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Roche, Baron (UK, 1935 - 1956)


Creation: let.pat. 14 Oct 1935


Extinct: 22 Dec 1956


Family name: Roche




Gules three Roach naiant in pale and in chief as many Cinquefoils Argent


Upon a Rock a Sea Eagle affrontée wings expanded proper holding in the beak a Roach Argent


Dexter:  A Foxhound;  Sinister:  A Labrador Retrieve, both proper


 Mon Dieu et ma roche (My God and my rock)



(Alexander) Adair [Roche], Baron Roche, PC

son of William Brock Roche, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, and Seaton, co. Devon, by his wife Mary Fraser, dau. of William Fraser, of Suffolk


24 Jul 1871


22 Mar 1902 Elfreda Gabriel Fenwick, yst. dau. of John Fenwick, of Spencer House, Wimbledon Common, co. Surrey, by his wife Mary Pearson Gabriel, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Gabriel, 1st Bt.


1. Hon John Fenwick Adair Roche (b. 19 Jan 1903; d. 19...), mar. 27 Dec 1928 Ethel Meverel Bayley (b. 9 May 1906; d. 19...), only dau. of Kennett Champain Bayley, of Durham, by his wife Norah Kathleen Roberts, only dau. of Capt Henry William Roberts, of Hollingside, Durham, and had issue

2. Lt Col Hon Thomas Gabriel Roche, barrister (b. 11 May 1909; d. 19...)

1. Hon Helen Patricia Roche, mar. 14 Mar 1931 S/Ldr Edward Garmondsway Waldy RAF, of Higher Sea Lane, Charmouth, co. Dorset, son of William Waldy, of Green Park, Darlington, co. Durham, and has issue


22 Dec 1956


14 Oct 1935 for life Baron Roche, of Chadlington in the County of Oxford


barrister, Inner Temple 1896, KC 1912, Bencher 1917, Treasurer 1939; Hon Legal Adviser to Department of Foreign Trade 1914-17; a Judge of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice 1917-1934; knighted 1917; Chairman, Committee on Casual Labour in the Port of London 1919-20; Chairman, Oxfordshire Quarter Sessions 1932-47; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1934-35; Privy Councillor 1934; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1935-38; Chairman, Agricultural Wages Board 1940-43


 First written 16 Sep 2004



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