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Merthyr, Baron (UK, 1911)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Jun 1911

 

Disclaimed: 26 Apr 1977

 

Family name: Lewis

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Arms:

Sable a Lion rampant Argent over all a Fess Or charged with three Bees volant proper

Crest:

An Eagle displayed Azure charged on the breast with a Bee volant Or holding in the beak a Roll of Paper Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Lion rampant Sable charged on the shoulder with a Bezant thereon a Bee volant proper

Mottoes:

1st:  Gwna A Ddylit Doed A Ddel (Do thy duty come what may);  2nd:  Hirbarhad (Perseverance)

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William Thomas [Lewis], 1st Baron Merthyr, GCVO JP DL

1st son of Thomas William Lewis, of Abercanaid House, Merthyr Tydfil, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Mary Anne John, dau. of Watkin John

born

5 Aug 1837

mar.

1 Mar 1864 Anne Rees (d. 2 Oct 1902; bur. at Merthyr Tydfil, co. Glamorgan), 1st dau. of William Rees, of Llettyshenkin, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Catherine Thomas, dau. of William Thomas

children

1. Hon Herbert Clark Lewis, later 2nd Baron Merthyr

2. Hon Trevor Gwyn Elliot Lewis, barrister (b. 4 Jan 1871; dsp. 19 Apr 1921), mar. 21 Nov 1903 Sara Winston Scales (dsp. 17 Dec 1961), only child of C C Scales, of Kentucky, USA

1. Hon Katharine Mary Lewis (dsp. 8 Feb 1950), mar. 18 Jan 1899 Most Rev Charles Alfred Howell Green DD DCL, Archbishop of Wales (dsp. 7 May 1944)

2. Hon Annie Lucy Lewis (d. 9 Sep 1951)

3. Hon Lilian Tydfil Lewis (b. c. 1869; d. 15 Jun 1964)

4. Hon Gwendolen Halliburton Lewis (d. 1 Jan 1944)

5. Hon Marie Spencer Lewis (d. 29 Aug 1951), mar. 2 Jun 1898 Lt Col William Forrest DSO, of Greenwood, St Fagan's, Cardiff (d. 1 Nov 1921), and had issue

6. Hon Margaret Menelaus Lewis (d. 27 Jul 1949), mar. 18 Sep 1901 William Francis Parry de Winton, of Slwch House, co. Brecon (d. 2 Apr 1962), and had issue

died

27 Aug 1914 (bur. at Merthyr Tydfil, co. Glamorgan)

created

15 Feb 1896 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Senghenydd, Glamorgan"

24 Jun 1911 Baron Merthyr, of Senghenydd in the County of Glamorgan

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of co. Brecon 1884; knighted 1885; President of the Institute of Mining Engineers, of the Mining Association of Great Britain, and of the South Wales Institute of Engineers; a Vice-President of the Iron and Steel Institute, and of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; Founder and sometime Chairman of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Association, of the South Wales Sliding Scale Committee, and of the South Wales miners Provident Fund; a Member of the Royal Commissions on Coal Supply, on Trade Disputes and Trade Combinations, and other Royal Commissions on Shipping, Mining, and Labour questions; A Member of the British Commissions of the Paris Exhibitions of 1878 and 1901, and of Mr Chamberlain's Tariff Reform Commissions; KCVO 1907; GCVO 1912

 

Herbert Clark [Lewis], 2nd Baron Merthyr, JP DL

born

3 Jul 1866

mar.

5 Oct 1899 Elizabeth Anna Couchman (d. 10 May 1925; bur. at St Issell's, Saundersfoot, co. Dyfed), 1st dau. of Maj Gen Richard Short Couchman, of Victoria Street, London, by his wife Elizabeth Margaret Kennan, dau. of Col .... Kennan

children

1. Hon William Brereton Couchman Lewis, later 3rd Baron Merthyr

1. Hon Anne Elizabeth Mary Llewelyn Lewis (b. 17 Apr 1902; d. 7 Feb 1963), mar. 30 Mar 1941 Brig Arthur George Hewson MC, 2nd son of George Rawdon Maurice Hewson DL, of Dromahaire, co. Leitrim, and had issue

died

20 Mar 1932 (bur. at St Issell's, Saundersfoot, co. Dyfed)

suc. by

son

note

a Civil and Mining Engineer; High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire 1907 and of Radnorshire 1914

 

William Brereton Couchman [Lewis], 3rd Baron Merthyr, KBE JP DL PC

born

7 Jan 1901

mar.

10 Nov 1932 Violet Meyrick (b. c. 1909; d. 2 Feb 2003), 3rd dau. of Brig Gen Sir Frederick Charlton Meyrick, 2nd Bt. CB CMG, of Bush, co. Pembroke, by his wife Mary Emma Baker-Cresswell, 2nd dau. of Maj Oswin Cumming Baker-Cresswell, of Cresswell, co. Northumberland, by his wife Emma Sophia Georgina Denman, 1st surv. dau. of Hon Richard Denman, of Westergate, Arundel, co. Sussex (by his wife Emma Jones, yst. dau. of Hugh Jones, of Lark Hill, co. Lancaster), 3rd son of Thomas [Denman], 1st Baron Denman

children

1. Hon Trevor Oswin Lewis, later briefly 4th Baron Merthyr

2. Lt Col Hon Peter Herbert Lewis, of The Old Rectory, Chilfrome, Dorchester, co. Dorset (b. 25 Mar 1937), mar. 26 Oct 1974 (Caroline) Monica Cadogan (b. 15 Mar 1942), 1st dau. of Erik Cadogan JP (by his wife Countess Caroline Wachtmeister, dau. of Count Hans Wachtmeister, of Malmö, Sweden), 1st son of John Cecil Cadogan (by his wife Ella Krafft, dau. of Gustav Krafft, of Gothenburg and Särö, Sweden), 2nd son but 1st surv. son and heir of Capt Hon Charles George Henry Cadogan (by his wife Henriette Wilhelmina Montgomery, 3rd dau. of Henry Montgomery, of Gothenburg, Sweden), 4th son of Henry Charles [Cadogan], 4th Earl Cadogan, and has issue

3. Hon John Frederick Lewis, of 1 Cedar Hill, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight (b. 30 Dec 1938), mar. 23 Jul 1966 Margaret Dilys Rachel Lewis-Bowen, twin dau. of Lt Col James William Lewis-Bowen, of Dyfed, and has issue

4. Hon Robin William Lewis OBE DL, of The Cottage, Cresswell Quay, Kilgetty, co. Pembroke, High Sheriff of Dyfed 1987, Chairman National Trust Committee for Wales 1994-97, Deputy Chairman Welsh Development Agency 1995-98 (b. 7 Feb 1941), mar. 28 Apr 1967 Judith Ann Giardelli, only dau. of (Vincent Charles) Arthur Giardelli MBE, of co. Carmarthen, and has issue

5. Hon Antony Thomas Lewis, of The Skreen, Erwood, Builth Wells, co. Powys, barrister Inner Temple 1971 (b. 4 Jun 1947), mar. 17 Apr 1974 Mary Carola Melbon Paine, 2nd dau. of Rev Humphrey John Paine, of Fressingfield Vicarage, Diss, co. Norfolk

died

6 Apr 1977

suc. by

son

note

Justice of the Peace 1925; Barrister, Inner Temple 1927; Member of Pembrokeshire County Council 1928; Hon Treasurer, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Deputy Lieutenant, Pembrokeshire 1932-59; Member of Council, RSPCA 1934; Vice Chairman, Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions 1935; Member of Royal Commission on Local Government on Tyneside 1936, on Justices of the Peace 1948, and of Departmental Committee on Justices' Clerks 1938; served in World War II 1939-45 as Capt (Brevet Major), Pembroke Heavy Brigade, Royal Artillery; Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1957-65;  Deputy Speaker, House of Lords 1957-74; Vice Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire 1959-77

 

Trevor Oswin Lewis, formerly 4th Baron Merthyr, CBE JP DL

born

29 Nov 1935

mar.

18 Apr 1964 Susan Jane Birt-Llewellin, dau. of Arthur John Birt-Llewellin, of Boulston Manor, Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke

children

1. Hon David Trevor Lewis, later 5th Baron Merthyr

1. Lt Hon Lucy Delia Lewis RN (b. 10 Apr 1967), mar. 1990 Harvey John Bradnam, of The Old Rectory, Hullavington, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Anne Lewis (b. 1970)

3. Hon Jessamy Jane Lewis (b. 1972), mar. 1996 Capt Charles Marcus Ross Elmhirst

died

5 Aug 2015

suc. by

son

note

Justice of the Peace since 1969; Member, Countryside Commission 1973-83 (Chairman of Committee for Wales 1973-80 and Deputy Chairman 1980-83); CBE 1983; Deputy Lieutenant for Dyfed since 1994

 

David Trevor [Lewis], 5th Baron Merthyr

born

21 Feb 1977

 

It is not known whether Lord Merthyr has married and had children.

 

Last updated 31 Aug 2015

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Titles:

5th Baron Merthyr, of Senghenydd in the County of Glamorgan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jun 1911 - disclaimed 26 Apr 1977)

5th Baronet, styled "of Senghenydd, Glamorgan"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Feb 1896)

 

Address:

Hean Castle, Saundersfoot, Dyfed SA69 9AL

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