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Newton, Baron (UK, 1892)

 

Creation: let. pat. 27 Aug 1892

 

Family name: Legh

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Arms:

Gules a Cross engrailed Argent in the chief point on an Inescutcheon Sable semy of Estoiles an Arm in Armour embowed of the second the Hand proper holding a Pennon Silver all within a Bordure wavy Or

Crest:

Issuant out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Ram's Head Argent armed Or in the mouth a Laurel Slip Vert the whole debruised by a Pallet wavy Azure

Supporters:

On either side a Mastiff proper collared Sable

Motto:

En Dieu Est Ma Foi (On God is my reliance)

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William John [Legh], 1st Baron Newton

1st son and heir of William Legh, of Brymbo, co. Denbigh, by his wife Mary Wilkinson, dau. and hrss .of John Wilkinson, of Ratcliffe Hall, co. Leicester

born

19 Dec 1828

mar.

29 May 1856 Emily Jane Wodehouse (d. 17 Apr 1901), dau. of Ven Charles Nourse Wodehouse, Archdeacon of Norwich, by his wife Lady Dulcibella Jane Hay, only dau. by his first wife of William [Hay], 17th Earl of Erroll

died

15 Dec 1898

created

27 Aug 1892 Baron Newton, of Newton-in-Makerfield in the County of Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

suc. his uncle 8 May 1857 in the estates of Lyme Park, co. Cheshire, and Golborne Park, co. Lancaster

 

Thomas Wodehouse [Legh], 2nd Baron Newton, PC

born

18 Mar 1857

mar.

24 Jul 1880 Evelyn Caroline Bromley Davenport (d. 13 Sep 1931), 1st dau. of William Henry Davenport-Bromley later Bromley Davenport MP, of Capesthorne, co. Cheshire, and Baginton Hall, co. Warwick, by his wife Augusta Elizabeth Campbell, 1st dau. of Walter Frederick Campbell DL JP MP, 5th of Islay, by his second wife Catherine Cole, yst. dau. of Stephen Thomas Cole, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley, 2nd dau. of Edward [Smith-Stanley] 12th Earl of Derby, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, only dau. and hrss. in her issue of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Elizabeth Gunning, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon

died

21 Mar 1942

suc. by

son

note

Paymaster-General 1915-16

 

Richard William Davenport [Legh], 3rd Baron Newton

born

14 Nov 1888

mar.

28 Jan 1914 Hon Helen Winifred Meysey-Thompson (d. 28 Dec 1958), 2nd dau. of Henry Meysey [Meysey-Thompson], 1st Baron Knaresborough, by his wife Ethel Adeline Pottinger, only child of Sir Henry Pottinger, 3rd and last Bt.

died

11 Jun 1960

suc. by

son

 

Peter Richard [Legh], 4th Baron Newton

born

6 Apr 1915

mar.

6 Jul 1948 his cousin Priscilla Palmer (b. 5 Nov 1915; widow of Maj Hon William Matthew Palmer, styled Viscount Woolmer, 1st son and heir app. of Roundell Cecil [Palmer], 3rd Earl of Selborne;  mar. (3) 1994 Frederick Charles Horace Fryer, of Vernon Hill House, Bishop's Waltham, co. Hampshire), 2nd dau. of Capt John Egerton-Warburton, of Arley Hall, co. Chester, by his wife Hon Lettice Legh, 1st dau. of Thomas Wodehouse [Legh], 2nd Baron Newton

died

16 Jun 1992

suc. by

son

note

a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1955-57;  Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household 1957-59;  Treasurer of HM Household 1959-60

 

Richard Thomas [Legh], 5th Baron Newton

born

11 Jan 1950

mar.

19 May 1978 Rosemary Whitfoot Clarke, 2nd dau. of Herbert Whitfoot Clarke, of Eastbourne, East Sussex

children

1. Hon Piers Richard Legh (b. 25 Oct 1979)

1. Hon Alessandra Mary Legh (b. 1978)

 

 Last updated 21 Apr 2004

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Title:

5th Baron Newton, of Newton-in-Makerfield in the County of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Aug 1892)

 

Address:

Laughton Park Farm, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6BU

Tel:  01825 840627

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