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Windlesham, Baron (UK, 1937)


Creation:let. pat. 22 Feb 1937


Family name:Hennessy




Gules a Boar passant proper on a Chief Or a Trefoil slipped Vert between two Roses of the field barbed and seeded also proper


In front of a Dexter Arm embowed in Armour the hand grasping a Battle-Axe a Trefoil slipped and a Red Rose stalked and leaved saltire-wise all proper


On either side an Officer of the Irish Brigade in the service of the King of France in the eighteenth century proper the dexter supporting with the exterior hand a gold mounted and tasselled Staff also proper


Vi Vivo Et Armis (I live by force and arms)



1.George Richard James [Hennessy], 1st Baron Windlesham, OBE

2nd son of Richard Hennessy, of Bagnolet, Cognac, France, by his wife and cousin Martha Lucy Hennessy, dau. of Frederick Hennessy, of Cognac

born23 Mar 1877

mar.14 Dec 1898 Ethel Mary Wynter (d. 10 Jul 1951), dau. of Charles Reginald Wynter

died8 Oct 1953

created24 Jan 1927 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Winchester"

22 Feb 1937 Baron Windlesham, of Windlesham in the County of Surrey

suc. byson

noteVice-Chamberlain of the Household 1925-28;  Treasurer of the Household 1928-29


2.James Bryan George [Hennessy], 2nd Baron Windlesham

born4 Aug 1903

mar. (1)6 Jun 1929 Angela Mary Duggan (d. 13 Mar 1956), 2nd dau. of Julian Duggan, of 2 Lowther Gardens, Princes Gate, London

mar. (2)25 Mar 1957 Pamela Joan Dinan (former wife of Dermot A Dinan;  mar. (3) 9 Dec 1966 William Marsden Elverston-Trickett), 2nd dau. of Francis Kennedy

died16 Nov 1962

suc. byson by first wife


3.David James George [Hennessy], 3rd Baron Windlesham, CVO PC

born28 Jan 1932

mar. 22 May 1965 Prudence Loveday Glynn (d. 1986), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Rupert Trevor Wallace Glynn MC, of Harlesford House, Tetsworth, co. Oxford, by his wife Evelyn Margaret Vernet, dau. of Henry Augustus Vernet, of London


1.Hon James Rupert Hennessy (b. 9 Nov 1968), mar. Deborah J Wallace, dau. of Brian Wallace, of Sarsden, co. Oxford, and has issue:

1a.George Rupert James Hennessy (b. 19 Nov 2006)

1.Hon Victoria Jane Hennessy (b. 17 Jul 1966)

created16 Nov 1999 Baron Hennessy, of Windlesham in the County of Surrey (Life Peerage)

noteMember, Westminster City Council 1958-62; Minister of State, Home Office 1970-72 and Northern Ireland Office 1972-73; Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 1973-74; Privy Councillor 1973; CVO 1981


 Last updated 1 Jan 2007




3rd Baron Windlesham, of Windlesham in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Feb 1937)

Baron Hennessy, of Windlesham in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom Life Peerage, let. pat. 16 Nov 1999)

3rd Baronet, styled "of Winchester"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jan 1927)



Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ



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