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Boyd of Merton, Viscount (UK, 1960)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Sep 1960


Family name: Lennox-Boyd




Azure a Fess chequy Argent and Gules between an Abbatical Mitre Simplex of the second filleted of the field in chief and in base a Rose of the second seeded Vert and barbed of the third


A Dexter Hand erect in pale having two fingers turned in and the rest pointing upwards proper the wrist habited in a Close Sleeve Azure with Cuff chequy Argent and Gules


On either side a Squirrel proper collared chequy Argent and Gules





Alan Tindal [Lennox-Boyd], 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, CH PC

2nd son of Alan Walter Boyd later Lennox-Boyd by his second wife Florence Anne Begbie, dau. of Dr James Warburton Begbie, of Charlotte Square, Edinburgh


18 Nov 1904


29 Dec 1938 Lady Patricia Florence Susan Guinness (b. 3 Mar 1918; d. 2001), 2nd dau. of Rupert Edward Cecil Lee [Guinness], 2nd Earl of Iveagh, by his wife Lady Gwendolen Onslow, 1st dau. of William Hillier [Onslow], 4th Earl of Onslow


1. Hon Simon Donald Rupert Neville Lennox-Boyd, later 2nd Viscount Boyd of Merton

2. Hon Christopher Alan Lennox-Boyd, of 42 Upper Brooke Street, London (b. 22 Jul 1941)

2. Hon Sir Mark Alexander Lennox-Boyd, of 3 Bloomfield Terrace, London, and Gresgarth Hall, Caton, co. Lancaster, barrister Inner Temple 1968, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Morecombe and Lonsdale 1979-83 and for Morecombe and Lunesdale 1983-97 and 1997, Parliamentay Private Secretary to the Energy Secretary 1981-83, the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983-84 and the Prime Minister 1988-90, Assistant Government Whip 1987-86, a Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) 1986-88, Parliamentary Under Secretary Foreign & Commonwealth Office 1990-94, Prime Warden Fishmongers' Company 1998-99 (b. 4 May 1943), mar. 29 Jun 1974 Arabella Lacloche (former wife of Philippe Lacloche), dau. of Piero Parisi, and has issue


8 Mar 1983


8 Sep 1960 Viscount Boyd of Merton, of Merton-in-Penninghame in the County of Wigtown

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Mid-Bedfordshire 1931-60; Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Labour 1938-39, Minister of Home Security 1939, Minister of Food 1939-40 and Minister of Aircraft Production 1943-45; Minister of State for Colonial Affairs 1951-52;  Privy Councillor 1951; Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation 1952-54;  Secretary of State for the Colonies 1954-59; Companion of Honour 1960


Simon Donald Rupert Neville [Lennox-Boyd], 2nd Viscount Boyd of Merton


7 Dec 1939


24 Jul 1962 Alice Mary Clive, only dau. of Maj Meysey George Dallas Clive, of Whitfield, co. Hereford, by his wife Lady Mary Katherine Pakenham, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Pakenham], 5th Earl of Longford


1. Hon Benjamin Alan Lennox-Boyd (b. 21 Oct 1964), mar. 28 Jan 1993 Sheila Mary Margaret Carroll (former wife of Michael Carroll, of Saltash, co. Cornwall), dau. of Harold Emmanuel George Williams, of West Plymouth, co. Devon, and has issue:

1a. Alan George Simon Lennox-Boyd (b. 11 Mar 1993)

2a. Henry Simon Lennox-Boyd (b. 8 Nov 1997)

1a. Mary Alice Lennox-Boyd (b. 14 Feb 1994)

2. Hon Edward George Lennox-Boyd later Clive, of Whitfield House, co. Hereford (b. 30 Mar 1968), mar. 1994 Tamsin Szerina Hichens, dau. of Antony Hichens, of Slape Manor, Bridport, co. Dorset, and has issue

1. Hon Charlotte Mary Lennox-Boyd (b. 16 Apr 1963), mar. 1992 Dr Charles Christopher James Mitchell, 1st son of James Mitchell, of Wilsford-cum-Lake, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

2. Hon Philippa Patricia Lennox-Boyd (b. 12 Mar 1970), mar. 1998 Patrick Nathaniel George [Spens], 4th Baron Spens, and has issue


Deputy Chairman, Arthur Guinness & Sons plc 1981-86; Chairman, Scottish Licensed Trade Association 1984-85, Save the Children 1987-92, and Stonham Housing 1992-98


Last updated 20 Sep 2013




2nd Viscount Boyd of Merton, of Merton-in-Penninghame in the County of Wigtown

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Sep 1960)



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