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Peel, Earl (UK, 1929)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Jul 1929


Family name: Peel




Argent three Sheaves of as many Arrows proper, two and one banded Gules, on a Chief Azure a Bee volant Or, a Martlet Gules for difference


A Demi Lion rampant Argent, gorged with a Collar Azure charged with three Bezants, holding between the paws a Shuttle Or


On the dexter side a Lion reguardant Argent, and on the sinister side a Gryphon reguardant Or, each gorged with a Chain of the last, pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Azure, charged with a Mace erect, also Or





William Robert Wellesley [Peel], 2nd Viscount Peel later 1st Earl Peel, GCSI GBE PC

1st son of Arthur Wellesley [Peel], 1st Viscount Peel, by his wife Adelaide Dugdale, 1st dau. of William Stratford Dugdale, of Merevale Hall and Blyth Hall, co. Warwick


7 Jan 1867


11 Apr 1899 Hon Eleanor Williamson (d. 1940), only child of James [Williamson], 1st Baron Ashton, by his first wife Margaret Gatey, dau. of Joseph Gatey, of Keswick, co. Cumberland


1. Hon Arthur William Ashton Peel, later 2nd Earl Peel

1. Lady Doris Peel (b. 25 Mar 1900; d. 19...), mar. 15 Feb 1927 Lt Col Latham Valentine Stewart Blacker OBE, of Cold Hayes, Liss, co. Hampshire (d. 19 Apr 1964), 1st son of Maj Latham Blacker, and had issue


28 Sep 1937


10 Jul 1929 Viscount Clanfield, of Clanfield in the County of Hampshire, and Earl Peel

suc. by



barrister, Inner Temple 1893; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Manchester South 1900-06 and for Taunton 1909-12; Member London County Council for Woolwich 1900-04, for Westminster 1907-10 and for Kensington 1913-19; Leader of the Municipal Reform Party 1908-10; suc. his father 24 Oct 1912 as 2nd Viscount Peel;  served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, Bedfordshire Yeomanry; Chairman, London County Council 1914-19; Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of National Service 1717-19; GBE 1919; Under Secretary of State for War and Air and Vice-President of the Army Council 1919-21; Privy Councillor 1919; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1921-22; Minister of Transport 1921-22;  Secretary of State for India 1922-24 and 1928-29;  First Commissioner of Works 1924-28; Lord Privy Seal 1931; Chairman, Burma Round Table Conference 1931; GCSI 1932; Chairman of the Wheat Commission 1932; Member of the Indian Joint Committee 1933-34; Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Despatch of Business at Common Law 1934-36; Chairman of the Royal Commission on Palestine 1936-37; Member of the Royal Commission for the Port of London; Governor, Victoria University Manchester


Arthur William Ashton [Peel], 2nd Earl Peel


29 May 1901


11 Mar 1946 Kathleen McGrath (b. 20 Jun 1913; d. 27 Jul 1972), dau. of Michael McGrath, of Ballycullane, co. Cork


1. Hon William James Robert Peel, later 3rd Earl Peel

2. Hon Robert Michael Arthur Peel (b. 5 Feb 1950), mar. 21 Jul 1973 Fiona Natalie Davidson, dau. of Charles Davidson, of Dunhampstead House, Droitwich, co. Worcester, and has issue


22 Sep 1969

suc. by



suc. his kinsman 10 Apr 1942 as 7th Baronet of Drayton Manor; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1948-50; KStJ


William James Robert [Peel], 3rd Earl Peel, PC


3 Oct 1947

mar. (1)

28 Mar 1973 (div. 1987) Veronica Naomi Livingston Timpson (b. 1950), dau. of Maj John Alastair Livingston Timpson MC, by his wife Elizabeth Phoebe Houston-Boswall, dau. of Capt Sir George Reginald Houstoun-Boswall, 4th Bt.

children by first wife

1. Hon Ashton Robert Gerard Peel, styled Viscount Clanfield (b. 16 Sep 1976), mar. Matilda Rose Aykroyd (b. 15 Mar 1978), 3rd dau. of David Peter Aykroyd, of Sweethills, Nun Monkton, co. York (by his wife (Lydia) Huldine Beamish, 2nd dau. of Richard Pigott Beamish, of Castlelyons, co. Cork), 3rd son of Col George Hammond Aykroyd (by his wife and second cousin Margaret Roberts Aykroyd, only dau. of Sir Frederic Alfred Aykroyd, 1st Bt, of Birstwith Hall, co. York), 3rd son of Sir William Henry Aykroyd, 1st Bt., of Lightcliffe, co. York, and has issue:

1a. Hon Nicholas Robert William ("Nicko") Peel (b. 4 May 2015)

1a. Hon Isla Rose Huldine Peel (b. 24 Mar 2005)

2a. Hon Willa KatherinePeel (b. 1 Dec 2006)

3a. Hon Florence Peel (b. 20...)

1. Lady Iona Joy Julia Peel (b. 18 Sep 1978)

mar. (2)

15 Apr 1989 Hon Charlotte Clementine Hambro (former wife of Alexander Richard Hambro), 2nd dau. of Arthur Christopher John [Soames], Baron Soames GCMG GCVO CH CBE (Life Peer), by his wife Mary Spencer Churchill DBE, 4th dau. of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH

only child by second wife

2. Hon Antonia Mary Catherine Peel (b. 1991)


elected to the House of Lords 1999; Privy Counsellor 2006


 Last updated 29 Jun 2015




3rd Earl Peel

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Jul 1929)

4th Viscount Peel, of Sandy in the County of Bedford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 May 1895)

3rd Viscount Clanfield, of Clanfield in the County of Hampshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Jul 1929)

8th Baronet, styled "of Drayton Manor"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 29 Nov 1800)



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