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Maugham, Viscount (UK, 1939 - 1981)


Creation: let.pat. 22 Sep 1939


Extinct: 13 Mar 1981


Family name: Maugham







Frederic Herbert [Maugham], Baron Maugham later 1st Viscount Maugham, PC

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Robert Ormond Maugham, solicitor, of Paris, France, by his wife Edith Mary Snell, 2nd and only surv. dau. of Maj Charles Snell, of Le Mans, France, by his wife Ann Alicia Todd, 2nd dau. of Francis Todd, of Portman Square, London, and Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, co. Cornwall, by his wife Caroline Perceval Brereton, yst. dau. of Capt Robert Brereton, of Kingston, Jamaica


20 Oct 1866


17 Dec 1896 Helen Mary Romer (d. 12 Oct 1950), sister of Mark Lemon [Romer], Baron Romer, and dau. of Rt Hon Sir Robert Romer GCB, a Lord Justice of Appeal 1899-1906, by his wife Betty Lemon, dau. of Mark Lemon


1. Hon Robert Cecil Romer Maugham, later 2nd Viscount Maugham

1. Hon Kate Mary Maugham (d. 30 Oct 1961), mar. 15 Jul 1919 Robert Charles Bruce MC (b. 16 May 1898; d. 31 Aug 1953), 1st son and heir son of Charles Thomas Bruce (by his first wife Edith Mary Parker, dau. of Samuel Sandbach Parker, of Augburth), 1st son and heir of Hon Thomas Charles Bruce MP (by his wife Sarah Caroline Thornhill, sister of Sir Thomas Thornhill, 1st Bt.), 4th son by his second wife of Thomas [Bruce], 7th Earl of Elgin, and had issue

2. Hon Edith Honor Maugham, mar. 25 Apr 1925 Sebastian Earl, of 18 Pelham Street, London, son of Alfred Earl, of 42 Chepstow Villas, London, and had issue

3. Hon Diana Julia Maugham, mar. 30 Jan 1932 Kenneth Marr-Johnson, of 13 Margaretta Terrace, London, and Boxley House, Maidstone, Kent, son of Bernard Marr-Johnson by his wife Blanche Lilian Freshfield, yst. dau. of W D Freshfield, of The Wilderness, Reigate, co. Surrey, and had issue


23 Mar 1958


7 Oct 1935 for life Baron Maugham, of Hartfield in the County of Sussex

22 Sep 1939 Viscount Maugham, of Hartfield in the County of Sussex

suc. by



barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1890, KC 1913, Bencher 1915; a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice 1928-34; knighted 1928; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1934-38; Privy Councillor 1934; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1935-38 and 1939-41; Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain 1938-39; on his death the life Barony of Maugham became extinct


Robert Cecil Romer [Maugham], 2nd Viscount Maugham


17 May 1916


13 Mar 1981


Capt, 4th County of London, Yeomanry in World War II 1939-43; barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1944


On the death of the 2nd Viscount Maugham the Viscountcy of Maugham became extinct.


First written 19 Sep 2004



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