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Riverdale, Baron (UK, 1935)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Jun 1935


Family name: Balfour




Per chevron Argent and Sable in chief two Crosses Patty of the second and in base a Sun in Splendour per pale Or and of the first


In front of a Dragon's Head Sable a Sun as in the Arms


On either side a Dragon Sable each charged on the wing the dexter with a Garb and the sinister with a Cross Patty Or


In Arduis Fidelis (Faithful in difficulties)



Arthur [Balfour], 1st Baron Riverdale, GBE

1st son of Herbert Balfour


9 Jan 1873


19 Oct 1899 Frances Josephine Keighley Bingham (d. 1 Jul 1960), dau. of Charles Henry Bingham, by his wife Josephine Keighley, dau. of William Keighley


7 Jul 1957


26 Jun 1929 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Sheffield, Yorkshire"

27 Jun 1935 Baron Riverdale, of Sheffield in the County of York

suc. by



Robert Arthur [Balfour], 2nd Baron Riverdale


1 Sep 1901

mar. (1)

1 Sep 1926 Nancy Marguerite Rundle (d. 8 Aug 1928), dau. of Engineer Rear-Adm Mark Rundle DSO, of Sussex

only child by first wife

1. Hon Mark Robin Balfour (b. 16 Jul 1927; dvp. 30 Sep 1995), mar. 31 Mar 1959 Susan Ann Phillips (d. 29 Jun 1996), 1st dau. of R P Phillips, of The Mews, 48 Ivy Park Road, Sheffield, co. York, and had issue:

1a. Anthony Robert Balfour, later 3rd Baron Riverdale

1a. Nancy Anne Balfour (b. 26 Feb 1963)

2a. Kate Frances Balfour (b. 12 Oct 1987)

mar. (2)

9 Feb 1933 Christian Mary Hill (d. 5 Jun 1991), 1st dau. of Maj Arthur Rowland Hill, by his wife Kathleen Todd, dau. of C James Todd, of Hull, co. York

children by second wife

2. Hon David Rowland Balfour, heir presumptive to the Barony of Riverdale, of Ropes, Grindleford, Sheffield, co. York (b. 15 May 1938), mar. 15 Dec 1972 Mrs Ruth Middleton

1. Hon Frances Christian Balfour (b. 13 Jun 1946)


26 Jun 1998

suc. by



Lt Cdr RNVR in World War II; Consul for Belgium in Sheffield 1945-98; Master Cutler of Sheffield 1946


Anthony Robert [Balfour], 3rd Baron Riverdale


23 Nov 1960


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Riverdale is Hon David Rowland Balfour, second son of the 2nd Baron Riverdale and uncle of the present Baron.


 Last updated 15 Apr 2005




3rd Baron Riverdale, of Sheffield in the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jun 1935)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Sheffield, Yorkshire"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jun 1929)



Fachongle Isaf, Glgwyn, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA44 0QA



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