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Margadale, Baron (UK, 1965)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Jan 1965


Family name: Morrison




Tierced in pairle Azure Sable and Gules in chief a Saracen's Head couped affrontée and in base two Saracens' Heads addorsed in profile all Argent and at the fess point an Inescutcheon parted per pale dexter per bend sinister embattled Gules and Or in dexter chief  a Battle Axe paleways Argent and in sinister base issuant from a Base undy Azure and Argent a Tower Sable masoned Argent Port Gules (Morrison of Islay) sinister Vert powdered with Bezants a Horse rearing on its hind legs Argent langued and hoofed Gules (Lordship of Margadale)


Three Saracens' Heads conjoined in one neck one looking to the dexter one affrontée and one looking to the sinister all proper


On either side a Woodcock proper


Praetio Prudentia Praestat (Prudence before any thought of a reward)


Through an Annulet Argent a Sword in pale point upwards proper



John Granville [Morrison], 1st Baron Margadale

only son of Hugh Morrison, of Fonthill House, Tisbury, co. Wiltshire, and Islay House, by his wife Lady Sophia Castalia Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Granville George [Leveson-Gower], 2nd Earl Granville


16 Dec 1906


16 Oct 1928 Hon Margaret Esther Lucie Smith (d. 1980), 2nd dau. of William Frederick Danvers [Smith], 2nd Viscount Hambleden, by his wife Lady Esther Georgina Caroline Gore, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Arthur Saunders William Charles Fox [Gore], 5th Earl of Arran


1. Hon James Ian Morrison, later 2nd Baron Margadale

2. Hon Sir Charles Andrew Morrison, of Madresfield Court, Malvern, co. Worcester, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Devizes 1964-92 (b. 25 Jun 1932; d. 9 May 2005), mar. (1) 28 Oct 1954 (div. 1984) Hon (Antoinette) Sara Frances Sibell Long, only child of Walter Francis David [Long], 2nd Viscount Long, by his wife Frances Laura Charteris, 2nd dau. of Capt Hon Guy Lawrence Charteris, of Old House, Didbrook, Winchecombe, co. Gloucester (by his wife Frances Lucy Tennant, 1st dau. of Francis John Tennant, of Innes, co. Moray), 2nd son of Hugo Richard [Charteris], 9th Earl of Wemyss, and (2) 1984 Rosalind Elizabeth Ward (former wife of Capt Gerald John Ward CBE), 2nd dau. of Hon Richard Edward Lygon, of Pyndar House, Hanley Castle, co. Worcester (by his wife Patricia Janet Norman, dau. of Rev Thomas K Norman, of Bradfield, co. Essex), 3rd son of William [Lygon], 7th Earl Beauchamp, and had issue by his first wife

3. Rt Hon Sir Peter Hugh Morrison, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Chester 1974-92, Opposition Whip 1976-79, Government Whip 1979-81, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Employment 1981-83, Minister of State, Department of Employment 1983-85, Department of Trade and Industry 1885-86 and Department of Energy 1987-90, Deputy-Chairman, Conservative Party 1986-89, Privy Councillor 1988, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1990 (b. 3 Jun 1944; d. 13 Jul 1995)

1. Hon Mary Anne Morrison DCVO, of The Old Rectory Fonthill Bishop, co. Wiltshire, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II since 1960 (b. 17 May 1937)


25 May 1996


1 Jan 1965 Baron Margadale, of Islay in the County of Argyll

suc. by



MFH, South and West Wiltshire Hunt 1932-65; High Sheriff of Wiltshire 1938; Member of Parliament (Conservative) 1942-64 ; Deputy Lieutenant, Wiltshire 1950-69; Charity Commissioner, 1951-56; Chairman, 1922 Committee 1955-64; Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire 1969-81; Member of the Royal Company of Archers (Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland)


James Ian [Morrison], 2nd Baron Margadale


17 Jul 1930


14 Oct 1952 Clare Barclay (b. 1 Apr 1932; d. 4 May 2020), 1st dau. of Anthony Lister Barclay, of Broad Oak End, co. Hertford (by his wife Elizabeth Katherine Bryson, dau. of Hugh Wyatt Bryson, of Los Angeles, California, USA, by his wife Blanche Engstrum), 2nd son of Charles Theodore Barclay, of Fanshaws, co. Hertford (by his wife Josephine Lister Harrison, dau. of Smith Harrison, of Woodford, co. Essex), 5th son of Henry Ford Barclay JP DL, of Monkhams, co. Essex, High Sheriff of Essex 1886, by his first wife Richenda Louisa Gurney, 6th dau. of Samuel Gurney, of Ham House, co. Essex, a partner in Gurney's Bank, Norwich


1. Hon Alastair John Morrison, later 3rd Baron Margadale

2. Hon Hugh Morrison (b. 7 Nov 1960), mar. (1) 1986 Jane Jenks, dau. of Brian Jenks, of Monte Carlo, Monaco, and (2) 24 Aug 2004 Mrs Mary D W Drysdale, and has issue by his first wife

1. Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison (b. 11 Nov 1954), mar. 9 Apr 1975 Hugh [Trenchard], 3rd Viscount Trenchard, and has issue


6 Apr 2003

suc. by



High Sheriff of Wiltshire 1971; Member of Royal Company of Archers since 1960


Alastair John [Morrison], 3rd Baron Margadale


4 Apr 1958

mar. (1)

1988 (div. 19...) Lady Sophia Sydney Louise Murphy (b. 18 Mar 1957; former wife of Anthony William Lindsay Murphy; mar. (3) 25 Nov 1999 William Topley), 2nd dau. of Andrew Robert Buxton [Cavendish], 11th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Hon Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford, 6th dau. and cohrss. of David Bertram Ogilvy [Freeman-Mitford], 2nd Baron Redesdale

children by first wife

1. Hon Declan James Morrison (b. 11 Jul 1993)

1. Hon Nancy Lorna Morrison (b. 22 Jan 1995)

mar. (2)

19.... Amanda Wace (former wife of ..... Wace), dau. of ..... Fuller


 Last updated 9 Apr 2021




3rd Baron Margadale, of Islay in the County of Argyll

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Jan 1965)



The Quadrangle, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5SA

Tel:  01747 870202

Eallabus, Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Argyll PA44 7PA



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