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Alness, Baron (UK, 1934 - 1955)


Creation: let.pat. 27 Jun 1934


Extinct: 6 Oct 1955


Family name: Munro




No arms recorded



Robert [Munro], 1st Baron Alness, PC

son of Rev Alexander Rose Munro, of Alness, Ross-shire, by his wife Margaret Sinclair, dau. of Rev John Sinclair, Minister of Bruan, Caithness


28 May 1868

mar. (1)

8 Sep 1898 Edith Gwladys Evans (dsp. 15 Sep 1920), only dau. of Rev J Llewellyn Evans, of Peebles, co. Dumfries

mar. (2)

29 Oct 1921 Olga Marie Grumler, only dau. of J G Grumler, of Dinard


s.p. 6 Oct 1955


27 Jun 1934 Baron Alness, of Alness in the County of Ross and Cromarty


called to the Scottish Bar 1893; King's Counsel 1910; Counsel to Inland Revenue and an Advocate Depute; Member of Parliament for Wick Burghs 1910-18 and for Roxburgh and Selkirk 1918-22; Lord Advocate of Scotland 1913-16; Privy Counsellor 1913; Secretary of State for Scotland 1916-22; Lord Justice Clerk and Lord President of the Second Division of the Court of Session (with judicial title of Lord Alness) 1922-33; a Freeman of the City of Edinburgh 1923; Hon Bencher Lincoln's Inn 1924; President: Sons of the Manse Society and the Grotius Society; Vice-President: Building Societies' Association, Royal Scottish Corporation, Royal Caledonian Schools, and the London Burns Club; Chairman: Chinese Bondholders' Committee, Joint Exchequer Board, Executive Committee of the Child Guidance Council, Departmental Committees on Night Banking, Universities' Grants (Scotland), and Nursing (Scotland); Director: General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, and the English Insurance company


On the death of the 1st Baron Alness the Barony of Alness became extinct.


 First written 9 Jul 2006



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