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Trenchard, Viscount (UK, 1936)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Jan 1936


Family name: Trenchard




Per pale Argent and Azure on the first three Pallets Sable all within a Bordure of the last


A Cubit Arm erect vested Azure cuffed Argent holding in the hand a Cinqueda Sword both proper


On either side an Eagle close Gules each charged on the neck the dexter with a Thistle slipped and leaved and the sinister with a Truncheon erect Or


Nosce Teipsum (Know thyself)



Hugh Montague [Trenchard], 1st Baron Trenchard later 1st Viscount Trenchard, GCB OM GCVO DSO

son of Capt Henry Montague Trenchard, by his wife Georgina Louisa Catherine Tower Skene, dau. of Capt John Skene RN


3 Feb 1873


17 Jun 1920 Katherine Isabel Salvin Boyle (widow of Capt Hon James Boyle (b. 11 Mar 1880; dvp. 18 Oct 1914), 3rd son of David [Boyle], 7th Earl of Glasgow;  d. 5 Mar 1960), 2nd dau. of Edward Salvin Bowlby, of Gilston Park, co. Hertford, and Knoydart, co. Inverness, by his second wife Elizabeth vans Agnew, 1st dau. of Robert vans Agnew, of Barnbarroch and Sheuchan, co. Wigtown


1. Lieut Hon Hugh Trenchard (b. 6 Jun 1921; dvp. Mar 1943)

2. Capt Hon Thomas Trenchard, later 2nd Viscount Trenchard


10 Feb 1956


9 Oct 1919 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Wolfeton"

23 Jan 1930 Baron Trenchard, of Wolfeton in the County of Dorset

31 Jan 1936 Viscount Trenchard, of Wolfeton in the County of Dorset

suc. by



served in Boer War 1899-1902; DSO 1906; Capt 1900, T/Lt Col 1908; transferred to Royal Flying Corps 1912; Assistant Cmdt Central Flying School 1913-14; CB 1914; W/Cdr France 1914-15, Col 1915, T/Brig 1915, Maj Gen 1916; Chief of Air Staff 1918-30; KCB 1918; Air Marshal 1919, Air Chief Marshal 1922, Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1927;  GCB 1924; Commissioner of Metropolitan Police 1931-35; GCVO 1935; OM 1951


Thomas [Trenchard], 2nd Viscount Trenchard, MC


15 Dec 1923


19 Jun 1948 Patricia Scott Bailey, only dau. of Admiral Sir Sidney Robert Bailey KBE CB DSO, by his wife Mildred Warner Washington Bromwell, dau. of Col Charles Bromwell, US Army


1. Hon Hugh Trenchard, later 3rd Viscount Trenchard

2. Hon John Trenchard, of Lower Abbotts Wootton, Whitchurch Canonicorum, co. Dorset (b. 13 Mar 1953), mar. 1983 Clare Marsh, yst. dau. of Edward Chandos de Burgh Marsh, of The Old Rectory, Salcott, co. Essex, and has issue

3. Hon Thomas Henry Trenchard (b. 16 Jul 1966), mar. 1997 Sarah Saunders, and has issue


29 Apr 1987

suc. by



served in World War II 1939-45; MC 1945; Director, Unilever Ltd and Unilevr NV 1967-77; Minister of State, Department of Industry 1979-81;  Minister for Defence Procurement 1981-83


Hugh [Trenchard], 3rd Viscount Trenchard


12 Mar 1951


9 Apr 1975 Hon Fiona Elizabeth Morrison, only dau. of James Ian [Morrison], 2nd Baron Margadale, by his wife Clare Barclay, dau. of Anthony Lister Barclay, of Broad Oak End, co. Hertford


1. Hon Alexander Thomas Trenchard, Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1990-93 (b. 26 Jul 1978), mar. 15 Sep 2007 Mira Ostendorf, dau. of Rainer Ostendorf, of Hamburg, Germany, by his wife Hannelore Popken, and has issue:

1a. Frederick Hugh Rainer Trenchard (b. 22 Nov 2008)

2. Hon William James Trenchard (b. 14 May 1986), mar. 1 Jun 2019 Amanda K M Karlsson, dau. of Thomas Karlsson, of Stockholm, Sweden

1. Hon Katherine Clare Trenchard (b. 2 Nov 1980), mar. 25 Apr 2009 Capt Thomas Burne, son of Simon Burne, of Woodcock Farmhouse, Charlton, co. Wiltshire

2. Hon Laura Mary Trenchard (b. 20 Dec 1987)


elected to the House of Lords (Conservative) 2004


 Last updated 11 Jul 2019




3rd Viscount Trenchard, of Wolfeton in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Jan 1936)

3rd Baron Trenchard, of Wolfeton in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Jan 1930)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Wolfeton"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Oct 1919)



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