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Buckmaster, Viscount (UK, 1933)


Creation: let. pat. 24 Feb 1933


Family name: Buckmaster




Or semy of Fleurs-de-lis Azure a Lion rampant of the last on a Chief of the second a Portcullis of the first


A Demi-Lion Azure holding in the dexter paw a Fleur-de-lis and charged on the shoulder with a Portcullis both Or


On either side a Buck proper each gorged with a Chain pendant therefrom a Portcullis Or


Equanimitas Magnanimitas (Equanimity, magnanimity)



Stanley Owen [Buckmaster], 1st Baron Buckmaster later 1st Viscount Buckmaster, GCVO PC

3rd son of John Charles Buckmaster, of Ashleigh, Teddington, co. Middlesex, by his wife Emily Anne Goodliffe, 1st dau. of George Goodliffe, of Trumpington, co. Cambridge


9 Jan 1861


29 Dec 1889 Edith Augusta Lewin (d. 23 Oct 1935), dau. of Spencer Robert Lewin, of Widford, Ware, co. Hertford


1. Hon Owen Stanley Buckmaster, later 2nd Viscount Buckmaster

1. Hon Margaret Anna Buckmaster (b. 8 Mar 1893; d. 4 Jun 1929), mar. 22 Dec 1921 Dighton Nicolas Pollock, barrister (b. 5 Mar 1864; d. 9 Mar 1927), 1st son of Maj Gen Sir Frederick Richard Pollock KCSI, Commissioner of the Punjab (by his wife Adriana Nicolas, yst. dau. of Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas GCMG), 6th son of Rt Hon Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Bt., and had issue

2. Hon Barbara Buckmaster (b. 21 Oct 1903; d. Sep 1966), mar. 22 Dec 1926 (div. 1944) Lt Cdr John Bryan Miller GC RNVR, 1st son of Brian Stothart Miller, and had issue


5 Dec 1934


14 Jun 1915 Baron Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham

24 Feb 1933 Viscount Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham

suc. by



barrister, Inner Temple 1884; KC 1902; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Cambridge Borough 1906-10 and for Keighley 1911-15; Counsel to the University of Oxford 1911-13; Member, Council of the Duchy of Lancaster; Solicitor General 1913-15;  knighted 1913; Director, Press Bureau 1914-15; Privy Councillor 1915; Lord High Chancellor 1915-16; Chairman, Political Honours Review Committee 1924; GCVO 1930


Owen Stanley [Buckmaster], 2nd Viscount Buckmaster


24 Sep 1890

mar. (1)

21 Dec 1916 (div. 1944) Joan Simpson (d. 22 Dec 1976), 2nd dau. of George Augustus Garry Simpson MRCS, of Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London


1. Hon Martin Stanley Buckmaster, later 3rd Viscount Buckmaster

2. Hon Colin John Buckmaster, of Ryece Hall, Brettenham, co. Suffolk (b. 17 Apr 1923; d. 30 Nov 2003), mar. 12 Oct 1946 Mary Gibbon, only dau. of Charles Henry Gibbon, of The Lodge, Great Bentley, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Adrian Charles Buckmaster, later 4th Viscount Buckmaster

2a. Simon John Buckmaster (b. 1 Apr 1956), mar. 12 Mar 1983 Emma Elizabeth Stanier, 1st dau. of Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier KCB MBE, and has issue

3a. Michael Anthony Stanley Buckmaster (b. 19 Oct 1959)

1a. Ann Susan Buckmaster (b. 28 Sep 1950), mar. 3 Jul 1976 Nicholas J W Tavener, of The Grange, Brettenham, co. Suffolk, son of E A Tavener, and has issue

2a. Sarah Janet Buckmaster (b. 6 Dec 1952)

mar. (2)

23 Jan 1961 Diana Constance Vane-Tempest (former wife of Charles Stewart M'Donnell Vane-Tempest;  mar. (3) 1982 as his second wife Roderick Edward Faure Walker), only dau. of Maj Kenneth Arthur Seth-Smith, of Chesterwood Grange, Haydon Bridge, co. Northumberland, by his first wife Doris Roberta McKergow, only dau. of Lt Col Robert Wilson McKergow OBE, of Twineham Grange, co. Sussex


25 Sep 1974

suc. by

son by first wife


Martin Stanley [Buckmaster], 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, OBE


11 Apr 1921


8 Jun 2007

suc. by



Adrian Charles [Buckmaster], 4th Viscount Buckmaster


2 Feb 1949


26 Jul 1975 Dr Elizabeth Mary Mark, only dau. of Dr Norman Mark


1. Hon Andrew Nicholas Buckmaster (b. 1980)

1. Hon Clare May Buckmaster (b. 1 Jun 1979)

2. Hon Nicola Mary Buckmaster (b. 1986)


 Last updated 7 Jul 2007




4th Viscount Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Feb 1933)

4th Baron Buckmaster, of Cheddington in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jun 1915)



Ryece Hall, Brettenham, Ipswich, Suffolk



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