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Rea, Baron (UK, 1937)


Creation: let. pat. 3 Jun 1937


Family name: Rea




Or on a Fess wavy Azure between three Stags courant Gules a Lymphad sails furled of the field


A Stag at gaze Gules resting the dexter foreleg on an Anchor Or


On either side a Stag Gules charged on the shoulder with a Bezant thereon an Anchor Azure


In Omnia Promptus (Ready for everything)



Walter Russell [Rea], 1st Baron Rea

1st son of Rt Hon Russell Rea MP, of Tanhurst, Dorking, co. Surrey, by his wife Jane Philip Mactaggart, dau. of Peter Laurie Mactaggart, of Liverpool


18 May 1873

mar. (1)

25 Jan 1896 Evelyn Muirhead (d. 28 Sep 1930), dau. of J J Muirhead, of Edinburgh

mar. (2)

28 Apr 1931 Jemima Ewing (d. 19 Jun 1964), dau. of Rev Alexander Ewing, of Broughley Ferry


26 May 1948


8 Jul 1935 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Eskdale"

3 Jun 1937 Baron Rea, of Eskdale in the County of Cumberland

suc. by

son by first wife


Comptroller of the Household 1931-32


Philip Russell [Rea], 2nd Baron Rea, OBE PC


7 Feb 1900


7 Apr 1922 Lorna Smith (d. 1978), yst. dau. of Lewis Osborne Smith, of Glasgow


s.p.m.s. 22 Apr 1981

suc. by



John Nicolas [Rea], 3rd Baron Rea

1st son of Maj Hon James Russell Rea (by his first wife Betty Marion Bevan, 1st dau. of Dr Arthur Bevan), 2nd son of Walter Russell [Rea], 1st Baron Rea


6 Jun 1928

mar. (1)

24 Mar 1951 (div. 1991) Elizabeth Anne Robinson, 1st dau. of William Hensman Robinson, of Woking, co. Surrey

children by first wife

1. Hon Matthew James Rea, of 12 St Leonard's Bank, Edinburgh (b. 28 Mar 1956), mar. 19 Nov 1992 Jenny Haslam, and has issue:

1a. Ivan Rea (b. 26 Nov 1991)

1a. Ellis Kelsey Haslam Rea (b. 2 Feb 1989)

2. Hon Daniel William Rea, of 7 Serpentine Road, Birmingham (b. 30 Dec 1958), mar. 24 Jun 1981 Hon Rebecca Llewellyn-Davies, yst. dau. of Richard [Llewellyn-Davies], Baron Llewellyn-Davies (Life Peer), and has issue

3. Hon Quentin Thomas Rea (b. 8 Mar 1961), and has issue

4. Hon John Silas Nathaniel Rea (b. 16 Oct 1965), mar. Sep 1993 Andrea Ross, 4th dau. of Roy Ross, of Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

mar. (2)

16 Dec 1991 Judith Mary Powell, dau. of Norman Powell, of Lytham St Anne's, co. Lancaster


elected to the House of Lords (Labour) 1999


 Last updated 15 Apr 2005




3rd Baron Rea, of Eskdale in the County of Cumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Jun 1937)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Eskdale"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jul 1935)



1 Littledene Cottages, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6LA



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