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Keith of Avonholm, Baron (UK, 1953 - 1964)


Creation: let.pat. 4 Nov 1953


Extinct: 29 Jun 1964


Family name: Keith







James [Keith], Baron Keith of Avonholm, PC

son of Sir Henry Shanks Keith GBE, of Avonholm, Hamilton, co. Lanark, Provost of Hamilton 1901-08 and 1919, by his wife Elizabeth Hamilton, dau. of John Hamilton, of Mayfield, Bothwell


20 May 1886


7 Jul 1915 Jean Maitland Bennett, dau. of Andrew Bennett, solicitor, of Arbroath


1. Hon Henry Shanks Keith, later Baron Keith of Kinkel (Life Peer)

1. Hon Elizabeth Hamilton Keith (b. 26 May 1916), mar. 1944 Raymond Lolley, of Blenheim Road, St Alban's, co. Hertford (d. 1980), son of Clement Francis Lolley, of Bedford, and has issue

2. Hon Helena Stewart Keith (b. 28 May 1919), mar. 1943 Gerald Outram Mayne, of Morningside, Edinburgh (d. 1980), son of Dr John Fitzgerald Mayne, of Itchen Abbas, Winchester, and has issue


29 Jun 1964


4 Nov 1953 for life Baron Keith of Avonholm, of St Bernard's in the City of Edinburgh


advocate, Scots Bar 1911, KC 1926; Trustee, National Library of Scotland 1925-36; Dean of Faculty of Advocates 1936-37; a Senator of the College of Justice, Scotland 1937-53 ; President, Scottish Council for National Parks 1942-54; Chairman, Scottish Advisory Youth Committee to Secretary of State for Scotland 1942-45; Chairman, Scottish Probation Council 1943-50; Chairman, Scottish Youth Hostels Association 1948; member of the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce 1951; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1953-69; Privy Councillor 1953


 First written 16 Sep 2004



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