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Brightman, Baron (UK, 1982 - 2006)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Mar 1982


Extinct: 6 Feb 2006


Family name: Brightman




 Per fess wavy Azure and Argent in chief two Dolphins naiant Or and in base the Stern of a Man of War of circa 1805 proper


 [Upon a wreath Argent and Gules] a Herring Gull statant wings elevated and addorsed proper supporting with the dexter claw a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper 


 On either side an Otter on a Grassy Mount encircled by Water proper collared with a Crown Rayonny Gold


 Steer a true course



John Anson [Brightman], Baron Brightman, PC

2nd son of William Henry Brightman, of St Alban's, co. Hertford


20 Jun 1911


1945 Roxane Ambatielo, dau. of Gerasimo Ambatielo, of Kephalonia, Greece

only child

1. Hon Christopher Anthony John Brightman (b. 1948), mar. 1975 Jonkfrouwe Elizabeth de Beyer, dau. of Jonkheer Willem de Beyer, and has issue


6 Feb 2006


11 Mar 1982 for life Baron Brightman, of Ibthorpe in the County of Hampshire


Barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1932; served in World War II as an able seaman 1939-40, Lt-Cdr RNVR 1940-46; a Member of the General Council of the Bar 1955-60 and 1966-70, Queen's Counsel 1961, Bencher 1966, Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster and Attorney and Serjeant within the County Palatine of Lancaster 1969-70, knighted on appointment as a Judge of the High Court of Chancery 1970-79, Judge of the National Industrial Relations Court 1971-74, Privy Councillor on appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal 1979-82, and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1982-86



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