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Clitheroe, Baron (UK, 1955)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Jun 1955


Family name: Assheton




Argent a Mullet Sable pierced of the field


[On a Cap of Maintenance Gules doubled Ermine] a Mower vested and capped quarterly Argent and Sable sleeves and stockings counterchanged holding a Scythe Azure handled Or the point of the blade towards the dexter


Dexter:  a Labrador Dog Sable;  Sinister:  a Bull Argent armed Or


Neo Arroso Neo Dubito (I am neither proud nor afraid)



Ralph [Assheton], 1st Baron Clitheroe, KCVO PC

1st son of Sir Ralph Cockayne Assheton, 1st Bt., of Downham Hall, Clitheroe, co. Lancaster, by his wife Mildred Estelle Sybella Master CBE, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Henry Master, of Montrose House, Petersham, co. Surrey


24 Feb 1901


24 Jan 1924 Hon Sylvia Benita Frances Hotham (d. 1991), 1st dau. of Frederick William [Hotham], 6th Baron Hotham, by his wife Eliza Benita Sanders, dau. of Thomas Sanders, of Sanders Park, Charleville, co. Cork


18 Sep 1984


v.p. 20 Jun 1955 Baron Clitheroe, of Downham in the County of Lancaster

suc. by



suc. his father 21 Sep 1955 in the Baronetcy of Assheton of Downham


Ralph John [Assheton], 2nd Baron Clitheroe


3 Nov 1929


2 May 1961 Juliet Hanbury, 1st dau. of Lieut Col Christopher Lionel Hanbury MBE, of Juniper Hill, Burnham, co. Buckingham, by his wife Lettice Mary Charrington, 1st dau. of Arthur Charrington, of East Hill House, Oxted, co. Surrey


1. Hon Ralph Christopher Assheton (b. 19 Mar 1962), mar. 19 Oct 1996 Olivia Sarah Warrington, only dau. of Capt (John) Anthony Cromek Warrington, of Low Burton Hall, Masham, co. York, by his wife Marigold Elizabeth Schofield, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William George Broadbent Schofield (1st son of Capt George Arthur Schofield, of Riseley Hall, Harrogate, co. York), by his wife Hon Helen Elizabeth Delaval Bulloch, former wife of Ian Bulloch and 1st dau. of Albert Edward Delaval [Astley], 21st Baron Hastings, and has issue:

1a. Ralph Anthony Assheton (b. 3 Dec 1998)

1a. Helen Benedicta Anne Assheton (b. 12 Oct 2001)

2. Hon John Hotham Assheton (b. 12 Jul 1964), mar. 1989 Amanda Freeman, dau. of Geoffrey Freeman, of Red Lion House, Nettlebed, co. Oxford, and has issue

1. Hon Elizabeth Jane Assheton (b. 6 Oct 1968), mar. 6 May 1995 Capt Robin A E Tarling, son of Timothy Tarling, of Dulverton, co. Somerset, and has issue


 Last updated 19 Aug 2003




2nd Baron Clitheroe, of Downham in the County of Leicester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Jun 1955)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Downham"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Sep 1945)



Downham Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4DN

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