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Asquith of Bishopstone, Baron (UK, 1951 - 1954)


Creation: let.pat. 23 Apr 1951


Extinct: 24 Aug 1954


Family name: Asquith




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Cyril [Asquith], Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, PC

4th son of Herbert Henry [Asquith], 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (Prime Minister 1908-16), by his first wife Helen Kelsall Melland, 1st dau. of Frederick Melland, of Manchester


5 Feb 1890


12 Feb 1918 Anne Stephanie Pollock (b. 27 Apr 1896; d. 19 Feb 1964), 1st dau. of Sir Adrian Donald Wilde Pollock KCMG, Chamberlain of the City of London 1912-43, by his wife Hon Mary Honorah Rhoda Gully, 3rd dau. of William Court [Gully], 1st Viscount Selby


1. Capt Hon Luke Asquith (b. 18 Nov 1919; d. 1994), mar. 2 Jul 1954 (Ethel) Meriel Evans, 1st dau. of Maurice Cann Evans, and had issue

2. Hon Paul Asquith (b. 4 Jan 1927; d. 1984), mar. (1) 18 Jul 1953 (div. 1963) Helena Mary Bridgeman, 1st dau. of Hon Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman MC, and (2) 16 Jul 1963 Caroline Anne Carew-Pole, 2nd dau. of Sir John Gawen Carew-Pole, 12th Bt., and had issue by both wives

1. Hon Jane Asquith (b. 3 Jul 1922; d. 1978)

2. Hon (Frances) Rose Asquith (b. 4 Oct 1925), mar. 8 Dec 1951 Rt Hon Sir John Frederick Eustace Stephenson, a Lord Justice of Appeal, 2nd son of Sir Guy Stephenson CB by his wife Gwendolen Talbot, 5th dau. of Rt Hon John Gilbert Talbot


24 Aug 1954


23 Apr 1951 for life Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, of Bishopstone in the County of Sussex


Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple 1920, King's Counsel 1936, Recorder of Salisbury 1937-38, knighted on appointment as a Judge of the King's Bench Division 1938-46, Bencher 1939, Privy Councillor on appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal 1946-51 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1951-54




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