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Hardinge of Penshurst, Baron (UK, 1910)


Creation:let. pat. 21 Jul 1910


Family name:Hardinge




Gules on a Chevron Argent fimbriated Or three Escallops Sable a Chief wavy Argent thereon the representation of a French Frigate wholly dismasted towed towards the dexter by an English Frigate in a shattered state


1st:  a Dexter Hand couped in Naval Uniform grasping a Sword surmounting a Dutch and French Flag in saltire on the former inscribed "Atalanta" and on the latter "Piedmontaise" the sword passing through a Wreath of Laurel near the point and a little below through one of Cypress all proper;  2nd:  a Mitre Gules thereon a Chevron Argent fimbriated Or charged with three Escallops Sable


Dexter:  a Bear proper;  Sinister:  a Bengal Tiger also proper


Pro Rege et Patria (For King and Country)



1.Charles [Hardinge], 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, KG GCB GCSI GCMG GCIE GCVO ISO

2nd son of Charles Stewart [Hardinge], 2nd Viscount Hardinge, by his wife Lady Lavinia Bingham, 3rd dau. of George Charles [Bingham], 3rd Earl of Lucan

born20 Jun 1858

mar.17 Apr 1890 his cousin Hon Winifred Selina Sturt CI (d. 11 Jul 1914), 2nd dau. of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Alington, by his first wife Lady Augusta Bingham, 1st dau. of George Charles [Bingham], 3rd Earl of Lucan

died2 Aug 1944

created21 Jul 1910 Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, of Penshurst in the County of Kent

suc. byson

noteViceroy of India 1910-16


2.Alexander Henry Louis [Hardinge], 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, GCB GCVO MC PC

born17 May 1894

mar.8 Feb 1921 Helen Mary Gascoyne-Cecil (d. 1979), only dau. of Lord Edward Herbert Gascoyne-Cecil KCMG DSO (4th son of Robert Arthur Talbot [Gascoyne-Cecil], 3rd Marquess of Salisbury), by his wife Violet Georgina Maxse, 2nd dau. of Adm Frederick Augustus Maxse, of Dunley Hill, co. Surrey

died29 May 1960

suc. byson

noteAssistant Private Secretary to King George V 1920-36;  Assistant Keeper of HM's Privy Purse 1935-36;  Private Secretary to King Edward VIII 1936 and to King George VI 1936-43


3.George Edward Charles [Hardinge], 3rd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

born31 Oct 1921

mar. (1)22 Jul 1944 (div. 1962) his third cousin Janet Christine Goschen Balfour (d. 18 Mar 1970), only dau. of Lt Col Francis Cecil Campbell Balfour CIE CBE MC (by his wife Hon Phyllis Evelyn Goschen, 1st dau. of George Joachim [Goschen], 2nd Viscount Goschen), 1st son of Col Eustace James Anthony Balfour (by his wife Lady Frances Campbell, 5th dau. by his first wife of George Douglas [Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll), 5th son of James Maitland Balfour, of Whittinghame, East Lothian, by his wife Lady Blanche Mary Harriet Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd dau. by his first wife of James Brownlow William [Cecil later Gascoyne-Cecil], 2nd Marquess of Salisbury

children by first wife

1.Hon Julian Alexander Hardinge, later 4th Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

2.Hon Hugh Francis Hardinge, heir presumptive to the Barony of Hardinge of Penshurst, of Albion Villa, Ouer, co. Cambridge (b. 9 Apr 1948)

3.Hon Edward Frederick Hardinge (b. 25 Oct 1958)

mar. (2)1966 Margaret Trezise, former wife of Derek Trezise and dau. of William Thomas Jerrum, of Hastings, co. Sussex

only child by second wife

4.Hon Charles Alexander Hardinge (b. 17 May 1967)

died14 Jul 1997

suc. byson by first wife


4.Julian Alexander [Hardinge], 4th Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

born23 Aug 1945

mar. 1972 (div. 1993) Anthea June West, dau. of Harold Mills West, of Martlesham, co. Suffolk


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Hardinge of Penshurst is Hon Hugh Francis Hardinge, 2nd son of the 3rd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst and younger brother of the present Baron


 Last updated 31 Jan 2004




4th Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, of Penshurst in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Jul 1910)



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