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Wyfold, Baron (UK, 1919 - 1999)


Creation: let. pat. 17 May 1919


Extinct: 8 Apr 1999


Family name: Hermon-Hodge




Sable a Lion couchant Erminois holding between the paws a Bale of Cotton proper


An Eagle wings addorsed and inverted Or supporting with the dexter claw an Increscent Argent and looking at the Rays of the Sun issuant from Clouds proper


On either side a Trooper of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Oxford Hussars)


Praemium Virtutis Gloria (Glory is the reward of valour)



Robert Trotter [Hodge later Hermon-Hodge], 1st Baron Wyfold

1st son of George William Hodge, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his wife Sarah Eliza Green, dau. of David Green, of Ainderby, co. York


23 Sep 1851


16 May 1877 Frances Caroline Hermon (d. 5 Feb 1929; bur. at Peppard, co. Oxford), only dau. of Edward Hermon MP, of Wyfold Court, co. Oxford, by his wife Emily Letitia Udny, dau. of George Udny


1. Lt Col Hon Roland Hermon-Hodge, later 2nd Baron Wyfold

2. Maj Hon Robert Edward Udny Hermon-Hodge DSO (b. 11 Apr 1882; dsp. 2 May 1937), mar. 27 Jul 1934 Sybil Rika Hare, dau. of Capt Percy Richard Hare

3. Capt George Guy Hermon-Hodge (b. 22 Aug 1883; dvp. 7 Jul 1916 of wounds received in action)

4. Hon Harry Baldwin Hermon-Hodge, Resident in Northen Nigeria (b. 4 Oct 1885; d. 9 Jan 1947)

5. Rear Admiral Hon Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge DSO RN, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence 1936-38 (b. 20 Jan 1888; d. 25 Mar 1952), mar. 20 Nov 1918 Gwendoline Rose Davies (d. 14 Sep 1949), dau. of James Goulding Davies, of Bahawalpur, India, and has issue:

1a. Sub Lieut Anthony Claude Hermon-Hodge RNVR (b. 1 Aug 1920; dvp. in action aboard HMS Grove 12 Jun 1942)

1a. Pauline Frances Gwendoline Hermon-Hodge (b. 6 Aug 1921), mar. 27 Dec 1947 Maj Meyrick James Magrath DFC, of The Old Rectory, Croom, co. Limerick, only son of Maj Meyrick Myles Magrath, and has issue

2a. Stella Riette Hermon-Hodge (b. 17 Jul 1925), mar. 4 Feb 1949 David Charles Courtenay, of Woodcutters, Ambersham Common, Midhurst, co. Sussex (d. 1983), only son of Ashley Reginald Courtenay, of Little Powderham, Alnwick Bay, co. Sussex, and has issue

6. Lieut John Percival Hermon-Hodge (b. 18 Jul 1890; dvp. in action 28 May 1916)

7. Capt Hon Leonard St Leger Herman-Hodge MC (b. 8 Sep 1892; d. following an accident 31 Jan 1940)

1. Marguerite Hodge (b. 6 Jun 1879; dvp. 9 Jun 1879)

2. Hon Nona Carol Hermon-Hodge (b. 20 Nov 1897), mar. 8 Apr 1924 Harold Montagu Hermon-Worsley MC, of Evelyns, Hillingdon, co. Middlesex (d. 24 Apr 1956), son of Canon Edward Worsley, of Evenley, Brackley, co. Northampton


3 Jun 1937 (bur. at Peppard, co. Oxford)


6 Aug 1902 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Wyfold Court"

17 May 1919 Baron Wyfold, of Accrington in the County Palatine of Lancaster

suc. by



served for 30 years in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North-East Lancashire 1886-92, for South Oxfordshire 1895-1906 and 1917-18, and for Croydon 1909-10; assumed by Royal Licence 1903 the name of Hermon in addition to that of Hodge


Roland Hermon [Hermon-Hodge], 2nd Baron Wyfold, DSO MVO


10 Jul 1880


26 Jun 1906 Dorothy Fleming (d. 1976), 1st dau. of Robert Fleming, of Joyce Grove, co. Oxford, and 27 Grosvenor Square, London, by his wife Sarah Kate Hindmarsh OBE, dau. of John Stuart Hindmarsh, of St Andrews


1. Hon Hermon Robert Fleming Hermon-Hodge, later 3rd Baron Wyfold

1. Hon Pamela Kate Hermon-Hodge (b. 27 Nov 1908; d. 1978), mar. (1) 26 Apr 1938 Hon Edward David Murray, styled Viscount Fincastle (b. 3 Apr 1908; dvp. in action in France Jun 1940), only son of Alexander David [Murray], 8th Earl of Dunmore, by his wife Lucinda Dorothea Kemble, 1st dau. of Col Horace William Kemble of Toravaig, and (2) 27 Jun 1944 Capt Follett Watson Bell (d. 2 Oct 1982), son of Frederick Norman Bell, and has issue by both husbands

2. Hon Lorna Frances Hermon-Hodge (b. 25 Feb 1911), mar. 14 Apr 1941 Maj John Schuster TD DL, of The Manor Farm, Nether Worton, co. Oxford (d. 20 Jun 1984), 1st son of Sir George Ernest Schuster KCSI KCMG CBE MC, of Nether Worton House, Middle Barton, co. Oxford, and had three adopted children

3. Hon (Dorothy) Charmian Hermon-Hodge (b. 4 Jan 1913), mar. 12 May 1938 Maj Richard Evelyn Fleming MC TD, of Leygore Manor, Northleach, co. Gloucester, and 12 Hyde Park Square, London W2 (d. 14 Aug 1977), 3rd son of Maj Valentine Fleming DSO MP, and had issue

4. Hon Valentine Kathleen Hermon-Hodge (b. 2 Feb 1918)


14 Oct 1942

suc. by



joined the Grenadier Guards 1899; served in the South African War 1899-1902; Capt 1907; MVO 1910; resigned 1913; rejoined as Capt, Reserve of Officers 1914; served in World War I 1914-18; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, the Guards Division 1916-17; DSO 1917; retired with rank of Lt Col 1920


Hermon Robert Fleming [Hermon-Hodge], 3rd Baron Wyfold


26 Jun 1915


8 Apr 1999


Capt, Grenadier Guards (Reserve of Officers) during World War II; Director, Robert Fleming Holdings 1949-85


On the death of the 3rd Baron Wyfold the Barony of Wyfold and the Baronetcy of Wyfold Court became extinct.


Last updated 9 Oct 2007



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