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Nelson of Stafford, Baron (UK, 1960)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Jan 1960


Family name: Nelson




Argent a Cross Flory Sable a Chief Gules thereon between a Stafford Knot and a Rose of the first barbed and seeded proper a Pale also of the first charged with a Sword erect of the third


An Arm embowed resting on the elbow in Armour proper the gauntlet grasping a Cross Flory fitchy Sable between two Roses Gules barbed and seeded also proper


Dexter:  a Lion guardant Or charged on the shoulder with a Thunderbolt Azure;  Sinister:  a Grey Horse proper gorged with a Ducal Coronet composed of four Fleur-de-lys with Chains affixed thereto and reflexed over the back also Or and charged on the shoulder with a Stafford Knot Gold


Who Leads Serves



George Horatio [Nelson], 1st Baron Nelson of Stafford

1st son of George Nelson, of 66 Muswell Hill Road, London, by his wife Emily Walsh Lewis, dau. of William Edward Lewis, of London


26 Oct 1887


17 Jul 1913 Florence Mabel Howe (d. 14 Dec 1962), dau. of Henry Howe


16 Jul 1962


11 Jul 1955 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Hilcote Hall"

20 Jan 1960 Baron Nelson of Stafford, of Hilcote Hall in the County of Stafford

suc. by



Henry George [Nelson], 2nd Baron Nelson of Stafford


2 Jan 1917


8 Jun 1940 Pamela Roy Bird (d. 12 Jun 1999), 2nd dau. of Ernest Roy Bird MP, of New House Farm, Robertsbridge, co. Sussex


1. Hon Henry Roy George Nelson, later 3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford

2. Hon James Jonathan Nelson, heir presumptive to the Barony of Nelson of Stafford, of 82 Tachbrook Street, London SW1 (b. 17 Jun 1947), mar. 1977 Lucy Mary Brown, 1st dau. of Roger Gopsill Brown, of Chestnut House, Albrighton, co. Shropshire, and has issue:

1a. Camilla Amy Nelson (b. 1982)

2a. Llara Kitty Nelson (b. 10 Jan 1985)

3a. Eloise Violet Nelson (b. 2 Aug 1988)

1. Hon Caroline Jane Nelson (b. 11 Jan 1942), mar. 2 Apr 1964 Michael John Henry Ford, of Lower Moorhayne Farm, Yarcombe, co. Devon, son of Lt Col Mortimer Noel Ford DL, of The Cross House, Alphington, co. Devon, and has issue

2. Hon Sally Louise Nelson (b. 20 Oct 1955), mar. 9 Sep 1975 Peter Robert Jolliffe Tritton, of Weasel Cottage, Brent Pelham, co. Hertford, 2nd son of Lt Col John Tritton, of Powers Hall, Witham, co. Essex, and has issue


19 Jan 1995

suc. by



Henry Roy George [Nelson], 3rd Baron Nelson of Stafford


26 Oct 1943


8 Jun 1968 Dorothy Caley, 2nd dau. of Leslie Caley, of Tibthorpe Manor, Driffield, co. York


1. Hon Alistair William Henry Nelson, later 4th Baron Nelson of Stafford

1. Hon Sarah Jane Nelson (b. 1981)


22 Sep 2006

suc. by



chartered engineer; joined RHP Bearings 1970: General Manager, transmission bearings 1973-78, automotive bearings 1978-81; Member, Government Committee of Enquiry into Engineering Profession 1978-80; Manufacturing Director, industrial bearings 1981-83; Managing Director Hopkinsons Ltd 1983-85; Managing Director, industrial and distribution divisions Pegler-Hattersely plc 1985-86; Group Managing Director GSPK Ltd 1986-90; Managing Director, power transmission division Fenner plc 1991-92; Operations Director TIB plc 1993-97 (non-executive director 1998-2000)


Alistair William Henry [Nelson], 4th Baron Nelson of Stafford


3 Jun 1973


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Nelson of Stafford is Hon James Jonathan Nelson, second son of the 2nd Baron Nelson of Stafford and uncle of the present Baron.


 Last updated 25 Oct 2006




4th Baron Nelson of Stafford, of Hilcote Hall in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Jan 1960)

4th Baronet, styled "of Hilcote Hall"

(United Kingdom, let pat. 11 Jul 1955)



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