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Kinross, Baron (UK, 1902)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Jul 1902


Family name: Balfour




Ermine on a Chevron Sable between in chief two Torteaux and in base an Open Book an Otter's Head proper


On a Rock a Mermaid holding in the dexter hand an Otter's Head erased and in the sinister hand a Swan's Head erased all proper


On either side an Otter proper charged on the shoulder with two Swords saltirewise also proper


Nil Temerare (Nothing rashly)



John Blair [Balfour], 1st Baron Kinross, PC

1st surv. son of Rev Peter Balfour, Minister of Clackmannan, by his wife Jane Ramsay Blair, only dau. of John Blair, of Perth


11 Jul 1837

mar. (1)

4 Aug 1869 Lilias Oswald (d. 19 Jun 1872), 1st dau. of Donald Mackenzie styled Lord Mackenzie, a Lord of Session

mar. (2)

6 Apr 1877 Hon Marianne Eliza Moncreiff (d. 25 Sep 1913), 2nd dau. of James [Moncreiff], 1st Baron Moncreiff, by his wife Isabella Bell, only dau. of Robert Bell, Procurator of the Church of Scotland


22 Jan 1905


15 Jul 1902 Baron Kinross, of Glasclune in the County of Haddington

suc. by

son by first wife


Solicitor-General for Scotland 1880-81;  Lord-Advocate for Scotland 1881-85, 1886 and 1892-95;  Lord Justice-General for Scotland 1899-1905 (with the judicial title of Lord Blair Balfour)


Patrick [Balfour], 2nd Baron Kinross


23 Apr 1870


18 Aug 1903 Caroline Elsie Johnstone-Douglas (d. 18 Feb 1969), 6th dau. of Arthur Henry Johnstone-Douglas, of Lockerbie, co. Dumfries (by his wife Jane Maitland Stewart, dau. of Stair Hathorn Stewart, of Physgill and Glasserton, co. Wigtown), 1st son of Robert Douglas later Johnstone-Douglas, of Lockerbie, co. Dumfries, by his wife and cousin Lady Jane Mary Margaret Douglas, 4th dau. of Charles [Douglas], 6th Marquess of Queensberry


28 Jul 1939

suc. by



John Patrick Douglas [Balfour]. 3rd Baron Kinross


25 Jun 1904


11 Feb 1938 (div. 1942) Angela Mary Spencer-Churchill (former wife of John George Spencer-Churchill;  mar. (3) 20 Mar 1948 Comte Rene Guillet de Chatellus, of 14 rue Cimarosa, Paris), only dau. of Capt George Culme-Seymour (3rd son of Adm Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 3rd Bt., GCB GCVO), by his wife Janet Beatrix Orr Ewing, 1st dau. of Capt Charles Lindsay Orr Ewing MP, by his first wife Hon Beatrice Mary Leslie Hore-Ruthven, only dau. of Walter James [Hore later Hore-Ruthven], 9th Lord Ruthven of Freeland and 1st Baron Ruthven of Gowrie


s.p. 4 Jun 1976

suc. by



David Andrew [Balfour], 4th Baron Kinross, OBE


29 Mar 1906

mar. (1)

10 Jun 1936 (div. 1941) Araminta Peel (mar. (2) 29 Jan 1942 Anthony Dacres Hippisley Coxe, of Smith Terrace, London), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Willoughby Ewart Peel DSO, of Eaglescarnie, co. Haddington, by his wife Alice Dalrymple Hunter-Blair, 1st dau. of Maj Gen Walter Charles Hunter-Blair CB CMG

mar. (2)

17 Apr 1948 Helen Anne Perfect (former wife of Lt Col Patrick Casson Perfect;  d. 2 May 1969), 2nd dau. of Alan Welwood Hog, of Edinburgh, by his wife Winifred Alice Dundas, 3rd dau. of Ralph Dundas, of Edinburgh

mar. (3)

1972 Ruth Beverley Middleton (former wife of William Kenneth Bruce Middleton; d. 8 Jan 2000), dau. of William Henry Mill, of Edinburgh


20 Jul 1985

suc. by

son by second wife


Christopher Patrick [Balfour], 5th Baron Kinross


1 Oct 1949


29 Jun 1974 Susan Jane Pitman, dau. of Ian Robert Pitman, of Langlands, Kirkcudbright


1. Hon Alan Ian Balfour (b. 4 Apr 1978)

2. Hon Derek Andrew Balfour (b. 1981)


 Last updated 19 Jun 2004




5th Baron Kinross, of Glasclune in the County of Haddington

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jul 1902)



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