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Lawrence, Baron (UK, 1869)


Creation: let. pat. 3 Apr 1869


Family name: Lawrence




Ermine on a Cross Raguly Gules an Eastern Crown Or on a Chief Azure two Swords in saltire proper pommelled and hilted Gold between as many Leopards' Faces Argent


Out of an Eastern Crown Or a Cubit Arm entwined by a Wreath of Laurel and holding a Dagger all proper


Dexter:  an Officer of the Guide Cavalry (Irregulars) of the Pathan tribe in the Province of Peshawar habited and accoutred proper;  Sinister:  an Officer of the Sikh Irregular Cavalry also habited and accoutred proper


Be Ready



John Laird Mair [Lawrence], 1st Baron Lawrence, GCB GCSI PC

6th son of Lt Col Alexander Lawrence, Governor of Upton Castle, co. Kent, by his wife Catherine Letitia Knox, dau. of Rev George Knox, Rector of Strabane, co. Antrim


4 Mar 1811


26 Aug 1841 Harriette Katharine Hamilton CI (b. 1820; d. 28 Dec 1917), dau. of Rev Richard Hamilton, Rector of Culdoff, co. Donegal, by his wife Katharine Tipping, dau. of Edward Tipping, of Bellinge Park, co. Louth


1. Hon John Hamilton Lawrence, later 2nd Baron Lawrence

2. Hon Henry Arnold Lawrence (b. 17 Mar 1848; d. 16 Apr 1902), mar. 6 May 1879 Constance Charlotte Davies (d. 8 Apr 1929), 1st surv. dau. of Rev George Irving Davies, Rector of Kelsale, co. Suffolk. and had issue:

1a. ..... Lawrence (b. and dvp. 21 Sep 1883)

2a. John Dalhousie Lawrence (b. 2 Aug 1887; dvp. 2 Jun 1900)

3a. Lt Malcolm Eyton Lawrence (b. 10 Mar 1889; dvp. 10 Jan 1915)

4a. 2nd Lt Christopher Hal Lawrence (b. 11 Nov 1893; dvp. 13 Oct 1914)

1a. Constance Letitia Lawrence (b. 26 Jan 1881; d. 28 Jul 1949), mar. 3 Nov 1821 Brian Halsey Tyrwhit-Drake (d. 11 Jul 1949), only son of Hon Montague Tyrwhit-Drake, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and had issue

2a. Phyllis May Lawrence (b. 4 May 1882; d. 17 Dec 1956), mar. 16 Jan 1906 Rev John Arthur Thomas, Rector of Westcote, co. Gloucester (d. 27 Oct 1954), son of W Thomas, of Wrexham, and had issue

3a. Mary Paolina Lawrence (b. 26 Jan 1886; d, 22 Oct 1963), mar. 14 Sep 1921 Sir Thomas St Quintin Hill KCMG OBE, only son of R A St Quintin Hill, and had issue

3. Hon Charles Napier Lawrence, later 1st Baron Lawrence of Kingsgate

4. Gen Hon Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence GCB, served in South African War 1899-1902, Chief of the General Staff British Armies in France 1918-19 (b. 8 Aug 1861; d. 17 Jan 1943), mar. 26 Apr 1892 Hon Isabel Mary Mills (d. 30 Mar 1941), 2nd dau. of Charles Henry [Mills], 1st Baron Hillingdon, by his wife Lady Louisa Isabella Lascelles, 1st dau. of Henry [Lascelles], 3rd Earl of Harewood, and had issue:

1a. Lt Oliver John Lawrence (b. 5 Aug 1893; dvp. 25 Mar 1915)

2a. T/Capt Michael Charles Lawrence (b. 6 Oct 1894; dvp. 19 Sep 1916)

1a. Elizabeth Barbara Peace Lawrence (b. 18 May 1902; d. 19...), mar. 1 Jun 1923 Maj Desmond Abel Smith MC (d. 26 Jul 1974), 1st son of Eustace Abel Smith, of Longhills, co. Lincoln, and had issue

1. Hon Catherine Letitia Lawrence (d. 22 Apr 1931), mar. 26 Jan 1868 Col William Lowndes Randall (d. 13 Apr 1911), 4th son of Ven Archdeacon ...... Randall, and had issue

2. Hon Harriette Emily Lawrence (d. 9 Jul 1918), mar. 28 Jul 1877 Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham KCIE, yst. son of Rev J W Cunningham, and had issue

3. Hon Alice Margaret Lawrence (d. 3 May 1944), mar. 14 Jul 1870 Rev Launcelot Charles Walford (d. 2 Jul 1936), and had issue

4. Hon Mary Emma Lawrence OBE (d. 21 Feb 1939), mar. 27 Feb 1872 Francis William Buxton MP (b. 5 Aug 1847; d. 14 Nov 1911), 6th son of Sir Edward North Buxton, 2nd Bt. MP, by his wife and first cousin Catherine Gurney, 2nd dau. of Samuel Gurney, of Ham House, Upton, co. Essex, banker, and had issue

5. Edith Lawrence (dvp. 24 Feb 1861)

6. Hon Dame Maude Agnes Lawrence DBE, educationalist (d. 11 Jan 1933)


27 Jun 1879


16 Aug 1858 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of The Army"

3 Apr 1869 Baron Lawrence, of the Punjaub and of Grateley in the County of Southampton

suc. by



entered the Bengal Civil Service 1829; assistant to the Chief Commissioner at Delhi 1831; Magistrate and Collector of Delhi 1836;  Settlement Officer at Ettawah 1838; Commissioner of the Sutlej 1848, and of the Punjaub 1852-58; KCB 1856; GCB 1857;  created a Baronet for having aided materially in the quelling of the Sepoy Mutiny 1857, for which he received the thanks of Parliament and a pension of 2,000 from the East India Company; Lieutenant Governor of the Punjaub 1859;  Privy Councillor 1859; Member of the Supreme Council of India 1858-63;  KCSI 1861; Governor General of India 1863-68; GCSI 1866; Chairman of the London School Board 1870-73


John Hamilton [Lawrence], 2nd Baron Lawrence


1 Oct 1846


22 Aug 1872 Mary Caroline Douglas Campbell (d. 16 Nov 1938), only child of Richard Campbell, of Auchinbreck, co. Argyll, by his wife Anne Glassford Douglas, dau. of Archibald Douglas, of Glenfinnart, co. Argyll


1. John Douglas Campbell Lawrence (b. 2 May 1874; dvp. 28 Mar 1875)

2. Hon Alexander Graham Lawrence, later 3rd Baron Lawrence

1. Hon ..... Lawrence (d. unm.)


22 Aug 1913

suc. by



barrister 1872; a Lord-in-Waiting 1895-1905


Alexander Graham [Lawrence], 3rd Baron Lawrence


29 Mar 1878

mar. (1)

12 Nov 1907 Dorothy Helen Hobson CBE (d. 1 Feb 1935), dau. of Anthony Pemberton Hobson, of Greenford, co. Middlesex

children by first wife

1. Hon John Anthony Edward Lawrence, later 4th Baron Lawrence

1. Hon Catherine Dorina Mary Lawrence (b. 1910; d. 1995)

2. Hon Sara Honora Angel Lawrence (b. 1912; d. 1992)

3. Hon Dinah Felicity Forster Lawrence (b. 1914; dvp. 21 Dec 1918)

4. Hon Mary Letitia Lawrence (b. 1919; d. Apr 1958), mar. 6 Jan 1951 Douglas Lionel Woodhouse, only son of Alfred Jeffrey Woodhouse, of Chiswick, London, and had issue

5. Hon Nona Georgette Lawrence DSG (b. 1922), mar. 8 Feb 1945 W/Cdr Vincent George Byrne RAF (d. 1978), yst. son of James Byrne, of Malahide, co. Dublin, and has issue

mar. (2)

3 Sep 1936 Jessie Lawrence (widow of William Frederic Lawrence, of Cowesfield House, co. Hampshire;  d. 29 Dec 1936), dau. of Col Byron Gordon Daniels, US Army

mar. (3)

29 Jun 1938 Catherine Louisa Craigie (widow of William Burnet Craigie, of Albert Court, London, and Estancia Santa Juana, Willuque, Entre Rios, Argentina;  d. 24 Oct 1965), dau. of Charles Fernihough, of Alwies, Lichfield, co. Stafford


24 Jun 1947

suc. by

son by first wife


John Anthony Edward [Lawrence], 4th Baron Lawrence


16 Oct 1908

mar. (1)

8 Aug 1936 (div. 1947) Margaret Jean Downer (d. 1977), only child of Arthur Downer, of Rotherfield, co. Kent

only child by first wife

1. Hon David John Downer Lawrence, later 5th Baron Lawrence

mar. (2)

16 Aug 1948 Joan Alice Mildred Lewer (mar. (2) 1969 John Eddison, of Ryde, Isle of Wight), only dau. of Col Arthur John Lewer OBE, of Bonchurch, Isle of Wight


8 Oct 1968

suc. by

son by first wife


David John Downer [Lawrence], 5th Baron Lawrence


4 Sep 1937


There is no heir to the Barony of Lawrence.


 Last updated 19 Jun 2004




5th Baron Lawrence, of the Punjaub and of Grateley in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Apr 1869)

5th Baronet, styled "of The Army"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 16 Aug 1858)



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