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Brookeborough, Viscount (UK, 1952)


Creation: let. pat. 4 Jul 1952


Family name: Brooke




Or a Cross engrailed per pale Gules and Sable a Crescent for difference


A Brock or Badger passant Argent


Dexter:  a Dolphin Sable;  Sinister:  a Lion double queued Gules langued Azure


Gloria Finis (Glory to the end)



Basil Stanlake [Brooke], 1st Viscount Brookeborough, KG CBE MC PC

1st son of Sir Arthur Douglas Brooke, 4th Bt., of Colebrooke, Brookeborough, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Gertrude Isabella Batson, only dau. of Stanlake Batson, of Horseheath, co. Cambridge


9 Jun 1888

mar. (1)

3 Jun 1919 Dame Cynthia Mary Sergison DBE (d. 2 Mar 1970), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Capt Charles Warden Sergison DL, of Cuckfield Park, co. Sussex

children by first wife

1. Lieut Basil Julian Brooke (b. 18 Apr 1920;  killed in action v.p. Mar 1943)

2. Hon John Warden Brooke, later 2nd Viscount Brookeborough

3. Lieut Henry Alan Brooke MC (b. 29 Oct 1923; killed in action v.p. Apr 1945)

mar. (2)

25 Mar 1971 Sarah Eileen Bell Calvert (widow of Cecil Armstrong Calvert FRCS;  d. 1989), dau. of Henry Healey, of Belfast


18 Aug 1973


4 Jul 1952 Viscount Brookeborough, of Colebrooke in the County of Fermanagh

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 27 Nov 1907 as 5th Baronet;  CBE 1921; Privy Councillor (NI) 1933; Minister of Agriculture (N.I.) 1933; Minister of Commerce and Production (N.I.) 1941-45; Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1943-63; MC 1961; Vice-Admiral of Ulster 1961-73; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Co. Fermanagh 1963-69; Knight of the Garter 1965


John Warden [Brooke], 2nd Viscount Brookeborough, PC


9 Nov 1922


4 Mar 1949 Rosemary Hilda Chichester (b. 1926; d. 30 Jan 2007), 1st dau. of Lt Col Arthur O'Neill Cubitt Chichester OBE MC, of Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, co. Antrim, by his wife Hilda Grace Young, only child of Rt Hon William Robert Young, of Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, co. Antrim


1. Hon Alan Henry Brooke, later 3rd Viscount Brookeborough

2. Hon Christopher Arthur Brooke, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Brookeborough (b. 16 May 1954), mar. 1990 Amanda M Hodges, dau. of G N Hodges, of Trinity, Jersey, Channel Islands, and has issue:

1a. Archie Alan John Brooke (b. 17 Dec 1991)

2a. Henry Arthur Oliver Brooke (b. 8 Sep 1993)

3a. Mathew Victor Francis Brooke (b. 29 Jun 1995)

4a. Arthur George Basil Brooke (b. 27 Mar 2000)

1. Hon (Rosalind) Juliana Brooke (b. 4 Feb 1950), mar. (1) 2 Mar 1973 Maj Nigel Hugh Alexander Cowie (d. 1991), 2nd son of Lt Col Howard Elphinstone Cowie, of South Poorton, Powerstock, and (2) 1994 Christopher James Grose, of Aldsworth, co. Gloucester, only son of Brig James Grose, of Bicknoller, co. Somerset, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Melinda Charlotte Brooke (b. 13 Apr 1958), mar. 11 Sep 1982 Nicholas R Taylor, of Lillingstone Lovell, co. Buckingham, 1st son of Ronald Taylor, and has issue

3. Hon Susanna Cynthia Brooke (b. 17 Apr 1962), mar. 1989 Richard John Hamilton Stubber, of Aghalee, co. Antrim, 2nd son of Col John Henry Hamilton Stubber, of Fivemiletown, co. Tyrone, and has issue


5 Mar 1987

suc. by



served in World War II 1939-45 as Capt, 10th Hussars;  ADC to Viceroy of India 1946; Member, Fermangh County Council 1947; Commander, Fermanagh Home Guard 1952; High Sheriff of co. Fermanagh 1955;  Chairman, Fermanagh County Council 1961-87; Member of Parliament (NI) for Lisaskea 1968-72; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Commerce 1969; Privy Councillor (NI) 1971; Member of the Ulster Assembly for Down 1973; Member, Northen Ireland Constituional Assembly 1975-76


Alan Henry [Brooke], 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, DL


30 Jun 1952


12 Apr 1980 Janet Elizabeth Cooke, only dau. of John P Cooke, of Ballyvoy Lodge, Doagh, Co. Antrim


High Sheriff of co. Fermanagh 1995; elected to the House of Lords 1999


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Brookeborough is Hon Christopher Arthur Brooke, second son of the 2nd Viscount Brookeborough and brother of the present Viscount.


 Last updated 4 Feb 2007




3rd Viscount Brookeborough, of Colebrooke in the County of Fermanagh

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Jul 1952)

7th Baronet, styled "of Cole Brooke"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Jan 1822)



Colebrooke Park, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh BT94 4DW

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