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Rathcreedan, Baron (UK, 1916)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Jan 1916


Family name: Norton




Per fess Or and Azure in chief a Lion passant Sable and in base a Maunch Ermine


A Tiger's Head couped at the neck holding in the mouth a Broken Spear in bend proper


On either side a Tiger reguardant proper collared and chained Argent the Collar of that on the dexter side charged with three Roses Gules and that on the sinister with three Trefoils Vert


Frangas Non Flectes (You may break but shall not bend me)



Cecil William [Norton], 1st Baron Rathcreedan

1st son of Rev William Norton, of Rathcreedan, Wainsford House, and Lower Baggot Street, Rector of Baltinglass, co. Wicklow, by his wife Caroline Theresa Riddock, dau. of George Riddock, of Triton Lodge, co. Down


23 Jun 1850

mar. (1)

18 Aug 1880 Cecilia Lafayette Cavendish (widow of William Thomas Cavendish, of Thornton Hall, co. Buckingham, and Crakemarsh Hall, co. Stafford;  d. 11 Jan 1898), dau. of James Kennedy, of The Limes, co. Down

mar. (2)

21 Jul 1903 Marguerite Cecil Huntington (d. 26 May 1955), yst. dau. of Sir Charles Philip Huntington, 1st Bt.




27 Jan 1916 Baron Rathcreedan, of Bellehatch Park in the County of Oxford

suc. by

son by second wife


Charles Patrick [Norton], 2nd Baron Rathcreedan


26 Nov 1905


7 Aug 1946 Ann Pauline Bastian (d. 29 Mar 2007), 1st dau. of Surg-Capt William Bastian RN


1. Hon Christopher John Norton, later 3rd Baron Rathcreedan

2. Hon Adam Gregory Norton, heir presumptive to the Barony of Rathcreedan, of 60 Marmora Road, London SE22 (b. 2 Apr 1952), mar. 19 Apr 1980 Hilary Ryan, only dau. of Edmon Ryan, of Anchorage, Kentucky, USA, and has issue:

1a. Emily Beatrice Norton (b. 1984)

2a. Georgina Christine Ryan Norton (b. 1988)

1. Hon Elizabeth Ann Norton (b. 17 Jul 1954), mar. Sep 1988 Alistair Scott, of 35 Lancaster Road, London W14, 1st son of Prof James S Scott



suc. by



Christopher John [Norton], 3rd Baron Rathcreedan


3 Jun 1949


27 May 1978 Lavinia Anne Ross Ormiston, only dau. of Alan George Ross Ormiston, of Coln Orchard, Arlington, Bibury, co. Gloucester, by his wife Ursula Lascelles, 1st dau. of Sir Alfred George Lascelles, Chief Justice of Ceylon (by his wife Isabel Carteret Thynne, 3rd dau. of Francis John Thynne, of Haynes Park, co. Bedford (by his wife Edith Marcia Caroline Sheridan, dau. of Richard Brinsley Sheridan MP), 1st surv. son of Rev Lord John Thynne, of Haynes Park, co. Bedford, Cannon of Westminster (by his wife Anne Constantia Beresford, dau. of Rev Charles Cobbe Beresford), 3rd son of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath), 2nd son of Hon George Edwin Lascelles (by his wife Lady Louisa Nina Murray, only dau. of William David [Murray], 4th Earl of Mansfield), 3rd son of Henry [Lascelles], 3rd Earl of Harewood


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Rathcreedan is Hon Adam Gregory Norton, second son of the 2nd Baron Rathcreedan and younger brother of the present Baron.


 Last updated 29 Apr 2007




3rd Baron Rathcreedan, of Bellehatch Park in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jan 1916)



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