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Grimthorpe, Baron (UK, 1886)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Feb 1886


Family name: Beckett




Gules a Fess between three Boars' Heads couped Erminois


A Boar's Head couped Or pierced by a Cross Patée fitchée erect Gules


On either side a Boar Erminois gorged with a Collar and pendant therefrom an Escutcheon Gules charged with a Cross Patée fitchée Or


Prodesse Civibus (For the benefit of the citizens)



Edmund [Beckett later Beckett-Denison later Beckett], 1st Baron Grimthorpe

1st son of Sir Edmund Beckett later Beckett-Denison later Beckett, 4th Bt. MP, by his wife Maria Beverley, dau. of William Beverley, of Beverley, co. York


12 May 1816


7 Oct 1845 Fanny Catherine Lonsdale (dsp. 8 Dec 1901), 2nd dau. of Rt Rev John Lonsdale DD, Bishop of Lichfield, by his wife ..... Bolland, dau. of John Bolland, of Clapham, co. Surrey


s.p. 29 Apr 1905


17 Feb 1886 Baron Grimthorpe, of Grimthorpe in the East Riding of the County of York, with special remainder failing heirs male of his body to those of his father

suc. by



suc. his father 24 May 1874 as 5th Baronet


Ernest William [Beckett-Denison later Beckett], 2nd Baron Grimthorpe

1st son of William Beckett-Denison MP, of Nun Appleton, co. York (by his wife Hon Helen Duncombe, 3rd dau. of William [Duncombe], 2nd Baron Feversham), 3rd son of Sir Edmund Beckett later Beckett-Denison later Beckett, 4th Bt. MP


25 Nov 1856


4 Oct 1883 Lucy Tracy Lee (d. 9 May 1891), only child of William Tracy Lee, of New York, USA


9 May 1917

suc. by



Ralph William Ernest [Beckett], 3rd Baron Grimthorpe


3 May 1891

mar. (1)

3 Sep 1914 (div. 1945) Mary Alice Archdale (d. 28 Apr 1962), dau. of Lt Col Mervyn Henry Archdale

mar. (2)

25 Mar 1945 Angela Lycett Green (former wife of Lt Cdr David Cecil Lycett Green RN;  d. 1992), 3rd dau. of Edward Hubert Courage, of Kirkby Fleetham Hall, Bedale, co. York, by his wife Beatrice Mary Awdry, dau. of Rev Canon Awdry, of Hartham, Corsham, co. Wiltshire


22 Feb 1963

suc. by

son by first wife


Christopher John [Beckett], 4th Baron Grimthorpe, OBE


16 Sep 1915


17 Feb 1954 Lady Elizabeth Lumley DCVO, Lady of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1973, 2nd dau. of Lawrence Roger [Lumley], 11th Earl of Scarbrough, by his wife Katherine Isobel McEwan, only surv. dau. of Robert Finnie McEwan, of Marchmont and Bardrochat, co. Ayr


1. Hon Edward John Beckett, later 5th Baron Grimthorpe

2. Hon Ralph Daniel Beckett (b. 11 Apr 1957), mar. 1987 Susanna Townsend-Rose, 1st dau. of Colin Townsend-Rose, and has issue

1. Hon Harriet Lucy Beckett (b. 18 Feb 1961), mar. 1985 Capt (Richard) Mark Smyly, of The Old Glebe House, Sparsholt, co. Oxford, and has issue


6 Jul 2003

suc. by



Edward John [Beckett], 5th Baron Grimthorpe


20 Nov 1954

mar. (1)

1992 Mrs Carey Elizabeth McEwan, 2nd dau. of Robin Graham

only child

1. Hon Harry Maximilian Beckett (b. 28 Apr 1993)

mar. (2)

14 Jun 2013 Emma Helen Benyon (b. 16 Oct 1963; former wife of Richard Henry Ronald Benyon), 2nd dau. of Capt Anthony Henry Heber Villiers, of The Old Priory, North Woodchester, co. Gloucester (by his wife Rosemary Elizabeth Bell, 2nd dau. of Maj (William) Bertram Bell JP, of Fota Island, Queenstown, co. Cork), only son of Capt Gerald Berkeley Villiers OBE RN (by his wife Rachel Joan Heber-Percy, dau. of Rev Henry Vernon Heber-Percy), 6th son of Rev Henry Montagu Villiers, Vicar of St Paul's, Knightsbridge (by his second wife Charlotte Louisa Cadogan, dau. of Hon Frederick William Cadogan), 1st son of Rt Rev Hon Henry Montagu Villiers DD, Bishop of Durham (by his wife Amelia Maria Hulton, 1st dau. of William Hulton, of Hulton Parki, co. Lancaster), younger brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon


Last updated 27 Aug 2013




5th Baron Grimthorpe, of Grimthorpe in the East Riding of the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Feb 1886)

9th Baronet, styled "of Leeds, Yorkshire"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 2 Nov 1813)



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