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Dowding, Baron (UK, 1943)


Creation: let. pat. 5 Jul 1943


Family name: Dowding




Argent three Bars gemel Sable over all a Fleur-de-lys Azure on a Chief of the second three Doric Columns of the first


Upon a Catherine Wheel Azure a Falcon rising Or belled and hooded Gules


Laborare Est Orare (To work is to pray)



Hugh Caswall Tremenheere [Dowding], 1st Baron Dowding, GCB GCVO CMG

1st son of Arthur John Caswall Dowding, of St Ninian's, Moffat, and of 65 The Hill, Wimbledon, by his wife Maud Caroline Tremenheere, dau. of Lt Gen Charles Tremenheere CB


24 April 1882

mar. (1)

16 Feb 1918 Clarice Maud Williams (widow of ..... Vancourt;  d. 28 Jun 1920), dau. of Capt John Williams, Indian Army

mar. (2)

25 Sep 1951 Muriel Whiting (widow of P/O Jack Maxwell Whiting RAF;  d. 1993), dau. of John Albino, of Richmond, co. Surrey


15 Feb 1970


5 Jul 1943 Baron Dowding, of Bentley Priory in the County of Middlesex

suc. by

son by first wife


Air Chief Marshal, Royal Air Force


Derek Hugh Tremenheere [Dowding], 2nd Baron Dowding


9 Jan 1919

mar. (1)

17 Feb 1940 (div. 1947) Joan Myrtle Stuart, dau. of Donald James Stuart, of Nairn

mar. (2)

7 May 1947 (div. 1960) Alison Margaret Peebles (widow of Maj R W H Peebles; mar. (3) 1963 David Hartnell-Beavis, of The Manor, Aylsham, co. Norfolk), dau. of James Bannerman LRCP LRCS, of 158 Newmarket Road, Norwich, co. Norfolk

children by second wife

1. Hon Piers Hugh Tremenheere Dowding, later 3rd Baron Dowding

2. Hon Mark Denis James Dowding, heir presumptive to the Barony of Dowding (b. 11 Jul 1949), mar. 1982 Heather Arter, dau. of Stanley Arter, of South Africa, and has issue:

1a. Alexander Dowding (b. 1983)

mar. (3)

17 Dec 1961 Odette Lucie Marie Sophie Hughes (former wife of Brian Hughes), dau. of Louis Joseph Houles, of Toulouse, France


22 Nov 1992

suc. by

son by second wife


Piers Hugh Tremenheere [Dowding], 3rd Baron Dowding


18 Feb 1948


1973 Noriko Shiho, of Japan


1. Hon Rosemary June Dowding (b. 1975)

2. Hon Yuki Elizabeth Dowding (b. 1989)


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Dowding is Hon Mark Denis James Dowding, second son of the 2nd Baron Dowding and younger brother of the present Baron.


 Last updated 24 Aug 2004




3rd Baron Dowding, of Bentley Priory in the County of Middlesex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 Jul 1943)



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