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Tollemache, Baron (UK, 1876)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Jan 1876


Family name: Tollemache




Argent a Fret Sable


A Horse's Head erased Argent between two Wings Or pellety


On either side a Stag guardant proper gorged with a Collar flory counterflory Or


Confido Conquiesco (I trust and am content)



John [Halliday later Tollemache], 1st Baron Tollemache

1st son and heir of Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache RN, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stratford, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), 1st son and heir of John Delap Halliday, of the Leasowes, co. Salop, by his wife Lady Jane Tollemache, 2nd dau. of Lionel [Tollemache], 4th Earl of Dysart


7 Dec 1805


2 Aug 1826 his first cousin Georgiana Louisa Best (b. c. 1809; d. 18 Jul 1846), dau. of Thomas Best, by his wife Lady Emily Stratford, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough

children by first wife

1. Hon Wilbraham Frederick Tollemache, later 2nd Baron Tollemache

2. Hon Lionel Arthur Tollemache, author (b. 28 May 1838; dsp. 29 Jan 1919), mar. 25 Jan 1870 Hon Beatrix Lucia Catherine Egerton (dsp. 24 Dec 1926), 4th dau. of William Tatton [Egerton], 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton, by his wife Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Loftus, 1st dau. of John [Loftus], 2nd Marquess of Ely


17 Jan 1850 Minnie Duff (d. 4 Aug 1918), 1st dau. of James Duff, by his wife Eliza Charlotte Prescott, 1st dau. of Sir George Beeston Prescott, 2nd Bt.

children by second wife

3. Lieut Hon John Richard Delap Tollemache RN (b. 22 Oct 1850; dsp. 6 Feb 1914), mar. (1) 26 Dec 1872 (div. 1880) Eleanore Starnes (d. 23 Oct 1930), 4th dau. of Hon Henry Starnes, President of the Council of Quebec, and (2) 1883Margaqret Ann Answorth, dau. of F W Answorth

4. Hon Hamilton James Tollemache (b. 22 Jan 1852; d. 16 Jun 1893), mar. 21 Oct 1879 Mabel Hanbury (b. 1859; d. 9 Feb 1941), 2nd dau. of Robert Culling Hanbury MP, of Bedwell Park, Hatfield, co. Hertford, by his first wife Caroline Smith, and had issue:

1a. Maj Gen Edward Devereux Hamilton Tollemache DSO MC ADC, commanded 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards 1924-28, 128th Infantry Brigade 1936 and Southampton Garrison 1939 (b. 1 Jun 1885; d. 27 Aug 1947), mar. 9 Feb 1909 Violet Aline Ridgeway (d. 8 May 1970), only child of Rt Hon Sir Joseph West Ridgeway GCB GCMG KCSI, and had issue:

1b. John Edward Hamilton Tollemache, later 4th Baron Tollemache

2a. Capt Henry Robert Hamilton Tollemache (b. 11 Oct 1888; d. 15 Nov 1931), mar. 10 Oct 1912 Ethel Maud Irwin (d. 12 Oct 1953), only child of John Irwin, of Belmont, Mullingar, co. Westmeath, and had issue

1a. Marguerite Emily Tollemache (b. 1880; d. 12 Feb 1968), mar. 27 Sep 1906 Lt Col George Cecil Minett Sorel-Cameron CBE (d. 28 Jun 1947), and had issue

2a. Winifred Gertrude Tollemache (b. 1882; d. 28 May 1954), mar. 5 Nov 1910 Detmar Jellings Blow JP FRIBA (d. 7 Feb 1939), 3rd son of Jellings Blow JP, of Hilles, Painswick, co. Gloucester, and had issue

5. Hon Murray Arthur Tollemache (b. 21 May 1853; d. 16 Oct 1913), mar. 13 Jul 1892 Margaret Witter, dau. of Henry Witter, of Tilstone, and Peckforton, co. Chester, and had issue

6. Hon Stanhope Alfred Tollemache JP, of Bentley Manor, co. Suffolk, High Sheriff of Suffolk 1903 (b. 26 Aug 1855; d. 18 Dec 1934), mar. 27 Sep 1905 Elizabeth Monks (d. 25 Jun 1958), dau. of William Monks, and had issue

7. Hon Duff Tollemache (b. 5 Jan 1859; dsp. 18 Apr 1936), mar. 1898 Emily Russell (dsp. 17 Feb 1939), dau. of H Russell

8. Maj Hon Douglas Alfred Tollemache, managing director Tollemache's Breweries (b. 27 Jun 1862; d. 31 Dec 1944), mar. 17 Aug 1887 Alice Mary Head (b. 12 Aug 865; d. 5 Oct 1959), 1st dau. of John Head, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, by his wife Alice Catherine Venn, dau. of William Venn, of Allington House, Tottenham, co. Middlesex, and had issue

9. Hon Stratford Haliday Robert Louis Tollemache (b. 25 Jun 1864; dsp. 30 Aug 1937), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1912 Ethel Julia Cavendish (d. 11 Jan 1928), 2nd dau. of Henry Cavendish Cavendish DL, of chyknell, co. Shropshire, and (2) 17 Jul 1930 Emma Cairn (widow of Edward Cairn; d. 2 Apr 1972), dau. of Silas Manassah, of Singapore

10. Hon Ranulph Carteret Tollemache (b. 1 Jan 1866; d. 4 Mar 1960), mar. 1889 Annie Mary Smith (d. 25 Apr 1923), dau. of William Smith, of Hampstead, co. Middlesex, and had issue

11. Capt Hon Mortimer Granville Tollemache (b. 12 Apr 1872; d. 27 Mar 1950), mar. Jul 1894 Margaret Gorst (d. 1945), dau. of Arthur Gorst, and had issue

1. Hon Rhona Cecilia Emily Tollemache (b. 25 Sep 1857; d. 10 Oct 1940), mar. 17 Apr 1883 Col Thomas Wood, of Gwernyfed, co. Brecon (d. 26 Sep 1933), and had issue


9 Dec 1890


17 Jan 1876 Baron Tollemache, of Helmingham in the County of Suffolk

son by first wife


High Sheriff of Cheshire 1840; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Cheshire 1841-68 and for West Cheshire 1868-72


Wilbraham Frederic [Tollemache], 2nd Baron Tollemache, JP DL


4 Jul 1832


2 Dec 1858 Lady Emma Georgiana Stewart (b. 6 Nov 1840; d. 24 Jan 1869), 2nd dau. ofRandolph [Stewart], 9th Earl of Galloway, by his second cousin and wife Lady Harriet Blanche Somerset, 7th dau. of Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort

children by first wife

1. Hon Lyonel Plantagenet Tollemache (b. 28 Oct 1860; dvp. 28 Aug 1902; bur. at Helmingham, co. Suffolk), mar. 13 Apr 1882 Lady Blanche Sybil King (mar. (2) 11 Nov 1903 Dr Granville Landesborough Findlay, of Maidenhead; d. 28 May 1923), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Edward [King], 7th Earl of Kingston, by his wife Hon Augusta Chichester, 2nd dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore, and had issue:

1a. Bentley Lyonel John Tollemache, later 3rd Baron Tollemache

2a. Lt Col Hon Denis Plantagenet Tollemache DSO, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1905, High Sheriff of Rutland 1933 (b. 12 Jan 1884; d. 1 May 1942)

2. Hon Wilbraham John Tollemache (b. 5 Feb 1865; d. 3 Jun 1914)

3. Lieut Hon Randolph Stewart Tollemache RN (b. 5 Apr 1866; d. 13 May 1923)

4. Hon Arthur Wilbraham Tollemache (b. 9 Sep 1867; d. 12 Aug 1932)


2 Oct 1878 Mary Stuart Hamilton (b. c. 1852; d. 6 Jan 1939; bur. at Helmingham, co. Suffolk), 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Lord Claud Hamilton MP (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Emma Proby, 2nd dau. of Granville Leveson [Proby], 3rd Earl of Carysfort), 2nd son of Lord James Hamilton, styled Visccount Hamilton (by his wife Lady Harriet Douglas, sister of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and 2nd dau. of Hon John Douglas (by his wife Lady Frances Lascelles, 1st dau. of Edward [Lascelles], 1st Earl of Harewood), 1st son by his second wife of James [Douglas], 14th Earl of Morton), 1st son and heir app. by his first wife of John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn


17 Dec 1904 (bur. at Helmingham, co. Suffolk)



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Cheshire 1872-75


Bentley Lyonel John [Tollemache], 3rd Baron Tollemache, JP DL


7 Mar 1883


17 Jan 1902 Wynford Rose Kemball (dspm. 16 May 1926; bur. at Bunbury, co. Chester), only child of GenSir Arnold Burrowes Kemball KCB KCSI, by his wife Frances Shaw, dau. of A N Shaw, of Newhall

children by first wife

1. Hon Dorothy Cecily Tollemache (b. 11 Feb 1907; dsp. 16 Dec 1994), mar. 28 Nov 1942 A/Cdre Reynell Henry Verney CBE DL (b. 12 Jan 1886; dsp. 27 Oct 1974), 2nd son of Rev Hon Walter Robert Verney, Rector of Lighthorne and Vicar of Chesterton, co. Warwick (by his wife Elizabeth Georgina Bird, only dau. of Maj Robert Wilberforce Bird, of Barton House, co. Warwick), 2nd son of Robert John [Barnard later Verney], 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke

2. Hon Frances Patricia Tollemache (b. 24 Nov 1908; d. 19...), mar. 10 Feb 1949 (div. 1965) Charles Edward Lloyd-Worth, 2nd son of John Francis Lloyd-Worth


23 Oct 1928 Lynette Pawson MBE OStJ (d. 1982), dau. of Alfred Vincent Pawson,of Trewartha Park, Weston-super-Mare, co. Somerset

only child by second wife

3. Hon Sybil Diana Tollemache (b. 1 May 1930), mar. 24 Nov 1966 Harold Diehl


s.p.m.13 Jan 1955



served in the South African War 1902; Capt, 3rd Battalion KOSB 1905-06 and 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment 1906-08; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lieut-Comm, RNVR 1915, and Capt, RGA 1916


John Edward Hamilton [Tollemache], 4th Baron Tollemache, MC DL


24 Apr 1910


16 Feb 1939 Dinah Susan Jamieson, dau. of Sir Archibald Auldjo Jamieson KBE MC, of The Drove House, Thornham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Doris Pearce, dau. of Capt Henry Pearce RN


1. Hon Timothy John Edward Tollemache, later 5th Baron Tollemache

2. Hon (John) Nicholas Tollemache, of 1114 San Ysidro Drive, Beverley Hills, California, USA (b. 13 Jun 1941), mar. (1) 17 Sep 1971 (div. 1974) Heide Eva Wiedeck, dau. of Gunther Wiedeck, of Bonn, Germany, and (2) 1982 Dietlinde Hannelore Riegel, dau. of Hannelore Riegel, of Muncih, Germany

3. Hon Michael David Douglas Tollemache, of 8 St Barnabas Street, London SW1 (b. 23 Aug 1944), mar. (1) 5 Feb 1969 (div. 2000) Theresa Bowring, dau. of Peter Bowring, of Kensington, London, and (2) 13 Feb 2002 Clare Davina Rose Holland Lawman, dau. of David Lawman, of London SW1, and has issue by his first wife

4. Hon Hugh John Hamilton Tollemache, of Hyde Mill, Stow-on-the-Wold, co. Gloucester (b. 17 Feb 1946), mar. 1986 Rosanne Cayzer (b. 10 Sep 1956), 2nd dau. of Hon (Michael) Anthony Rathborne Cayzer (by his first wife Hon Patricia Helen Browne, 1st dau. by his first wife of Dominick Geoffrey Edward [Browne], 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne), 2nd son of Herbert Robin [Cayzer], 1st Baron Rotherwick, and has issue


27 May 1975



served in World War II 1939-45 as Major, Reserve of Officer, Coldstream Guards; Chairman: Tollemache's Breweries Ltd, Star Brewery Cambridge, G T (Jones) Oxford Ltd and Barwell and Sons (Norwich) Ltd; Director: Tollemache and Cobbald Breweries Ltd, General Reinsurance Co, NRG Reinsurance Co and New London Reinsursnce Co.


Timothy John Edward [Tollemache], 5th Baron Tollemache, DL CStJ


13 Dec 1939


24 Feb 1970 Alexandra Dorothy Jean Meynell, 2nd dau .of Col Hugo Meynell MC, of Holly Bush Park, Newborough, Burton-on-Trent (by his wife Dorothy Jean Hosta Henriette, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Henry Goschen, 2nd Bt.), 1st son of Col Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell DSO, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent (by his wife Lady Dorothy Legge OBE, 1st dau. of William Heneage [Legge], 6th Earl of Dartmouth), 1st son of Hon Frederick George Lindley Wood later Meynell, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent (by his wife Lady Mary Susan Felicie Lindsay, 3rd dau. of Alexander William Crawford [Lindsay], 25th Earl of Crawford), 4th son of Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax


1. Hon Edward John Hugo Tollemache, Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1988-90 (b. 12 May 1976), mar. 3 Feb 2007 Sophie Johnstone (b. 1981), dau. of Iain Gilmour Johnstone, author and broadcaster, by his wife Mo Watson, and has issue:

1a. Ralph Tollemache

2a. Theo Oliver James Tollemache (b. 5 Apr 2013)

1a. Stella Isabel Dinah Tollemache (b. 21 Apr 2017)

2. Hon James Henry Timothy Tollemache (b. 28 Aug 1980), mar. 10 May 2014 Princess Florence Jessica von Preussen (b. 28 Jul 1983), 2nd dau. of HRH Prince (Frederick) Nicholas von Preussen, of Maperton House, Wincanton, co. Somerset, by his wife Hon Victoria Mancroft, 1st dau. of Stormont Mancroft [Samuel later Mancroft], 2nd Baron Mancroft, and has issue

1. Hon Selina Karen Tollemache (b. 3 Oct 1973), mar. 11 Sep 2010 James Hopkins, of Wenhaston Grange, co. Suffolk, son of Dr Christopher Hopkins, and has issue


Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1959-62; Director: Tollemache and Cobbold Breweries Ltd since 1973; Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk since 2003


Last updated 11 Jun 2017




5th Baron Tollemache, of Helmingham in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jan 1876)



Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF


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