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May, Baron (UK, 1935)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Jun 1935


Family name: May




Gules on a Chevron between in chief three Billets Or and in base an Eagle Argent three Roses of the field barbed and seeded proper


A Demi-Leopard proper holding in the dexter paw a Bezant and resting the sinister paw on a Terrestrial Globe also proper


Dexter:  a Griffin;  Sinister:  a Dragon Or, each charged on the shoulder with a Sprig of Mayflower slipped and leaved proper


Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit (With God's help work prospers)



George Ernest [May], 1st Baron May, KBE

son of William C May, of Cheshunt, co. Hertford


20 Jun 1871


15 Oct 1903 Lily Julia Strauss OBE (d. 15 Jan 1955), 2nd dau. of G Strauss, of Bolton Gardens, London


10 Apr 1946


27 Jan 1931 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of the Eyot"

28 Jun 1935 Baron May, of Weybridge in the County of Surrey

suc. by



John Lawrence [May], 2nd Baron May


15 Aug 1904

mar. (1)

1 Jul 1925 Cicely Beryl Fleming (d. 1928), only child of Ernest Fleming, of Raska, Clarendon Road, Watford, co. Hertford

mar. (2)

29 Oct 1928 Ethel Christina Thoms (mar. (2) W H Hallam), dau. of George Ricardo Thoms


9 Mar 1950

suc. by

son by second wife


Michael St John [May], 3rd Baron May


26 Sep 1931

mar. (1)

27 Dec 1958 (div. 1963) Dorothea Catherine Ann McCarthy, dau. of Charles McCarthy, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

mar. (2)

5 Jul 1963 Julian Mary Shipton, only dau. of Albert Edward Shipton, of Wroxton Mill, Wroxton, co. Oxford

children by second wife

1. Hon Jasper Bertram St John May, later 4th Baron May

1. Hon Miranda Jane May (b. 17 Oct 1968)


22 Sep 2006

suc. by

son by second wife


Jasper Bertram St John [May], 4th Baron May


24 Oct 1965


There is no heir to the Barony of May.


 Last updated 26 Oct 2006




4th Baron May, of Weybridge in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jun 1935)

4th Baronet, styled "of the Eyot"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jan 1931)



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