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Austin, Baron (UK, 1936 - 1941)


Creation: let.pat. 16 Jul 1936


Extinct: 23 May 1941


Family name: Austin




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


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


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





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


8 Nov 1866


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


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


s.p.m. 23 May 1941


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


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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