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Wright, Baron (UK, 1932 - 1964)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Apr 1932


Extinct: 27 Jun 1964


Family name: Wright




Azure on a Fess between three Eagles' Heads couped Or a Pale between two Fleurs-de-lis of the first the pale charged with a Fleur-de-lis of the first


In front of a Demi-Dragon Or the wings semée of Fleur-de-lis Azure a Fasces fesswise Sable


On either side a Pegasus Argent the Wings Or semée of Fleurs-de-lis Azure


 Mens aequa



Robert Alderson [Wright], Baron Wright, GCMG PC

son of John Wright, of South Shields, co. Durham, by his wife Elizabeth Middleton Carr, dau. of John Carr, also of South Shields, co. Durham


15 Oct 1869


25 Sep 1928 Margaret Avis Bullows, dau. of F J Bullows, of Sutton Coldfield, co. Warwick


s.p. 27 Jun 1964


11 Apr 1932 for life Baron Wright, of Durley in the County of Wiltshire


barrister, Inner Temple 1900, KC 1917, Bencher 1923, Reader 1944, Treasurer 1946; a Judge of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice 1925; knighted 1925; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1932-35 and 1937-47; Privy Councillor 1932; Member, Universities Committee of the Privy Council 1934; Chairman, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts 1935-37; Chairman, Law Revision Committee 1935; Master of the Rolls 1935-37; Deputy High Steward of Cambridge University 1936-52; Australian Representative, United Nations War Crimes Commission 1944; GCMG 1948


 First written 20 Sep 2004



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