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Swaythling, Baron (UK, 1907)


Creation: let. pat. 18 Jul 1907


Family name: Montagu




Or on a Mount proper a Tent Argent between on the dexter a Staff proper flowing therefrom a Pennon Azure charged with a Lion rampant of the field and on the sinister a Palm Tree also proper


A Stag statant holding in the mouth a Sprig of Palm proper in front of a Flagstaff erect also proper therefrom flowing to the dexter a Banner Azure charged with a Lion rampant Or


On either side a Figure representing a Soldier of ancient Judea


Swift Yet Sure



Moses later Montagu [Samuel later Samuel-Montagu], 1st Baron Swaythling

2nd son of Louis Samuel, of 40 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, London, and formerly of Liverpool, by his wife Henrietta Israel, dau. of Israel Israel, of Bury Street, St Mary Axe, London


21 Dec 1832


5 Mar 1862 Ellen Cohen (d. 15 Mar 1919), dau. of Louis Cohen, of Townhill Park, Bitterne, co. Hampshire, by his wife Floretta Keyser, dau. of Assur Keyser, of Finsbury Square, London


1. Hon Louis Samuel Montagu, later 2nd Baron Swaythling

2. Rt Hon Edwin Samuel Montagu, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Chesterton 1906-22, Parliamentary Under Secretary for India 1910-14, Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1914-15 and 1915-16, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1915 and 1916, Minister of Munitions 1916, Secretary of State for India 1917-22 (b. 6 Feb 1879; d. 15 Nov 1924), mar. 26 Jul 1915 Hon (Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (d. 3 Aug 1948), 5th dau. of Edward Lyulph [Stanley], 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley and 4th Baron Sheffield, by his wife  Mary Katharine Bell CBE, dau. of Sir Isaac Lothian Bell, 1st Bt., of Rounton Grange, co. York, and Washington Hall, co. Durham, and had issue

3. Hon Gerald Samuel Montagu (b. 29 Sep 1880; d. 14 Aug 1956), mar. 2 Feb 1909 Florence Castello (d. 20 Feb 1961), only dau. of Percy M Castello, of York Terrace, London NW, and had issue

4. Maj Hon Lionel Samuel Montagu DSO, partner Samuel Montagu & Co (b. 8 Sep 1883; dsp. 26 Apr 1948), mar. 4 Oct 1944 Sybil Stanley (former wife of Edward Arthur Vesey Stanley), dau. of Maj Heathfield Butler Dodgson DSO, of Handborough, co. Oxford

1. Hon Henrietta Montagu CBE (d. 7 Jan 1964), mar. 7 Oct 1885 Ernest Louis Franklin JP, of 50 Porchester Terrace, London, and Glenalla, Ray, Letterkenny, co. Donegal (d. 8 Apr 1950), son of Ellis A Franklin, of 35 Porchester Terrace, London, and had issue

2. Hon Florence Montagu (d. 5 Jan 1944), mar. 15 Jul 4 1889 Montefiore Simon Waley (d. 15 Oct 1910), and had issue

3. Hon Marian Montagu (b. c. 1869; d. 7 Jul 1965)

4. Hon Ethel Montagu (d. 29 Jan 1947), mar. 12 Apr 1893 Henry D'Arcy Hart, of 18 Pembridge Gardens, London, barrister (d. 25 Nov 1838), and had issue

5. Hon Lilian Helen Montagu CBE JP (b. 22 Dec 1873; d. 22 Jan 1963)

6. Hon Elsie Montagu (d. 26 Jul 1964), mar. 31 Oct 1905 Reginald Abraham Simmons Myer (d. 11 Apr 1959), 1st son of Grenville David Myer, and had issue


12 Jan 1911 (bur. in the Cemetery of the Federation of Synagogues, Edmonton)


23 Jun 1894 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of South Stoneham House"

18 Jul 1907 Baron Swaythling, of Swaythling in the County of Southampton

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Whitechapel 1885-1900; a Member of the Gold and Silver Commission 1887-90; head of the banking firm of Samuel Montagu & Co; assumed the name of Montagu in addition to that of Samuel by Royal Licence 1894


Louis Samuel [Montagu], 2nd Baron Swaythling


10 Dec 1869


9 Feb 1898 Gladys Helen Rachel Goldsmid OBE (d. 1965), 1st dau. of Col Albert Edward Williamson Goldsmid MVO


1. Hon Stuart Albert Samuel Montagu, later 3rd Baron Swaythling

2. Hon Ewen Edward Samuel Montagu CBE KC JP, barrister Middle Temple 1924, Recorder: Devizes 1944-51 and Southampton 1951-61, Judge Advocate Fleet 1945-73, Bencher Middle Temple 1948, Chairman Hampshire Quarter Sessions 1951-61, Vice Chairman Central Council of Magistrates' Courts Committees 1954-63, President United Synagogue 1954-62, Chairman Middlesex Quarter Sessions 1956-65, Chairman Middlesex Area Greater London Quarter Sessions 1965-69, Treasurer Middle Temple 1968 (b. 29 Mar 1901; d. 1985), mar. Iris Rachel Solomon, dau. of Solomon Joseph Solomon, and had issue

3. Hon Ivor Goldsmid Samuel Montagu (b. 23 Apr 1904; d. 19...), mar. 10 Jan 1927 Eileen Hellstern, 5th dau. of Francis Anton Hellstern

1. Hon Joyce Ida Jessie Montagu JP (b. 10 Jan 1909), mar. 15 Aug 1941 Oliver Harry Frost MBE MC, son of Robert Frost, and has issue


11 Jun 1927 (bur. in the Willesden Jewish Cemetery)

suc. by



head of the banking firm of Samuel Montagu & Co; President, Wounded Allies Relief Fund 1914-18; Member of the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Board of Guardians


Stuart Albert Samuel [Montagu], 3rd Baron Swaythling, OBE


19 Dec 1898

mar. (1)

21 Apr 1925 (div. 1942) Mary Violet Levy (mar. (2) 1945 Henry Elliott-Blake), 1st dau. of Maj Walter Henry Levy DSO, by his wife Hon Nellie Samuel, 1st dau. of Marcus [Samuel], 1st Viscount Bearsted

children by first wife

1. Hon David Charles Samuel Montagu, later 4th Baron Swaythling

2. Hon Anthony Trevor Samuel Montagu, of 78 Chelsea Park Gardens, London (b. 3 Aug 1931; d. 8 Sep 2010), mar. 26 Jun 1962 Deirdre Bridget Senior, 2nd dau. of Brig Ronald Henry Senior DSO, of 2 Egerton Place, by his wife Hon Norah Margueritte, 1st dau. of James Arthur [Joicey], 2nd Baron Joicey, and has issue:

1a. Rupert Anthony Samuel Montagu, heir presumptive to the Barony of Swaythling (b. 5 Aug 1965), mar. 2007 Nancy Bondshu Wilson, dau. of Donald Wilson, of 213 Fairmont Avenue, San Carlos, California, USA, and has issue:

1b. Henry George Samuel Montagu (b. 27 Oct 2008)

2b. Alexander Edward Samuel Montagu (b. 2010)

2a. Damian William Samuel Montagu (b. 21 Jan 1970), mar. Miranda Burton, dau. of John Burton, of Catherington, co. Hampshire, and has issue

1a. Georgina Mary Montagu (b. 15 Apr 1963), mar. 16 Dec 1995 William D Petty, of 90 West Coast Centre Street, Moab, Utah, USA, 1st son of William Petty, of Littleton, Colorado, USA, and has issue

1. Hon Jean Mary Montagu (b. 8 Aug 1927), mar. 28 Nov 1951 Lintorn Trevor Highett MC, of 2A Gore Street, London SW7, son of Maj Cecil Trevor Highett, of Wainsford House, Lymington, co. Hampshire, and has issue

mar. (2)

13 Aug 1945 Jean Marcia Knox CBE (former wife of S/Ldr G R M Knox RAF;  d. 1993), dau. of G G Leith Marshall


5 Jan 1990

suc. by

son by first wife


served in World War I 1914-18 as Lieut, Grenadier Guards; a partner in the banking firm of Samuel Montagu & Co


David Charles Samuel [Montagu], 4th Baron Swaythling


6 Aug 1928


14 Dec 1951 Christiane Francoise Dreyfus, 2nd dau. of Edgar Dreyfus, of 5 rue de Chaillot, Paris, France


1. Hon Charles Edgar Samuel Montagu, later 5th Baron Swaythling

1. Fiona Yvonne Montagu (b. 11 Nov 1952; dsp. and vp. 8 Feb 1982), mar. 1976 Jonathan Leave

2. Hon Nicole Mary Montagu (b. 8 Nov 1956), mar. 1987 Nicholas C W Campbell, of 33 Parkers Road, Sheffield, co. York, yst. son of Prof Wilson Campbell, of Warkworth, co. Northumberland


1 Jul 1998

suc. by



Charles Edgar Samuel [Montagu], 5th Baron Swaythling


20 Feb 1954


24 Feb 1996 Hon Angela Lorraine Steinmann (former wife of Mathew Steinmann), 3rd dau. of Peter Anthony Grayson [Rawlinson], Baron Rawlinson of Ewell (Life Peer), by his second wife and cousin Elaine Angela Dominguez, only dau. of Vincent Luis Dominguez, by his wife Angela Decima Harrington Grayson, 6th dau. by his first wife of Sir Henry Mulleneux Grayson, 1st Bt.

only child

1. Hon Delilah Elaine Montagu (b. 9 Jan 1998)


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Swaythling is Rupert Anthony Samuel Montagu, a grandson of the 3rd Baron Swaythling and cousin of the present Baron.


 Last updated 6 Feb 2011




5th Baron Swaythling, of Swaythling in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jul 1907)

5th Baronet, styled "of South Stoneham House"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Jun 1894)



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