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Layton, Baron (UK, 1947)


Creation: let. pat. 16 Jan 1947


Family name: Layton




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Walter Thomas [Layton], 1st Baron Layton, CH CBE

1st son and heir of Alfred John Layton, of The Chalet, Fulham Park Road, London, by his wife Mary Johnson, dau. of Walter Johnson, schoolmaster


15 Mar 1884


2 Apr 1910 Eleanor Dorothea Osmaston (d. 18 Mar 1959), only dau. of Francis Beresford Plumptre Osmaston, of Stoneshill, Limpsfield, co. Surrey (by his wife Eleanor Margaret Field, dau. of Rev Thomas Field, of Bigby Rectory, co. Lincoln), 1st son of John Wright later Osmaston, of Hawkhurst Court, co. Surrey, by his wife Emily Sophia Plumptre, dau. of Rev Henry Western Plumptre, Rector of Eastwood, co. Nottingham, by his wife Eleanor Bridges, heiress of the Barony of FitzWalter, only dau. and heiress in her issue of Cmdr Sir Brook William Bridges, 4th Bt. RN


1. Hon Michael John Layton, later 2nd Baron Layton

2. Lt Col Hon David Layton MBE, of 18 Grove Terrace, Highgate Road, London NW5 (b. 5 Jul 1914; d. 2009), mar. (1) 5 Apr 1939 (div. 1972) Elizabeth Gray, dau. of Rev Robert Miller Gray, of Hampstead, London, and (2) 1972 Joy Parkinson, and has issue by his first wife:

1a. Jonathan Francis Layton, heir presumptive to the Barony of Layton, of 2 Amroth Close, Horniman Avenue, London SE23 (b. 16 Feb 1942), mar. 1971 Julia Goodwin, and has issue:

1b. Jeremy Layton (b. 1978)

2b. Robert Layton (b. 1982)

1b. Jessica Layton (b. 1974)

2a. Mark Oliver Layton, of 24 Leaside Avenue, London N10 (b. 22 Jun 1944), mar. Penelope Hamilton

1a. Hilary Ruth Layton (b. 13 Jul 1947)

3. Hon Christopher Walter Layton, of Grimstone Manor, Horrabridge, co. Devon (b. 31 Dec 1929), mar. (1) 8 Jul 1952 (div. 1957) Anneliese Margaret von Thadden, dau. of Joachim von Thadden, of Hanover, Germany, (2) 15 Apr 1961 (div. 1995) Margaret Ann Moon, dau. of Leslie Moon, of Molesey, co. Surrey, and (3) 1995 Wendy Daniels Bartlett, dau. of Kenneth Bartlett, of Hemel Hempstead, co. Hertford, and has issue by each wife

1. Hon Margaret Dorothea Layton (b. 13 Mar 1911 ; d. 5 Jul 1962), mar. 20 Dec 1939 Alfred Geiringer, 1st son of Wilhelm Geiringer, of Vienna, Austria, and had issue

2. Hon Jean Mary Layton (b. 14 Apr 1916), mar. 12 Jun 1944 Paul Eisler (d. 15 Aug 1966), 2nd son of Ernst Eisler, of Prague, Poland, and has issue

3. Hon Olive Shirley Layton (b. 18 Dec 1918), mar. 18 May 1943 Peter Gellhorn, of 33 Leinster Avenue, London SW14, son of Dr Alfred Gellhorn, and has issue

4. Hon (Elizabeth) Ruth Frances Layton (b. 27 Apr 1923), mar. 25 Nov 1944 (div. 1965) Edward William Guttieres Pegna, son of Frederick Guttieres Pegna, of Alexandria, Egypt, and has issue


14 Feb 1966


16 Jan 1947 Baron Layton, of Danehill in the County of Sussex

suc. by



economist and author


Michael John [Layton], 2nd Baron Layton


28 Sep 1912


31 Jan 1938 Dorothy Cross (d. 1994), dau. of Albert Luther Cross, of Rugby


1. Hon Geoffrey Michael Layton, later 3rd Baron Layton

1. Hon Deanna Christian Layton MRCS LRCP (b. 19 Oct 1938), mar. 19 Dec 1984 Melvin Calverley Jennings FRCS LRCP, of Barn Ridge, High Trees Road, Reigate, co. Surrey, yst. son of Calverley Middlemiss Jennings FRCS, of Park Road, Cheam, co. Surrey, and has issue


23 Jan 1989

suc. by



Geoffrey Michael [Layton], 3rd Baron Layton


18 Jul 1947

mar. (1)

4 Jan 1969 (div. 1970) Viviane Cracco, dau. of Francois Cracco, of Louvain, Belgium

mar. (2)

1989 Caroline Jane Soulis (former wife of Admiral Spyros Soulis, of Athens, Greece), dau. of William Thomas Mason, of Fairford, co. Gloucester


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Layton is Jonathan Francis Layton, grandson of the 1st Baron Layton and cousin of the present Baron.


 Last updated 18 Aug 2009




3rd Baron Layton, of Danehill in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 16 Jan 1947)



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