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Younger of Leckie, Viscount (UK, 1923)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Feb 1923

 

Family name: Younger

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Arms:

Parted per saltire Or and Gules a Rose counterchanged in base Martlet Sable on a Chief Azure three Covered Cups Or

Crest:

An Armed Leg couped at the thigh proper garnished and spurred Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion rampant Sable;  Sinister:  a Wolf Argent;  both armed and langued Gules

Motto:

Labentibus Junior Annis (Younger as the years go by)

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George [Younger], 1st Viscount Younger of Leckie

1st son of James Younger, of Alloa, co. Clackmannan, by his wife Janet McEwan, 1st dau. of John McEwan, of Alloa

born

13 Oct 1851

mar.

10 Jun 1879 Lucy Smith (d. 26 May 1921), dau. of Dr Edward Smith, of Harley Street, London, and Heanor Falls, co. Derby

died

29 Apr 1929

created

12 Jul 1911 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Leckie"

20 Feb 1923 Viscount Younger of Leckie, of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Ayr Burghs 1906-22; Chairman, Unionist Party 1916-23

 

James [Younger], 2nd Viscount of Leckie, DSO

born

19 May 1880

mar.

7 Feb 1906 Maud Gilmour (d. 28 Dec 1957), 1st dau. of Sir John Gilmour, 1st Bt., by his wife Henrietta Gilmour, 2nd dau. of David Gilmour, of Quebec, Canada

died

4 Dec 1946

suc. by

son

 

Edward George [Younger], 3rd Viscount Younger of Leckie, OBE

born

21 Nov 1906

mar.

7 Jun 1930 Evelyn Margaret McClure MBE (d. 23 Jul 1983), 1st dau. of Alexander Logan McClure K, of Heriot Row, Edinburgh

died

25 Jun 1997

suc. by

son

 

George Kenneth Hotson [Younger], Baron Younger of Prestwick later 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, KT KCVO TD PC DL

born

22 Sep 1931

mar.

7 Aug 1954 Diana Rhona Tuck, 1st dau. of Capt Gerald Seymour Tuck DSO, RN, of Little London, Chichester, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon James Edward George Younger, later 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie

2. Hon Charles Gerald Alexander Younger (b. 1959), mar. 1986 Sally Elizabeth Fergusson, 1st dau. of Kenneth Mackenzie Neil Fergusson, of Blinkbonny House, Haddington, co. Lothian, and has issue

3. Hon Andrew Seymour Robert Younger, of Fernhill House, Cradley, co. Worcester (b. 1962), mar. 1989 Hilary Margaret Chalk, yst. dau. of Philip Alexander Forbes Chalk, of The Barn House, Hurstbourne Priors, co. Hampshire, and has issue

1. Hon Joanna Rosalind Younger (b. 1958), mar. (1) 1986 (div. 1989) Gregory William Rossiter Cooper, son of Brian Cooper, of Ealing, London, and (2) 25 Mar 1995 John S M Davidson, of Easter Leckie, Gargunnock, co. Stirling, and has issue

died

26 Jan 2003

created

v.p. 7 Jul 1992 Baron Younger of Prestwick, of Ayr in the District of Kyle and Carrick (Life Peerage)

note

Maj Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1950; served in BAOR and Korea 1951; Brigadier, Royal Company of Archers; TD 1964; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Ayr 1964-92; Deputy lieutenant of Stirlingshire 1968; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office 1970-74; Minister of State for Defence 1974;  Chairman, Scottish Conservative Party 1974-76; Secretary of State for Scotland 1979-86;  Privy Councillor 1979; Secretary of State for Defence 1986-89; KCVO 1993; Knight of the Thistle 1996; on his death the Life Barony of Younger of Prestwick became extinct

 

James Edward George [Younger], 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie

born

11 Nov 1955

mar.

1988 Jennie Veronica Wootton, dau. of William Edward James Wootton, of Chanters House, Pilton, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon Alexander William George Younger (b. 13 Nov 1993)

1. Hon Emily Evelyn Younger (b. 1990)

2. Hon Alice Elizabeth Younger (b. 1992)

note

director of various companies including Union Bank of Switzerland since 1994; member of the Royal Company of Archers 1997; elected to the House of Lords (Conservative) 2010

 

 Last updated 27 Jan 2003

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Titles:

5th Viscount Younger of Leckie, of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Feb 1923)

5th Baronet, styled "of Leckie"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Jul 1911)

 

Addresses:

Leckie House, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

The Old Vicarage, Dorton, Buckinghamshire HP18 9NH

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