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Robertson of Oakridge, Baron (UK, 1961)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Jun 1961


Family name: Robertson




Gules two Swords in saltire Argent hilted and pommelled Gold the points downwards between in chief a Sun in Splendour in base a Fleur-de-lis Or and in fess two Wolves' Heads erased of the second


Issuant from a Coronet of Fleur-de-lis Or a Demi Wolf Argent gorged with an Eastern Crown Gold supporting with the dexter paw a Lance proper thereon a Pennon per fess Gules and Argent


Dexter:  a Grey Charger in review order;  Sinister:  a Springbok, both proper


Fight The Good Fight



Brian Hubert [Robertson], 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge, GCB GBE KCMG KCVO DSO MC DL

1st son of Field Marshal Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt. GCB GCMG GCVO DSO, of Welbourn, co. Lincoln, by his wife Mildred Adelaide Palin, 2nd dau. of Lt Gen Charles Thomas Palin


22 Jul 1896


4 Aug 1926 Edith Christina Macindoe OStJ (d. 1982), dau. of James Black Macindoe, of 10 Park Circus, Glasgow


1. Hon William Ronald Robertson, later 2nd Baron Robertson of Oakridge

1. hon Christine Veronica Helen Robertson (b. 3 Aug 1927; d. 21 Apr 1997), mar. 13 Aug 1949 Col Robert Hugh Cuming MBE JP DL (d. 21 Apr 2002), 1st son of Hugh Philip Cuming, of co. Essex, and had issue

2. Hon (Catherine) Fiona Robertson, Chairman Mid Bedfordshire District Council 1999-2001, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 2001-02 (b. 13 Aug 1939), mar. 21 Jan 1965 Allan Claude Chapman DL, of 23 Church End, Milton Bryan, co. Bedford, 1st son of Claude Frederick Chapman, of Accrington, co. Lancaster, and has issue


29 Apr 1974


29 Jun 1961 Baron Robertson of Oakridge, of Oakridge in the County of Gloucester

suc. by



served in World War I; MC; DSO 1919; served in Waziristan 1923-24; suc. his father 12 Feb 1933 as 2nd Baronet of Welbourn; retired as Major, Reserve of Officers, 1934; served in World War II; CBE 1942; CB 1943; Chief Administrative Officer to Earl Alexander of Tunis, Italy 1944-45; KCVO 1944; restored to Active List as Maj General 1945; Deputy Military Governor, Control Commission Germany 1945; Lieut General 1945; Commander-in-Chief and British Representative, Allied Control Council 1945-49; General 1946; KCMG 1947; United Kingdom High Commissioner in Germany 1949-50; GBE 1949; ADC General to King George VI 1949-52; Commander-in-Chief Middle East Land Forces and Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers 1950-53; GCB 1952; Chairman, British Transport Commission 1953-61; Director, Dunlop plc 1961-69; Deputy Lieutenant, Gloucestershire 1965; Master, Salters' Company 1965


William Ronald [Robertson], 2nd Baron Robertson of Oakridge


8 Dec 1930


2 Sep 1972 Celia Jane Elworthy, 2nd dau. of William R Elworthy, of The Manor House, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, co. Dorset

only child

1. Hon William Brian Elworthy Robertson, later 3rd Baron Robertson of Oakridge


18 Jan 2009

suc. by



Maj, Royal Scots Greys; Member, London Stock Exchange 1973-95; Master, Salters' Company 1985


William Brian Elworthy [Robertson], 3rd Baron Robertson of Oakridge


15 Nov 1975


There is no heir to the Barony of Robertson of Oakridge.


Last updated 7 Apr 2009




3rd Baron Robertson of Oakridge, of Oakridge in the County of Gloucester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Jun 1961)

4th Baronet, styled "of Welbourn"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Oct 1919)



30 Grosvenor Road, Dorchester DT1 2BD



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