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Joicey, Baron (UK, 1906)


Creation: let. pat. 13 Jan 1906


Family name: Joicey




Argent three Lozenges Sable within two Bendlets invected Gules between two Miner's Picks in bend proper


A Demi-Man affrontée in Armour proper garnished Or the Helmet adorned with three Feathers Gules holding in the dexter hand a Scimitar of the first pommelled and hilted Gold supporting with the sinister hand an Escutcheon Argent charged with three Torteaux within two Bendlets invected of the second between two Fleurs-de-lis Sable


On either side a Shetland Pony proper haltered Or


Omne Solum Forti Patria (Every land is a native land to a brave man)



James [Joicey], 1st Baron Joicey

2nd son of George Joicey, of Gateshead, co. Durham, by his wife Dorothy Gowland, dau. of Jacob Gowland, of Wrekendon, co. Durham


4 Apr 1846

mar. (1)

23 Apr 1879 Elizabeth Amy Robinson (d. 1 Dec 1881; bur. in Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne), only dau. of Joseph Robinson, of North Shields, co. Northumberland

mar. (2)

21 Feb 1884 Margaret Smyles Drever (d. 5 Jul 1911; bur. at Ford, co. Northumberland), only surv. child of Col Thomas Drever, by his wife Marguerite de Fontaine, only child of General de Fontaine, of Fontainebleu, France


21 Nov 1936 (bur. at Ford, co. Northumberland)


3 Jul 1893 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Longhirst and Ulgham"

13 Jan 1906 Baron Joicey, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Chester-le-Street 1885-1906


James Arthur [Joicey], 2nd Baron Joicey


1 May 1880


10 Sep 1904 Georgina Wharton Burdon (d. 4 Nov 1952), 2nd dau. of Maj Augustus Edward De Butts later Burdon, of Hartford House, and Wooperton, co. Northumberland, by his wife Alice Gertrude Vandeleur, 3rd dau. of Maj Thomas Pakenham Vandeleur, of Bellefield, co. Limerick


s.p.m.s. 24 Jul 1940

suc. by



served in the South African War 1900-01; High Sheriff of Co. Durham 1901; served in World War I 1914-18 as Major, 7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers; Vice-Chairman, Lambton, Hetton and Joicey Collieries


Hugh Edward [Joicey], 3rd Baron Joicey, DSO


21 Nov 1881


19 Jul 1921 Lady Joan Katherine Lambton (b. 21 Sep 1893; d. 4 Jan 1967), 3rd dau. of Frederick William [Lambton], 4th Earl of Durham, by his wife and second cousin once removed Beatrix Bulteel, 2nd dau. of John Bulteel, of Pamflete, co. Devon


14 Oct 1966

suc. by



Michael Edward [Joicey], 4th Baron Joicey


28 Feb 1925


27 Mar 1952 Elizabeth Marion Leslie-Melville (b. c. 1928; d. 25 Jan 2003), 3rd dau. of Lt Col Hon Ian Leslie-Melville, of Bridgelands, Selkirk (by his wife Charlotte Isobel Stirling, dau. of Maj William Stirling, of Fairburn, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire), 4th son of Ronald Ruthven [Leslie-Melville], 13th Earl of Leven


14 Jun 1993

suc. by



James Michael [Joicey], 5th Baron Joicey


28 Jun 1953


16 Jun 1984 (Agnes) Harriet Frances Mary Thompson, 2nd dau. of Rev William Thompson, of Oxnam Manse, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire


1. Hon William James Joicey (b. 21 May 1990)

2. Hon Richard Michael Joicey (b. 17 Feb 1993)

1. Hon Hannah Elizabeth Joicey (b. 25 Jun 1988)

2. Hon Claire Vida Joicey (b. 1 Feb 1994)


 Last updated 17 Jun 2004




5th Baron Joicey, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jan 1906)

5th Baronet, styled "of Longhirst and Ulgham"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Jul 1893)



Etal Manor, Etal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD14 2PU



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