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Tweedsmuir, Baron (UK, 1935)


Creation:let. pat. 1 Jun 1935


Family name:Buchan




Azure a Fess between three Lions' Heads erased Argent


A Sunflower proper


Dexter:  a Stag proper attired Or collared Gules;  Sinister:  a Falcon proper jessed belled and beaked Or armed and collared Gules


Non Inferiora Secutus (Not following meaner things)



1.John [Buchan], 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, GCMG GCVO CH

1st son of Rev John Buchan, Minister of John Knox Church, Glasgow, by his wife Helen Masterton, dau. of John Masterton, of Broughton Green, Peebles

born26 Aug 1875

mar.15 Jul 1907 Susan Charlotte Grosvenor (d. 21 Mar 1977), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Capt Hon Norman de l'Aigle Grosvenor (3rd son of Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Baron Ebury), by his wife Caroline Susan Theodora Stuart-Wortley CBE, 4th dau. of Rt Hon James Archibald Stuart-Wortley MP (by his wife Hon Jane Lawley, only dau. of Paul Beilby [Lawley later Thompson later Lawley-Thompson], 1st Baron Wenlock), 3rd son of James Archibald [Stuart later Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe

died12 Feb 1940

created1 Jun 1935 Baron Tweedsmuir, of Elsfield in the County of Oxford

suc. byson

noteLord High Commissioner to the the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1933 and 1934;  Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada 1935-40


2.John Norman Stuart [Buchan], 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir, CBE CD

born25 Nov 1911

mar. (1)27 Jul 1948 Rt Hon Priscilla Jean Fortescue Grant, Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South 1946-66, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at Scottish Office 1962-64 (cr. 1 Jul 1970 Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie, of Potterton in the County of Aberdeen (Life Peeress);  widow of Maj Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant of Moneymusk and Cullen, 11th Bt.;  d. 11 Mar 1978), 2nd dau. of Brig Alan Fortescue Thomson DSO, of Craighall, Kennethmont, co. Aberdeen

mar. (2)1980 Jean Margherita Grant (widow of Capt Sir Frances Cullen Grant of Moneymusk, 12th Bt.), only dau. of Capt Humphrey Douglas Tollemache RN (by his wife Elsie Violet Raphael, dau. of William George Raphael), 2nd son of Maj Hon Douglas Alfred Tollemache (by his wife Alice Mary Head, dau. of John Head), 6th son by his second wife of John [Halliday later Tollemache], 1st Baron Tollemache

dieds.p.m. 1996

suc. bybrother


3.William de l'Aigle [Buchan], 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir

born10 Jan 1916

mar. (1)25 Oct 1939 (div. 1946) Nesta Irene Crozier, only dau. of Lt Col C D Crozier RA

only child by first wife

1.Hon Perdita Caroline Buchan (b. 16 Dec 1940), mar. Nov 1968 (div. 1977) Edward Connolly, of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, and has issue

mar. (2)6 Dec 1946 (div. 1960) Barbara Howard Ensor (d. 17 Feb 1969), dau. of Ernest Nash Ensor, of 24 Chivelston Court, Parkside, Wimbledon, London

children by second wife

1.Hon John William Howard de l'Aigle (Toby) Buchan, later 4th Baron Tweedsmuir

2.Hon (Charles Walter) Edward Ralph Buchan, of 53 Lillieshall Road, London (b. 5 Aug 1951), mar. 1982 Fiona J Carlisle, 2nd dau. of Paul Carlisle, of Penyrwrlodd, Llanigon, Hay-on-Wye, co. Hereford, and has issue

3. Hon James Ernest Buchan, of 37 Gloucester Crescent, London (b. 11 Jun 1954), mar. 1986 Lady Evelyn Rose Phipps (b. 18 Nov 1955), 2nd dau. of Oswald Constantine John [Phipps], 4th Marquess of Normanby, and has issue

2.Hon Deborah Charlotte Buchan (b. 19 Oct 1947), mar. 8 Oct 1966 (Bernard Harold) Ian Halley [Stewart], Baron Stewartby (Life Peer), and has issue

3.Hon Laura Mary Clare Buchan (b. 25 Jun 1953), mar. 1980 Robin Chanter, of Maison Bacchus, Gajan, St Mamert du Gard, France, and has issue

4.Hon Ursula Margaret Bridget Buchan (b. 25 Jun 1953), mar. 1979 Charles Thomas Wide QC, of Church Cottage, Main Street, Clapthorn, co. Northampton, 2nd son of Nicholas Wide, and has issue

mar. (3)20 Jul 1960 Sauré Cynthia Mary Tatchell, dau. of Maj Gerald Edward Tatchell

only child by third wife

4.Hon Alexander Edward Buchan (b. 10 Mar 1961), mar. 1993 Sarah Pickles, dau. of George Pickles, and has issue

died29 Jun 2008

suc. byson by second wife


4.John William Howard de l'Aigle (Toby) [Buchan], 4th Baron Tweedsmuir

born25 May 1950

mar.22 Oct 1977 Amanda Jocelyn Bell, 2nd dau. of sir Gawain Westray Bell KCMG OBE, of Hidcote Manor, co. Gloucester


1.Hon John Alasdair Gawain Buchan (b. 20 Nov 1986)

2.Hon Christopher Charles Westray Buchan (b. 1988)


 Last updated 30 Jul 2008




4th Baron Tweedsmuir, of Elsfield in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Jun 1935)



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