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Roborough, Baron (UK, 1938)


Creation: let. pat. 24 jan 1938


Family name: Lopes




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure a Chevron Or charged with three Bars Gemelle between three Eagles rising of the second on a Chief also of the second five Lozenges of the first;  2nd and 3rd, in a landscape field a Fountain proper issuing thereout a Palm-tree also proper


1st:  a Lion sejant Erminois gorged with a Collar Gemelle Gules the dexter forepaw resting on a Lozenge Azure;  2nd:  a Dexter Arm couped and embowed habited Purpure purfled and diapered Or cuffed Argent holding in the Hand proper a Palm-branch Vert


Dexter:  a Lion proper gorged with a Collar Gemel and charged on the shoulder with a Lozenge Azure;  Sinister:  a Bull also proper charged on the shoulder with a like Lozenge


Quod Tibi Id Alii (Do to another as you would be done by)



Henry Yarde-Buller [Lopes], 1st Baron Roborough JP DL

only son of Rt Hon Sir (Lopes) Massey Lopes, 3rd Bt. MP, by his first wife Hon Bertha Yarde-Buller, only dau. by his first wife of John[Buller-Yarde-Buller later Yarde-Buller], 1st Baron Churston


24 Mar 1859


10 Oct 1891 Lady Alberta Louisa Florence Edgcumbe (d. 25 Mar 1941), 2nd dau. of William Henry [Edgcumbe], 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by his first wife Lady Katherine Elizabeth Hamilton, 4th dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Duke of Abercorn


1. Hon Massey Henry Edgcumbe Lopes, later 2nd Baron Roborough

1. Hon Katharine Frederica Albertha Lopes (b. 25 Sep 1892; d. 24 Aug 1968), mar. 9 Oct 1919 Erskine Arthur [Nicolson], 3rd Baron Carnock, and had issue

2. Hon Bertha Louise Victoria Lopes (b. 1895; d. 24 Feb 1971), mar. 29 Dec 1921 Vice-Admiral Sir James Murray Pipon KBE CB CMG MVO RN (d. 14 Jan 1976), 1st son of Capt John Pakenham Pipon CB CMG RN, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Beatrice Lopes, mar. 26 Jan 1927 Maj Henry Archibald Roger Graham (d. 25 Feb 1970), 1st son of Maj Henry Graham, and had issue

4. Hon Constance Elizabeth Lopes, Temporary Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Gloucester 1963 (b. 24 Aug 1901; d. 19...), mar. 17 Oct 1939 Sir Marcus John Cheke KCVO CMG, Minister to the Holy See (b. 1906; d. 22 Jun 1960), 2nd son of Col Edward George Cheke, of The Cockpit, Fair Oak, co. Hampshire


14 Apr 1938


24 Jan 1938 Baron Roborough, of Maristow in the County of Devon

suc. by



barrister Inner Temple 1890; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Grantham 1892-1900; suc. his father 20 Jan 1908 as 4th Baronet of Maristow House; High Sheriff of Devon 1914; Chairman, Devon County Council 1916-38


Massey Henry Edgcumbe [Lopes], 2nd Baron Roborough JP DL KStJ


4 Oct 1903


15 Oct 1936 Helen Dawson (d. 1998), only dau. of Lt Col Edward Alfred Finch Dawson JP, of Launde Abbey, co. Leicester, by his wife Myra Battiscombe, 1st dau. of Maj W B Battiscombe


1. Hon Henry Massey Lopes, later 3rd Baron Roborough

2. Hon George Edward Lopes, of Gnaton Hall, Yealmpton, co. Devon (b. 22 Feb 1945), mar. 22 Feb 1975 Hon Sarah Violet Astor (b. 30 Sep 1953), 3rd dau of Gavin [Astor], 2nd Baron Astor of Hever, by his wife Lady Irene Violet Freesia Janet Augusta Haig, 3rd dau. of Douglas [Haig], 1st Earl Haig, and has issue

1. Hon Myra Bertha Ernestine Lopes (b. 22 Jul 1937; dvp. 2 Aug 1979)


30 Jun 1992

suc. by



ADC to Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of South Africa 1936-37; servedin World War II as Major, RSG; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1958-78; High Steward of Barnstaple; Member, Council of HRH The Prince of Wales 1958-68


Henry Massey [Lopes], 3rd Baron Roborough


2 Feb 1940

mar. (1)

26 Oct 1968 (div. 1986) Robyn Carol Zenda Bromwich, 1st dau. of John Bromwich, of Stamford Hill, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

children by first wife

1. Hon Massey John Henry Lopes, later 4th Baron Roborough

2. Hon Andrew James Lopes (b. 26 Apr 1971), mar. 1993 Kristina Marie Overbeck, and has issue

1. Hon Katie Victoria Lopes (b. 24 Mar 1976), mar. Roderick E Canvin, 2nd son of Harley Canvin, of Melbourne, Australia, and has issue

2. Hon Melinda Clare Lopes (b. 26 Jul 1978)

mar. (2)

1986 his first cousin once removed Sarah Anne Pipon Baker (b. 29 Dec 1951), 2nd dau. of Colin Baker, of The Glebe House, Peter Tavey, Tavistock, co. Devon, by his wife Penelope Elizaneth Pipon, 1st dau. of Vice-Admiral Sir James Murray Pipon KBE CB CMG MVO RN, by his wife Hon Bertha Louisa Victoria Lopes, 2nd dau. of Henry Yarde-Buller [Lopes], 1st Baron Roborough

children by second wife

3. Hon Emily Jane Lopes (b. 1987), mar. 1 Dec 2017 as his second wife William Ronald Sacheverell Sitwell (b. 2 Oct 1969), 2nd son of Francis Trajan Sacheverell Sitwell, of Weston Hall, Towcester, co. Northampton (by his wife Susanna Carolyn Cross, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross, 1st Bt. KCMG KCVO), 2nd son of Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Bt. CH JP, of Renishaw Hall, co. Derby

4. Hon Louisa Constance Lopes (b. 1989)


8 Feb 2015

suc. by

son by first wife


Massey John Henry [Lopes], 4th Baron Roborough


22 Dec 1969


17 Feb 1996 Jean Underwoord, dau. of Hon Mr Justice Underwood, of Newtown, Tasmania, Australia


1. Hon Henry Massey Peter Lopes (b. 30 Jul 1997)

2. Hon Ralph George Franco Lopes (b. 21 Mar 1999)

1. Hon Olivia Jean Sorell Lopes (b. 1 Nov 2001)


 Last updated 30 Jan 2018




4th Baron Roborough, of Maristow in the County of Devon

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jan 1938)

7th Baronet, styled "of Maristow House"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Nov 1805)



Bickham House, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7BN



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