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Radcliffe, Viscount (UK, 1962 - 1977)
Creation:let.pat. 1 Jun 1949
Extinct:1 Apr 1977
Ermine four Bendlets engrailed Sable
[On a Wreath Argent and Sable] issuant from a Tower Or a Bull's Head Ermines
On either side a Black Labrador Retriever proper
Semper fidelis (Always faithful)
Cyril John [Radcliffe], Baron Radcliffe later 1st Viscount Radcliffe, GBE
son of Capt Alfred Ernest Radcliffe, of North Court, Finchamstead, co. Berkshire
30 Mar 1899
11 Dec 1939 Hon Antonia Mary Roby Tennant (b. 6 Oct 1903; former wife of Maj John Tennant, 1st son and heir of Rt Hon Harold John Tennant MP; d. 19...), 1st dau. of Godfrey Rathbone [Benson], 1st Baron Charnwood, by his wife Dorothea Mary Roby Thorpe, dau. of Roby Thorpe, of Nottingham, by his wife Nelly Mundella, dau. of Rt Hon Anthony John Mundella MP
s.p. 1 Apr 1977
1 Jun 1949 for life Baron Radcliffe, of Werneth in the County of Lancaster
11 Jul 1962 Viscount Radcliffe, of Hampton Lacy in the County of Warwick
barrister, Inner Temple 1923, KC 1935, Bencher 1943; Chief Press Censor, Ministry of Information 1940-41; Director General, Ministry of Information 1941-45; KBE 1944; Vice-Chairman, General Council of the Bar 1946-49; Chairman, Punjab and Bengal Boundary Commission 1947; GBE 1948; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1949; Reith Lecturer 1951; Chairman, BBC General Advisory Council 1952-55; Chairman, Royal Commission on Taxation of Profits and Income 1952-55
On the death of the 1st Viscount Radcliffe both the Viscountcy of Radcliffe and the life Barony of Radcliffe became extinct.
First written 20 Sep 2004
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