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Baldwin of Bewdley, Earl (UK, 1937)

 

Creation: let. pat. 8 Jun 1937

 

Family name: Baldwin

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Arms:

Argent on a Saltire Sable a Quatrefoil Or

Crest:

A Cockatrice sejant wings addorsed Argent combed wattled and beaked Or gorged with a Crown Vallary lined and reflexed over the back Gold and charged on the shoulder with a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper

Supporters:

On either side a White Owl proper, that on the sinister holding in the beak a Sprig of Broom also proper

Motto:

Per Deum Meum Transilio Murum (With the help of my God I leap over the wall)

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Stanley [Baldwin], 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG PC

son of Alfred Baldwin DL, of Wilden House, Stourport, co. Worcester, Member of Parliament for Bewdley 1892-1908, Chairman and Director of the Great Western Railway, by his wife Louisa Macdonald, dau. of Rev G B Macdonald, of Wolverhampton

born

3 Aug 1867

mar.

12 Sep 1892 Lucy Ridsdale GBE DGStJ (d. 17 Jun 1945), 1st dau. of Edward Lucas J Ridsdale, of The Dene, Rottingdean, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, later 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

2. Hon Arthur Windham Baldwin, later 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

1. Lady Diana Lucy Baldwin (b. 8 Apr 1895; d. 1982), mar. (1) 24 Nov 1919 (div. 1934) Capt Sir Richard Gordon Munro KCMG MC (d. 4 Oct 1967), and (2) 24 Feb 1934 Capt George Durant Kemp-Welch (d. in the Guards Chapel 18 Jun 1944), and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Leonora Stanley Baldwin (b. 10 Jul 1896; d. 1989), mar. 20 Jun 1922 Capt Hon Sir Arthur Jared Palmer Howard KBE CVO (d. 26 Apr 1971), 3rd son of Dr Robert Jared Bliss Howard OBE by his wife Hon Margaret Charlotte Smith, suo jure Baroness Strathcona and Mount Royal, and had issue

3. Lady (Pamela) Margaret Baldwin (b. 16 Sep 1897; d. 14 Aug 1976), mar. 2 Apr 1919 Sir (Herbert) Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, 2nd Bt., and had issue

4. Lady Esther Louisa Baldwin (b. 16 Mar 1902 ; d. 1981)

died

14 Dec 1947

created

8 Jun 1937 Viscount Corvedale, of Corvedale in the County of Shropshire, and Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Bewdley 1908-37; Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1917-21; Privy Councillor 1920; President of the Board of Trade 1921-22;  Chancellor of the Exchequer 1922-23;  Leader of the Conservative Party 1923; Lord Rector of Edinburgh University 1923-26; Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons 1923-24, 1924-29 and 1935-37;  President of the Classical Association 1926; accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour of Canada 1927; Privy Councillor [Canada], 1927; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1927; a Trustee of the British Museum 1927-47; Vice-President of the London Library 1928; Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1928-31; Chancellor of St Andrew's University 1929-47; a Governor of Harrow School 1930; a member of the Institut de France 1930; a Trustee of the National Gallery 1930-33; Chancellor of Cambridge University 1930-47Lord President of the Council 1931-35; Lord Privy Seal Sep 1932-33; a Governor of the Charterhouse 1933; Member of the Imperial War Graves Commission 1936; Knight of the Garter 1937; President of the MCC 1938-39; High Steward of Tewkesbury 1939

 

Oliver Ridsdale [Baldwin], 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

born

1 Mar 1899

died

10 Aug 1958

suc. by

brother

note

served in World War I 1914-18; acting Vice-Consul at Boulogne 1919; served in the Armeno-Turkish War 1920 and in the Armeno-Russian War 1921; imprisoned by Bolsheviks and Turks 1921; Member of Parliament (Labour) for Dudley 1929-31 and for Paisley 1945-47; served in World War II 1939-45 as Major, Intelligence Corps; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands 1948-50

 

Arthur Windham [Baldwin], 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

born

22 Mar 1904

mar.

25 Aug 1936 Joan Elspeth Tomes (d. 1980), 3rd dau. of Charles Alexander Tomes, of New York, USA

only child

1. Hon Edward Alfred Alexander Baldwin, later 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

died

5 Jul 1976

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II 1939-45 in the RAF; Director, Great Western Railways; Director, Equitable Life Assurance Society 1938-74

 

Edward Alfred Alexander [Baldwin], 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

born

3 Jan 1938

mar.

1970 Sarah MacMurray James (d. 2001), 1st dau. of Evan James, of Upwood Park, Abingdon, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon Benedict Alexander Stanley Baldwin, styled Viscount Corvedale (b. 28 Dec 1973)

2. Hon James Conrad Baldwin (b. 13 Mar 1976)

3. Hon Mark Thomas Maitland Baldwin (b. 24 Jul 1980)

note

Joint Chairman of Parliamentary Group for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine 1992; elected to the House of Lords 1999; Member, Select Committee of Inquiry into Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 1999-2000

 

 Last updated 2 Aug 2005

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Titles:

4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jun 1937)

4th Viscount Corvedale, of Corvedale in the County of Shropshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jun 1937)

 

Address:

Manor Farm House, Godstow Road, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8AJ

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