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Balfour of Inchyre, Baron (UK, 1945 - 2013)


Creation: let. pat. 5 Jul 1945


Extinct: 14 Apr 2013


Family name: Balfour




Argent on a Chevron indented Sable between in chief a Rose Gules and in base a Saltire couped Azure an Otter's Head erased of the first a Bordure engrailed of the third


A Dexter Hand grasping an Olive Branch all proper


Dexter:  an Otter per fess Or and Azure;  Sinister:  a Peregrine Falcon proper Bells Argent Jesses Sable


Adsit Deus (God be with me)



Harold Harington [Balfour], 1st Baron Balfour of Inchyre, MC PC

2nd son of Col Nigel Harington Balfour OBE, of Belton, Camberley, co. Surrey, by his wife Grace Annette Marie Madocks, dau. of Henry Robarts Maddocks, of Glanywern, and Llay Hall, co. Denbigh, by his wife Hon Amelia Anne Napier, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Robert Cornelius [Napier], 1st Baron Napier of Magdala


1 Nov 1897

mar. (1)

15 Dec 1921 (div. 1946) Diana Blanche Harvey (d. 4 Jun 1982), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd Bt.

only child by first wife

1. Hon Ian Balfour, later 2nd Baron Balfour of Inchyre

mar. (2)

2 Jan 1947 Baroness Mary Ainslie Profumo (d. 6 Jan 1999), sister of Rt Hon John Profumo MP and 2nd dau. of Baron Albert Peter Anthony Profumo, of Avon Carron, Avon Dassett, co. Warwick, by his wife Martha Thom Walker, 2nd dau. of John Aikman Kennedy Walker, of Edinburgh

only child by second wife

1. Hon Mary Ann Balfour (b. 22 Jul 1949), mar. 14 Feb 1974 Hon Martin Dearman Sutherland Janson, 2nd son of Lady Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland, suo jure Countess of Sutherland, by her husband Charles Noel Janson, and has issue


21 Sep 1988


5 Jul 1945 Baron Balfour of Inchyre, of Shefford in the County of Berkshire

suc. by

son by first wife


Ian [Balfour], 2nd Baron Balfour of Inchyre


21 Dec 1924


28 Nov 1953 Josephine Maria Jane Bernard (b. 1934; dspm. 29 Jul 2007), only child of Morogh Wyndham Percy Bernard, of the Old Glebe House, Shankhill, co. Dublin (by his wife Hon Diana Pearl Dundas, 2nd dau. of Henry Charles Clement [Dundas], 7th Viscount Melville), 1st son of Percy Brodrick Bernard MP, of Castle Hacket, co. Galway (by his third wife Evangeline Hoare, 2nd dau. of Henry Hoare, of Staplehurst), 1st son of Rt Rev Hon Charles Brodrick Bernard DD, Bishop of Tuam (by his wife Hon Jane Grace Freke (granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1845), only dau. of Sir John Evans later Evans-Freke, 1st Bt.), 2nd son of James [Bernard], 2nd Earl of Bandon

only child

1. Hon Roxane Balfour (b. 8 Sep 1955), mar. 8 Apr 1978 Adrian Laird Craig, 2nd son of W/Cdr A J Laird Craig DSO DFC AFC MBE, and has issue


14 Apr 2013


On the death of the 2nd Baron Balfour of Inchyre the Barony of Balfour of Inchyre became extinct.


 Last updated 23 May 2013



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