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Morton of Henryton, Baron (UK, 1947 - 1973)


Creation: let.pat. 18 Apr 1947


Extinct: 18 Jul 1973


Family name: Morton




Argent on a Chevron engrailed Azure between three Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper as many Mill-Rinds Or


An Eagle wings addorsed Sable gorged with a Collar flory-counterflory and resting the dexter claw on a Mill-Rind Or


 Mort on se reveille



Fergus Dunlop [Morton], Baron Morton of Henryton, MC PC

3rd but 2nd surv. son of George Morton, of Lochgreen, Troon, co. Ayr, and Henryton, co. Ayr, by his wife Janet Wilson, dau. of William Wilson, of Richmond House, Dowanhill, Glasgow


17 Oct 1887


17 Dec 1914 Margaret Greenlees Begg, 1st dau. of James Begg

only child

1. Hon Anne Margaret Morton (b. 14 Jun 1926), mar. 22 Mar 1947 Peter Andrew Hopwood Viney DFC, of 4 Lansdowne Road, London, 1st son of Dr Arnold Viney, of 14 Campden Hill Square, London, by his wife Hon Frances Pennington Hopwood, 3rd dau. of Francis John Stephens [Hopwood], 1st Baron Southborough, and had issue


19 Jul 1973


18 Apr 1947 for life Baron Morton of Henryton, of Henryton in the County of Ayr


barrister, Inner Temple 1912 and Lincoln's Inn 1914, KC 1929, Bencher 1932; MC 1917; a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice 1938-44; knighted 1938; Deputy Chairman, Contraband Committee 1939-41; Chairman, Black List Committee 1941-46; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1944-47; Privy Councillor 1944; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1947; Chairman, Intestacy Committee 1950 ; Chairman, Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce 1952


 First written 19 Sep 2004



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