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Swinton, Earl of (UK, 1955)


Creation: let. pat. 5 May 1955


Family name: Lloyd-Greame later Cunliffe-Lister




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine on a Fess Sable three Mullets Or, and for distinction a Cross Crosslet of the second (Lister);  2nd, Sable three Conies courant Argent, and for distinction a Cross Crosslet of the last (Cunliffe);  3rd, Or two Chevronels Sable on a Chief per pale of the last and Azure three Escallops of the field (Greame)


1st:  a Stag's Head proper erased Or attired Sable, charged on the neck for distinction with a Cross Crosslet Sable (Lister);  2nd:  a Greyhound sejant Argent collared with a ring attached Sable, charged on the shoulder for distinction with a Cross Crosslet Sable (Cunliffe);  3rd:  on a Mount Vert a Pair of Wings addorsed Or semy of Escallops Sable (Greame)


On either side a Stag proper, collared with a Chain Or, suspended therefrom to the dexter a Rose Argent and to the sinister an Escallop Argent


Retinens Vestigia Famae (Maintaining the tradition of fame - Lister);  Fideliter (Faithfully - Cunliffe);  C'est la vertu seul qui donne la noblesse (Virtue alone confers nobility - Graeme)



Philip [Lloyd-Greame later Cunliffe-Lister], 1st Viscount Swinton later 1st Earl of Swinton, GBE CH MC

3rd son of Col Yarburgh George Lloyd later Lloyd-Greame, of Sewerby Hall, co. York, by his wife Dora Letitia O'Brien, 2nd dau. of Rt Rev James Thomas O'Brien DD, Bishop of Ossory


1 May 1884


5 Sep 1912 Mary Constance Boynton (d. 27 Sep 1974), 2nd dau. and sole hrss. of Rev Charles Ingram Boynton, Rector of Barmston, co. York, by his wife Hon Mary Cunliffe-Lister, 2nd dau. and event. sole hrss. of Samuel [Cunliffe-Lister], 1st Baron Masham


1. Maj Hon John Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister (b. 10 Jun 1913; dvp. 14 Apr 1943), mar. 28 May 1936 Anne Irvine Medlicott (mar. (2) 3 Apr 1944 Donald Phillott Chapple-Gill, of Brynderwen, Bwlch-y-Cibau, co. Montgomery; d. 28 May 1961), 2nd dau. of Rev Canon Robert Sumner Medlicott, Rector of Burghclere, Newbury, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. David Yarburgh Cunliffe-Lister, later 2nd Earl of Swinton

2a. Hon Nicholas John Cunliffe-Lister, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1974, later 3rd Earl of Swinton

2. S/Ldr Hon Philip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister DSO (b. 11 Feb 1918; d. 14 Jun 1956), mar. (1) 5 Jun 1940 (div. 1947) Rosina Gladys Emburey, 2nd dau. of Arthur George Emburey, of Cambridge, and (2) 20 Sep 1947 Mary Stewart-Humphries (former wife of Robert Noel Stewart-Humphries; mar. (3) 27 Jun 1958 (div. 1969) Robert Alexander Pleasant Craigie, only son of Rt Hon Sir Robert Leslie Craigie GCMG CB, of Possingworth Manor, co. Sussex, and (4) 1977 Maj Patrick Robert Reid MBE MC; d. 1978), dau. of Robert John Leggatt, of Hamilton, co. Lanark, and had issue by both wives


27 Jul 1972


29 Nov 1935 Viscount Swinton, of Masham in the County of York

5 May 1955 Baron Masham, of Ellington in the County of York, and Earl of Swinton

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Hendon 1918-35; KBE 1920; President of the Board of Trade Oct 1922-Jan 1924, Nov 1924-Jun 1929, Aug-Nov 1931;  took the name of Cunliffe-Lister in lieu of that of Lloyd-Greame by Royal Licence 1924; GBE 1929; Colonial Secretary 1931-35;  Air Secretary 1935-38; Minister Resident in West Africa 1942-44;  Companion of Honour 1943; Minister of Civil Aviation 1944-45; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of Materials 1951-52;  Commonwealth Secretary 1952-55


David Yarburgh [Cunliffe-Lister], 2nd Earl of Swinton, DL


21 Mar 1937


8 Dec 1959 Susan Lilian Primrose Sinclair, suo jure Baroness Masham of Ilton (Life Peeress) (b. 14 Apr 1935), 2nd dau. of Maj Sir Ronald Norman John Charles Udney Sinclair, 8th Bt., by his wife Reba Blair Inglis, 1st dau. of Anthony Inglis DD, of Lismore, co. Ayr


s.p. 26 Mar 2006

suc. by



Nicholas John [Cunliffe-Lister], 3rd Earl of Swinton


4 Sep 1939

mar. (1)

19 Feb 1966 (div. 19...) Hon (Elizabeth) Susan Whitelaw (b. 1944), 1st dau. of William Stephen Ian [Whitelaw], 1st Viscount Whitelaw, by his wife Cecilia Doriel Sprot, 2nd dau. of Maj Mark Sprot

children by first wife

1. Hon Mark William Philip Cunliffe-Lister, styled Lord Masham (b. 15 Sep 1970), mar. 17 Jun 2000 Felicity C Shadbolt, solicitor, yst. dau. of Kenneth Shadbolt, of Bowhay House, East Prawle, Kingsbridge, co. Devon, and has issue:

1a. Hon William Edward Cunliffe-Lister (b. 2004)

1a. Hon Grace Elizabeth Cunliffe-Lister (b. 2002)

2. Hon Simon Charles Cunliffe-Lister, of Burton Agnes Hall, co. York, to which he succeeded in 1989 on the death of his kinsman Marcus Wickham-Boynton (b. 7 Nov 1977), mar. Olivia C Bolton, dau. of Nicholas Bolton, of Hammersmith, London, and has issue

1. Lady Lorna Mary Cunliffe-Lister (b. 27 Apr 1968)

mar. (2)

Jul 1996 Pamela June Sykes (former wife of (1) Richard Smith, (2) Alistair Brown, and (3) Jeremy John Sykes, 2nd son of Sir (Mark Tatton) Richard Sykes, 7th Bt., of Sledmere House, co. York), only dau. of Thomas Wood, of Lilling, co. York


granted the style and precedence of the hyounger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1974


 Last updated 19 Nov 2012




3rd Earl of Swinton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 May 1955)

3rd Viscount Swinton, of Masham in the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Nov 1935)

3rd Baron Masham, of Ellington in the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 5 May 1955)



Glebe House, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire



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