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Gladwyn, Baron (UK, 1960-2017)


Creation: let. pat. 12 Apr 1960


Extinct: 15 Aug 2017


Family name: Jebb




Quarterly Vert and Or in the first quarter a Falcon Argent with Bells of the second and in the last quarter a Lure of the third


A Lure fesswise Argent and thereon a Falcon rising proper with Bells Or


Dexter:  a Brown Bear proper;  Sinister:  an Unicorn Argent charged on the shoulder with a Patriarchal Cross bottony Gules


Spe et Labore (By hope and work)



Hubert Miles Gladwyn [Jebb], 1st Baron Gladwyn, GCMG GCVO CB

1st son of Sydney Jebb, of Firbeck Hall, Rotherham, co. York, and The Manor House, Haslemere, co. Surrey, by his first wife Rose Eleanor Chichester, 3rd dau. of Maj Gen Hugh Chichester


25 Apr 1900


22 Jan 1929 Cynthia Noble (d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Sir Saxton William Armstrong Noble, 3rd Bt., of Ardmore and Ardardon Noble, co. Dumbarton, by his wife Celia Brunel, dau. of Arthur James Brunel, of Eton College, son of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer


1. Hon Miles Alvery Gladwyn Jebb, later 2nd Baron Gladwyn

1. Hon Vanessa Mary Jebb (b. 17 Dec 1931), mar. 5 May 1962 Hugh Swynnerton [Thomas], Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (Life Peer), and has issue

2. Hon Stella Candida Jebb (b. 7 Dec 1933), mar. 12 Dec 1959 Baron Joel de Rosnay, of 146 Rue de l'Université, Paris, France, son of Baron Gaetan de Rosnay, of Paris, France, and has issue


24 Oct 1996


12 Apr 1960 Baron Gladwyn, of Bramfield in the County of Suffolk

suc. by



joined Diplomatic Service 1924: served in Teheran 1924-27, Foreign Office 1927-31 and 1935-50 and in Rome 1931-35; Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under Secretary 1929-31 and to Permanent Under Secretary 1937-40; Head of Economic and Reconstruction Department 1942; CMG 1942; Executive Secretary, United Nations Preparatory Commission 1945-46; Acting Secretary-General of United Nations 1946;  Deputy to Foreign Secretary, Council of Ministers 1946; Assistant Under-Secretary and United Nations Advisor 1946-49; CB 1947; United Kingdom Representative, Permanent Commission, Brussels Treaty, with rank of Ambassador 1948; KCMG 1949; Deputy Under-Secretary 1948-50; Permanent Representative of United Kingdom to United Nations 1950-54;  GCMG 1954; Ambassador to France 1954-60; GCVO 1957; Liberal Spokesman in the House of Lords for Foreign Affairs and Defence 1965-87; Deputy Leader of the Liberals in the House of Lords 1967-87; Member of the European Parliament 1972-76


Miles Alvery Gladwyn [Jebb], 2nd Baron Gladwyn


3 Mar 1930


15 Aug 2017


On the death of the 2nd Baron Gladwyn the Barony of Gladwyn became extinct.


 Last updated 24 Sep 2017



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