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Askwith, Baron (UK, 1919 - 1942)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Mar 1919


Extinct: 2 Jun 1942


Family name: Askwith




Sable a Fess between in chief two Cross Crosslets and in base a Rose argent


A Cross Crosslet fitchée between two Wings erect Sable each charged with a Rose as in the Arms


On either side a Dove holding in the beak an Olive Branch all proper



George Ranken [Askwith], 1st Baron Askwith, KCB

1st surv. son and heir of Gen William Harrison Askwith, Superintendent of the Royal Gunpowder Factory, Waltham 1855-68, by his wife Elizabeth Ranken, dau. of George Ranken


17 Feb 1861


20 Feb 1908 Ellen Graham CBE (widow of Maj Henry Graham; d. 12 Jan 1962), 2nd dau. of Archibald Peel, of Westlea, Broxbourne, co. Hertford, by his wife Ellen Mary Palmer, dau. of Sir William Henry Roger Palmer, 4th Bt., of Kenure Park, Dublin

only child

1. Hon Betty Ellen Askwith (b. 26 Jun 1909)


s.p.m. 2 Jun 1942


24 Mar 1919 Baron Askwith, of St Ives in the County of Huntingdon


barrister, Inner and Middle Temples 1886; Junior Counsel for Great Britain at the Anglo-Venezuelan Boundary Arbitration 1899; High Steward of the Manor of the Savoy 1899; Counsel to HM Commissioners of Works and for the treasury in Peerage Claims 1900; Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trade Railway Department 1907; King's Counsel 1908; British Plenipotentiary to the International Copyright Conference, Berlin 1908; Comptroller-General of Commercial, Statistical and Labour Departments of the Board of Trade 1909; CB 1909; Chairman, Fair Wages Advisory Committee 1909-19; Chief Industrial Commissioner 1911-19; KCB 1911; Chairman, Industrial Council 1912-13; British Commissioner for inquiry into the Labour Laws of Canada 1912; Vice-President, Federation of British Industries 1913; Mayor of St Ives, co. Huntingdon 1913; Chairman, Committee on Production under the Munitions of Wars Acts, and of the Government Arbitration Committee 1915-17; Hon Treasurer, YMCA 1920-33; Member, Royal Commission on Cattle Importation 1921; Chairman, Council of Royal Society of Arts 1922-24 (Treasurer 1925-27 and Vice-President 1927-38); President: British Science Guild 1922-26, National Association of Trade Protection Societies 1924-26 and 1928, and of the Institute of Patentees 1924; Upper Bailiff, Weavers' Company 1925-26 and 1938-42; Chairman: Malta Commission 1931 and of the Parliamentary Delegation to Bermuda 1932; President of the Institute of Arbitrators 1933-36; independent member of Commissions of Enquiry under Article 412 of Treaty of Versailles 1934; Chairman, Institut Francais du Royaume Uni; Member of Council and Chairman of Finance Committee, Marlborough College; Chairman of Council, Cheltenham Ladies' College; Governor of Holloway College; Member of Council of St Hilda's College, Oxford; President, National Greyhound Racing Society of Great Britain


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


 First written 12 Jul 2006



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