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Stansgate, Viscount (UK, 1942)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Jan 1942

 

Disclaimed: 31 Jul 1963

 

Family name: Benn

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Arms:

Argent two Barrulets Gules between in chief as many Dragons' Heads erased and in base a Pencil and Pen in saltire proper tied with a Lace Azure pendent therefrom a Torteau charged with Figures "1914" Or

Crest:

On a Rock a Spear erect proper flowing therefrom a Pennon Azure charged with the word "Onward" in Letters Or

Supporters:

 

Motto:

Deo Favente

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William Wedgwood [Benn], 1st Viscount Stansgate, DSO DFC PC

2nd son of Sir John Williams Benn, 1st Bt. MP, of Old Knoll, Blackheath, London, by his wife Elizabeth Pickston, yst. dau. of John Pickston, of Silver Hill, Hyde. co. Chester

born

10 May 1877

mar.

17 Nov 1920 Margaret Eadie Holmes (d. 1991), dau. of Daniel Turner Holmes MP

children

1. F/Lt Hon Michael Julius Wedgwood Benn DFC RAF (b. 5 Sep 1921; dvp. 23 Jun 1944)

2. Hon Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, later 2nd Viscount Stansgate

3. Hon David Julian Wedgwood Benn, of Stansgate Cottage, Southminster, co. Essex (b. 28 Dec 1928; d. 2 Feb 2017), mar. 28 Dec 1959 June Mary Barraclough, 1st dau. of Ernest Charles Barraclough, of Lightcliffe, Halifax, co. York, and had issue

died

17 Nov 1960

created

12 Jan 1942 Viscount Stansgate, of Stansgate in the County of Essex

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for St George's Division, Tower Hamlets 1906-18, for Leith 1918-27, (Labour) for Aberdeen North 1928-31 and for Gorton Division, Manchester 1937-41;  Junior Lord of the Treasury 1910-15; DSO 1917; DFC 1918; Secretary of State for India 1929-31;  Privy Councillor 1929; Secretary of State for Air 1945-46

 

Rt Hon Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate

born

3 Apr 1925

mar.

17 Jun 1949 Caroline Middleton De Camp (d. 22 Nov 2000), 1st dau. of James Milton De Camp, of Handasyde Court, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

children

1. Hon Stephen Michael Wedgwood Benn, later 3rd Viscount Stansgate

2. Hon Hilary James Wedgwood Benn, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central since 1999, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development 2001-02, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Community and Custodial Provision 2002-03, Minister of State for International Development 2003, Secretary of State for International Development 2003-07, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2007-10, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2010-11, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government since 2011 (b. 26 Nov 1953), mar. (1) 1973 Rosalind Retey (d. 1979), and (2) 1982 Sally Clark, and has issue

3. Hon Joshua William Wedgwood Benn (b. 9 May 1958), mar. 1984 Elizabeth Feeney, and has issue

1. Hon Melissa Ann Wedgwood Benn (b. 20 Feb 1957)

died

14 Mar 2013

suc. by

son

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Member of Parliament (Labour) for Bristol South East 1950-60 and 1963-83 and for Chesterfield 1984-2001;  disclaimed his peerage for life 31 Jul 1963;  Postmaster-General 1964-66; Privy Councillor 1964; Minister of Technology 1966-70;  Minister of Power 1969-70; Chairman, Labour Party 1970-72; Secretary of State for Industry and Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 1974-75; Secretary of State for Energy 1975-79

 

Stephen Michael Wedgwood [Benn], 3rd Viscount Stansgate

born

21 Aug 1951

mar.

1988 Ashika Nita Bowes, dau. of Stuart Ashley Bowes, of Tel Aviv University, Israel

children

1. Hon Daniel Benn (b. 10 Dec 1991)

1. Hon Emily Benn (b. 1989)

 

Last updated 2 May 2017

 

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Title:

3rd Viscount Stansgate, of Stansgate in the County of Essex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Jan 1942 - disclaimed 31 Jul 1963)

 

Address:

[not known]

 

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