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MacDermott, Baron (UK, 1947 - 1979)


Creation: let.pat. 23 Apr 1947


Extinct: 13 Jul 1979


Family name: MacDermott







John Clarke [MacDermott], Baron MacDermott, MC PC

son of Rev Dr John MacDermott DD, of Belmont, Belfast, by his wife Lydia Allen Wilson, dau. of Robert Wilson


12 Apr 1896


26 Jun 1926 Louise Palmer Johnston, only dau. of Rev Dr John Corry Johnston, of Dublin


1. Hon John Clarke MacDermott, barrister (b. 9 May 1927), mar. 25 Jul 1953 Margaret Helen Dales, 2nd dau. of Hugh Dales, of Kensington Road, Knock, Belfast, and had issue

2. Hon Robert William Johnston MacDermott (b. 25 Mar 1934)

1. Hon Edith Louise MacDermott (b. 12 Jan 1930), mar. Samuel Barbour Cunningham, 1st son of Col James G Cunningham, of Glencairn, Belfast

2. Hon Lydia Elizabeth Palmer MacDermott (b. 6 Jun 1939)


13 Jul 1979


23 Apr 1947 for life Baron MacDermott, of Belmont in the City of Belfast


MC 1918; barrister, King's Inns 1921; KC [NI] 1936, Bencher [NI] 1942, Hon Bencher, Gray's Inn, 1947; Governor, Campbell College, Belfast 1934; Member of Northern Ireland Parliament for Queen's University 1938-44; Chairman, Join Select Committee on Transport in Northern Ireland 1939; Minister of Public Strategy [NI] 1940-41; Privy Councillor [NI] 1940; Attorney-General for Northern Ireland 1941-44; a Judge of the Supreme Court, Northern Ireland 1944-47; Chairman, Northern Ireland Arbitration Tribunal 1944-46; Member of Senate, Queen's University, Belfast 1945-47 and 1951; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1947-51; Privy Councillor [UK] 1947; Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland 1951; Pro-Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast 1951


 First written 18 Sep 2004



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