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Faringdon, Baron (UK, 1916)


Creation: let. pat. 24 Jan 1916


Family name: Henderson




Or three Piles issuant from the sinister Vert on a Chief Ermine three Torteaux


A Hand holding a Torteau charged with a Mullet of six points Argent


Dexter: a Chevalier armed at all points holding in his dexter hand a Lance with his Lordship's Pennon bearing the motto "Sursum corda" all proper;  Sinister:  a Centaur drawing his Bow proper


Sola Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue alone ennobles)



Alexander [Henderson], 1st Baron Faringdon, CH JP

1st son of George Henderson, of Langholm, co. Dumfries, by his wife Eliza Cockshott, dau. of George William Cockshott, of York


28 Sep 1850


2 Sep 1874 Jane Ellen Davis (d. 3 May 1920), dau. of Edward William Davis, of Ealing, co. Middlesex


1. Lt Col Hon Harold Greenwood Henderson CVO JP, of Barnsley Park, Cirencester, co. Gloucester, Member of Parliament for North Berkshire 1910-16, served in World War I 1914-18 as Captain and Adjutant 1st Life Guards Regiment, Parliamentary Secretary to Director of Recruiting 1915-16, Military Secretary to Governor-General of Canada 1916-20, Lt Col Berkshire Yeomanry (b. 29 Oct 1875; dvp. 1 Nov 1922), mar. 19 Feb 1901 Lady Violet Charlotte Dalzell (b. 18 Mar 1879; d. 1 Oct 1956), 2nd dau. of Robert Harris Carnwath [Dalzell], 11th Earl of Carnwath, by his wife Emily Sullivan Hippisley, 1st dau. by his second wife of Henry Hippisley, of Lamborne Place, Berkshire, and Cote House, co. Oxford, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Gavin Henderson, later 2nd Baron Faringdon

2a. Lt Col Hon Michael Thomas Henderson, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 24 Dec 1934 (b. 2 Jan 1906; d. 19 Nov 1953), mar. (1) 14 Jan 1929 (div. 1948) Oonagh Evelyn Brassey (mar. (2) 21 Dec 1949 (div. 1962) Vernon Motion), 1st dau. of Lt Col Harold Ernest Brassey (by his wife Lady Norah Hely-Hutchinson, 3rd dau. of John Luke George [Hely-Hutchinson], 5th Earl of Donoughmore), yr. brother of (Henry) Leonard Campbell [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, and 3rd but 2nd surv. son of Henry Arthur Brassey JP DL MP, of Preston Hall, co. Kent, and (2) 9 Jun 1948 Esther Isabelle Glendinning (former wife of Harold Seymour Glendinning), 1st dau. of Alfred Edward Coleman, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Alexander Harold James Henderson (b. 27 Nov 1932;  dvp. following a motor-cycle crash 19 Nov 1951)

2b. Charles Michael Henderson, later 3rd Baron Faringdon

1b. Sarah Brigid Mosley Henderson (b. 1928; d. 1985)

3a. Hon Roderic Harold Dalzell Henderson, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 24 Dec 1934, Hon Attaché Stockholm 1932-33 and Uruquay, Civil Attaché and Private Secretary Buenos Aires 1943-46 Rome 1946 and Stockholm 1947 (b. 3 Mar 1909; d. 19...)

1a. Hon Margaret "Peggy" Violet Henderson, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 24 Dec 1934 (b. 3 May 1904; d. 25 Sep 1976), mar. 10 May 1932 Lt Col (Henry Charles) Minshull Stockdale, of Mears Ashby Hall, co. Northampton, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1952 (b. 5 Apr 1902; d. 19...), 1st son and heir of Henry Minshull Stockdale JP, of Mears Ashby Hall, co. Northampton, by his wife Florence Margaret Rose Villiers, 2nd dau. of Rev Charles Lawrence later Villiers, Chaplain to the Bishops of Carlisle and Durham 1857-61, Rector of Croft, co. York (by his wife Florence Mary Tyssen-Amhurst, sister of William Amhurst [Daniel-Tyssen later Tyssen-Amhurst later Tyssen-Amherst], 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney), illeg. son of Thomas Hyde Villiers MP (by his mistress Charlotte Harte, dau. of Surgn-Maj .... Harte), younger brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and 2nd son of Hon George Villiers, and had issue

2. Maj Hon Alec Puleston Henderson (b. 23 Oct 1876; d. 2 Nov 1931), mar. (1) 11 Feb 1905 Henrietta Emily Cecil Bertie (dsp. 7 Jun 1913), 3rd dau. of Capt Frederick Arthur Bertie, and (2) 23 Jan 1915 Gladys Rhoda Maclean (mar. (2) 5 Nov 1934 Sir Murrough John Wilson KBE (d. 30 Apr 1946); d. 28 Jan 1953), only child of Maj Donald Maclean, of Clewer, Windsor, co. Berkshire, and had issue by his second wife

3. Lieut Hon Frank Henderson (b. 11 Oct 1877; dvp. 20 Jan 1924)

4. Maj Hon Philip Henderson (b. 16 Mar 1881; d. 21 Mar 1939), mar. 20 Jul 1908 Rachel Madeleine Mary Hope-Vere (d. 28 Oct 1953), dau. of James Charles Hope-Vere, and had issue

5. Capt Hon Arnold Henderson OBE TD (b. 1 Jul 1883; d. 12 Mar 1933), mar. 17 Feb 1908 Helen Madeline Gordon (d. 2 May 1961), dau. of Gen Evans Gordon, and had issue

6. Capt Hon Eric Brand Henderson later Butler-Henderson CStJ, of Winwick Manor, Rugby, co. Northampton, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1929 (b. 26 Sep 1884; d. 18 Dec 1953), mar. 10 Dec 1910 Hon Sophia Isabel (Zoe) Massey (b. 29 May 1888; d. 1977), 1st dau. (and cohrss. of her mother) of Lionel Edward [Massey], 5th Baron Clarina, by his second wife Sophia Maria Butler, dau. of James Butler DL, of Castle Crine, co. Clare, and had issue

1. Hon Margaret Henderson (b. 6 Apr 1879; d. 11 Jul 1946), mar. 10 Nov 1900 Capt Charles Shuldham Shreiber, and had issue


17 Mar 1934


5 Aug 1902 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Buscot Park"

24 Jan 1916 Baron Faringdon, of Buscot Park in the Royal County of Berkshire

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal Unionist) for West Staffordshire 1898-1906 and for St George's Hanover Square 1916-15; High Sheriff of Berkshire 1912; Companion of Honour 1917; Chairman, Great Central Railway; Deputy Chairman, London and North Eastern Railway


Alexander Gavin [Henderson], 2nd Baron Faringdon


20 Mar 1902


2 Jun 1927 (annulled 1931) Hon Honor Chedworth Philipps (d. 18 Jul 1961), 3rd dau. of Owen Cosby [Philipps], 1st and last Baron Kylsant, by his wife Mai Alice Magdalen Morris, dau. of Thomas Morris, of Coomb, co. Carmarthen


s.p. 29 Jan 1977

suc. by



Charles Michael [Henderson], 3rd Baron Faringdon


3 Jul 1937


30 Jun 1959 Sarah Caroline Askew, only dau. of Maj John Marjoribanks Askew, of Ladykirk, Berwick-on-Tweed, by his wife Lady Susan Alice Egerton, 4th dau. of John Francis Granville Scrope [Egerton], 4th Earl of Ellesmere


1. Hon James Harold Henderson, of Eaton Grange, Grantham, co. Lincoln (b. 14 Jul 1961), mar. 1986 Lucinda Maria Hanson, yst. dau. of Desmond Hanson, of Knipton, co. Lincoln, and has issue:

1a. George Alexander Henderson (b. 18 May 1992)

2a. Frederick Walter Henderson (b. 16 Jul 1994)

1a. Annabel Rose Henderson (b. 1989)

2. Hon Thomas Alexander Gavin Henderson (b. 9 Feb 1966), mar. 1997 Eve Crame

3. Hon Angus George Henderson (b. 30 Sep 1969), mar. 11 Oct 1997 Alexia Hedley, only dau. of K H Hedley, of Chagford, co. Devon

1. Hon Susannah Jane Henderson (b. 10 May 1963), mar. 1986 Aidan James Maitland-Robinson, only son of Joseph W C Maitland-Robinson, of Jersey, Channel Islands, and has issue


 Last updated 31 Aug 2004




3rd Baron Faringdon, of Buscot Park in the Royal County of Berkshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jan 1916)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Buscot Park"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 Aug 1902)



Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU

Barnsley House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

3A Clarendon Road, London W11


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