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Runciman of Doxford, Viscount (UK, 1937)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Jun 1937


Family name: Runciman




Per Fess Or and Azure a Lymphad oars in action the Sail charged with a Thistle leaved and slipped proper Flags flying to the dexter Gules


A Seahorse erect Gules holding in the fore fins a Thistle as in the arms


On either side a Seahorse Or gorged with a Chain pendent therefrom a Grappling Iron Azure


By Sea



Walter [Runciman], 2nd Baron Runciman later 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

only son of Walter [Runciman], 1st Baron Runciman, by his wife Ann Margaret Lawson, dau. of John Lawson, of Blakemoor, co. Northumberland


19 Nov 1870


23 Aug 1898 Hilda Stevenson (d. 28 Oct 1956), 5th dau. of James Cochran Stevenson MP, of Westoe, South Shields


1. Hon Walter Leslie Runciman, later 2nd Viscount Runciman of Doxford

2. Hon Sir (James Cochran) Stevenson Runciman CH, Minister of Information Cairo and Jerusalem 1941-42, Professor of Byzantine Art and History, University of Istanbul 1942-45, knighted 1958, Trustee of the British Museum 1960-68 (b. 7 Jul 1903)

1. Capt Hon Margaret Runciman (b. 23 Sep 1901 ; dvp 5 Aug 1944), mar. (1) 15 Jul 1925 (div. 1936) Roderick Sydney Nettleton later King-Farlow, 1st son of Sir Sydney Charles Nettleton King Farlow, and (2) 1938 Capt Douglas Keith Fairweather (d. Apr 1944), son of Sir Walter Fairweather, and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Ruth Runciman (b. 2 Aug 1907; d. 24 Jan 1971), mar. (1) 8 Jan 1936 (div. 1948) George Alexander Holmden, only son of Sir Osborn George Holmden KBE, and (2) 16 Feb 1950 Elliot Russell Karslake Bovill (d. 20 Jan 1969), son of Alfred Karslake Bovill, of South Walsham, co. Norfolk, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Katharine Runciman (b. 4 Dec 1909), mar. (1) 23 Oct 1931 Oliver Thomas [Farrer], 4th Baron Farrer, and (2) 24 Sep 1955 Sir Maurice Legat Lyell (d. 27 May 1975), 7th son of Alexander Lyell, of Gardyne Castle, co. Angus


14 Nov 1949


10 Jun 1937 Viscount Runciman of Doxford, of Doxford in the County of Northumberland

suc. by



suc. his father 13 Aug 1937 as 2nd Baron Runciman;  President of the Board of Trade 1914-16, 1931-37;  Lord President of the Council 1938-39


Walter Leslie [Runciman], 2nd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, OBE AFC


26 Aug 1900

mar. (1)

20 Dec 1923 (div. 1928) Rosamond Nina Lehmann (mar. (2) 21 Nov 1928 Wogan [Philipps], 2nd Baron Milford;  d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Rudolph Chambers Lehmann, of Fieldhead, Bourne End, co. Buckingham

mar. (2)

11 Apr 1932 Katherine Schuyler Garrison (d. 1993), yst. dau. of William R Garrison, of New York, USA

only child by second wife

1. Hon Walter Garrison Runciman, later 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford


1 Sep 1989

suc. by

son by second wife


Walter Garrison [Runciman], 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, CBE


10 Nov 1934


17 Apr 1963 Dame Ruth Smith DBE (former wife of Dennis Mack Smith), only dau. of Joseph Hellmann, of Johannesburg, South Africa


1. Hon David Walter Runciman (b. 1 Mar 1967)

1. Hon Lisa Runciman (b. 18 Aug 1965)

2. Hon Catherine Runciman (b. 18 Jul 1969)





3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, of Doxford in the County of Northumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Jun 1937)

4th Baron Runciman, of Shoreston in the County of Northumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jan 1933)

4th Baronet, styled "of Jesmond"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Jul 1906)



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