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Allenby, Viscount (UK, 1919)


Creation: let. pat. 7 Oct 1919


Family name: Allenby




Per bend Argent and Gules in the sinister three Crescents two and one of the second and in the dexter three Horses' Heads erased one and two of the first all within a Bordure azure


Issuant out of a Crescent Gules a Demi-Lion proper


Dexter:  a Horse reguardant Or;  Sinister:  a Camel reguardant Argent


Fide Et Labore (With faith and work)



Hynman Allenby, of Felixstowe House, co. Suffolk (b. 1823; d. 1879), mar. Catherine Anne Cane (b. c. 1830; d. 31 Oct 1922), dau. of Rev T C Cane, of Brackenhurst, Southwell, co. Nottingham, and had issue:

1. Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, later 1st Viscount Allenby

2. Capt Frederick Claude Hynman Allenby CBE JP RN (b. 21 Sep 1864; d. 1 Aug 1934), mar. 28 Aug 1901 Edith Mabel Jaffray (d. 28 Jan 1956), 2nd dau. of John Munton Jaffray JP, of Tge Stydd House, Lyndhurst, co. Hampshire (by his wife Edith Mary Selina Franklyn, dau. of Rev Thomas Edmund Franklyn, Vicar of Old Dalby, co. Leicester, by his wife Selina Elizabeth Hope-Vere, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Capt George Hope-Vere RN ), 2nd son of Sir John Jaffray, 1st Bt. JP DL, of Skilts, co. Warwick, and Parl Grove, Birmingham, and had issue

1a. Dudley Jaffray Hynman Allenby, later 2nd Viscount Allenby

2a. Hon (Claude) William Hynman Allenby, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1939 (b. 13 Aug 1912; dsp. 2 Dec 1975), mar. (1) 1 Jul 1939 (div. 1948) Sheila Patsey Price, yst. dau. of G P Price, of Beechfield, Petworth, co. Sussex, and (2) 11 Sep 1951 Barbara Marion Hall, 2nd dau. of John Hall, of Felpham, co. Sussex

1a. Ivy Catherine Allenby (b. 5 Mar 1904; dvp. 9 Feb 1915)


Edmund Henry Hynman [Allenby], 1st Viscount Allenby, GCB GCMG GCVO


23 Apr 1861


30 Dec 1896 Adelaide Mabel Chapman DGStJ (d. 20 Mar 1942), 3rd dau. of Horace Edward Chapman, of Donhead House, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Adelaide Maria Fletcher, only dau. of Sir Henry Fletcher, 3rd Bt.

only child

1. Lieut Horace Michael Hynman Allenby MC (b. 11 Jan 1898; dvp. 29 Jul 1917 from wounds received in action)


s.p.s. 14 May 1936

suc. by



7 Oct 1919 Viscount Allenby, of Megiddo and of Felixstowe in the County of Suffolk, with remainder in default of male issue to his brother Capt Frederick Claude Hynman Allenby CBE RN and the heirs male of his body


joined the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons 1882; served in Bechuanaland 1884-85 and Zululand 1888; Capt 1889; Adjutant 1889-93; Major 1897; served in the Boer War 1899-1902; Lt Col commanding 5th Royal Irish Lancers 1902; CB 1902; Col 1905; commanded 4th Cavalry Brigade 1905-09; Maj General 1909; Inspector of Cavalry 1910-14; GOC: 1st Cav Div BEF 1914, Cavalry Corps 1914-15, 5th Army Corps 1915, 3rd Army 1915-17; KCB 1915; Lieut General 1917; General 1917; Commander-in-Chief Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the Palestine Campaign, took Jerusalem 1917 and won the Baqttle of Megiddo against the Turks 1918; GCMG 1917; GCB 1918; Field Marshal 1919, thanks of Parliament and 50,000 for his services 1919-25; GCVO 1934


Dudley Jaffray Hynman [Allenby], 2nd Viscount Allenby


8 Jan 1903

mar. (1)

10 Jul 1930 (div. 1949) Gertrude Mary Lethbridge Champneys (d. 1988), dau. of Edward Geoffrey Stanley Champneys, of Otterpool Manor, Sellindge, co. Kent

only child by first wife

1. Hon Michael Jaffray Hynman Allenby, later 3rd Viscount Allenby

mar. (2)

13 Apr 1949 Daisy Neame (former wife of (1) Carl Arthur Bendix, and (2) Col Lionel George Cotterill Neame;  d. 1985), dau. of Charles Francis Hancox


17 Jul 1984

suc. by

son by first wife


served in World War II 1939-45 as Lt Col, 11th Hussars


Michael Jaffray Hynman [Allenby], 3rd Viscount Allenby


20 Apr 1931


29 Jul 1965 Sara Margaret Wiggin, only dau. of Lt Col Peter Milner Wiggin, of Newbury, co. Berkshire, by his wife Margaret Frances Livingstone-Learmouth, dau. of Capt Noel Christian Livingstone-Learmouth, of Cleveland House, St James's Square, London

only child

1. Hon Henry Jaffray Hynman Allenby, later 4th Viscount Allenby


3 Oct 2014

suc. by



served in Malaya 1953-56; ADC to Governor of Cyprus 1957-58; Brigade-Major 51st Brigade Hong Kong 1967-69; Commanding Officer, Royal Yeomanry (TA) 1974-77; GSO(1) Instructor, Nigerian Staff College Kaduna 1977-79; Deputy Speaker House of Lords since 1993; elected to the House of Lords 1999


Henry Jaffray Hynman [Allenby], 4th Viscount Allenby


29 Jul 1968


29 Sep 1996 Louise Victoria Green, dau. of Micahel Green, of Sands Farm, Faringdon, co. Oxford


1. Hon Harry Michael Edmund Allenby (b. 24 Jul 2000)

2. Hon Charles Michael James Allenby (b. 10 Jan 2004)


Last updated 30 Oct 2014




3rd Viscount Allenby, of Megiddo and of Felixstowe in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Oct 1919)



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