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Knutsford, Viscount (UK, 1895)


Creation: let. pat. 3 Aug 1895


Family name: Holland later Holland-Hibbert




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine on a bend nebuly Sable three Crescents Argent in the sinister chief point a Cross Bottony fitchy of the second (Hibbert);  2nd and 3rd, Per pale Argent and Azure semée-de-lys a Lion rampant guardant all counterchanged the whole debruised by a Bendlet engrailed Gules (Holland)


1st:  in front of a dexter Cubit Arm erect proper vested Azure cuffed Ermine holding in the hand a Crescent Argent a Demi Catherine Wheel also Argent (Hibbert);  2nd:  out of a Crown Vallery Or a Demi Lion guardant per bend Argent and Azure debruised by a Bendlet engrailed counterchanged and holding in the dexter paw a Fleur-de-lys of the second (Holland)


On either side a Lion guardant Argent guttée de larmes each charged on the body with two Fleurs-de-lys in fess between Bars Gemel engrailed Azure


Respice Aspice Prospice (Look backwards, look around, look forwards)



Henry Thurstan [Holland], 1st Baron Knutsford later 1st Viscount Knutsford, GCMG

1st son of Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt., by his first wife Margaret Emma Caldwell, 4th dau. of James Caldwell, of Linley Wood, co. Stafford


3 Aug 1825

mar. (1)

18 Aug 1852 Elizabeth Margaret Hibbert (d. 12 Apr 1855), 2nd dau. of Nathaniel Hibbert, of Munden House, co. Hertford, by his wife Emily Smith, dau. of Rev Sydney Smith, Canon of St Paul's, London

mar. (2)

25 Nov 1858 Margaret Jean Trevelyan (d. 26 Aug 1906), 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Bt. KCB, by his first wife Hannah More Macaulay, dau. of Zachary Macaulay


29 Jan 1914


23 Feb 1888 Baron Knutsford, of Knutsford in the County of Chester

3 Aug 1895 Viscount Knutsford, of Knutsford in the County of Chester

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 27 Oct 1873 as 2nd Baronet;  Secretary of State for the Colonies 1887-92


Sydney George [Holland], 2nd Viscount Knutsford


19 Mar 1855


23 Jan 1883 Lady Mary Ashburnham (b. 21 Dec 1859; d. 3 May 1947), 4th dau. of Bertram [Ashburnham], 4th Earl of Ashburnham, by his wife Lady Katherine Charlotte Baillie, sister of George [Baillie], 10th Earl of Haddington, and 4th dau. of George Baillie MP, of Mellerstain and Jerviswood


s.p.m. 27 Jul 1931

suc. by

twin brother


Arthur Henry [Holland later Holland-Hibbert], 3rd Viscount Knutsford


19 Mar 1855


5 Nov 1884 Ellen Lawson (d. 5 Jun 1949), 1st dau. of Sir Willfrid Lawson, 2nd Bt. MP, of Brayton, co. Cumberland, by his wife Mary Pocklington-Stenhouse, 3rd dau. of Joseph Pocklington-Stenhouse, of Netherhall, co. Cumberland


16 Jan 1935

suc. by



Thurstan [Holland-Hibbert], 4th Viscount Knutsford


19 Jun 1888


24 Jul 1912 Viola Mary Clutterbuck (d. 12 Jan 1964), dau. of Thomas Meadows Clutterbuck, of Putteridge Bury, and Micklefield Hall, Rickmansworth, co. Hertford, by his wife Blanche Mary Darbyshire, dau. of James Darbyshire


17 Feb 1976

suc. by



Julian Thurstan [Holland-Hibbert], 5th Viscount Knutsford, CBE


3 May 1920


8 Mar 1986

suc. by



Michael [Holland-Hibbert], 6th Viscount Knutsford, DL

1st son of Hon Wilfrid Holland-Hibbert (by his wife Isabel Audrey Fenwick, dau. of Mark Fenwick, of Stow-on-the-Wold, co. Gloucester), 2nd son of Arthur Henry [Holland later Holland-Hibbert], 3rd Viscount Knutsford


27 Dec 1926


8 May 1951 Hon Sheila Constance Portman (b. 25 Jun 1927; d. 6 Dec 2018), 1st dau. of Edward Claud Berkeley [Portman], 5th Viscount Portman, by his wife Hon Sybil Mary Douglas-Pennant, 3rd dau. of Edward Sholto [Douglas-Pennant], 3rd Baron Penrhyn


1. Hon Henry Thurstan Holland-Hibbert, of Munden, Watford, co. Hertford (b. 6 Apr 1959), mar. 1988 Katherine Ropner (b. 16 Apr 1964), 2nd dau. of Sir John Bruce Woollacott Ropner, 2nd Bt., of Thorp Perrow Hall, co. York, by his first wife Anne Melicent Delmé-Radcliffe, only child of Sir Ralph Hubert John Delmé-Radcliffe, of Hitchin Priory, co. Hertford, and has issue:

1a. Thomas Arthur Holland-Hibbert (b. 15 Dec 1992)

2a. Edward Thurstan Holland-Hibbert (b. 18 Jun 1999)

1a. Rosanna Sarah Holland-Hibbert (b. 12 Dec 1990)

2a. Isabel Katherine Holland-Hibbert (b. 11 May 1995)

2. Hon James Edward Holland-Hibbert (b. 19 May 1967)

1. Hon Lucy Katherine Holland-Hibbert (b. 27 Jun 1956), mar. 21 Jul 1979 Mark Charles Liddell, of Newbrough Lodge, Newbrough, Hexham, co. Northumberland, 2nd son of Peter Liddell DSC, of Moorhouse Hall, Warwick-on-Eden, Carlisle, and has issue


Last updated 29 Jun 2019 




6th Viscount Knutsford, of Knutsford in the County of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Aug 1895)

6th Baron Knutsford, of Knutsford in the County of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Feb 1888)

7th Baronet, styled "of Sandlebridge"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 May 1853)



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