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Margesson, Viscount (UK, 1942)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Apr 1942


Family name: Margesson




Sable a Lion passant guardant Argent a Chief engrailed Or thereon between two Pallets Azure a Pale of the last charged with an Ostrich Feather erect of the second


Upon a Coronet composed of four Roses set upon a Rim Or a Lion passant guardant Sable collared Gold and charged with a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper


On either side a Falcon wings elevated Argent armed and belled Or and charged with a Portcullis chained Sable


Loyauté Me Lie (Loyalty binds me)



Henry David Reginald [Margesson], 1st Viscount Margesson, MC PC

1st son of Sir Mortimer Reginald Margesson, by his wife Lady Isabel Augusta Hobart-Hampden, sister of Sidney Carr [Hobart-Hampden later Hobart-Hampden-Mercer-Henderson], 7th Earl of Buckinghamshire, and 3rd dau. of Hon Frederick John Hobart-Hampden, styled Lord Hobart (by his wife Catherine Annesley Carr, 1st dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Carr, Bishop of Bombay), 1st surv. son and heir ap. by his first wife of Augustus Edward [Hampden later Hobart-Hampden], 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire


26 Jul 1890


29 Apr 1916 (div. 1940) Frances Leggett (d. 1977), dau. of Francis Howard Leggett, of New York, USA


1. Hon Frances Vere Hampden Margesson, later 2nd Viscount Margesson

1. Hon Janet Hampden Margesson (b. 6 Mar 1918; d. 6 Jun 1968), mar. 22 Aug 1952 George Henry Perrott Buchanan (d. 198..), 2nd son of Rev Charles Henry Leslie Buchanan, of Kilwaughter, co. Antrim, and had issue

2. Hon (Mary) Gay Hobart Margesson (b. 3 May 1919), mar. 16 Dec 1944 Martin Michael Charles [Charteris], Baron Charteris of Amisfield (Life Peer), and has issue


24 Dec 1965


27 Apr 1942 Viscount Margesson, of Rugby in the County of Warwick

suc. by



served in World War 1 1914-18 as Capt, 11th Hussars; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Upton 1922-23 and for Rugby 1924-42; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Labour 1922-23; Assistant Government Whip 1924; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1926-29 and 1931; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip 1931-40;  Privy Councillor 1933; Secretary of State for War 1940-42


Francis Vere Hampden [Margesson], 2nd Viscount Margesson


17 Apr 1922


18 Sep 1958 Helena Backstrom, dau. of Heikki Backstrom, of Oulu, Finland


1. Maj Hon Richard Francis David Margesson, of Cheney Cottage, Middleton Cheney, co. Oxford (b. 25 Dec 1960), mar. 15 Dec 1990 Wendy Maree Hazelton, dau. of James Hazelton, of Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue:

1a. Isabel Margesson (b. 28 Jun 1995)

1. Hon Rhoda Frances MargessonDP

2. Hon Sarah Helena Margesson (b. 18 Oct 1963)

3. Hon Jane Henrietta Margesson (b. 20 Oct 1965)


served in World War II 1939-45 as Sub-Lt, RNVR; Director, Thames & Hudson Inc New York 1949-53; ADC to Governor of Bahamas 1956; Information Officer, British Consulate-General New York 1964-70


DP = personal information restricted at the request of the individual concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998


Last updated 23 August 2013




2nd Viscount Margesson, of Rugby in the County of Warwick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Apr 1942)



63 The Hills, Port Ewen, New York, New York 12466, USA



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