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Swinfen, Baron (UK, 1919)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Nov 1919


Family name: Eady




Per pale Argent and Vert on a Chevron between three Battle-axes as many Ermine Spots all counterchanged


A Demi-lion rampant Vert charged on the body with a Battle-Axe erect and holding a like Axe in bend Argent


Dexter:  a Lion guardant Vert charged with a Battle-Axe Argent;  Sinister:  a Lion guardant Argent charged with a Battle-Axe Vert


Per Ardua Ad Alta (Through difficulties to the heights)



Charles Swinfen [Eady], 1st Baron Swinfen, PC

2nd son of George John Eady, of Chertsey, co. Surrey, by his wife Laura Maria Smith, dau. of Richard Smith, of Chertsey, co. Surrey


31 Jul 1851


6 Sep 1894 Blanche Maude Lee (d. 8 Jun 1946), 2nd dau. of Sydney Williams Lee, of Dereham, Putney Hill, SW London


1. Hon Charles Swinfen, later 2nd Baron Swinfen

1. Hon Dorothy Blanche Swinfen (b. 1896; d. 1 Apr 1964)

2. Hon Muriel Letitia Swinfen (b. 1906; d. 7 Dec 1957), mar. (1) 30 Mar 1925 (div. 1938) Harold Hawthorn Myers, son of Frederick William Hawthorn Myers, of St James's, and (2) 7 Feb 1940 Sir Geoffrey Cuthbert Allchin KBE CMG MC (d. 10 Jan 1968), only son of Thomas Cuthbert Allchin, and had issue by her first husband


15 Nov 1919


1 Nov 1919 Baron Swinfen, of Chertsey in the County of Surrey

suc. by



barrister Inner Temple 1879; QC 1893; Bencher 1901; knighted 1901; High Court Judge, Chancery Division 1901-13; Privy Councillor 1913; Lord Justice of Appeal 1913-18; Master of the Rolls 1918-19


Charles Swinfen [Eady], 2nd Baron Swinfen


2 Feb 1904


23 Jan 1937 (div. 1945) Mary Aline Farmar (mar. (2) 1952 Eric Otton Siepmann, journalist (d. 1970); d. 30 Dec 2002), 2nd dau. of Col Harold Mynors Farmar CMG DSO, of Orchards, Bicknoller, co. Somerset, by his wife Violet Dalby, yst. dau. of Sir William Bartlett Dalby, of 18 Savile Row, London W1

children by first wife

1. Hon Roger Mynors Swinfen Eady, later 3rd Baron Swinfen

2. Hon (Hugh) Toby Swinfen (b. 28 Feb 1941; d. 24 Dec 2017), mar. Xinran ....


10 Nov 1950 Averil Kathleen Suzanne Knowles (former wife of Lt Col Andrew Knowles; d. 15 Jan 2007), 1st dau. of Maj William Marshall Hickman Humphreys, of Broomfield House, Middleton, co. Cork


19 Mar 1977

suc. by

son by first wife


Roger Mynors Swinfen [Eady], 3rd Baron Swinfen


14 Dec 1938


24 Oct 1962 Patricia Anne Blackmore, only dau. of Frank J D Blackmore, of Doone, Highfield Park, Dundrum, co. Dublin


1.Hon Charles Roger Peregrine Swinfen Eady (b. 8 Mar 1971)

1. Hon Georgina Mary Rose Swinfen Eady (b. 1 Feb 1964), mar. 1990 Capt Robin Edgar Douglas Liley, 2nd son of Capt Robert Liley, of Deal, co. Kent, and has issue

2. Hon Katherine Anne Dorothy Swinfen Eady (b. 18 May 1966), mar. 1993 Capt Gareth Huw Davies, son of Dr Cyril Davies, of Bath

3. Hon Arabella Victoria Eleanor Swinfen Eady (b. 10 Mar 1969), mar. 1994 Capt Charles E A Mayo, son of Col John Mayo, and has issue


elected to the House of Lords 1999


Last updated 31 Jan 2018




3rd Baron Swinfen, of Chertsey in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Nov 1919)



c/o House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW



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