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Melchett, Baron (UK, 1928)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Jun 1928

 

Family name: Mond

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Demi-Lion rampant argent between in chief a Decrescent and an Increscent and in base a Crescent all Or on a Chief Argent an Eagle displayed between two Mullets Sable (Mond);  2nd and 3rd, Azure on a Pile between three Mullets Argent an Eagle displayed Sable (Lowenthal)

Crest:

A Demi-Bear holding between the paws a Fountain both proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Doctor of Science of the University of Oxford holding in the exterior hand a Chemical Measure Glass;  Sinister:  a Labourer holding in the exterior hand a Pick resting on the shoulder, all proper

Motto:

Make Yourself Necessary

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Alfred Moritz [Mond], 1st Baron Melchett, PC

2nd son of Dr Ludwig Mond, of The Poplars, Avenue Road, St John's Wood, London, and of Winnington Hall, Norwich, by his wife Freda Lowenthal, only child and hrss. of Adolph Meyer Lowenthal, of Cologne, Germany

born

23 Oct 1868

mar.

16 Jun 1894 Violet Florence Mabel Goetze DBE CStJ (d. 25 Sep 1945), dau. of James Henry Goetze

children

1. Hon Henry Ludwig Mond, later 2nd Baron Melchett

1. Hon Eva Violet Mond CBE (b. 6 Aug 1895; d. 14 Aug 1973), mar. 28 Sep 1914 Gerald Rufus [Rufus Isaacs], 2nd Marquess of Reading, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Angela Mond (b. 20 Jun 1901; d. 29 Oct 1937), mar. (1) 29 Mar 1922 (div. 1928) Sir Neville Arthur Pearson, 2nd Bt., and (2) 14 Jun 1928 Clifford Willoughby Hordern, son of Peter Hordern, of Bury House, Alverstoke, co. Hampshire, and had issue by both husbands

3. Hon Rosalind Jean Nora Mond (b. 15 May 1905 ; d. 27 May 1967), mar. (1) 24 Jul 1926 (div. 1933) Francis John Buckland ARIBA, and (2) 16 Nov 1933 Maj Ernest Arthur Northen (d. 21 Dec 1965), only son of Lt Col Arthur Northen CBE DSO, and had issue by both husbands

died

27 Dec 1930

created

8 Jul 1910 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Hartford Hill"

15 Jun 1928 Baron Melchett, of Landford in the County of Southampton

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1894; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Chester 1906-10, for Swansea 1910-23 and (Conservative) for Carmarthen 1924-28; Privy Councillor 1913; First Commissioner of Works 1916-21;  Minister of Health 1921-22; Director: Westminster Bank; First Chairman, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd; Chairman: Mond Nickel Company, Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd, National Federation of Employers, and Council, Jewish Agency Palestine

 

Henry Ludwig [Mond], 2nd Baron Melchett

born

10 May 1898

mar.

28 Jan 1920 (Amy) Gwen Wilson (d. 4 Jun 1982), dau. of Edward John Wilson, of Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa

children

1. Lieut Hon Derek John Henry Mond RNVR (b. 18 Oct 1922; dvp. 30 Apr 1945), mar. 18 Jul 1942 Yvonne Victoria Searle (mar. (2) 14 Sep 1951 Richard Louis Rowe, of Marlowe Avenue, Montreal, Canada), only child of Capt T Douglas Searle, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester

2. Hon Julian Edward Alfred Mond, later 3rd Baron Melchett

1. Hon Karis Valerie Violet Mond (b. 26 Jul 1927), mar. (1) 15 Dec 1949 (div. 1956) John Hackman Sumner, and (2) 10 May 1956 Brian Albert Wallace, of Greenways, Lambourne, co. Berkshire, son of Peter Daniel Wallace, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has issue by both husbands

died

22 Jan 1949

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Isle of Ely 1923-24 and (Conservative) for East Toxteth 1929-30; Director: International Nickel Company of Canada, Industrial Finance and Investment Ltd and Palestine Electric Corporation Ltd; Deputy Chairman, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd; Chairman: Palestine Plantations Ltd, Barclays Bank plc and Council, Jewish Agency Palestine; Trustee, Imperial War Museum 1931-46

 

Julian Edward Alfred [Mond], 3rd Baron Melchett

born

9 Jan 1925

mar.

26 Apr 1947 Sonia Elizabeth Graham, novelist, 1st dau. of Lt Col Roland Harris Graham, of The Lodge, Bridge, nr. Canterbury, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Peter Robert Henry Mond, later 4th Baron Melchett

1. Hon Kerena Ann Mond (b. 17 May 1951), mar. (1) 1980 Richard Moorehead, and (2) 1985 Adam Boulton, of Tite Street, Chelsea, London, and has issue by both husbands

2. Hon Pandora Shelley Mond (b. 11 Sep 1959), mar. 1991 Nicholas Wesolowski, son of Michael Joseph Wesolowski, of Pelham Street, London, and has issue

died

15 Jun 1973

suc. by

son

note

Chairman, British Sugar Corporation 1967-73; Director: British Field Products Ltd, Guardian Assurance Co Ltd, Orion Ltd, and Hill Samuel; Member, Organising Committee, National Steel Corporation 1966-67, Council, Confederation of British Industry 1968-73, National Economic Development Committee 1969-73, Advisory Council of Export Credits Guarantee Department, British Transport Docks Board and Council of Administration, Malta Dry-docks

 

Peter Robert Henry [Mond], 4th Baron Melchett

born

24 Feb 1948

note

a Lord-in-Waiting 1974-75; Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry 1975-76; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 1976-79; President, Ramblers' Association 1981-84; Chairman: Working Party on Pop Festivals 1975-76, Community Industry 1979-85, Wildlife Link 1981-86 and Greenpeace UK 1986-89; Executive Director, Greenpeace UK since 1989

 

There is no heir to the Barony of Melchett.

 

 Last updated 4 Aug 2004

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Titles:

4th Baron Melchett, of Landford in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jun 1928)

4th Baronet, styled "of Hartford Hill"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jul 1910)

 

Address:

Courtyard Farm, Ringstead, Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5LQ

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