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St Davids, Viscount (UK, 1918)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Jun 1918


Family name: Philipps




Argent a Lion rampant Sable ducally gorged and chained Or langued and armed Gules


A Lion as in the Arms


Dexter:  a Knight vested in chain armour the Jupon charged with the arms of Philipps and resting his exterior hand upon the Hilt of his Sword;  Sinister:  a Knight vested in plate armour his Jupon charged with the arms of Wogan (Or on a Chief Sable three Martlets of the field) and resting his exterior hand upon the Hilt of his Sword;  both standing upon a Battlemented Wall all proper


Ducit Amor Patriae (Patriotism is my motive)



John Wynford [Philipps], 1st Baron St Davids later 1st Viscount St Davids, GBE PC

1st son of Rev Sir James Erasmus Philipps, 12th Bt., of Picton, co. Pembroke, Vicar of Warminster, by his wife Mary Margaret Best, sister of George [Best], 5th Baron Wynford, and 1st dau. of Rev Hon Samuel Best, Rector of Abbots Anne, co. Hampshire (by his second wife Emma Duke, dau. of Lt Col Charles Duke), 3rd son of William Draper [Best], 1st Baron Wynford


30 May 1860

mar. (1)

14 Feb 1888 Nora Gerstenberg (d. 30 Mar 1915), 2nd dau. of Isidor Gerstenberg, of Stockleigh House, Regent's Park, London, by his wife Fanny Alice Bauer, dau. of Abraham Bauer, of Hamburg and London

children by first wife

1. Capt Hon Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps (b. 11 Dec 1888; killed in action v.p. 13 May 1915)

2. Capt Hon Roland Erasmus Philipps MC JP (b. 27 Feb 1890; killed in action v.p. 7 Jul 1916)

mar. (2)

27 Apr 1916 Lady Elizabeth Frances Rawdon-Hastings, suo jure Baroness Hungerford, de Moleyns and Strange of Knokyn, granted by Royal Warrant 9 Oct 1920 the precedence of the daughter of an Earl; declared by resolution of the House of Lords 17 Dec 1920 to be coheiress to the Baronies of Botreaux, Hastings of Hastings, Hungerford, Stanley and Strange of Knockyn; suc. her uncle the 11th Earl of Loudoun on termination of the abeyancy in her favour 23 Feb 1921 as Baroness Hungerford and Baroness Moleyns and her remore ancestor the 5th Earl of Derby as Baroness Strange of Knokyn (b. 19 Jun 1884; d. 12 Dec 1974), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Maj Hon Paulyn Francis Cuthbert Abney-Hastings later Rawdon-Hastings (by his wife Lady Maud Grimston, 3rd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 2nd Earl of Verulam), 2nd son of Charles Frederick [Clifton later Abney-Hastings], 1st Baron Donington, by his wife Lady Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun, Baroness Hungerford, etc., sister and cohrss. of Henry Weysford Charles Plantagent [Rawdon-Hastings], 4th Marquess of Hastings, and 1st dau. of George Augustus Francis [Rawdon-Hastings], 2nd Marquess of Hastings

children by second wife

2. Hon Jestyn Reginald Austen Plantagenet Philipps, later 2nd Viscount St Davids

1. Hon Lelgarde De Clare Philipps (b. 23 Sep 1918; d. 1984), mar. 19 Jun 1950 (div. 1967) Colin Charles Evans, son of Maj William Sandford Evans, of Rosehill Cottage, Cosheston, Pembroke Dock, and had issue


28 Mar 1938


v.p. 6 Jul 1908 Baron St Davids, of Roch Castle in the County of Pembroke

17 Jun 1918 Viscount St Davids, of Lydstep Haven in the County of Pembroke

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Mid Lanarkshire 1888-94 and for Pembrokeshire 1898-1908; suc. his father 21 Feb 1912 as 13th Baronet of Picton; Privy Councillor 1914; Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire 1920-32; GBE 1922


Jestyn Reginald Austen Plantagenet [Philipps], 2nd Viscount St Davids


19 Feb 1917

mar. (1)

5 May 1938 (div. 1954) Doreen Guinness Jowett (d. 19 Oct 1956), only dau. of Capt Arthur Craven Jowett, of Coverdale, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

children by first wife

1. Hon Colwyn Jestyn John Philipps, later 3rd Viscount St Davids

1. Hon Rowena Frances Philipps (b. 7 Aug 1940), mar. 31 Oct 1959 (div. 1977) David Elford, son of Richard Elford, of Melbourne, Australia, and has issue

2. Hon Myfanwy Ann Philipps (b. 28 Oct 1944), mar. 2 Nov 1968 John Frederick Smith, of 23 Pyrland Road, London, 1st son of Harry Smith, of Lea Royd, Ossett, co. York, and has issue

3. Hon Rhiannon Elisabeth Philipps (b. 21 Sep 1946), mar. 7 Jun 1974 (div. 1991) Donald Hudson Chapman, son of Francis Robert Chapman, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk

4. Hon Eiddwen Sara Philipps (b. 28 Jun 1948), mar. 1986 Clive Geoffrey Owen, and has issue

mar. (2)

15 Oct 1954 (div. 1959) Elizabeth Joyce Woolf, 1st dau. of Dr Eleazar Alec Woolf, of Hove, co. Sussex

mar. (3)

19 Oct 1959 Evelyn Marjorie Harris (d. 2 Apr 2009), only dau. of Dr John Edmund Guy Harris, of The Hermitage, Bray-on-Thames, co. Berkshire


10 Jun 1991

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his mother 12 Dec 1974 as 15th Baron Strange of Knokyn, 24th Baron Hungerford and 21st Baron de Moleyns


Colwyn Jestyn John [Philipps], 3rd Viscount St Davids


30 Jan 1939


7 Dec 1965 Augusta Victoria Correa Larrain Ugarte, dau. of Don Estantislao Correa Ugarte, of Santiago, Chile


1. Hon Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, later 4th Viscount St Davids

2. Hon Roland Augusto Jestyn Estantislao Philipps, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of St Davids (b. 9 Apr 1970)


26 Apr 2009

suc. by



Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip) 1992-94; Deputy Speaker House of Lords 1995-99


Rhodri Colwyn [Philipps], 4th Viscount St Davids


16 Sep 1966


6 Sep 2003 Sarah Louise Colyn Butcher, only dau. of Dr Peter Butcher


Lord St Davids has not proven his succession to the Baronetcy of Phillipps of Picton


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of St Davids in Hon Roland Augusto Jestyn Estantislao Phillipps, second son of the 3rd Viscount St Davids and younger brother of the present Viscount.


 Last updated 15 Jun 2016




4th Viscount St Davids, of Lydstep Haven in the County of Pembroke

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jun 1918)

17th Baron Strange of Knokyn

(England, writ sum. 29 Dec 1299)

26th Baron Hungerford

(England, writ sum. 7 Jan 1425/6)

23rd Baron de Moleyns

(England, writ sum. 13 Jan 1444/5)

4th Baron St Davids, of Roch Castle in the County of Pembroke

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 6 Jul 1908)

de jure 16th Baronet, styled "of Picton, co. Pembroke"

(England, let. pat. 9 Nov 1621)



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