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Jowitt, Earl (UK, 1951 - 1957)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Dec 1951


Extinct: 16 Aug 1957


Family name: Jowitt




Azure on a Chevron Argent between two Chaplets of Oak in chief and a Lion sejant guardant in base Or three Bugle Horns stringed Sable


A Lion sejant guardant Gules the dexter forepaw supporting an Escutcheon of the Arms


On either side a Spaniel with a Chancellor's Purse proper that on the dexter charged with a Rose Argent and that on the sinister with a Rose Gules both barbed and seeded also proper suspended from the neck by a Cord Or


 Tenax et fidelis



William Allen [Jowitt], 1st Baron Jowitt later 1st Viscount Jowitt later 1st Earl Jowitt, PC

son of Rev William Jowitt, Rector of Stevenage, co. Hertford, by his wife Louisa Margaret Allen, dau. of John Allen, of Oldfield Hall, Altrincham, co. Chester


15 Apr 1885


19 Dec 1913 Lesley McIntyre (d. 22 Feb 1970), dau. of James Patrick McIntyre

only child

1. Lady Penelope Jowitt (b. 22 Jan 1923; d. 29 Oct 2007), mar. 1943 Dr George Wynn-Williams, and had issue


s.p.m. 16 Aug 1957


2 Aug 1945 Baron Jowitt, of Stevenage in the County of Hertford

20 Jan 1947 Viscount Jowitt, of Stevenage in the County of Hertford

24 Dec 1951 Viscount Stevenage, of Stevenage in the County of Hertford, and Earl Jowitt


barrister, Middle Temple 1909; KC 1922; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Hartlepool 1922-24, for (Labour) Preston 1929-31 and for Ashton-under-Lyne 1929-45; Attorney-General 1929-32; knighted 1929; Privy Councillor 1931; Solicitor-General 1940-42; Lord High Chancellor 1945-51


On the death of the 1st Earl Jowitt all his peerage titles became extinct.


Last updated 11 Jan 2008



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