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Vestey, Baron (UK, 1922)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Jun 1922


Family name: Vestey




Azure in base barry wavy of four Argent and of the first an Iceberg issuant proper on a Chief of the second three Eggs also proper


In front of a Springbok's Head couped at the neck proper three Mullets fesswise Azure


Dexter:  a Sheep proper;  Sinister:  a Bull Argent


E Labore Stabilitas (From labour stability)



William [Vestey], 1st Baron Vestey

1st son of Samuel Vestey, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hannah Uttley, dau. of William Uttley, of westbar-in-Stansfield, co. York


21 Jan 1859


22 Mar 1882 Sarah Ellis (d. 8 Aug 1923), dau. of George Ellis, of Tranmere, Birkenhead, co. Chester

children by first wife

1. Samuel [Vestey], 2nd Baron Vestey

2. Hon George Ellis Vestey (b. 9 Oct 1884; d. 14 Aug 1968), mar. 2 Sep 1909 Florence May Webster (d. 16 May 1964), dau. of Thomas Webster, of Melling, co. Lancaster, and had issue

3. Capt Hon Leonard Vestey (b. 21 Dec 1888; d. 1954), mar. (1) 21 Aug 1919 (div. 1931) Hilda Dorothy Thompson (d. 21 Jun 1943), dau. of  Thomas Thompson, of Grays, co. Essex, and (2) 1931 eleanor Margery Simpson (widow of Capt F W H Simpson; mar. (3) 1955 Dr Richard Taylor; mar. (4) 19... Frank Fisher; d. 1972), 1st dau. of Edward Colman, of Three Ways, Chobham, co. Surrey, and had issue by his first wife

4. Hon Frank Vestey (b. 11 Jan 1893; dsp. 22 Jul 1950), mar. 12 Mar 1918 Mary Vera Brockle (d. 10 Jun 1972), 5th dau. of Robert Archibald Brockle, of Carmarthen, co. Carmarthen


9 Aug 1924 Evelyn Brodstone (d. 23 May 1941), dau. of Hans Brodstone,of Superior, Nebraska, USA


10 Dec 1940


21 Jun 1913 a Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Bessemer House"

20 Jun 1922 Baron Vestey, of Kingswood in the County of Surrey

suc. by

son by first wife


Director, Union Cold Storage Co; head, Blue Star Line


Samuel [Vestey], 2nd Baron Vestey


25 Dec 1882


28 Jul 1908 Frances Sarah Howarth JP (d. 16 Jan 1969), 1st dau. of John Richard Howarth, of Freshfield, co. Lancaster


1. Capt Hon William Howarth Vestey (b. 24 Apr 1912; killed in action in Italy v.p. 25 June 1944), mar. Helen Pamela Fullerton Melba Armstrong (granted the style, rank and precedence of a Baron's widow by Royal Warrant Mar 1955), only dau. of George Nesbitt Armstrong, of Coombe Cottage, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia, by his second wife Evelyn Mary Doyle, dau. of Michael Doyle, of Brisbane, Australia, and had issue:

1a. Samuel George Armstrong [Vestey], 3rd Baron Vestey

2a. Hon Mark William Vestey, of Foxcote Manor, Andoversford, co. Gloucester, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant Mar 1955 (b. 16 Apr 1943; d. 5 Nov 2016), mar. 6 Feb 1975 Rose Amelia Clifton (b. 19 Nov 1952), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Peter Thomas Clifton CVO DSO JP DL, of Dummer House, Dummer, co. Hampshire, Standard Bearer, Honourable Corps of Gentlmen-at-Arms 1979-81 (by his second wife Patricia Mary Adela Cobbold DStJ, widow of Maj Robert Nevill Cobbold and 2nd dau. of Maj James Miller Gibson-Watt, of Doldowlod, co. Radnor), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Lt Col Percy Robert Bruce later Clifton CMG DSO TD, of Clifton Hall, co. Nottingham (by his second wife Evelyn Mary Amelia Leith, 1st dau. of Maj Thomas Leith DL, of Petmathen, co. Aberdeen), 2nd son of Lt Col Sir Hervey Juckes Lloyd Bruce, 4th Bt. JP DL, and had issue

1. Hon Kathleen Sarah Vestey (b. 28 May 1909; d. 198..), mar. (1) 30 Oct 1928 (div. 1936) Maj Philip Wilfred Cripps (d. 31 May 1965), 2nd son of Maj Sir Frederick William Beresford Cripps DSO, of Ampney Park, Cirencester, co. Gloucester, (2) 18 Sep 1936 (div. 1942) Capt Maurice John Kingscote, of Collingwood Hall, Burton-on-Trent (d. in a car accident 5 Jun 1959), 2nd son of Thomas Arthur Fitzhardinge Kingscote CVO JP, (3) 3 May 1942 Maj Geoffrey Harbord MC (d. 3 Sep 1953), son of Rev Harry Harbord, of Colwood Park, Bolney, co. Sussex; and (4) 7 Feb 1955 as his second wife Cdr William Canning Eykyn RN (d. 4 Jul 1972), son of William Eykyn, of Thames Ditton, co. Surrey, and had issue

2. Hon Joan Frances Vestey MBE (b. 17 Jul 1914; d. Oct 1991), mar. (1) 7 Nov 1935 (div. 1944) Maj Hammon Paine, of Little Coxwell, Farringdon (d. 1987), 1st son of Louis Paine, of Bourton, Shrivenham, co. Berkshire, and (2) 8 Sep 1954 John Lindesay Compton Shedden (d. Jan 1994), 1st son of Lindesay Harry Compton Shedden, of Somerby, co. Leicester, and had issue by her first husband


4 May 1954



High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1933


Samuel George Armstrong [Vestey], 3rd Baron Vestey, GCVO GCStJ DL


19 Mar 1941


11 Sep 1970 (div. 1981) Kathryn Mary Eccles (d. 13 Dec 2017), 1st dau. of John Eccles,of Moor Park, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Saffron Alexandra Vestey (b. 27 Aug 1971), mar. 18 May 1996 Matthew Charles Idiens, only son of Cdr Simon Idiens RN, and has issue

2. Hon Flora Grace Vestey (b. 22 Sep 1978), mar. (1) 20... (div. 2010) Laurence J Kilby, son of John Kilby, and (2) 2011 James "Jolly" Hall


22 Dec 1981 Celia Elizabeth Knight, 2nd dau. of Maj Hubert Guy Broughton Knight MC, of Lockinge Manor, Wantage, co. Oxford (by his wife Hester Loyd, 2nd dau. of Arthur Thomas Loyd OBE, of Lockinge, Wantage, Berkshire), 1st son of Lt Col Frederick Guy Knight MC, of The Oaks, Queniborough, co. Leicester, by his wife Edith Rosamund Broughton-Adderley, only dau. of Hubert John Broughton-Adderley, of Tunstall Hall, Salop., by his wife Hon Florence Margaret Handcock, 2nd dau. of Richard [Handcock], 4th Baron Castlemaine

children by second wife

1. Hon William Guy Vestey, Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1996-98 (b. 27 Aug 1983), mar. Violet Gweneth Henderson, dau. of Gavin Adrian Alexander Henderson, by his wife Juliet Victoria Baring, dau. of Maj Sir Mark Baring KCVO, and has issue:

1a. Samuel Oscar Vestey (b. 7 Nov 2018)

1a. Ella Victoria Vestey (b. 13 Jul 2015)

2. Hon Arthur George Vestey (b. 1985), mar. Hon Martha Rose Beaumont (b. 1986), 3rd dau. of Wentworth Peter Ismay [Beaumont], 4th Viscount Allendale, by his wife Theresa Mary Magdalene More O'Ferrall, 2nd dau. of Francis Ambrose More O'Ferrall, of Ellen's Green, co. Sussex, by his wife Angela Mary Mather-Jackson, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Anthony Henry Mather Mather-Jackson, 6th Bt., and has issue

3. Hon Mary Henrietta Vestey (b. 1992)


Lord Prior of the Venerable Order of St John 1991-2002; Master of the Horse 1999-2019; KCVO 2009; GCVO


 Last updated 30 Jun 2019




3rd Baron Vestey, of Kingswood in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Jun 1922)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Bessemer House"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Jun 1913)



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