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Belstead, Baron (UK, 1938 - 2005)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Jan 1938


Extinct: 3 Dec 2005


Family name: Ganzoni




Per fess Azure and Argent a Gentian Plant flowered and eradicated proper between in chief a Mullet and an Increscent both Or


A Demi Lion Or supporting a Gentian Plant as in the Arms


On either side a Seahorse proper gorged with a Collar pendent therefrom a Portcullis chained Or


Fidelitas Vincit (Fidelity overcomes)



Francis John Childs [Ganzoni], 1st Baron Belstead

only son of Julius Charles Ganzoni, of Prince's Gardens, London, by his wife Mary Frances Childs, only dau. of Maj James Childs


19 Jan 1882


31 May 1930 Gwendolen Gertrude Turner (d. 23 Feb 1962), 1st dau. of Arthur Turner, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, by his wife Gertrude Ridley


1. Hon John Julian Ganzoni, later 2nd Baron Belstead

1. Hon (Mary) Jill Ganzoni (b. 27 Mar 1931)


15 Aug 1958


22 Mar 1929 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Ipswich"

27 Jan 1938 Baron Belstead, of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk

suc. by



Barrister, Inner Temple 1906; served in World War I with the 4th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Ipswich 1914-23 and 1924-38; knighted 1921; Chairman Private Bills Committee, House of Commons 1923-38; Parliamentary Private Secretary (unpaid) to the Postmaster-General 1924-29; temporary Chairman of Committees, House of Commons 1932-34; Chairman Kitchen Committee 1932-38


John Julian [Ganzoni], 2nd Baron Belstead, PC


30 Sep 1932


3 Dec 2005


17 Nov 1999 Baron Ganzoni, of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk (Life Peerage)


Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science 1970-73; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1973-74; Under Secretary of State, Home Office 1979-82; Privy Councillor 1981; Minister of State, Foreign Office 1982-83; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1983-87; Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 1984-88;  Minister of State, Department of the Environment 1987-88; Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 1988-90;  Paymaster-General and Minister of State for Northern Ireland 1990-92; Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 1994-2005


On the death of the 2nd Baron Belstead the Baronies of Belstead and Ganzoni and the 1929 baronetcy became extinct.


 Last updated 5 Dec 2005



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