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Austin, Baron (UK, 1936 - 1941)

 

Creation: let.pat. 16 Jul 1936

 

Extinct: 23 May 1941

 

Family name: Austin

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Arms:

Gules a Cross between in the first and fourth quarters a Garb and in the second and third quarters a Lozenge Or

Crest:

A Garb Or charged with a Steering Wheel and Column winged Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Bull Sable gorged with a Collar of Lozenges conjoined Or

Motto:

 Forward

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Herbert [Austin], 1st Baron Austin, KBE

son of Giles Stevens Austin, of Little Missenden, co. Buckingham, by his wife Clara Jane Simpson, dau. of Willoughby Simpson

born

8 Nov 1866

mar.

26 Dec 1887 Helen Dron, dau. of James Dron, of Melbourne, Australia

children

1. Hon Irene Austin (b. 1891), mar. 1918 Col Arthur C R Waite MC

2. Hon Zeta Elaine Austin (b. 1902), mar. 1928 C P Lambert, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 23 May 1941

created

16 Jul 1936 Baron Austin, of Longbridge in the City of Birmingham

note

served his apprenticeship to engineering at Langlands Foundry, Melbourne, Australia; came to England 1890; Manager, Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co Ltd 1900-05; founded the Austin Motor Co, Longbridge Works, Birmingham 1905; KBE 1917; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for King's Norton 1918-24; Chairman, Austin Motor Car Co Ltd; President of the Institution of Automobile Engineers and of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers 1930; President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Master of the Coach Makers' and Coach Harness Makers' Company 1934

 

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

 

 First written 12 Jul 2006

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