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Kirkwood, Baron (UK, 1951)


Creation: let. pat. 22 Dec 1951


Family name: Kirkwood




Argent two Chevronels round-embattled on their upper edges Sable between two Oak-Sprigs slipped and fructed proper in chief and a Cog-Wheel Azure in base


The Bow of a Ship affrontée proper


Dexter:  an Ayrshire Bull;  Sinister:  a Clydesdale Stallion, both proper the latter harnessed Or


Whatever Men Dare They Can Do



David [Kirkwood], 1st Baron Kirkwood, PC

only son of John Kirkwood, of Parkhead, Glasgow, by his wife Jean Brown, dau. of William Brown


8 Jul 1872


30 Jun 1899 Elizabeth Smith (d. 3 May 1956), dau. of Robert Smith, of Parkhead, Glasgow


1. John Kirkwood (b. 29 Mar 1900 ; dvp. 8 Dec 1942), mar. 22 Oct 1932 Ellen Florence Haggar (d. 1976), dau. of Thomas Peter Haggar, of Witham, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Jean Kirkwood (b. 9 Jun 1935)

2. Robert Smith Kirkwood (b. 25 Oct 1901; dvp. 17 May 1955), mar. 21 Oct 1927 Annie Ker Marshall (d. 1963), dau. of John Marshall, of Shettleston, Glasgow, and had issue:

1a. Agnes Young Kirkwood (b. 16 Apr 1930)

2a. Elizabeth Smith Kirkwood (b. 15 Oct 1937)

3. Hon David Kirkwood, later 2nd Baron Kirkwood

4. Hon James Smith Kirkwood (b. 22 Jan 1912; d. 1983), mar. 12 Feb 1944 Mary Helen Marshall (d. 1970), dau. of James Marshall, of Elgin, Morayshire, and had issue

1. Hon Elizabeth Smith Kirkwood (b. 13 Apr 1908; d. 19...), mar. 3 Dec 1944 John Archibald Duguid Mair, son of David Mair, of Neilston, Renfrewshire, and had issue

2. Hon Jean Brown Kirkwood (b. 13 May 1917; d. 19...), mar. 24 Sep 1943 William Henderson MacGonnigill, son of William Henderson MacGonnigill, of Glasgow, and had issue


16 Apr 1955


22 Dec 1951 Baron Kirkwood, of Bearsden in the County of Dunbarton

suc. by



deported as leader of protest against rent increases 1916; Member of Glasgow Town Council 1918-22; Member of Council, Independent Labour Party 1919-32; Member of Parliament (Labour) for Clydebank 1922-50 and for East Dunbartonshire 1950-51; Privy Councillor 1948


David [Kirkwood], 2nd Baron Kirkwood


15 Oct 1903


29 Mar 1931 Eileen Grace Boalch, dau. of Thomas Henry Boalch, of Shirehampton, nr. Bristol


1. Hon David Harvie Kirkwood, later 3rd Baron Kirkwood

2. Hon James Stuart Kirkwood, heir presumptive to the Barony of Kirkwood, of The Cearne, Kent Hatch, Edenbridge, co. Kent (b. 19 Jun 1937), mar. 24 Apr 1965 Alexandra Mary Dyson, dau. of Alec Dyson, of Holt, co. Norfolk, and has issue:

1a. Kate Victoria Kirkwood (b. 23 May 1966)

2a. Georgina Grace Kirkwood (b. 14 Jul 1969)


9 Mar 1970

suc. by



Chairman, National Sulphuric Acid Association; Treasurer, Chest and Heart Association


David Harvie [Kirkwood], 3rd Baron Kirkwood


24 Nov 1931


31 Jul 1965 Judith Rosalie Hunt, dau. of John Hunt, of Leeds, co. York


1. Hon Ruth Emily Kirkwood (b. 17 Sep 1966)

2. Hon Anne Judith Kirkwood (b. 24 Apr 1969)

3. Hon Lucy Jennifer Kirkwood (b. 28 Jul 1972)


chartered engineer; Warden, Stephenson Hall 1974-79, Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy, Sheffield University 1974-87; Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology 1987-92 and 1996-99


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Kirkwood is Hon James Stuart Kirkwood, second son of the 2nd Baron Kirkwood and brother of the present Baron.


 Last update 19 Jun 2004




3rd Baron Kirkwood, of Bearsden in the County of Dumbarton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Dec 1951)



56 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3EL



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