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Leathers, Viscount (UK, 1954)


Creation: let. pat. 18 Jun 1954


Family name: Leathers




Azure a Lymphad Sails set Or Flags flying to the dexter Gules o na chief of the second three Lozenges Sable


A Lozenge Sable in front of two Anchors in saltire Or


Dexter:  a Sea Lion Argent;  Sinister:  a Sea Horse also Argent;  both gorged with a Collar of Lozenges conjoined Sable


Dum Spiro Servo (While I breathe I serve)



Frederick James [Leathers], 1st Baron Leathers later 1st Viscount Leathers, CH

son of Robert Leathers, of Stowmarket, co. Suffolk


21 Nov 1883


1 Jun 1907 Emily Ethel Baxter (d. 30 Dec 1971), dau. of Henry Baxter, of Southend, co. Essex


19 May 1965


19 May 1941 Baron Leathers, of Purfleet in the County of Essex

18 Jan 1954 Viscount Leathers, of Purfleet in the County of Essex

suc. by



Minister of War Transport 1941-45;  Secretary of State for Co-ordination of Transport, Fuel and Power 1951-53


Frederick Alan [Leathers], 2nd Viscount Leathers


4 Apr 1908

mar. (1)

22 Jun 1940 (div. 1983) Elspeth Graeme Stewart (d. 1985), 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Alexander Stewart KCSI KCIE

mar. (2)

6 Apr 1983 Lorna May Barnett (widow of Arthur A C Barnett), dau. of A K Marshall


21 Jan 1996

suc. by

son by first wife


Christopher Graeme [Leathers], 3rd Viscount Leathers


31 Aug 1941


27 Jun 1964 Maria Philomena Merriman, 2nd dau. of Michael Merriman, of Charlestown, co. Mayo


1. Hon James Frederick Leathers (b. 27 May 1969)

1. Hon Melissa Maria Leathers (b. 22 Apr 1966), mar. 21 May 1994 Timothy James Wesley, of 30 Cranesbill Drive, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, only son of Reginald Wesley, of Stallingborough, co. Lincoln, and has issue





3rd Viscount Leathers, of Purfleet in the County of Essex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jan 1954)

3rd Baron Leathers, of Purfleet in the County of Essex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 May 1941)



Lime Cottage, High Street, Burwash, East Sussex TW19 7EL



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