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Adams, Baron (UK, 1949 - 1960)
Creation: let.pat. 16 Feb 1949
Extinct: 23 Aug 1960
Family name: Adams
Vert a Torch erect between in chief two Cog Wheels and issuant from the base a Sun rising Or thereon an Open Book proper bound and clasped Gules
Out of the Head of a Well a Fieldfare rising proper
Dexter: A Miner holding in the interior hand a Lamp and supporting in the exterior a Pickaxe all proper; Sinister: An Agricultural Labourer resting the exterior hand on a Fork all proper
Labore Omnia Vincit
John Jackson [Adams], 1st Baron Adams, OBE
7th son of Thomas Adams, of Arlecdon, nr. Whitehaven, co. Cumberland, by his wife Mary Bowness
12 Oct 1890
1914 Agnes Jane Birney, only dau. of Thomas Birney
1. Thomas Adams (b. 22 Dec 1923; dvp. 27 Dec 1923)
s.p.s. 23 Aug 1960
16 Feb 1949 Baron Adams, of Ennerdale in the County of Cumberland
Chairman, Arlecdon and Frizington UDC 1919-23; Member, Cumberland County Council Health Committee 1919-42 and Chairman 1942-47; OBE 1944; Deputy Regional Controller of the Board of Trade, Cumberland Westmorland Sub-Region 1944-48
On the death of the 1st Baron Adams the Barony of Adams became extinct.
First written 8 Jul 2006
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