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Waverley, Viscount (UK, 1952)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Jan 1952


Family name: Anderson




Argent a Saltire engrailed between a Mullet in chief and a Lotus Flower in base and in each flank a Crescent Gules on a Chief Sable three Martlets of the field


A Demi Lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure holding in his dexter forepaw a Branch of Olive proper


On either side a Horse Argent crined and unguled Or


Beati Pacifi (Blessed are the peacemakers)



John [Anderson], 1st Viscount Waverley, GCB OM GCSI GCIE PC

son of David Alexander Anderson, of Westland House, Eskbank, co. Midlothian, by his wife Janet Kilgour Brigiman, dau. of Charles Brigiman, of Edinburgh


8 Jul 1882

mar. (1)

2 Apr 1907 Christina Mackenzie (d. 9 May 1920), dau. of Andrew Mackenzie, of Edinburgh

children by first wife

1. Hon David Alastair Pearson Anderson, later 2nd Viscount Waverley

2. Brig Hon Dame Mary Mackenzie Anderson DBE, Hon ADC (b. 3 Feb 1916), mar. 8 Jul 1973 Frithjof Pigl, of Norway (d. 1988)

mar. (2)

30 Oct 1941 Ava Wigram (widow of Ralph Follett Wigram CMG;  d. 22 Dec 1974), dau. of John Edward Courtenay Bodley, of Sucy-en-Brie, France


4 Jan 1958


28 Jan 1952 Viscount Waverley, of Westdean in the County of Sussex

suc. by

son by first wife


CB 1918; KCB 1919; Privy Councillor [I] 1920; GCB 1923; Governor of Bengal 1932-37;  GCIE 1932; GCSI 1937; Lord Privy Seal 1938-39;  Privy Councillor [UK] 1938; Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security 1939-40;  Lord President of the Council 1940-43;  Chancellor of the Exchequer 1943-45; OM 1957


David Alastair Pearson [Anderson], 2nd Viscount Waverley


18 Feb 1911


13 Nov 1948 Lorna Myrtle Ann Ledgerwood (b. 1925;  d. 12 Aug 2013), dau. of Lt Col Frederick Hill Ledgerwood


1. Hon John Desmond Forbes Anderson, later 3rd Viscount Waverley

1. Hon Ida Christina Romaine Anderson (b. 8 Mar 1952;  dvp. following a car crash 1972)

2. Hon Patricia Mairead Janet Anderson (b. 2 Mar 1955), mar. (1)  1 Jun 1979 (div. 1983) Charles R Roberts, only son of Alan Roberts, of Eastwood Farm, Graffham, co. Ssusex, and (2) 1989 Leon Clifton, of Chandlers, Aldworth, co. Berkshire, and has issue by her second husband


21 Feb 1990

suc. by



LRCP 1936; served in Worl War II in RAF Medical Branch; MRCP 1946; FRCP 1957; consultant physician Reading Group of Hospitals


John Desmond Forbes [Anderson], 3rd Viscount Waverley


31 Oct 1949

mar. (1)

1969 Anne Suzette Davidson

mar. (2)

1994 Dr Ursula Helen Barrow (HE the High Commissioner for Belize), dau. of Raymond Hugh Barrow, of Belize City, Belize

only child by second wife

1. Hon Forbes Alastair Rupert Anderson (b. 15 Feb 1996)


elected to the House of Lords 1999


Last updated 27 Aug 2013




3rd Viscount Waverley, of Westdean in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jan 1952)



c/o House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW



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