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Simon, Viscount (UK, 1940)


Creation: let. pat. 20 May 1940


Family name: Simon




Gules three Lotus Flowers in pale proper between two Flaunches Or each charged with a Lion rampant of the field


Upon a Well proper an Eagle rising Or


Dexter:  a Guillemot;  Sinister:  a Monal proper


J'Ai Ainsi Mon Nom (Such is my name)



John Allsebrook [Simon], 1st Viscount Simon, GCSI GCVO OBE PC

only son of Rev Edwin Simon, Congregational Minister of Bath, by his wife Fanny Allsebrook, yst. dau. of William Pole Allsebrook, of Thurvaston Hall, co. Derby


28 Feb 1873

mar. (1)

24 May 1899 Ethel Mary Venables (d. 12 Sep 1902), dau. of Gilbert Venables

children by first wife

1. Hon John Gilbert Simon, later 2nd Viscount Simon

1. Hon Margaret Elizabeth Simon (b. 7 Mar 1900; d. 18 Feb 1966), mar. 2 Oct 1924 Geoffrey Richard Edwards OBE (d. 10 Dec 1961), son of Richard Edwards, and had issue

2. Hon Joan Angel Allsebrook Simon (b. 8 Aug 1901; d. 19..), mar. 11 Feb 1924 Capt John Allan Bickford-Smith RN (d. 8 May 1970), son of Roandu Albert Henry Bickford-Smith, and has issue

mar. (2)

18 Dec 1917 Kathleen Manning DBE (widow of Dr Thomas Manning;  d. 27 Mar 1955), dau. of Francis Eugene Harvey, of Wexford


11 Jan 1954


20 May 1940 Viscount Simon, of Stackpole Elidor in the County of Pembroke

suc. by

son by first wife


Fellow of All Souls 1897; Member of Parliament (National Liberal) for South West Essex 1906-18 and for Spen Valley 1922-40; Solicitor-General 1910-13;  KCVO 1911; Attorney-General 1913-15;  Privy Councillor 1913; Secretary of State for Home Affairs 1915-16 and 1935-37;  OBE 1919; GCSI 1930; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1931-35;  Chancellor of the Exchequer 1937-40;  GCVO 1937; Lord High Chancellor of the United Kingdom 1940-45


John Gilbert [Simon], 2nd Viscount Simon, CMG


2 Sep 1902


22 Dec 1930 Maud (James) Christie Hunt (d. 6 Feb 2000), dau. of William Stanley Hunt


1. Hon Jan David Simon, later 3rd Viscount Simon

1. Hon Gemma Louise Simon (b. 26 Oct 1934; d. 11 Oct 1994), mar. 29 May 1956 Brian Read Hunter, son of Norman Hunter, of London, and had issue


5 Dec 1993

suc. by



Jan David [Simon], 3rd Viscount Simon


20 Jul 1940


1969 Mary Elizabeth Burns, dau. of John Joseph Burns, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

only child

1. Hon Fiona Elizabeth Christine Simon (b. 15 May 1971)


Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords since 1998; elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Labour), House of Lords 1999


There is no heir to the Viscountcy of Simon.





3rd Viscount Simon, of Stackpole Elidor in the County of Pembroke

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 May 1940)



c/o House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW



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