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Shaughnessy, Baron (UK, 1916)


Creation: let. pat. 25 Jan 1916


Family name: Shaughnessy




Per fess Gules and Azure in chief two Mill-rinds and in base an Ancient Harp Or within a Bordure engrailed Ermine


Issuing from an Antique Crown Or a Dexter Cubit Arm in Armour and gauntleted grasping a Two-headed Battle-axe all proper


Dexter:  an Irish Wolfhound proper gorged with a Collar Argent charged with three Trefoils Vert;  Sinister:  a Beaver proper gorged with a Collar Argent charged with three Maple Leaves Gules


Manu Forti (With a strong hand)



Thomas George [Shaughnessy], 1st Baron Shaughnessy, KCVO

son of Thomas Shaughnessy, of Ashford, co. Limerick, and later of Wisconsin, USA


6 Oct 1853


12 Jan 1880 Elizabeth Bridget Nagle (d. 8 May 1937), dau. of M Nagle, of Milwaukee, USA


1. Hon William James Shaughnessy, later 2nd Baron Shaughnessy

2. Capt Hon Alfred Thomas Shaughnessy (b. 18 Oct 1887; dvp. 31 Mar 1916), mar. 30 Apr 1912 Sarah Polk Bradford (mar. (2) 15 Nov 1920 Lt Col Hon Sir Piers Walter Leigh GCVO CMG CIE OBE; d. 17 Oct 1955), dau. of Judge James C Bradford, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Bradford Shaughnessy (b. 14 Jun 1915; dspm. 1994), mar. 18 Jun 1949 Margot Chambers (dspm. 1991), only dau. of William Daney Chambers, of Westmount, Montreal, Canada, and had issue:

1b. Amanda Margueritte Polk Shaughnessy (b. 14 Feb 1951)

2b. Roxane Elizabeth Shaughnessy (b. 30 Sep 1952), mar. 1984 Thomas Herbert McGreevy, son of John McGreevy, of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and has issue

3b. Tara Evelyn Shaughnessy (b. 15 Nov 1954), mar. 1983 Alain Du Bois, of Senneville, Quebec, Canada, son of Leopold Du Bois, of Magog, Quebec, Canada, and has issue

2a. Capt Alfred James Shaughnessy, TV writer and playwright (b. 19 May 1916; d. 2 Nov 2005), mar. 18 Sep 1948 Jean Margaret Lodge, only dau. of George Lodge, of Kirk Ella, co. York, and has issue:

1b. Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, heir presumptive to the Barony of Shaughnessy (b. 9 Feb 1955), mar. 1983 Susan Fallender, dau. of Sydney Fallender, of Los Angeles, California, USA, and has issue:

1c. Jenny Johanna Shaughnessy (b. 1990)

2b. David James Bradford Shaughnessy (b. 3 Mar 1957), mar. 1985 Anne-Marie Schoettle, dau. of Thomas Schoettle, of Indianapolis, USA, and has issue

1a. Elizabeth Sarah Polk Shaughnessy (b. 23 Jun 1913), mar. (1) 25 Jul 1932 (div. 1946) as his first wife Pascoe Christian Victor Francis [Grenfell], 2nd Baron Grenfell, (2) 26 Jan 1946 Maj Berkeley Buckingham Howard Stafford (d. 30 Oct 1966), 1st son of Berkeley Howard Stafford, of Sway Place, co. Hampshire, (3) 2 May 1969 (div. 1975) Trevor Walton (Rex) King, son of William Samuel King MBE, and (4) 1983 Cdr (Arnold) Derek Arthur Lawson RN (d. 1984), and has issue by her first husband

1. Hon Alice Josephine Shaughnessy (b. 28 Oct 1880; d. 1963), mar. 3 Jun 1911 Henry Wyndham Beauclerk, of Montreal, Canada, and had issue

2. Hon Margueritte Kathleen Shaughnessy (b. 23 Jun 1891; d. 15 May 1958)

3. Hon Edith Mary Shaughnessy (b. 11 Jul 1892; d. 8 Dec 1964), mar. 3 Jun 1914 Maj René Martin Redmond DSO (d. 21 Jul 1955), son of William H Redmond, of Montreal, Canada, and had issue


10 Dec 1923


25 Jan 1916 Baron Shaughnessy, of the City of Montreal in the Dominion of Canada and of Ashford in the County of Limerick

suc. by



President Canadian Pacific Railway 1899-1918


William James [Shaughnessy], 2nd Baron Shaughnessy


29 Sep 1883


16 Nov 1911 Marion Laura Graham (d. 18 Mar 1936), dau. of Robert Kilgour Graham, of Montreal, Canada


1. Hon William Graham Shaughnessy, later 3rd Baron Shaughnessy

1. Hon Margaret Helena Graham Shaughnessy (b. 30 Oct 1912; d. 24 Sep 1966)

2. Hon Hazel Marion Shaughnessy (b. 16 Apr 1914), mar. 1938 James R Ballantyne, and has issue

3. Hon Bridget Ann Shaughnessy (b. 16 Feb 1916)


4 Oct 1938

suc. by



William Graham [Shaughnessy], 3rd Baron Shaughnessy, CD


28 Mar 1922


18 Mar 1944 Mary Whitley, only dau. of John Whitley, of Copthorne House, Letchworth, co. Hertford


1. Hon Patrick John Shaughnessy (b. 23 Oct 1944; dvp. 1982)

2. Hon Michael James Shaughnessy, later 4th Baron Shaughnessy

1. Hon Brigid Mary Shaughnessy (b. 30 Jan 1948)

2. Hon Marion Kathleen Shaughnessy (b. 2 May 1951)


22 May 2003

suc. by



Michael [Shaughnessy], 4th Baron Shaughnessy


12 Nov 1946


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Shaughnessy is Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Shaughnessy and first cousin twice removed to the present Baron.


Last updated 28 Apr 2006




4th Baron Shaughnessy, of the City of Montreal in the Dominion of Canada and of Ashford in the County of Limerick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 25 Jan 1916)



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