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Kindersley, Baron (UK, 1941)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Feb 1941


Family name: Kindersley




Per bend Gules and Azure a Lion rampant Argent with an Orle of Cross Crosslets and Fleurs-de-lys alternately Or


In front of a Hawthorn Tree proper charged with an Escutcheon Azure thereon a Lion rampant Argent a Greyhound sejant also Argent


Dexter:  a Greyhound Argent gorged with a Collar Azure charged with three Cross Crosslets Or;  Sinister:  a Lion Argent gorged with a Collar Gules charged as the dexter, each standing on a Branch of Hawthorn proper


Adjuvante Deo (With God's assistance)



Robert Molesworth [Kindersley], 1st Baron Kindersley, GBE

2nd son of Capt Edward Nassau Molesworth Kindersley, of Sherborne, co. Dorset (by his wife Ada Good Murray, 3rd dau. of John Murray), son of Nathaniel William Kindersley, High Court Judge in Madras, by his wife Mary Molesworth, 3rd dau. of Maj Gen Arthur Molesworth HEICS (by his wife Mary Kearney, dau. of Matthew Kearney), 1st son of Capt Robert Molesworth (by his wife Elizabeth Rose, dau. of Hickman Rose, of Limerick), 2nd son of Hon Bysse Molesworth MP (by his wife Elizabeth Archdall, widow of Edward Archdall, of Castle Archdall, co. Fermanagh, sister of John [Cole], 1st Baron Mountflorence, and dau. of John Cole MP, of Florence Court, co. Fermanagh, by his first wife Florence Wrey, dau. of Sir Bourchier Wrey, 3rd Bt., of Trebitch, co. Cornwall), 7th son of Robert [Molesworth], 1st Viacount Molesworth


21 Nov 1871


3 Nov 1896 Gladys Margaret Beadle (b. c. 1875; d. 17 Jan 1968), dau. of Maj Gen James Princep Beadle, of 6 Queen's Gate Gardens, London, and Worton Grange, co. Wiltshire


1. 2nd Lieut Lionel Nassau Kindersely (b. 6 Aug 1897; killed in action vp. 24 Nov 1917)

2. Hon Hugh Kenyon Molesworth Kindersley, later 2nd Baron Kindersley

3. Richard Francis Kindersley (b. 5 Feb 1905; dvp. 8 Nov 1932)

4. Capt Hon Philip Leyland Kindersley (b. 11 Mar 1907; d. 2 Oct 1995), mar. (1) 24 Jun 1929 (div. 1935) Oonagh Guinness (b. 22 Feb 1910; mar. (2) 29 Apr 1936 (div. 1950) as his second wife Dominick Geoffrey Edward [Browne], 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne; d. 2 Aug 1995), 3rd dau. of Hon (Arthur) Ernest Guinness JP DL (by his wife Marie Clotilde Russell, only dau. of Sir George Russell, 4th Bt., of Swallowfield, co. Berkshire), 2nd son of Edward Cecil [Guinness], 1st Earl of Iveagh, and (2) 26 Nov 1936 (Violet) Valerie Brougham (former wife of Victor Henry Peter [Brougham], 4th Baron Brougham and Vaux), 2nd dau. of Maj Hon Edward Gerald Fleming French DSO (by his wife Leila King, dau. of Robert King, of Natal, South Africa), 2nd son of John Denton Pinkstone [French], 1st Earl of Ypres, and had issue by both wives

1. Hon Margaret Marion Kindersley (b. 18 Apr 1902), mar. (1) 26 Jun 1924 Capt Algernon Spencer Belmont (d. on active service in an accident 27 Jun 1944), son of Algernon Spencer Belmont, and (2) 30 Aug 1945 Col Thomas Whicher Boileau OBE, yst. son of Capt Thomas Smalley Boileau, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Elizabeth Joan Kindersley (b. 1 Feb 1911; d. 25 Dec 1999), mar. 24 Jun 1930 Maj Hon James Perrott Philipps, of Dalham Hall, Newmarket, co. Suffolk (b. 25 Nov 1905; d. 1984), 3rd son of Laurence Richard [Philipps], 1st Baron Milford, by his wife Ethel Georgina Speke, only dau. of Rev Benjamin Speke, Rector of Dowlish Wake, co. Somerset, and had issue


20 Jul 1954


28 Feb 1941 Baron Kindersley, of West Hoathly in the County of Sussex

suc. by



Director of the Bank of England 1916-46; Governor Hudson's Bay Company 1916-25; Chairman, National Savings Committee 1916-20; KBE 1917; GBE 1920; President, National Savings Committee 1920-46; Chairman of Governore, Repton 1920-44; High Sheriff of Sussex 1928-29; Prime Warden, Fishmongers' Company 1933


Hugh Kenyon Molesworth [Kindersley], 2nd Baron Kindersley, CBE MC


7 May 1899


12 Oct 1921 Nancy Farnsworth Boyd (d. 5 Oct 1977), dau. of Dr Geoffrey Boyd, of Toronto, Canada


1. Hon (Robert) Hugh Molesworth Kindersley, later 3rd Baron Kindersley

1. Hon Patricia Nassau Kindersley (b. 5 Aug 1922), mar. 3 Aug 1948 Lt Gen Sir Napier Crookenden KCB DSO OBE (d. 31 Oct 2002), 2nd son of Col Arthur Crookenden CBE DSO, of Wokingham, co. Berkshire, and has issue

2. Hon Ginette Molesworth Kindersley (b. 23 May 1924), mar. (1) 23 Jan 1945 (div. 1949) Dominick Moore Sarsfield, 1st son of Col Thomas Herrick Sarsfield OBE, of Fairy Hill, Mallow, co. Cork, and (2) 12 Jun 1953 Henry James Buller Kitson, of Nine Acres, Wallcrouch, Wadhurst, co. Sussex, 3rd son of Capt James Buller Kitson DSO RN, and has issue by her first husband


6 Oct 1976

suc. by



served in World War I 1914-19 and in World War II 1939-45 as Brig, Scots Guards; Director, Lazard Bros & Co Ltd 1927-64 (Chairman, 1953-64); Chairman, Officers' Association 1946-56; Hon Col, 10 (London) Parachute Battalion (TA) 1947-52; Director of the Bank of England 1947-67; High Sheriff of London County 1951; Governor, Royal Exchange Assurance 1955-69


Robert Hugh Molesworth [Kindersley], 3rd Baron Kindersley DL


18 Aug 1929

mar. (1)

4 Sep 1954 (div. 1989) Lady Venice "Rosie" Marigold Hill (b. 1930), sister of (Arthur) Robin Ian [Hill], 8th Marquess of Downshire, and 1st dau. of Capt Lord Arthur Francis Henry Hill, of The White House, Ringmer, co. Sussex (by his wife Ishabel Wilhelmina Sheila MacDougall, 4th dau. of Col Stewart MacDougall of Lunga, Argyllshire), 2nd son of Arthur Wills John Wellington Trumbull Blundell [Hill], 6th Marquess of Downshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Rupert John Molesworth Kindersley, later 4th Baron Kindersley

2. Hon Hugh Francis Kindersley (b. 25 Jun 1956; dvp. 1991), mar. 1987 (div. 1990) (Evelyn) Rosamond Forestier-Walker, 1st dau. of (Robert Jettyn) Gwent Forestier-Walker (by his wife (Elizabeth) Ann Willans, 1st dau. of Brig John Harte Harris Willans), 3rd son of Charles Evelyn Forestier-Walker (by his wife Ada Llewelyn Mansel, yst. dau. of Col Robert Henry Mansel, of Abergavenny and Caerleon, co. Monmouth), 8th son of Capt Sir George Ferdinand Radzivill Walker later Forestier-Walker, 2nd Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Dickon Michael Kindersley, of Woodham Hall, Rye Road, Hawkhurst, Kent (b. 9 Mar 1962), mar. 1991 Victoria S Coles, 1st dau. of T J Coles, of Saltwood, Brasted, co. Kent, and has issue

1. Hon Anna Lucy Kindersley (b. 19 Jun 1965), mar. Dr Khalil Chamcham, of Casablanca, Morocco, and has issue

mar. (2)

1989 Patricia Margaret Crichton-Stuart (former wife of Henry Colum Crichton-Stuart), only dau. of Brig Hugh Ronald Norman DSO, of Lower St Clere, Kemsing, co. Kent (by his wife Margaret Griffin, dau. of Edward Scott Griffin, of Toronto, Canada), 1st son of Ronald Collet Norman, of Moor Place, Much Hadham, co. Hertford, by his wife Lady Florence Sibell Bridgeman, 4th dau. of George Orlando [Bridgeman], 4th Earl of Bradford


9 Oct 2013

suc. by

son by first wife


Lieut, Scots Guards Malaya 1948-49; Prime Warden, Fishmongers' Company 1989-90; a director or chairman of many public companies


Robert John Molesworth [Kindersley], 4th Baron Kindersley


11 Mar 1955


2 Aug 1975 Sarah Anne Ward, only dau. of John Dennis Warde, of Cermyll Cottage, Hermitage, co. Berkshire


1. Hon Frederick Hugh Molesworth Kindersley (b. 9 Jan 1987)

1. Hon Rebecca Kindersley (b. 26 Mar 1985)


Last updated 23 Nov 2013




4th Baron Kindersley, of West Hoathly in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Feb 1941)



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