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Birkett, Baron (UK, 1958)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Jan 1958


Family name: Birkett




Gules three Full Bottomed Wigs Argent


Between two Wings Gules a Viking Ship proper charged on the Sail with a Raven close Sable


Dexter:  a Lion Or semée of Roses Gules;  Sinister:  a Wolf Sable semée of Mullets Gold


Lex Mea Lux (The Law is my light)



William Norman [Birkett], 1st Baron Birkett, PC

son of Thomas Birkett, of Nithsdale, Ulverston, co. Lancaster, by his wife Agnes Tyson


6 Sep 1883


25 Aug 1920 Ruth Nilsson (d. 1969), dau. of Emil Nilsson, of Sweden


10 Feb 1962


31 Jan 1958 Baron Birkett, of Ulverston in the County Palatine of Lancaster

suc. by



Judge of High Court of Justice (King's Bench Division) 1941-52;  Lord Justice of Appeal 1950-57


Michael [Birkett], 2nd Baron Birkett


22 Oct 1929

mar. (1)

13 Oct 1960 Junia Crawford (former wife of ..... Crawford;  d. 1973), dau. of Harold Elliott

mar. (2)

4 Dec 1978 Gloria Taylor (d. Feb 2001), dau. of Thomas Taylor, of Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London

only child by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Birkett (b. 25 Jul 1982)





2nd Baron Birkett, of Ulverston in the County Palatine of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Jan 1958)



Great Allfields, Balls Cross, Petworth, West Sussex



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