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Somervell of Harrow, Baron (UK, 1954 - 1960)


Creation: let.pat. 4 Oct 1954


Extinct: 18 Nov 1960


Family name: Somervell




Azure three Lozenges in fess Or each charged with a Mullet of the field accompanied by seven Cross Crosslets of the second four in chief and three in base all within a Bordure Ermine for difference


A Wheel Or upon it a Dragon Vert spouting Flames proper


On either side a Wyvern Vert spouting Flames proper charged on the shoulder with a Wheel Or



Donald Bradley [Somervell], Baron Somervell of Harrow, OBE PC

2nd son of Robert Somervell, Assistant Master and Bursar at Harrow School 1887-1920, by his wife Octavia Paulina Churchill, dau. of Rev John Churchill


24 Aug 1889


29 Jul 1933 Laelia Helen Buchan-Hepburn (b. 1 Jul 1897; dsp. 17 Jul 1945), only dau. of Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, 4th Bt., by his wife Edith Agnes Karslake, only child of Edward Kent Karslake QC


s.p. 18 Nov 1960


4 Oct 1954 for life Baron Somervell of Harrow, of Ewelme in the County of Oxford


barrister, Inner Temple 1916, KC 1929, Bencher 1933; OBE 1919; Member of Parliament for Crewe 1931-45; Solicitor-General 1933-36; knighted 1933; Attorney-General 1936-45; Privy Councillor 1938; Recorder of Kingston-upon-Thames 1940-46; Home Secretary 1945; Trustee, Tate Gallery 1945-50; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1946-54; Chairman, Board of Governors, Harrow School 1947-53; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1954


 First written 20 Sep 2004



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