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Woolton, Earl of (UK, 1956)


Creation: let. pat. 9 Jan 1956


Family name: Marquis




Sable on a Bend engrailed between two Garbs Or a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper between two Lions rampant of the field


Suspended from and between the Antlers of a stag a Stirrup and Leather proper


On either side a Lion rampant Or gorged with a Riband Azure pendent therefrom by a Chain also Or an Escutcheon Azure charged with a Liver Bird Argent


Fortitudine Virtute Dabitur By fortitude and courage it shall be given)



Frederick James [Marquis], 1st Baron Woolton later 1st Viscount Woolton later 1st Earl of Woolton, CH PC

only child of Thomas Robert Marquis, of Tarnbrick, Beech Lane, Liverpool, by his wife Margaret Ormerod


24 Aug 1883

mar. (1)

10 Oct 1912 Maud Smith (d. 13 Sep 1961), 2nd dau. of Thomas Smith, of Manchester, by his wife Augusta Mathews

children by first wife

1. Hon Roger David Marquis, later 2nd Earl of Woolton

1. Lady Margaret Judith Marquis (b. 21 Aug 1917), mar. 7 Apr 1945 Maj John Hele Sandeman-Allen (d. 19 Oct 1958), only son of Col John Sandeman-Allen OBE MC MP, of The Priory, Hethersett, co. Norfolk, and has issue

mar. (2)

19 Oct 1962 Margaret Eluned Thomas (d. 1983), only dau. of Richard Thomas, of North Wales


14 Dec 1964


7 Jul 1939 Baron Woolton, of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster

2 Jul 1953 Viscount Woolton, of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster

9 Jan 1956 Viscount Walberton, of Walberton in the County of Sussex, and Earl of Woolton

suc. by

son by first wife


served in World War I on Allied Commission (Raw Materials Section) and as Secretary to the Leather Control Board; Secretary, Boot and Show Confederation 1918-20; Chairman and Managing Director, Lewis;s Investment Trust 1926-39 and 1945-51; President, Incorporated Association of Retail Distributors 1930-33; Member, Advisory Council Overseas Development Committee 1928-31 and British Overseas Trade 1930-34; Member, Advisory Council General Post Office 1933-47; knighted 1935; Hon Advisor to Secretary of State for War 1939; Director-General Equipment and Stores, Ministry of Supply 1939-40; Privy Councillor 1940; Minister of Food 1940-43;  Companion of Honour 1942; Minister of Reconstruction and Member of the War Cabinet 1943-45; Lord President of the Council 1945 and 1951-52;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1952-55; Minister of Materials 1953-54; Chairman, Conservative Party 1945-55; Chancellor, University of Manchester 1944-64


Roger David [Marquis], 2nd Earl of Woolton


16 Jul 1922

mar. (1)

9 Nov 1946 (div. 1953) Hon Lucia Edith Lawson, only dau. of Edward Frederick [Lawson], 4th Baron Burnham, by his wife Marie Enid Robson, only dau. of Hugh Scott Robson

mar. (2)

25 Jun 1957 (Cecily) Josephine Gordon-Cumming (b. 11 Dec 1925; mar. (2) 22 Sep 1969 (div. 1974) John Archibald Harford [Williamson], 3rd Baron Forres;  mar. (3) 1982 Owen [Lloyd-George], 3rd Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor;  d. 10 May 2012), 1st dau. of Maj Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon-Cumming, 5th Bt. MC, by his wife Elizabeth Topham Richardson, dau. of John Topham Richardson, of Harps Oaks, Merstham

children by second wife

1. Hon Simon Frederick Marquis, later 3rd Earl of Woolton

1. Lady Alexandra Susan Marquis (b. 12 Jan 1961), mar. 1984 Philip Roger Chandos Elletson, of The Old Rectory, Huish, co. Wiltshire, son of Roger Elletson, of The Grey House, Forton, co. Lancaster, and has issue


7 Jan 1969

suc. by

son by second wife


served in World War II as F/Lt RAFVR


Simon Frederick [Marquis], 3rd Earl of Woolton


24 May 1958

mar. (1)

30 Apr 1987 (div. 1997) Hon Sophie Frederika Birdwood, only child of Mark William Ogilvie [Birdwood], 3rd Baron Birdwood, by his wife Judith Helen Roberts, 1st dau. of Reginald Gordon Seymour Roberts, of Newton Aycliffe, co. Durham

children by first wife

1. Lady Olivia Alice Marquis (b. 16 Apr 1990)

2. Lady Constance Elizabeth Marquis (b. 14 Oct 1991)

3. Lady Claudia Louise Marquis (b. 3 Mar 1995)

mar. (2)

28 Oct 1999 (Mary) Carol Davidson, yst. dau. of Peter Davidson


There is no heir to the Earldom of Woolton.


Last updated 25 May 2012




3rd Earl of Woolton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Jan 1956)

3rd Viscount Woolton, of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 2 Jul 1953)

3rd Viscount Walberton, of Walberton in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Jan 1956)

3rd Baron Woolton, of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Jul 1939)



Auchnacree House, Glenogil, By Forfar, Angus DD8 3SX

51 Ham Common, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW10 7GJ



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