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Silkin, Baron (UK, 1950)


Creation: let. pat. 4 Jul 1950


Disclaimed: 4 Apr 2002


Family name: Silkin




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Lewis [Silkin], 1st Baron Silkin, CH PC

son of .....


14 Nov 1889

mar. (1)

Aug 1915 Rosa Neft (d. 29 Dec 1947)

children by first wife

1. Hon Arthur Silkin, briefly 2nd Baron Silkin

2. Rt Hon Samuel Charles Silkin, cr. 13 May 1985 Baron Silkin of Dulwich, of Northleigh in the County of Oxfordshire, barrister Middle Temple 1941, QC 1963, Member of Parliament (Labour) for Camberwell 1964-74 and Dulwich 1974-85, Recorder of Bedford 1966-71, Bencher 1970, Attorney General 1974-79, Privy Councillor 1974 (b. 6 Mar 1918; d. 17 Aug 1988), mar. (1) 31 Jan 1941 Elaine Violet Stamp (d. 1984), dau. of Arthur Stamp, of London, and (2) Sheila Marian Swanston (widow of Walter Swanston), dau. of A E Jeal, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Hon Christopher Lewis Silkin, briefly 3rd Baron Silkin

2a. Hon Peter David Arthur Silkin (b. 28 Dec 1952; dsp. 12 Mar 2000), mar. (1) 8 Jun 1974 (div. 19...) Frances Kemp, dau. of Dr Patrick Kemp, of Woking, co. Surrey, and (2) 1977 ..... ....., of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1a. Hon Charlotte Ann Silkin (b. 20 Nov 1944), mar. 10 Jul 1965 Francis Josephs, of Manor Grounds, Noke, Oxford, son of Joseph Josephs, of Beckenham, co. Kent, and has issue

2a. Hon Patricia Jane Silkin (b. 12 Sep 1947), mar. 1970 (div. 1997) Dr Michael Johnson

3. Rt Hon John Ernest Silkin, Member of Parliament (Labour) for Deptford 1963-87, a Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) 1966, Deputy Chief Whip 1966, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government Chief Whip 1966-69, Privy Councillor 1966, Minister of Planning and Local Government 1974, Minister of Agriculture Fisheries and Food 1976-79 (b. 18 Mar 1923; d. 1987), mar. 21 Apr 1950 Rosamund John Lloyd (former wife of Lt-Cdr Russell Lloyd RNVR), dau. of Frederick Jones, and had issue:

1a. Rory Lewis Silkin, heir presumptive to the Barony of Silkin, of 48 Fontarabia Road, London SW11 (b. 14 Mar 1954), mar. 30 Jul 1983 Mary Vesper Shaw, and has issue:

1b. Anna Rosamund Isabel Silkin (b. 25 May 1990)

2b. Natasha Catherine Elizabeth Silkin (b. 24 Aug 1993)

mar. (2)

5 Oct 1948 Frieda M Johnson (widow of J F P Johnson; d. 24 Jun 1963), dau. of Rev Canon Pilling, of Norwich

mar. (3)

26 Mar 1964 Margueritte Schlageter (d. 15 Dec 1975)


11 May 1972


4 Jul 1950 Baron Silkin, of Dulwich in the County of London

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Labour) for Peckham 1936-50; Minister of Town and Country Planning 1946-50; Privy Councillor 1945; CH 1965


Hon Arthur Silkin, briefly 2nd Baron Silkin


20 Oct 1916


13 Sep 1969 Audrey Bennett, dau. of Thomas Bennett, of Newark, co. Nottingham


s.p. 25 Nov 2001

suc. by



F/O WW II; Foreign and Commonwealth Service 1953-57 and 1960-66; Department of Employment and Productivity 1966-76; disclaimed the Barony of Silkin for life 18 May 1972; lecturer, Civil Service College, Sunningdale 1971-76


Hon Christopher Lewis Silkin, briefly 3rd Baron Silkin


12 Sep 1947


by his partner Carolyn Theobald he has a son and a daughter, neither of whom are in succession to the Barony of Silkin; disclaimed the Barony of Silkin for life 4 Apr 2002


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Silkin is Rory Lewis Silkin, a grandson of the 1st Baron Silkin and first cousin of Hon Christopher Lewis Silkin, sometime 3rd Baron Silkin.


Last updated 3 Apr 2005




3rd Baron Silkin, of Dulwich in the County of London

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Jul 1950 - disclaimed 4 Apr 2002)



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