b. 1987)

2a. Marcus Hope Dixon (b. 1989)

2. Hon Andrew Wynne Valerian Dixon, of The Grange, Wycliffe, co. Durham (b. 22 Jan 1961), mar. 14 Dec 1991 Karen Elizabeth Straker MBE, only dau. of Hugh Charles Straker, of Gaucin, Spain, and has issue

3. Hon Patrick Anthony Dixon, of 26 Tildarg Road, Ballyclare, co. Antrim (b. 3 Apr 1963), mar. 1988 Catharine M Willy, 2nd dau. of Theo Willy, of South Pethereton, co. Somerset

mar. (2)

29 Mar 1979 (div. 1988) Alwyn Mason, dau. of Hubert Arbuckle Mason, of Grove Lodge, Donaghadee, Co. Down

mar. (3)

3 Jan 1990 Mrs Margaret Ann Murphy, dau. of William Rainey


elected to the House of Lords 1999


 Last updated 31 Aug 2004




3rd Baron Glentoran, of Ballyalloly in the County of Down

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jul 1939)

5th Baronet, styled "of Ballymenoch"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Oct 1903)



Drumadarragh House, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim BT39 0TA

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