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Head, Viscount (UK, 1960)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Aug 1960


Family name: Head




Sable a Chevron Argent between two Unicorns' Heads couped in chief and in base as many Arrows in saltire and filed by a Ducal Crown Or


A Unicorn's Head couped Sable armed and crined Or between two Arrows erect points downwards of the last


On either side a Staffordshire Terrier Sable gorged with a Dog Collar Or


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Antony Henry [Head], 1st Viscount Head, GCMG CBE MC PC

only son of Geoffrey Head, of South Street, London, by his wife Ethel Daisy Flower, dau. of Arthur Flower, of South Kensington, London


19 Dec 1906


23 Jul 1935 Lady Dorothea Louise Ashley-Cooper OStJ (d. 1987), 2nd dau. of Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his wife Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor, 1st dau. of Lord Victor Alexander Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor (by his wife Lady Sibell Mary Lumley, 4th dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster


29 Mar 1983


2 Aug 1960 Viscount Head, of Throope in the County of Wiltshire

suc. by



Secretary of State for War 1951-56;  Minister of Defence 1956-57


Richard Antony [Head], 2nd Viscount Head


27 Feb 1937


11 May 1974 Alicia Brigid Salmond, 1st dau. of Julian John William Salmond, of The Old Manor House, Didmarton, Badminton, co. Avon (by his wife Brigid Louise Wright, dau. of FitzHerbert Wright), 1st son of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Maitland Salmond GCB CMG DSO DSO by his second wife Hon Monica Margaret Grenfell, 1st dau. of William Henry [Grenfell], 1st Baron Desborough


1. Hon Henry Julian Head (b. 30 Mar 1980)

2. Hon George Richard Head (b. 20 Jul 1982)

1. Hon Sarah Georgiana Head (b. 26 Nov 1984)





2nd Viscount Head, of Throope in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 2 Aug 1960)



Throope Manor, Bishopstone, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 4BA

Tel:  01722 77318



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