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Greenwood, Viscount (UK, 1937 - 2003)


Creation: let. pat. 16 Feb 1937


Extinct: 7 Jul 2003


Family name: Greenwood




Gules on a Chevron Ermine between three Saltires as many Portcullises Or


A Demi Lion per fess Gules and Sable resting the sinister paw on a Portcullis Or


On either side a Lion rampant per fess Gules and Sable supporting a Staff Or flowing therefrom a Banner Argent that on the dexter charged with a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper and that on the sinister charged with a Maple Leaf also proper


Law and Loyalty



(Thomas) Hamar [Greenwood], 1st Baron Greenwood later 1st Viscount Greenwood, PC

1st son of John Hamar Greenwood, of Llanbister, co. Radnor, and afterwards of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, by his wife Charlotte Churchill Hubbard, dau. of Thomas Churchill Hubbard


7 Feb 1870


23 May 1911 Margery Spencer DBE (b. c. 1887; d. 24 Apr 1968), dau. of Rev Walter Spencer, of Fownhope Court, co. Hereford


1. Hon David Henry Hamar Greenwood, later 2nd Viscount Greenwood

2. Hon Michael George Hamar, later 3rd Viscount Greenwood

1. Hon Angela Margo Hamar (b. 8 Jul 1912; d. 30 Dec 2014), mar. 4 Nov 1937 Capt (Dudley) Edward Delevingne (d. 7 Nov 1974), son of Edward Charles Delevingne, of Beckenham, co. Kent, and had issue

2. Hon Deborah Hamar (b. 9 May 1917; d. 1980), mar. 9 Nov 1940 (div. 1970) G/Capt Patrick David de Laszlo, 4th son of Philip Arthur Laszlo de Lombas MVO, of Ardeley, Virginia Water, co. Surrey, and has issue


10 Sep 1948


8 Feb 1915 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Onslow Gardens"

31 Aug 1929 Baron Greenwood, of Llanbister in the County of Radnor

16 Feb 1937 Viscount Greenwood, of Holbourne in the County of London

suc. by



Lieut in the Army 1902-05, Capt 1905-12 and Lt Col 1914; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for York 1906-10, for Sunderland 1910-22 and for East Walthamstow (Conservative) 1924-29; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary 1906-10; Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Home Department 1919; Parliamentary Secretary for Overseas Trade 1919; Chief Secretary for Ireland and Chancellor of the Order of St Patrick 1920-22; Privy Councillor 1920


David Henry Hamar [Greenwood], 2nd Viscount Greenwood


30 Oct 1914


30 Jul 1998

suc. by



Michael George Hamar [Greenwood], 3rd Viscount Greenwood


5 May 1923


7 Jul 2003


On the death of the 3rd Viscount Greenwood the Barony and Viscountcy of Greenwood became extinct, as did the Baronetcy "of Onslow Gardens".


Last updated 30 Jan 2015



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