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Somervell of Harrow, Baron (UK, 1954 - 1960)

 

Creation: let.pat. 4 Oct 1954

 

Extinct: 18 Nov 1960

 

Family name: Somervell

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Arms:

Azure three Lozenges in fess Or each charged with a Mullet of the field accompanied by seven Cross Crosslets of the second four in chief and three in base all within a Bordure Ermine for difference

Crest:

A Wheel Or upon it a Dragon Vert spouting Flames proper

Supporters:

On either side a Wyvern Vert spouting Flames proper charged on the shoulder with a Wheel Or

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Donald Bradley [Somervell], Baron Somervell of Harrow, OBE PC

2nd son of Robert Somervell, Assistant Master and Bursar at Harrow School 1887-1920, by his wife Octavia Paulina Churchill, dau. of Rev John Churchill

born

24 Aug 1889

mar.

29 Jul 1933 Laelia Helen Buchan-Hepburn (b. 1 Jul 1897; dsp. 17 Jul 1945), only dau. of Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, 4th Bt., by his wife Edith Agnes Karslake, only child of Edward Kent Karslake QC

died

s.p. 18 Nov 1960

created

4 Oct 1954 for life Baron Somervell of Harrow, of Ewelme in the County of Oxford

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1916, KC 1929, Bencher 1933; OBE 1919; Member of Parliament for Crewe 1931-45; Solicitor-General 1933-36; knighted 1933; Attorney-General 1936-45; Privy Councillor 1938; Recorder of Kingston-upon-Thames 1940-46; Home Secretary 1945; Trustee, Tate Gallery 1945-50; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1946-54; Chairman, Board of Governors, Harrow School 1947-53; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1954

 

 First written 20 Sep 2004

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