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Alverstone, Viscount (UK, 1913 - 1915)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Nov 1913


Extinct: 15 Dec 1915


Family name: Webster




Azure two Pallets Or five Swans in cross Argent between four Annulets Gold


A Swan's Head erased Argent encircled by an Annulet Azure and holding in the beak a like Annulet


On either side a Seal proper gorged with a Chain of Annulets interlaced Or suspended therefrom an Escutcheon Azure charged with a Swan Argent


 Veritas Puritas



Richard Everard [Webster], 1st Baron Alverstone later 1st Viscount Alverstone, GCMG PC

2nd son of Thomas Webster QC, of Beachfield, Sandown, Isle of Wight, by his first wife Elizabeth Anne Calthrop, dau. of Richard Calthrop, of Swineshead Abbey, co. Lincoln


22 Dec 1842


20 Aug 1872 Louisa Mary Calthrop, only dau. of William Charles Calthrop, of Withern, co. Lincoln, by his wife Louisa Jane Carr, dau. of Rev Christopher Carr, Rector of Fletton, nr. Peterborough

only child

1. Hon Arthur Harold Webster (b. 16 Jun 1874; dvp. and sp. 8 Aug 1902), mar. 10 May 1898 Gwladys Marie de Grasse Evans DGStJ (b. 2 Jul 1877; mar. (2) 4 Oct 1905 Capt Iain Ramsay, only son of John Ramsay MP, of Kidalton), 2nd dau. of Sir Francis Henry Evans, 1st Bt. KCMG MP, of Tubbendens, Orpington, co. Kent, by his wife Marie de Grasse Van Wart, widow of Irving Van Wart, of Craigville, Orange County, New York, USA, and dau. of Samuel Stevens, of Albany, New York, USA, Attorney-General of New York State


s.p.m.s. 15 Dec 1915


29 Jan 1900 a Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Alverstone, Isle of Wight"

18 Jun 1900 Baron Alverstone, of Alverstone in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southampton

24 Nov 1913 Viscount Alverstone


called to the Bar 1868; Queen's Counsel 1878; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Launceston 1885 and for the Isle of Wight 1885-1900; Attorney General 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1900; knighted 1885; GCMG 1893; Master of the Rolls 1900; Privy Councillor 1900; Lord Chief Justice of England 1900-13


On the death of the 1st Viscount Alverstone the Barony and Viscountcy of Alverstone both became extinct.


First written 9 Jul 2006



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