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Avebury, Baron (UK, 1900)


Creation: let. pat. 22 Jan 1900


Family name: Lubbock




Argent on a Mount Vert a Stork close ermine on a Chief Gules three Estoiles of the field


A Stork wings elevated Ermine supporting an Antique Shield Azure bordered Or charged with a Lion rampant guardant Argent


On either side a Stork wings elevated Ermine gorged with a Chain Or and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Gules charged with an Estoile Argent


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John [Lubbock], 1st Baron Avebury, PC

1st son and heir of Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Bt., banker, by his wife Harriet Hotham, 1st dau. by his first wife of Lt Col George Hotham, of York


30 Apr 1834

mar. (1)

10 Apr 1856 Ellen Frances Horden (d. 20 Oct 1879 ; bur. at Down), only dau. of Rev Peter Horden, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, co. Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon John Birkbeck Lubbock, later 2nd Baron Avebury

2. Hon Norman Lubbock (b. 16 Dec 1861; dsp. 11 Nov 1926), mar. 2 Apr 1919 his cousin Edith Harriet Lubbock (b. 22 May 1867; dsp. 24 Dec 1950), 1st dau. of Sir Nevile Lubbock KCMG (by his first wife Harriet Charlotte Wood, 2nd dau. of Western Wood MP, of North Cray Place, co. Kent), brother of John [Lubbock], 1st Baron Avebury, and 3rd son of Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Bt.

3. Hon Rolfe Arthur Lubbock (b. 19 Sep 1865; dsp. and vp. 11 May 1909), mar. 10 Mar 1894 Ethel Turner Lawford (dsp. 13 Jan 1959), yst. dau. of Thomas Acland Lawford

1. Hon Amy Harriet Lubbock (b. 15 Mat 1857; d. 19 May 1929), mar. (1) 15 Mar 1877 Andrew Walton Mulholland (b. 30 Sep 1852; dsp. and vp. 2 Jun 1877), 1st son and heir ap. of John Mulholland MP (later John [Mulholland], 1st Baron Dunleath), by his wife Frances Louisa Lyle, dau. of Hugh Lyle, of Knocktarna, co. Derry, and (2) 18 Mar 1884 Ferdinand Suydam Van Zandt, of New York, New York, USA (d. 2 Mar 1892), and had issue by her second husband

2. Constance Mary Lubbock (dvp. 3 Nov 1892), mar. 5 Feb 1882 as his first wife Sydney Charles Buxton MP (later Sydney Charles [Buxton], 1st Earl Buxton), 2nd son of Charles Buxton MP, of Foxwarren, Cobham, co. Surrey, by his wife Emily Mary Holland, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Gertrude Lubbock (d. 23 Feb 1934)

mar. (2)

17 May 1884 Alice Augusta Laurentia Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers (d. 11 Mar 1947), dau. of Maj Gen Augustus Henry Lane Fox later Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers, of Rushmore, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Hon Alice Margaret Stanley, 1st dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley

children by second wife

4. Capt Hon Harold Fox Pitt Lubbock, partner in Coutts & Co (b. 10 Jun 1888; killed in action 4 Apr 1918), mar. 10 Jun 1914 Hon Dorothy Charlotte Forster (mar. (2) 4 Apr 1923 John William Beaumont [Pease], 1st Baron Wardington; d. 1983), 1st dau. of Henry William [Forster], 1st Baron Forster, by his wife Hon Rachel Cecily Douglas-Scott-Montagu, only dau. of Henry John [Montagu-Douglas-Scott later Douglas-Scott-Montagu], 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, and had issue:

1a. John Lubbock, later 3rd Baron Avebury

1a. Hon (Ursula) Moyra Lubbock, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1931 (b. 5 Dec 1917; d. 19...), mar. 7 Apr 1938 (div. 1949) Dorian Joseph George Williams OBE, television equestrian sports commentator 1951-80, 1st son of Col Vivian Dunbar Stanley Williams OBE, of East Burnham Park, Farnham Royal, co. Buckingham, by his wife Violet Mary Thellusson Wood, dau. of Canon Henry Thellusson Wood, Rector of Aldbury, Tring, co. Hertford

5. Capt Hon Eric Fox Pitt Lubbock MC (b. 16 May 1893; killed in action 11 Mar 1917)

6. Hon Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock (b. 17 Oct 1900; d. 26 Apr 1957), mar. 9 Jan 1926 his second cousin Hon Mary Katherine Adelaide Stanley (b. 30 May 1906; d. 2 May 1981), 1st dau. of Arthur Lyulph [Stanley], 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley, by his wife Margaret Evelyn Gordon (d. 12 Apr 1954), dau. of Henry Evans Gordon, of Prestons, Ightham, co. Kent, and had issue:

1a. Eric Reginald Lubbock, later 4th Baron Avebury

1a. Hon Alice Olivia Maureen Lubbock (b. 19 Nov 1926), mar. 10 May 1951 (div. 1974) William Geoffrey Keighley, barrister, son of A W Keighley, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

4. Hon Ursula Lubbock (b. 6 Feb 1885; d. 15 Jan 1959), mar. 22 Oct 1906 Lt Col Adrian Grant Duff CB (b. 29 Sep 1869; killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne Sep 1914), 3rd son of Rt Hon Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff GCIE MP, Under Secretary of State for India 1868-74 and for the Colonies 1880-81, Governor of Madras 1881-86, by his wife Anna Julia Webster CI, only dau. of Edward Webster, of North Lodge, Ealing, co. Middlesex, and had issue

5. Hon Irene Lubbock (b. 30 Mar 1886; d. 14 Feb 1961), mar. 5 Dec 1905 Sir Edward Henry Pelham KCB, of Currant Hill, Westerham, co. Kent, Permanent Secretary Board of Education 1931-37 (b. 20 Dec 1876; d. 18 Dec 1949), 1st son of Prof Henry Francis Pelham, President of Trinity College Oxford (by his wife Laura Priscilla Buxton, 3rd dau. of Sir Edward North Buxton, 3rd Bt.), 1st son of Rt Rev Hon John Thomas Pelham DD, Bishop of Norwich 1857-93 (by his wife Henrietta Tatton, 2nd dau. of Thomas William Tatton, of Wythenshawe Hall, co. Chester), 3rd son of Thomas [Pelham], 2nd Earl of Chichester, and had issue


28 May 1913


22 Jan 1900 Baron Avebury, of Avebury in the County of Wiltshire

suc. by

son by first wife


Senior Partner in the banking form Robarts, Lubbock & Co.; FRS 1856; suc. his father 21 Jun 1865 as 4th Baronet of Lammas; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Maidstone 1870-80 and for the University of London 1880-1900; Vice Chancellor, London University 1872-80; President, British Association 1881; President, London Chamber of Commerce 1888-93; Member, London County Council (City) 1889-92, Vice Chairman 1889-90, Chairman 1890-62 and Alderman 1892-98; Privy Councillor 1890; President, the London Institution 1894-1906; President, Statistical Society 1900-02; President, Society of Antiquaries 1904; Rector of St Andrew's University 1907


John Birkbeck [Lubbock], 2nd Baron Avebury


4 Oct 1858


26 Mar 1929

suc. by



partner in the bankers, Coutts & Co.


John [Lubbock], 3rd Baron Avebury


13 May 1915

mar. (1)

24 Feb 1938 (div. 1945) Cicely Kathleen Sparrow, dau. of Dr Nathaniel Alexander Knox Sparrow

mar. (2)

31 Jul 1946 (div. 1955) Diana Mary Margaret Westcott King (mar. (2) 1959 (div. 1967) Sir Charles Fletcher-Cooke QC;  d. 1993), 2nd dau. of Capt Edward Westcott King, of Malaya

only child by second wife

1. Hon Emma Rachel Lubbock GCA, partner in Pricewaterhouse Coopers (b. 16 Apr 1952), mar. 23 Jul 1977 Michael Charles Page, of Lepe House, Exbury, co. Hampshire, 1st son of Maj Gen Charles E Page CB MBE DL, of Church Farm House, Old Bosham, co. Sussex, and has issue

mar. (3)

22 Dec 1955 Betty Gay Goode (former wife of .... Goode), dau. of William Oscar Ingham, of Poulton-le-Fylde, co. Lancaster


s.p.m. 21 Jun 1971

suc. by



Eric Reginald [Lubbock], 4th Baron Avebury


29 Sep 1928

mar. (1)

2 Sep 1953 (div. 1983) Kina Maria O'Kelly, only dau. of Count Joseph Henry O'Kelly de Gallagh KM, of 41 Roland Gardens, London

children by first wife

1. Hon Lyulph Ambrose Jonathan Lubbock, later 5th Baron Avebury

2. Hon Maurice Patrick Guy Lubbock (b. 5 Nov 1955), mar. 1982 Diana Rivia Tobin, and has issue

1. Hon Victoria Sarah Maria Lubbock (b. 27 Apr 1959), mar. 1983 Alan Binnie, and has issue

mar. (2)

1985 Lindsay Jean Stewart, dau. of Gordon Neil Stewart, by his wife Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow)

only child by second wife

3. Hon John William Stewart Lubbock (b. 8 Aug 1985)


14 Feb 2016

suc. by

son by first wife


elected to the House of Lords 1999


Lyulph Ambrose Jonathan [Lubbock], 5th Baron Avebury


15 Jun 1954


14 May 1977 Susan Carol MacDonald, 2nd dau. of Kenneth Henry MacDonald


1. Hon Alexander Lyulph Robert Lubbock (b. 17 Jan 1985)

1. Hon Vanessa Adelaide Felicity Lubbock (b. 15 Apr 1983)


Last updated 24 Jul 2016




5th Baron Avebury, of Avebury in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Jan 1900)

8th Baronet, styled "of Lammas"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Apr 1806)



[not known]



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