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Wolverton, Baron (UK, 1869)


Creation: let. pat. 14 Dec 1869


Family name: Glyn




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George Carr [Glyn], 1st Baron Wolverton

5th but 4th surv. son of Sir Richard Carr Glyn, 1st Bt., of Gaunts, co. Dorset , Lord Mayor of London 1798-99, by his wife Mary Plumptre, dau. of John Plumptre MP, of Fredville, co. Kent, and of Nottingham, co. Nottingham


27 Mar 1797


17 Mar 1823 Marianne Grenfell (b. 22 Sep 1802; d. 30 Mar 1892; bur. at Stanbridge, co. Dorset), 3rd dau. of Pascoe Grenfell MP, of Taplow House, co. Buckingham, by his second wife Hon Georgiana St Leger, 7th dau. of St Leger [Aldworth later St Ledger], 1st Viscount Doneraille


1. Hon George Grenfell Glyn, later 2nd Baron Wolverton

2. Hon St Leger Richard Glyn (b. 3 Oct 1825; d. 16 Apr 1873), mar. 5 Jun 1855 Florence Elizabeth Williams (d. 14 Sep 1887), dau. of James Wilmot Williams, of Herringston, co. Dorset, and had issue:

1a. Constance Gertrude Glyn (d. 12 Apr 1933), mar. 5 Jun 1889 George Henry Eyre Matcham, of Newhouse, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

2a. Florence Elizabeth Mary Glyn CBE DGStJ (d. 30 Dec 1931), mar. 23 Jun 1880 Sir William Wyndham Portal, 2nd Bt., and had issue

3a. Edith Theodosia Glyn (d. 28 Mar 1913), mar. 25 Jul 1896 Henry Thomas Timson, of Stydd House, Lyndhurst, co. Hampshire, son of Capt Henry Timson JP, of Tatchbury Mount

4a. Mabel Glyn (d. 3 Feb 1919), mar. 2 Jun 1890 Capt Robert Henry Fowler, of Rabinston, co. Meath (d. 11 May 1957), and had issue

5a. Mary Ellen Glyn (dvp. 1864)

6a. Beatrice Ellerie Glyn (d. 15 Apr 1951), mar. 11 Oct 1888 Maj Frederick Howard Wingfield Fetherstonhaugh, Extra Equerry to King George V, manager of HM's thoroughbred stud (d. 29 Jul 1931), son of Howard Fetherstonhaugh

3. Riversdale Robert Glyn (dvp. an infant)

4. Vice Admiral Hon Henry Carr Glyn CB CSI, ADC to Queen Victoria, present at the naval blockade and bombardment of Sebastopol 1855 (b. 17 Apr 1829; d. 16 Feb 1884), mar. 23 Sep 1858 Rose Pennefather (widow of John Pennefather; d. 21 Jul 1870), dau. of Rev Denis Mahony JP, of Dromore Castle, co. Kerry, and had issue:

1a. Henry Richard Glyn, later 3rd Baron Wolverton

2a. Frederic Glyn, later 4th Baron Wolverton

1a. Hon Rose Riversdale Glyn, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889 (d. 21 Dec 1933), mar. 25 Jul 1885 Capt Hon Montagu Charles Francis Bertie later Towneley-Bertie, styled Lord Norreys (b. 3 Oct 1860; dvp. 24 Sep 1919), 1st son and heir ap. of Montague Arthur [Bertie], 7th Earl of Abingdon, by his first wife Caroline Theresa Towneley, 1st dau. and in her issue cohrss. of Charles Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2a. Hon Alice Coralie Glyn, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889 (d. 28 Sep 1928)

5. Maj Richard Riversdale Glyn (dvp. 11 Dec 1859)

6. Hon Pascoe Charles Glyn, Member of Parliament for East Dorset 1885-86 (b. 12 Apr 1833; d. 3 Nov 1904), mar. (1) 5 Oct 1858 Horatia Louisa St John Mildmay (dsp. 15 Nov 1858), dau. of Ven Carew St John Mildmay, and (2) 19 Feb 1861 Carolina Henrietta Hale (d. 22 Aug 1912), dau. of Capt William Amherst Hale, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Geoffrey Carr Glyn CMG DSO MVO TD, served in the South African War 1900-02, Private Secretary to Governor of Transvaal 1903-06, Military Secretary to Governor of Madras 1906-08, served in First World War 1914-16 (b. 19 Apr 1864; d. 12 Jan 1933), mar. 20 Jul 1889 Hon Winifred Harbord (d. 6 Jan 1949), 6th dau. of Charles [Harbord], 5th Baron Suffield, by his first wife Cecilia Annetta Baring, sister of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, and dau. by his second wife of Henry Baring, of Cromer Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1b. Louise Gwendoline Glyn (b. 21 Sep 1891; dsp. 11 Nov 1961), mar. (1) 22 Jun 1918 Maj Charles Henry Greville DSO (b. 28 May 1889; dsp. 1 Mar 1931), 1st son and heir of Capt Hon Alwyn Henry Fulke Greville CVO (by his wife Mabel Elizabeth Georgina Smith OBE, only dau. of Ernald Mosley Smith, of Selsdon Park, Croydon, co. Surrey), 2nd son of George Guy [Greville], 4th Earl of Warwick, and (2) 28 Nov 1931 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor GCB DSO (b. 12 Apr 1893; dsp. 3 Dec 1959), 1st son of Maj Gen Charles Rhoderic Robert McGrigor CB CMG (by his wife Ada Rosamond Bower, dau. of Robert Hartley Bower JP DL, of Welham, co. York), 2nd son of Sir Charles Rhoderic McGrigor, 2nd Bt.

2b. Winifred Alice Glyn (b. 7 Jun 1893; dvp. 19 Jul 1893)

2a. Maurice George Carr Glyn, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 1912, Alderman London County Council (b. 12 Mar 1872; d. 20 Aug 1920), mar. 6 Oct 1897 Hon Maud Grosvenor JP (b. 18 Aug 1874; d. 2 Jun 1948), 1st dau. of Robert Wellesley [Grosvenor], 2nd Baron Ebury, by his wife Hon Emilie Beaujolais White, 2nd dau. of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly, and had issue:

1b. 2nd Lieut Christopher Pascoe Robert Glyn (b. 8 Oct 1899; d. 25 Apr 1921)

2b. Sir Francis Maurice Grosvenor Glyn KCMG JP, director Glyn Mills & Co, director Bank of London and South America, etc. (b. 9 Aug 1901; d. 15 Dec 1969), mar. (1) 15 Feb 1926 (div. 1937) Jane Perkins (d. 2 Jul 1964), dau. of William D Perkins, of Seattle, Washington, USA, and (2) 30 Jul 1941 Mary Elspeth Miln (former wife of Kenneth James Miln; d. 13 Aug 1966), dau. of Tom Garnett, of Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, co. Lancaster, and had issue by his first wife:

1c. Jeremy Christopher Glyn (b. 1 Oct 1930; d. 1984), mar. 8 Dec 1956 Robina Elspeth Harford, only dau. of Sir George Arthur Harford, 2nd Bt., and had issue:

1d. Lucinda Mary Glyn (b. 3 Jun 1958)

1c. Pamela Jane Glyn (b. 9 Aug 1928; d. 1983), mar. 29 Jun 1950 (div. 1972) Geoffrey William Pooley, 2nd son of Dr J S Pooley, and had issue

3b. Martin St Leger Glyn (b. 6 Dec 1902; d. 15 Jun 1924)

4b. Lieut Pascoe Anthony George Glyn (b. 11 Jun 1911; d. 15 Jun 1935), mar. 18 Apr 1934 Katharine Florita Grenfell (b. 29 May 1912; mar. (2) 23 Sep 1936 Lt Col Patrick Lort-Phillips DSO DL (d. 1979), son of Maj-Gen Thomas Herbert Shoubridge CB CMG DSO; d. 29 Jan 2008), 3rd dau. of Lt Col Arthur Morton Grenfell DSO TD, by his wife Hilda Margaret Lyttelton, and had issue:

1c. Mary Georgina Glyn (b. 21 May 1935; d. 1992), mar. (1) 3 Apr 1954 (div. 1963) Lt Cdr John William Talbot Lewes RN, and (2) 1965 Capt Richard D S Drew-Smythe, and had issue by her first husband

5b. John Patrick Riversdale Glyn, later 6th Baron Wolverton

6b. Capt Hilary Beaujolais Glyn, managing director Gallaher Ltd (b. 12 Jan 1916; d. 1995), mar. 16 Feb 1938 Caroline Bull (d. 9 Feb 2000), yst. dau. of William Perkins Bull QC, of Lorne Hall, Rosedale, Toronto, Canada, and had issue

1a. Maud Louisa Glyn (d. 28 Oct 1938), mar. 12 Oct 1887 Henry Percy St John, and had issue

2a. Agnes Mary Glyn (d. 21 Sep 1954), mar. 23 Feb 1884 Col Francis Onslow Barrington Foote, of the Manor House, Barnes, co. Surrey (d. 26 Feb 1911), don of General William Francis Foote, and had issue

7. Capt Hon Sidney Carr Glyn, Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury 1880-85 (b. 11 Oct 1835; d. 26 Feb 1916), mar. 31 Dec 1868 Fanny Marescaux (d. 9 Mar 1907), yst. dau. of Adolphe Marescaux, of St Omer, France, and had issue

8. Hon Ashley Carr Glyn, barrister (b. 20 Nov 1839; d. Sep 1875), mar. 21 Feb 1871 Mary Louisa Duncombe (mar. (2) 22 Jun 1886 Rt Rev Isaac Hellmuth DD DCL, Bishop of Huron (d. 28 May 1901); d. 20 Nov 1917), 2nd dau. of Admiral Hon Arthur Duncombe MP, of Kilnwick Percy, co. York (by his first wife Delia Field, yst. dau. and cohrss. of John Wilmer Field, of Heaton Hall, co. York), 4th son of Charles [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham, and had issue

9. Rt Rev Hon Edward Glyn DD, Vicar and Rural Dean of Kensington 1878-96, Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria 1884-96, Bishop of Peterborough 1897-1916 (b. 21 Nov 1843; d. 14 Nov 1928), mar. 4 Jul 1882 Lady Mary Emma Campbell (b. 22 Sep 1859;  d. 22 Mar 1947), 6th dau. of George Douglas [Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 1st dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland, and had issue

1. Hon Georgina Mary Glyn (d. 16 Dec 1926)

2. Hon Alice Carr Glyn (d. 1 Feb 1934), mar. 4 Aug 1870 Francis Godolphin [Pelham], 5th Earl of Chichester, and had issue


24 Jul 1873


14 Dec 1869 Baron Wolverton, of Wolverton in the County of Buckingham

suc. by



partner in the banking firm of Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co; Chairman, London and North Western Railway 1837-52; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Kendal 1847-68; Governor of Harrow School


George Grenfell [Glyn], 2nd Baron Wolverton, PC


10 Feb 1824


22 Jun 1848 Georgiana Maria Tufnell (b. 11 Oct 1825; d. 10 Jan 1894; bur. at Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset), 1st dau. of Capt Rev George Tufnell, of Uffington, co. Berkshire, by his wife Maria Newton Kortwright, dau. of Cornelius Kortwright, of Hylands, co. Essex


s.p. 6 Nov 1887 (bur. at Ham, co. Surrey, later removed to Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset)

suc. by



partner in the banking firm of Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co 1845-87; Chairman of the Railway Clearing House; Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury 1857-73; Joint Secretary to the Treasury 1868-73; Privy Councillor 1873; Paymaster-General 1880-85;  Postmaster-General 1886


Henry Richard [Glyn], 3rd Baron Wolverton


18 Jul 1861


2 Jul 1888 (bur. at Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset)

suc. by



a partner in Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co.


Frederick [Glyn], 4th Baron Wolverton


24 Sep 1864


5 Jan 1895 Lady Edith Amelia Ward CBE (b. 16 Sep 1872; d. 6 Jun 1956; bur. at Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset), only dau. of William [Ward], 1st Earl of Dudley, by his second wife Georgina Elizabeth Moncreiffe, 3rd dau. of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt.


1. Lieut Hon George Edward Dudley Carr Glyn (b. 18 Aug 1896; dvp. 30 Jul 1930; bur. at Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset)

2. Hon Nigel Reginald Victor Glyn, later 5th Baron Wolverton

1. Hon Marion Feodorovna Louise Glyn DCVO, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1937-61 and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber 1961-70 (b. 23 Aug 1900; d. 13 Dec 1970), mar. 18 Apr 1932 Hon George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde Villiers, styled Lord Hyde (b. 6 May 1906; dvp. 27 Apr 1935), 1st son and heir ap. of George Herbert Hyde [Villiers], 6th Earl of Clarendon, by his wife Adeline Verena Isabel Cocks, sister of Arthur Herbert Tennyson [Cocks], 6th Baron Somers, and only surv. dau. of Herbert Haldane Somers Cocks, and had issue

2. Hon Esmé Consuelo Helen Glyn OBE (b. 20 Sep 1908; d. 19...), mar. 1 Aug 1950 (Evelyn) Nigel Chetwode [Birch], Baron Rhyl (Life Peer)


3 Oct 1932 (bur. at Iwerne Minster, co. Dorset)

suc. by



senior managing partner of the family bank; Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1892-93;  Member of the LCC for Fulham 1898-1901; served in the South African war 1900 as Lieut, North Somerset Imperial Yeomanry; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household to King Edward VII 1902-05; Steward of the Jockey Club 1913; served in the First World War 1914-16; Hon Col, 10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment


Nigel Reginald Victor [Glyn], 5th Baron Wolverton


23 Jun 1904


18 Aug 1986

suc. by

second cousin


John Patrick Riversdale [Glyn], 6th Baron Wolverton, CBE


17 Apr 1913


3 Apr 1937 Audrey Margaret Stubbs (b. c. 1914; d. 19 Apr 2007), dau. of Richard Stubbs, of Haseley Manor, co. Oxford


1. Hon Christopher Richard Glyn, later 7th Baron Wolverton

2. Hon Andrew John Glyn, of 167 Divinity Road, Oxford (b. 30 Jun 1943; d. 22 Dec 2007), mar. (1) 1965 (div. 1986) Celia Laws, and had issue:

1a. Miles John Glyn, later 8th Baron Wolverton

1a. Lucy Abigail Glyn (b. 1968)

Hon Andrew Glyn mar. (2) 1986 Wendy Carlin, and had further issue:

2a. Jonathan Glyn, heir presumptive to the Barony of Wolverton (b. 1990)

2a. Tessa Glyn (b. 1987)

1. Hon Susan Glyn (b. 10 Aug 1940), mar. 16 Jun 1962 Nicholas Greenaway Mills, of Lower Upton Farm, Burford, co. Oxford, 2nd son of Lt Col Robert Breynton Yarnton Mills OBE MC, of Barrington Grove, Burford, co. Oxford, and has issue

2. Hon Johanna Caroline Mills (b. 22 Jun 1955)


4 Jul 1988

suc. by



Christopher Richard [Glyn], 7th Baron Wolverton


5 Oct 1938

mar. (1)

7 Dec 1961 (div. 1967) Carolyn Jane Hunter, 2nd dau. of Antony Noel Hunter, of 33 Brompton Square, London SW3

children by first wife

1. Hon Sara-Jane Glyn (b. 23 May 1963), mar. 1993 John Francis O'Callaghan, 2nd son of James O'Callaghan, of Co. Clare

2. Hon Amanda Camilla Glyn (b. 15 Mar 1966), mar. Mark Berry, son of Lt Col Christopher Berry, of Church Crookham, co. Hampshire, and has issue

mar. (2)

1975 (div. 1989) Mrs Frances Sarah Elisabeth Stuart Black, 1st dau. of Robert Worboys Skene, of 12 Kensington Gate, London W8

mar. (3)

1990 (div. 1994) Gillian Konig (mar. (2) 16 Jul 1997 Colin Edwards)


24 Jan 2011

suc. by



Miles John [Glyn], 8th Baron Wolverton




The heir presumptive to the Barony of Wolverton is Jonathan Glyn, a nephew of the 7th Baron Wolverton and half-brother of the present Baron


 Last updated 5 Feb 2011




8th Baron Wolverton, of Wolverton in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Dec 1869)



[Not known]



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