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Milford, Baron (UK, 1939)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Feb 1939


Family name: Philipps




Argent a Lion rampant Sable ducally gorged and lines Or


A Lion as in the Arms


On either side a Horse Argent charged on the shoulder with three Bars wavy Azure


Ducit Amor Patriae (Patriotism my motive)



Laurence Richard [Philipps], 1st Baron Milford

6th son of Rev Canon Sir James Erasmus Philipps, 12th Bt., of Picton, co. Pembroke, Vicar of Warminster, by his wife Hon Mary Margaret Best, 1st dau. of Hon Rev Samuel Best (by his second wife Emma Duke, dau. of Lt Col Charles Duke), 3rd son of William Draper [Best], 1st Baron Wynford


24 Jan 1874


10 Apr 1901 Ethel Georgina Speke (d. 1971), only dau. of Rev Benjamin Speke, Rector of Dowlish Wake, co. Somerset, by his wife Caroline Sophia Fuller, 1st dau. of John Bird Fuller, of Neston Park, co. Wiltshire


7 Dec 1962


22 Sep 1919 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Llanstephan"

2 Feb 1939 Baron Milford, of Llanstephan in the County of Radnor

suc. by



Wogan [Philipps], 2nd Baron Milford


25 Feb 1902

mar. (1)

21 Nov 1928 (div. 1944) Rosamond Nina Runciman CBE (former wife of Walter Leslie Runciman, later 2nd Viscount Runciman of Duxford;  d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Rudolph Chambers Lehmann, of Fieldhead, Bourne End, co. Buckingham

mar. (2)

17 Jun 1944 Maria Christina Hastings (former wife of Frances John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet [Hastings], 16th Earl of Huntingdon;  d. 22 Mar 1953), dau. of Marques Casati, of Palazzo Barberini, Rome

mar. (3)

20 May 1954 Tamara Rust (widow of William Rust), dau. of ..... Kravetz


30 Nov 1993

suc. by

son by first wife


Hugo John Laurence [Philipps], 3rd Baron Milford


27 Aug 1929

mar. (1)

7 Sep 1951 (div. 1958) Margaret Heathcote, only dau. of Capt Ralph Heathcote DSO RN, of Gressingham, co. Lancaster

mar. (2)

11 Jul 1959 (div. 1984) Hon Mary Makins (mar. (2) 14 Jun 1989 John Julius [Cooper], 2nd Viscount Norwich), 1st dau. of Roger Mellor [Makins], 1st Baron Sherfield, by his wife Alice Brooks Davis, dau. of Hon Dwight Filley Davis, of Washington DC, USA

mar. (3)

1989 Mrs Felicity Leach, dau. of Murray Ballantyne, of Montreal, Canada


4 Dec 1999

suc. by

son by second wife


Guy Wogan [Philipps], 4th Baron Milford


25 Jul 1961

mar. (1)

1988 Rebecca Nicolson, 2nd dau. of Capt Nigel Nicolson MBE MP, of Sissinghurst Castle, Cranbrook, co. Kent (by his wife Philippa Janet Tennyson d'Eyncourt, only dau. of Sir Gervais Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Hon Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG, of Sissinghurst Castle, co. Kent (by his wife Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, only child of Lionel Edward [Sackville-West], 3rd Baron Sackville), 3rd son of Arthur [Nicolson], 1st Baron Carnock

mar. (2)

1996 Alice Sherwood, dau. of Dr Archibald Sherwood, of London

only child by second wife

1. Hon Archie Sherwood Philipps (b. 12 Mar 1997)


 Last updated 9 Aug 2004




4th Baron Milford, of Llanstephan in the County of Radnor

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 2 Feb 1939)

4th Baronet, styled "of Llanstephan, co. Radnor"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Sep 1919)



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