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Swansea, Baron (UK, 1893)


Creation:let. pat. 9 Jun 1893


Family name:Vivian




Or on a Chevron Azure between three Lions' Heads erased proper as many Annulets Gold on a Chief embattled Gules a Wreath of Oak Or between two Martlets Argent


1st:  a Lion's Head erased proper charged with two Bezants palewise and gorged with a Collar Gules thereon three Annulets Or with a Chain of the last;  2nd:  issuant from a Bridge of one arch embattled and having at each end a Tower proper a Demi-Hussar in the uniform of the 18th Regiment holding in his right hand a Sabre and in his left a Red Pennon flying to the sinister


Dexter:  A Dragon wings elevated Gules gorged with a Collar Or charged with three Torteaux;  Sinister:  A Horse Argent Saddle and Bridle proper Trappings Gules gorged with a Collar Sable charged with three Bezants


Vive Anima Dei (Live by the spirit of God)



1.Henry Hussey [Vivian], 1st Baron Swansea

son and heir of Maj John Henry Vivian MP, of Singleton, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Sarah Jones, 1st dau. of Arthur Jones, of Caervallach in Northop, co. Flint, and of the Priory, Reigate, co. Surrey

born6 Jul 1821

mar. (1)15 Apr 1847 Jessie Dalrymple Goddard (b. 22 Oct 1825; d. 28 Feb 1848), 1st dau. of Ambrose Goddard MP, of The Lawns, Swindon, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Jessie Dorothea Lethbridge, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Thomas Buckler Lethbridge, 2nd Bt., of Sandhill Park

only child by first wife

1.Hon Ernest Ambrose Vivian, later 2nd Baron Swansea

mar. (2)14 Jul 1853 Flora Caroline Elizabeth Cholmeley (b. 1 May 1832; d. 25 Jan 1868), only dau. of Sir Montague John Cholmeley, 2nd Bt. MP, of Easton Hall, by his wife Lady Georgiana Beauclerk, 3rd dau. by his second wife of William [Beauclerk], 8th Duke of St Albans

only child by second wife

2.Hon John Aubrey Vivian DL (b. 23 Jul 1854 ; d. 1 Mar 1898)

mar. (3)10 Nov 1870 Averil Beaumont (b. 9 Jul 1849; d. 14 Jan 1934), 3rd dau. of Capt Richard Beaumont RN, by his wife Hon Susan Hussey Macdonald, dau. of Godfrey [Macdonald later Bosville later Bosville-Macdonald], 3rd Baron Macdonald

children by third wife

3.Hon Henry Hussey Vivian (b. 5 Feb 1873; d. 11 Dec 1898)

4.Hon Odo Richard Vivian, later 3rd Baron Swansea

1.Hon Violet Averil Margaret Vivian (b. 3 Dec 1871; d. 30 Mar 1943), mar. 11 Oct 1899 Brig Gen Douglas Campbell later Douglas of Mains CB (d. 17 Jun 1927), nephew and heir of Archibald Campbell Douglas of Mains, and had issue

2.Hon Averil Vivian (b. 4 Dec 1876; d. 1 Feb 1959), mar. 28 Feb 1905 George Clement [Tryon], 1st Baron Tryon, and had issue

3.Hon Alberta Diana Vivian (b. 10 Feb 1883; d. 11 Dec 1968), mar. 18 Apr 1906 Maj Sir William Henry Ingilby, 4th Bt., of Ripley Castle, co. York, and had issue

4.Hon Alexandra Gladys Vivian (b. 10 Feb 1883; d. 17 Jul 1996), mar. 7 Jan 1905 Maj Alexander Robert Leith OBE DL, 1st son of Maj Thomas Leith, of Petmathen, Oyne, co. Aberdeen, by his wife Lady Mary Isabella Dalzell, sister of Arthur Edward [Dalzell], 13th Earl of Carnwath, and 2nd dau. of Col Hon Robert Alexander George Dalzell CB (by his wife Sarah Bushby Harris, dau. of Capt John Harris RN, of Eldon House, London, Canada), 7th son by his second wife of Robert Alexander [Dalzell], 6th Earl of Carnwath, and had issue

died29 Nov 1894

created13 May 1882 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Singleton"

9 Jun 1893 Baron Swansea, of Singleton in the County of Glamorgan

suc. byson by first wife

noteMember of Parliament (Liberal) for Truro 1852-57, for Glamorganshire 1857-85 and for Swansea 1885-93; Chairman, H H Vivian & Co Ltd 1883-94; First Chairman, Glamorganshire County Council 1889-94


2.Ernest Ambrose [Vivian], 2nd Baron Swansea

born11 Feb 1848

died17 Jul 1922

suc. byhalf-brother


3.Odo Richard [Vivian], 3rd Baron Swansea, DSO MVO DL

born22 Apr 1875

mar.25 Oct 1906 Hon Winifred Hamilton (d. 3 Sep 1944), 4th dau. of Ion Trant [Hamilton], 1st Baron Holmpatrick, by his wife Lady Victoria Alexandrina Wellesley (granted the style and precedence of a Duke's daughter by Royal Warrant 17 Nov 1884), sister of Henry [Wellesley], 3rd Duke of Wellington, and 1st dau. of Maj Gen Lord Charles Wellesley MP


1.Hon John Hussey Hamilton Vivian, later 4th Baron Swansea

1.Hon Ursula Margaret Vivian (b. 13 May 1910; dsp. 2 Aug 1963), mar. 13 Jul 1937 Hon Charles Brodrick Amyas Bernard CBE, of Saxmundham, co. Suffolk, brother of Percy Ronald Gardner [Bernard], 5th Earl of Bandon, and 2nd son of Lt Col Ronald Percy Hamilton Bernard

2.Hon Rosemary Winifred Vivian (b. 4 Jun 1927; d. 1981), mar. 25 Jan 1947 (div. 1969) Capt Robert John Pulleine Eden (b. 16 Feb 1920), 1st son and heir by his first wife of Lt Col Henry Charles Hamilton Eden CBE MC, by his wife Violet Alice Pulleine, only dau. of Capt Henry Percy Pulleine, of Sandford House, Richmond, co. York, and had issue

3.Hon Averil Vivian (b. 8 Jan 1930), mar. 27 Jun 1953 Alexander William Houston, of Paynters House, Datchworth, co. Hertford, only son of Archibald Houston, and has issue

died16 Nov 1934

suc. byson


4.John Hussey Hamilton [Vivian], 4th Baron Swansea, DL

born1 Jan 1925

mar. (1)19 Apr 1956 (div. 1973) Miriam Antoinette Caccia-Birch (d. Jan 1975), 2nd dau. of Anthony William Fabio Caccia-Birch MC, of Guernsey Lodge, Marton, New Zealand

children by first wife

1.Hon Richard Anthony Hussey Vivian, later 5th Baron Swansea

1.Hon Amanda Ursula Georgina Vivian (b. 22 Nov 1958), mar. 1985 Hugh William Lowther, of Guilsborough Court, Guilsborough, co. Northampton (b. 12 Jan 1956), 1st son and heir of Sir John Luke Lowther KCVO CBE, of Nortoft Grange, co. Northampton, by his wife Jennifer Jane Bevan, 1st dau. of Col John Henry Bevan CB MC, and has issue

2.Hon Louisa Caroline Sarah Vivian (b. 13 Feb 1963), mar. 1990 Paul David Vincent, of 6 Upper Spit Road, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, only son of Peter Vincent, of Bowdon, co. Chester

mar. (2)29 Dec 1982 Mrs Lucy Temple-Richards, dau. of Most Rev Hugh Rowlands Gough CMG OBE DD, Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia 1959-66, of Forge House, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, co. Hampshire, by his wife Hon Madeleine Elizabeth Kinnaird, 3rd dau. of Kenneth FitzGerald [Kinnaird], 12th Lord Kinnaird

died24 Jun 2005

suc. byson by first wife

noteCouncil Member, National Rifle Association 1955-99; Freeman, Gunmakers' Company; CStJ 1994


5.Richard Anthony Hussey [Vivian], 5th Baron Swansea

born24 Jan 1957

mar.24 Aug 1996 Mrs Anna Brooking (? former wife of ..... Brooking), dau. of Michael Austin, of Victoria, Australia


1.Hon James Henry Hussey Vivian (b. 25 Jun 1999)

1.Hon Emma Averil Mary Vivian (b. 8 Mar 2001)

notefinancial journalist; Councillor, London Borough of Wandsworth since 1994; Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth 2000-01


 Last updated 3 Jul 2005




5th Baron Swansea, of Singleton in the County of Glamorgan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Jun 1893)

5th Baronet, styled "of Singleton"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 May 1882)



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