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Kilmuir, Earl of (UK, 1962 - 1967)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Jul 1962


Extinct: 27 Jan 1967


Family name: Fyfe




Or a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure on a Chief of the second a Water Bouget between two Mullets a Bordure invected Argent


A Demi-Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure between six Ears of Wheat Or three on each side


Dexter:  A Griffin Or gorged with a Collar Gules charged with a Water Bouget between two Mullets Argent;  Sinister:  A Dragon Gules armed and langued Vert gorged with a collar of the same embordured invected Argent


 Decens et honestum



David Patrick Maxwell [Fyfe], 1st Viscount Kilmuir later 1st Earl of Kilmuir, GCVO PC

only son of William Thomson Fyfe, Headmaster of Aberdeen Grammar School, by his second wife Isabella Campbell, dau. of David Campbell, of Dornoch, co. Sutherland


29 May 1900


13 Apr 1925 Sylvia Harrison DBE (mar. (2) 1 Mar 1968 as his second wife Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey [Sackville], 9th Earl De La Warr; d. 1992), dau. of William Reginald Harrison, of Liverpool


1. Lalage Fyfe (b. 14 Apr 1926; dvp. 30 May 1944)

2. Lady Pamela Maxwell Fyfe (b. 14 Oct 1928), mar. (1) 24 May 1950 Clive Wigram, barrister (d. 17 Aug 1956), only son of Dr Nathan Graham Wigram, and (2) 26 Oct 1957 Courtenay Thomas Gardner Blackmore, and has issue by both husbands

3. Lady Miranda Maxwell Fyfe (b. 13 Dec 1938), mar. 1960 Michael Ormiston Cormack, and has issue


s.p.m. 27 Jan 1967


19 Oct 1954 Viscount Kilmuir, of Creich in the County of Sutherland

20 Jul 1962 Baron Fyfe, of Dornoch in the County of Sutherland, and Earl of Kilmuir


barrister, Gray's Inn 1922 ; KC 1934; Member of Parliament for West Derby 1935-54; Bencher 1936; Recorder of Oldham 1936-42; Member, Court of Referees, House of Commons 1939-42; Solicitor-General 1942-45; knighted 1942; Attorney-General 1945; Privy Councillor 1945; Member, Committee of Privileges 1945-48; negotiated Four Power Agreement for trial of German War Criminals; Deputy Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremburg Trials 1945-46, where he made his mark in his cross-examination of Herman Goering; Home Secretary and Minister for Welsh Affairs 1951-54; GCVO 1953; Lord High Chancellor 1954


On the death of the 1st Earl of Kilmuir the Earldom of Kilmuir and his other peerages became extinct.


 First written 7 Apr 2005



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