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Norwich, Viscount (UK, 1952)


Creation: let. pat. 5 Jul 1952


Family name: Cooper




Or three Lions rampant Gules on a Chief Azure a Portcullis chained between two Fleurs-de-lis of the first


On the Battlements of a Tower Argent a Bull passant Sable armed and unguled Or


On either side a Unicorn Argent gorged with a Collar with Chain reflexed over the back Or pendent from the collar of the dexter a Portcullis chained and from that of the sinister a Fleur-de-lys both Gold


Odi Et Amo (I hate and I love)



Alfred Duff [Cooper], 1st Viscount Norwich, GCMG DSO PC

1st son of Sir Alfred Cooper, of Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, by his wife Lady Agnes Cecil Emmeline Duff, 4th dau. of James [Duff], 5th Earl Fife


22 Feb 1890


2 Jun 1919 Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners (d. 1986), 3rd dau. of Henry John Brinsley [Manners], 8th Duke of Rutland, by his wife Marion Margaret Violet Lindsay, 2nd dau. of Col Hon Charles Hugh Lindsay CB

only child

1. Hon John Julius Cooper, later 2nd Viscount Norwich


1 Jan 1954


5 Jul 1952 Viscount Norwich, of Aldwick in the County of Sussex

suc. by



DSO 1918; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Oldham 1924-29 and St George's Westminster 1931-45; Financial Secretary to the War Office 1828-29 and 1931-34 and to the Treasury 1934-35; Secretary of State for War 1935-37;  Privy Councillor 1935; First Lord of the Admiralty 1937-38;  Minister of Information 1940-41;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1941-43; Ambassador to France 1944-47; GCMG 1948


John Julius [Cooper], 2nd Viscount Norwich, CVO


15 Sep 1929

mar. (1)

5 Aug 1952 (div. 1985) Anne Frances May, 1st dau. of Capt Hon Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford GCMG CB MVO, of Queen Anne's Farm, Jacob's Well, Guildford, co. Surrey (by his wife Alice Devin Gundry, dau. of John Murton Gundry, of Cleveland, Ohio USA), 3rd son of William Hugh [Clifford], 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

children by first wife

1. Hon Jason Charles Duff Bede Cooper, later 3rd Viscount Norwich

1. Hon Alice Clare Antonia Opportune Cooper (b. 22 Apr 1953), mar. 1986 Antony James Beevor, son of John Grosvenor Beevor OBE, of Fulham, London, and has issue

mar. (2)

14 Jun 1989 Hon Mary Philipps (former wife of Hugo John Laurence [Philipps], 3rd Baron Milford), 1st dau. of Roger Mellor [Makins], 1st Baron Sherfield, by his wife Alice Brooks Davis, 1st dau. of Hon Dwight Filley Davis, of Washington DC, USA


1 Jun 2018

suc. by

son by first wife


Jason Charles Duff Bede [Cooper], 3rd Viscount Norwich


27 Oct 1959


There is no heir to the Viscountcy of Norwich.


Last updated 29 May 2019 




3rd Viscount Norwich, of Aldwick in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 Jul 1952)



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