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Milverton, Baron (UK, 1947)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Oct 1947


Family name: Richards




Argent three Lozenges conjoined in fess Gules between two Barrulets Sable all within two Flaunches of the second both charged with a Spearhead of the field


A Malay Tiger's Head erased proper gorged with a Collar lozengy Argent and Gules


On either side a Malay Tiger proper gorged with a Collar lozengy Argent and Gules


Mens Cujusque Id Est Quisque (Mind makes the man)



Arthur Frederick [Richards], 1st Baron Milverton, GCMG

1st son of William Richards, of Bristol


21 Feb 1885


6 Sep 1927 Noelle Benda Whitehead, dau. of Charles Basil Whitehead, of Torquay, co. Devon


1. Rev Hon Fraser Arthur Richard Richards, later 2nd Baron Milverton

2. Capt Hon Michael Hugh Richards, heir presumptive to the Barony of Milverton, of Lovelynch House, Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester, co. Oxford, managing director: Imperial Tobacco Company 1965, Philip Morris Nigeria Ltd 1972-77, Murray Sons & Co 1982-87 and Rothmans of Pall Mall (NZ) Ltd since 1993, director, Africa Carreras Rothmans Ltd 1978-82 and personnel director, Rothmans International Tobacco 1987-93 (b. 1 Aug 1936), mar. 18 Aug 1960 (Edna) Leonie Stevenie, yst. dau. of Col Leo Stevenie OBE MC, and has issue:

1a. Arthur Hugh Richards (b. 10 Jan 1963)

1. Hon Diana Benda Richards (b. 9 Aug 1928), mar. 1 Sep 1960 S/Ldr Glyn Jones Clement RAF, of The Bell House, Kewstoke Road, Worle, co. Somerset, son of Sydney Joseph Clement, of Dunraven, Gower, co. Glamorgan, and has issue


27 Oct 1978


10 Oct 1947 Baron Milverton, of Lagos and of Clifton in the City of Bristol

suc. by



entered Malaysian Civil Service 1908; Acting First Assistant Colony Secretary, Straits Settlement 1921; Acting Under-Secretary, Federation of Malay States 1926; Under-Secretary, Federation of Malay States 1927-29; Acting General Adviser, Sultanate of Johore 1929-30; Governor of North Borneo 1930-33;  CMG 1933; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Gambia 1933-36;  KCMG 1935; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Fiji and High Commissioner, Western Pacific 1936-38;  Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of Jamaica 1938-43;  GCMG 1942; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria 1943-47; KStJ


Fraser Arthur Richard [Richards], 2nd Baron Milverton


21 Jul 1930


10 Aug 1957 Mary Dorothy Fly, dau. of Leslie Fly, of Corsham, co. Wiltshire


1. Hon Susan Mary Richards (b. 23 Jan 1962), mar. 1991 (div. 1998) Robert Adam Brisbane Cross, 1st son of Diarmid A Cross, of Tavistock, co. Devon, and had issue

2. Hon Juliet Elisabeth Richards (b. 8 Nov 1964), mar. 1992 Maurice Charles Steuart-Corry, 2nd son of William Steuart-Corry, of Helensburgh, co. Dumbarton, and has issue


ordained Deacon 1957, Priest 1958;  Curate, St George's Beckenham, Kent, 1957-59;  Assistant Priest, St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks, 1959-60;  Curate and Assistant Priest, St Nicholas, Great Bookham, Surrey, 1960-63;  Vicar of Okewood with Forest Green, Surrey, 1963-67;  Rector, Christian Malford with Sutton Benger and Tytherton Kellaways, Wiltshire, 1967-93


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Milverton is Hon Michael Hugh Richards, second son of the 1st Baron Milverton, and younger brother of the present Baron.


 Last updated 9 Aug 2004




2nd Baron Milverton, of Lagos and of Clifton in the City of Bristol

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Oct 1947)



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