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Ashfield, Baron (UK, 1920 - 1948)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 Jan 1920

 

Extinct: 4 Nov 1948

 

Family name: Stanley

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Arms:

Azure a Pegasus rampant in chief three Estoiles Or

Crest:

A Demi Stag proper gorged with a Wreath of Oak Vert resting the sinister foot upon a Bugle Horn Or

Supporters:

On either side an Electrical Mechanic, that on the dexter holding in the exterior hand a Coil of Wire and that on the sinister holding in the exterior hand a Pair of Pliers all proper

Motto:

 In alta tende

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Albert Henry [Stanley], 1st Baron Ashfield, PC

son of Henry Stanley, of Detroit, Michigan, USA, by his wife Elizabeth Twigg, dau. of George Twigg, of Derby

born

8 Nov 1874

mar.

5 Dec 1904 Grace Lowrey Woodruff (d. 21 Jun 1962), dau. of Edward Lowrey Woodruff, of Detroit, Michigan, USA, by his wife Marian Bateman, dau. of John Frederick Bateman

children

1. Hon Marian Woodruff Stanley, mar. (1) 9 Jun 1927 (div. 1934) James Hart Rutland, son of Archibald Hart Rutland, of 34 Longridge Road, London, (2) 1934 (div. 1940) J H Royds, (3) 1940 (div. 1954) R A Hubbard, and (4) 1964 E J Bradford, and had issue by her third husband

2. Hon Grace Lowrey Stanley, mar. (1) 1928 (div. 1940) E J Barford, and (2) 1940 Capt H J Buckmaster

died

s.p.m. 4 Nov 1948

created

9 Jan 1920 Baron Ashfield, of Southwell in the County of Nottingham

note

General Manager, American Electric Railways; General Manager, Metropolitan District Railway and Tube Railways, 1907; Managing Director, Underground Group of Companies 1912 and Chairman 1919-33; knighted 1914; served in First World War 1914-18 as Col, Engineer and Railway Staff Corps; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Ashton-under-Lyme 1916-20; Director-General of Mechanical Transport 1916; President of the Board of Trade 1916-19; Privy Councillor 1916; Member, Royal Commission on Railways and Transportation in Canada 1931; Chairman, London Passenger Transport Board 1933, and North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Company; Director: Midland Bank Ltd, and Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd

 

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

 

 First written 12 Jul 2006

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