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Stockton, Earl of (UK, 1984)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Feb 1984


Family name: Macmillan




Argent a Chief Or overall between three Open Books proper edged Or and bound Azure those in chief inscribed respectively in letters Sable "Miseres" and "Discere" and that in base also in letters Sable inscribed "Succo" and as many Mullets Azure a Lion rampant Sable


[Upon a Helm with a Wreath Azure and Sable] within Sprigs of Oak fructed Or a dexter Cubit Arm and a sinister Arm embowed both proper the dexter hand gauntleted Or and with the other brandishing a Two Handed Sword proper Hilt Pommel and Quillons Sable


On the dexter side a Lion rampant Gules, and on the sinister side an American Bald Headed Eagle proper, both standing upon a Compartment comprising a crenelated Wall proper in the portal thereof an Anchor Azure and jointed on either side by two Bars wavy Azure to a Grassy Mount growing from that on the dexter a Long Branch and from that on the sinister a Thistle both proper





(Maurice) Harold [Macmillan], 1st Earl of Stockton, OM PC

3rd son of Maurice Crawford Macmillan, by his wife Helen Artie Tarleton Hill, former wife of ..... Hill, and dau. of Dr ..... Belles, of Kentucky, USA


10 Feb 1894


21 Apr 1920 Lady Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish (b. 28 Jul 1900; d. 21 May 1966), 3rd dau. of Victor Christian William [Cavendish], 9th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Lady Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st dau. of Henry Charles Keith [Petty-Fitzmaurice], 5th Marquess of Lansdowne


1. Rt Hon Maurice Victor Macmillan, styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Halifax 1955-64 and for Farnham 1966-84, Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1963-64, Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1970-72, Privy Councillor 1972, Secretary of State for Employment 1972-73, Postmaster General 1973-74 (b. 27 Jan 1921; dvp. 10 Mar 1984), mar. 22 Aug 1942 Hon Katherine Margaret Alice Ormsby-Gore DBE (b. 4 Jan 1921; d. 22 Jan 2017), 2nd dau. of William George Arthur [Ormsby-Gore], 4th Baron Harlech, by his wife Lady Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil, dau. of James Edward Hubert [Gascoyne-Cecil], 4th Marquess of Salisbury, and had issue:

1a. Hon Alexander Daniel Alan Macmillan, later 2nd Earl of Stockton

2a. Joshua Edward Andrew Macmillan (b. 1945; dvp. 1965)

3a. Hon Adam Julian Robert Macmillan (b. 1948), mar. 1982 Sarah Anne Mhuire MacGreevy, 2nd dau. of Dr Brian MacGreevy, of South Kensington, London, and has issue

4a. Hon David Maurice Benjamin Macmillan (b. 1957), mar. 19... Arabella Rosalind Hungerford Algranti (former wife of Giacomo Dante Algranti), 2nd dau. of Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen, of Norton Hall, co. Gloucester, and has issue

1a. Hon Rachel Mary Georgina Macmillan (b. 1955; dsp. 1987), mar. 1982 (div. 1986) Leith Corbett, only son of H M Corbett, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1. Lady (Ann) Caroline Macmillan (b. 1923; d. 14 Sep 2016), mar. 1944 Julian Tufnell Faber (d. 11 Jan 2002), of Fisher's Gate, Withyham, co. Sussex, son of Alfred Faber, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Macmillan (b. 19...; d. 1991), mar. 1950 (Harold) Julian [Amery], Baron Amery of Lustleigh (Life Peer), and had issue


29 Dec 1986


10 Feb 1984 Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, of Chelwood Gate in the County of East Sussex and of Stockton-on-Tees in the County of Cleveland, and Earl of Stockton

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Stockton-on-Tees 1924-29 and 1931-45 and (Conservative) for Bromley 1945-64;  Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply 1940-42; Privy Councillor 1942; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies 1942; Minister Resident in North Africa 1942-45; Secretary of State for Air May-Jul 1945;  Minister of Housing and Local Government 1951-54;  Minister of Defence 1954-55;  Foreign Secretary Apr-Dec 1955;  Chancellor of the Exchequer 1955-57;  Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury 1957-63; Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1960-86; Order of Merit 1976


Alexander Daniel Alan [Macmillan], 2nd Earl of Stockton, MEP


10 Oct 1943

mar. (1)

1970 (div. 1991) (Hélène) Birgitte Hamilton, dau. of Alan Douglas Christie Hamilton, of Stable Green, Mitford, co. Northumberland

children by first wife

1. Hon Daniel Maurice Alan Macmillan, styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden (b. 9 Oct 1974)

1. Lady Rebecca Elizabeth Macmillan (b. 1980)

2. Lady Louisa Alexandra Macmillan (b. 1982)

mar. (2)

23 Dec 1995 as her third husband Miranda Elizabeth Louise Nuttall (b. 1947; mar. (1) 24 Aug 1970 (div. 1974) as his third wife Peter Richard Henry Sellers CBE, the actor, and (2) 1975 (div. 1983) as his second wife Sir Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall, 3rd Bt; d. 2020.), dau. of Richard Bridges St John Quarry, of Padworth House, co. Buckingham, by his wife Diana Elizabeth Lloyd, only dau. of Lt-Col Horace Lloyd DSO


 Last updated 6 Apr 2021




2nd Earl of Stockton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Feb 1984)

2nd Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, of Chelwood Gate in the County of East Sussex and of Stockton-on-Tees in the County of Cleveland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Feb 1984)



Hayne Manor, Stowford, Devon EX20 4DB

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