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Cohen, Baron (UK, 1951 - 1973)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Nov 1951


Extinct: 9 May 1973


Family name: Cohen




Argent on a Chevron Gules cottised Azure between two Roses of the second barbed and seeded proper in chief and a Buck's Head couped also proper in base three Annulets Or


A Buck's Head couped Argent armed Or gorged with a Wreath of Oak proper and charged with four Barrulets Gules in the mouth a Rose of the last slipped also proper


Dexter: a Pegasus Argent;  Sinister:  a Lion Or, each charged on the shoulder with Hurt thereon a Mill-Rind Gold



Lionel Leonard [Cohen], Baron Cohen, PC

only son of Sir Leonard Lionel Cohen KCVO, banker and stockbroker, by his wife Eliza Henrietta Schloss, dau. of Sigismund Schloss, of Bowdon, co. Chester


1 Mar 1888


9 Apr 1918 Adelaide Spielmann, dau. of Sir Isidore Spielmann CMG, of 56 Westbourne Terrace, London, by his wife Emily Sebag-Montefiore, 1st dau. of Sir Joseph Sebag-Montefiore, of East Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate, co. Kent


1. Hon Leonard Harold Lionel Cohen, of Dovecote House, Swallowfield Park, co. Berkshire, barrister (b. 1 Jan 1922), mar. 14 Jul 1949 Eleanor Lucy Henriques, dau. of Philip A Henriques, and has issue

2. Hon Hugh Lionel Cohen (b. 14 Jan 1925; d. 1992), mar. 7 Oct 1953 Jane Karminski, 2nd dau. of Hon Mr Justice (Sir Seymour Edward) Karminski

1. Hon Elizabeth Adelaide Cohen (b. 31 Dec 1919; d. 14 Jul 1983), mar. (1) 30 Jun 1940 Capt Arthur John Pearse-Serocold (dsp. Dec 1942), 2nd son of Brig-Gen Eric Pearse-Serocold CMG, by his second wife Hon Blanche Florence Daphne Stanley, 4th dau. of Edward Lyulph [Stanley], 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, and (2) 20 Mar 1946 as his second wife Peter Montefiore [Samuel], 4th Viscount Bearsted, and had issue by her second husband


9 May 1973


12 Nov 1951 for life Baron Cohen, of Walmer in the County of Kent


barrister, Inner Temple 1913, KC 1929, Bencher Lincoln's Inn 1934, Treasurer 1954; a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice 1943; knighted 1943-46; Chairman, Company Law Amendment Commission 1943-45; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1946-51; Privy Councillor 1946; Chairman, Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors 1946; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1951-73; Chairman, College Committee, University College London 1953; presided at Comet Enquiry 1954


First written 18 Sep 2004



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