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Baden-Powell, Baron (UK, 1929)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Sep 1929


Family name: Baden-Powell




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Per fess Or and Argent a Lion rampant gules between two Tilting Spears erect proper (Powell);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant proper on the head a Crown Vallary Or between four Crosses Patée Gules and as many Fleur-de-lis Azure alternately (Baden)


1st:  a Lion passant Or in the paw a broken Tilting Spear in bend proper pendent therefrom by a Riband Gules an Escutcheon wresting on a Wreath Sable charged with a Pheon Or (Powell);  2nd:  out of a Crown Vallary Or a Demi Lion rampant Gules on the head a like Crown charged on the shoulders with a Cross Patée Argent and supporting with the paws a Sword Erect proper Pommel and Hilt Gold (Baden)


Dexter:  an Officer of 13th/18th Hussars in full dress his Sword drawn over his shoulder proper;  Sinister:  a Boy Scout holding a Staff also proper


Ar Nyd Yw Pwyll Pyd Yw (Where there is steadiness, there will be a Powell)



Robert Stephenson Smyth [Powell later Baden-Powell], 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO KCB

5th son of Rev Baden Powell, Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford, and Vicar of Plumstead, co. Kent, by his third wife Henrietta Grace Smyth, sister of Prof Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and dau. of Vice Adm W H Smyth


22 Feb 1857


30 Oct 1912 Olave St Clair Soames GBE, World Chief Guide 1930 (b. 22 Feb 1889; d. 25 Jun 1977), 2nd dau. of Harold Soames, of Gray Rigg, Lilliputt, co. Dorset, by his wife Katherine Mary Hill, dau. of George Hill, of Gloucester Gardens, London


1. Hon Arthur Robert Peter Baden-Powell, later 2nd Baron Baden-Powell

1. Hon Heather Grace Baden-Powell (b. 1 Jun 1915; d. 23 May 1986), mar. 24 Jun 1940 W/Cdr John Hall King RAF, 1st son of Leslie King, and had issue

2. Hon Betty St Clair Baden-Powell CBE (b. 16 Apr 1917), mar. 24 Sep 1936 Gervas Charles Robert Clay, of Ford Lodge, Wiveliscombe, co. Somerset, formerly Resident Commissioner Northern Rhodesia, Director Rhodes-Livingstone Museum 1961-64, 1st son of Gerard Arden Clay, of Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia, and has issue


9 Jan 1941


4 Dec 1922 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Bentley"

17 Sep 1929 Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex

suc. by



joined the 13th Hussars 1876; served in Afghanistan 1880-81; Captain and Adjutant 1883; Assistant Military Secretary, South Africa 1887-89; Zululand Expedition 1888; Brevet Major 1888; Assistant Military Secretary, Malta 1890-93; on Special Service, Ashanti 1895; Brevet Lt Colonel 1895; Chief Staff Officer, Matabeleland 1896-97; Brevet Colonel 1897; Lt Col, Commanding 5th Dragoon Guards 1897-99; served in the South African War 1899-1901; Commandant of Mafeking throughout the siege 1899-1900; CB 1900; Maj General 1900; Inspector-General of the South African Constabulary 1900-03; along with his brothers took the additional name of Baden by Royal Warrant 1902; Inspector-General of Cavalry, Great Britain and Ireland 1903-07; Lieut General Commanding the Northumbrian Territorial Division 1908-10; founded the Organisation of Boy Scouts 1908; KCB and KCVO 1909; founded the Girl Guides 1911; Hon Colonel, 13th Hussars 1911; Master, Mercers' Company 1913; World Chief Scout 1920; GCVO 1923; GCMG 1927; OM 1937; received the Waterloo Peace Prize 1937


Arthur Robert Peter [Baden-Powell], 2nd Baron Baden-Powell


30 Oct 1913


3 Jan 1936 Carine Crause-Boardman (d. 1993), dau. of Clement Hamilton Crause-Boardman, of Johannesburg, South Africa


1. Hon Robert Crause Baden-Powell, later 3rd Baron Baden-Powell

2. Hon (David) Michael Baden-Powell, heir presumptive to the Barony of Baden-Powell, of 18 Kalang Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, insurance consultant and agent (b. 11 Dec 1940), mar. 20 Aug 1966 Joan Phillips Berryman, only dau. of Horace William Berryman, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, and has issue:

1b. David Robert Baden-PowellDP

2b. Alexander Peter Baden-Powell (b. 25 Jun 1973)

3b. Myles Warrington Baden-Powell (b. 10 Oct 1975)

1. Hon Wendy Dorothy Lilian Baden-Powell (b. 16 Sep 1944)


9 Dec 1962

suc. by



served with British South Africa Police 1934-37 and Native Affairs Department, Southern Rhodesia 1937-45


Robert Crause [Baden-Powell], 3rd Baron Baden-Powell


15 Oct 1936


1 Aug 1963 Patience Helene Mary Batty CBE DL, International Commissioner, Girl Guides Association 1975-79, Chief Commissioner 1980-85 and Vice-President 1990-2000 (b. 27 Oct 1936; d. 18 Dec 2010), only dau. of Maj Douglas Myers Batty, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), by his wife Elsie May Loker


Chief Commissioner, Scout Association 1965-82 and Vice-President since 1982; director, Bolton Building Society 1972-88; Liveryman, Mercers' Company


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Baden-Powell is Hon Michael Baden-Powell, second son of the 2nd Baron Baden-Powell and brother of the present Baron.


DP = personal information restricted at the request of the individual concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998


Last updated 22 Aug 2013




3rd Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Sep 1929)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Bentley"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Dec 1922)



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