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Sherfield, Baron (UK, 1964)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Jul 1964


Family name: Makins




Argent on a Fess embattled counter embattled Gules between in chief two Falcons proper belled Or and in base a Lion's Face of the second an Annulet Or between two Bezants


A Dexter Arm embowed in Armour proper encircled by an annulet Or and holding a Flagstaff therefrom flowing a Banner Argent charged with a Lion's Face Gules


Dexter:  a Lion Sable pendent from a Chain about the neck Or a Bezant charged with a Model representing an Atom of Lithium 6 Sable;  Sinister:  a Bald Headed Eagle rising proper adorned likewise about the neck the Bezant charged with a Lawn Tennis Racquet erect gules


In Lumine Luce



Roger Mellor [Makins], 1st Baron Sherfield, GCB GCMG

1st son of Brig Gen Sir Ernest Makins, KBE CB DSO, by his wife Maria Florence Mellor, 3rd dau. of Sir James Robert Mellor, of Craven Hill Gardens, London


3 Feb 1904


30 Apr 1934 Alice Brooks Davis (d. 1985), dau. of Hon Dwight Filey Davis, of Washington DC, USA, Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank and Governor of The Phillipines, and former US Secretary for War


1. Hon Christopher James Makins, later 2nd Baron Sherfield

2. Hon Dwight William Makins, later 3rd Baron Sherfield

1. Hon Mary Makins (b. 11 Jul 1935), mar. (1) 11 Jul 1959 (div. 1984) as his second wife Hugo John Laurence [Philipps], 3rd Baron Milford, and (2) 1989 as his second wife John Julius [Cooper], 2nd Viscount Norwich, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Cynthia Makins (b. 11 Jul 1935), mar. 4 Mar 1967 Oliver James Colman, of 7 Tor Gardens, London W8 (b. 8 Feb 1933), 2nd son of Sir Jeremiah Colman, 2nd Bt., by his wife Edith Gwendolen Tritton, 1st dau. of Sir Alfred Ernest Tritton, 2nd Bt., and has issue

3. Hon Virginia Makins (b. 15 Jan 1939), mar. 20 Jul 1972 David Shapiro, of 14 Woodstock Road, London W4, son of I A Shapiro, and has issue

4. Hon Patricia Makins (b. 28 Jan 1946), mar. (1) 15 Oct 1966 Michael Ordway Miller, of Muir Beach, California, USA, son of Albert G Miller, of Carmel, California, USA, and (2) 1980 Loring Sagan, of 717 Costa Rica Avenue, San Mateo, California, USA, and has issue by her second husband


9 Nov 1996


15 Jul 1964 Baron Sherfield, of Sherfield-on-Loden in the County of Southampton

suc. by



barrister, Inner Temple 1927; joined Diplomatic Service 1928: Chargé d'Affaires Oslo 1934, Assistant Adviser to League of Nations 1937, Secretary to Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees 1938, Head of Western Department 1939, Diplomatic Representative with Minister Resident in West Africa 1942, Assistant to Minister Resident at Allied HQ Mediterranean1943-44, CMG 1944, Minister at Washington 1945-47, Assistant Under-Secretary of State Foreign Office 1947-48, Deputy Under-Secretary 1948-52, KCMG 1949, Ambassador to USA 1952-56, KCB 1953, GCMG 1955; Joint Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury 1956-60; GCB 1960; Chairman of UK Atomic Energy Authority 1960-64


Christopher James [Makins], 2nd Baron Sherfield


23 Jul 1942


28 Jul 1975 Mrs Wendy Catherine Cortesi, 1st dau. of John Sargent Whitney, of Evergreen, Colorado, USA

only child

1. Hon Marian Whitney Makins (b. 7 Oct 1980)


28 Jan 2006

suc. by



Dwight William [Makins], 3rd Baron Sherfield


2 Mar 1951


1983 Penelope Jane Massy Collier, dau. of Donald R L Massy Collier


There is no heir to the Barony of Sherfield.


Last updated 5 Feb 2006




3rd Baron Sherfield, of Sherfield-on-Loden in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jul 1964)



Beaurepaire House, Bramley, Hampshire RG26 5EH



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