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Sumner, Viscount (UK, 1927 - 1943)


Creation: let.pat. 31 Jan 1927


Extinct: 24 May 1943


Family name: Hamilton




Ermine a Chevron interlaced with another reversed between three Cinquefoils Gules


A Deer Hound's Head couped at the neck Argent charged with two Chevrons as in the Arms


 Loi et loyaute



John Andrew [Hamilton], Baron Sumner later 1st Viscount Sumner, GCB PC

2nd son of Andrew Hamilton, of Withington, co. Lancaster, by his wife Frances Sumner, dau. of Joseph Sumner, of Sharston, co. Chester


3 Feb 1859


20 Dec 1892 Maude Margaret Todd, 2nd dau. of Rev Dr John Wood Todd DD, of Forest Hill, London, by his wife Martha Robinson, dau. of John Robinson, of Overbury, co. Gloucester


s.p. 24 May 1943


20 Oct 1913 for life Baron Sumner, of Ibstone in the County of Buckingham

31 Jan 1927 Viscount Sumner


barrister, Inner Temple 1883, KC 1901, Bencher 1909, Treasurer 1930; Standing Counsel for the University of Oxford 1906-09; a Judge in the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice 1909-12; knighted 1909; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1912-13; Privy Councillor 1912; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1913; Chairman, Committee on the Cost of Living of the Working Classes and of the British and Foreign Legal Procedure Committee 1918; Member of the Delegation to the Reparations Commission, Peace Conference, Paris 1919; GCB 1920; Chairman, Royal Commission on Compensation for Suffering and Damage by Enemy Action 1921; Chairman, House of Lords Committee on Abeyances 1926


On the death of the 1st Viscount Sumner the Viscountcy of Sumner became extinct.


First written 17 Sep 2004



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