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Parmoor, Baron (UK, 1914)


Creation: let. pat. 16 Jan 1914


Family name: Cripps




Chequy Ermines and Argent on a Chevron Vert five Horseshoes Or


An Ostrich's Head couped Argent gorged with a Coronet of Fleur-de-lis and holding in the beak a Horseshoe Or


On either side a Sea-horse proper supporting a Pennon Ermines charged with a Swan rousant Argent beaked and legged Gules ducally gorged and lined Or


Fronti Nulla Fides (Do not trust in appearances)



Charles Alfred [Cripps], 1st Baron Parmoor, KCVO PC

3rd son of Henry William Cripps, of Parmoor, co. Buckingham, by his wife and cousin, Julia Lawrence, dau. of Charles Lawrence, of The Querns,Cirencester, co. Gloucester


3 Oct 1852

mar. (1)

27 Oct 1881 Theresa Potter (d. 22 May 1893), sister of the socialist writer Beatrice Webb and 6th dau. of Richard Potter, of Rusland Hall, co. Lancaster, and Standish House, co. Gloucester, by his wife Lawrencina Heyworth, dau. of Lawrence Heyworth MP, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon Alfred Henry Seddon Cripps, later 2nd Baron Parmoor

2. Hon Frederick Heyworth Cripps, later 3rd Baron Parmoor

3. Maj Hon Leonard Harrison Cripps CBE (b. 21 Apr 1887 ; d. 1 Feb 1959), mar. 5 Apr 1913 Miriam Barbara Joyce (d. 30 Jul 1960), dau. of Rt Hon Sir Matthew Ingle Joyce, an High Court Judge, and had issue:

1a. (Matthew) Anthony Leonard Cripps CBE DSO, barrister Middle Temple 1938, Judge Canterbury Court of the Arches 1969-79, Recorder of Nottingham 1961-71, member Senate of the Inns of Court 1967-71 and 1982-83. member Bar Council 1967-69 and 1970-74, Crown Court Recorder 1972-87 (b. 30 Dec 1913; d. 25 Dec 1997), mar. 21 Jun 1941 (Dorothea) Margaret Scott (d. 1992), only dau. of George Johnson Scott, and had issue:

1b. (Michael Leonard) Seddon Cripps, later 5th Baron Parmoor

2b. Jeremy George Anthony Cripps (b. 2 Jul 1943), mar. 26 Aug 1972 Mary Elizabeth Howe, only dau. of Walter Howe, of Golf Manor, Cincinnati, USA, and has issue

3b. Richard James Nigel Cripps, of 36 Napier Avenue, London (b. 15 Mar 1956), mar. 1987 Margaret Jude Mullin, 3rd dau. of Sam S Mullin, of Osterville, Massachussets, USA, and has issue

2a. Capt Charles Thomas Joyce Cripps, of 41 Somerset Road, Wimbledon, London (b. 7 Oct 1916), mar. 5 Apr 1941 Noreen Pierce, dau. of Dr Hugh Pierce, and has issue

4. Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps CH, barrister Middle Temple 1913, Bencher 1930, knighted 1930, Member of Parliament (Labour) Bristol East 1931-50 and Bristol South East 1950, Solicitor-General 1930-31, Ambassador to Moscow 1940-42, Privy Counsellor 1941, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons 1942, Minister for Aircraft Production 1942-45, Rector of the University of Aberdeen 1942, President of the Board of Trade 1945-47, Minister for Economic Affairs 1947, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1947-50, Companion of Honour 1951 (b. 24 Apr 1889; d. 21 Apr 1952), mar. 12 Jul 1911 Isobel Swithinbank GBE (d. 1979), dau. of Cdr Harold William Swithinbank, of Denham Court, co. Buckingham, and had issue

1. Hon Ruth Julia Cripps (b. c. 1884; dsp. 27 Mar 1978), mar. 11 Jul 1912 Sir Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, Secretary of The Royal Society 1938-48 (b. 11 Oct 1886; dsp. 7 Sep 1959), son of Col Sir Alfred Mordaunt Egerton KCVO CB, of Clifton House, Thame, co. Oxford, by his wife Hon Mary Georgina Ormsby-Gore, 1st dau. of William Richard [Ormsby-Gore], 2nd Baron Harlech

mar. (2)

14 Jul 1919 Marian Emily (d. 6 Jul 1952), dau. of Rt Hon John Edward Ellis MP, of Wrea Head, Scalby, co. York, by his wife Maria Rowntree, dau. of John Rowntree, of Scarborough, co. York


30 Jun 1941


16 Jan 1914 Baron Parmoor, of Frieth in the County of Buckingham

suc. by

son by first wife


barrister, Middle Temple 1877; Queen's Counsel 1890; Bencher 1893; Attorney-General to successive Princes of Wales 1895-1901, 1901-10 and 1910-14;  Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Stroud 1895-1900, for Stretford 1901-06 and for Wycombe 1910-14; Member of the South African Committee and of the Royal Commission on Imperial and Local Taxation 1896; Chancellor and Vicar-General of the Province of York from 1900; Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury 1902-24; Chairman of the Canterbury House of Laity; KCVO 1908; Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions 1910-25; Privy Councillor 1914; Treasurer, Middle Temple 1917; first Chairman of the House of Laity, National Church Assembly 1920-24; Lord President of the Privy Council Jan-Nov 1924 and 1929-31; British Representative to the League of Nations 1924


Alfred Henry Seddon [Cripps], 2nd Baron Parmoor


27 Aug 1882


12 Mar 1977

suc. by



Captain, Lincolnshire Yeomanry; barrister, Middle Temple 1907; Bursar, Queen's College, Oxford 1928-45


Frederick Heyworth [Cripps], 3rd Baron Parmoor, DSO


4 Jul 1885


8 Oct 1927 (div. 1951) Violet Mary Geraldine Grosvenor (former wife of (1) George Richard Francis Rowley, and (2) Hugh Richard Arthur [Grosvenor], 2nd Duke of Westminster; d. 1983), 5th dau. of Sir William Nelson, 1st Bt., by his wife Margaret Hope, dau. of Michael Hope, of Gartlandstown, co. Westmeath

only child

1. Hon (Frederick Alfred) Milo Cripps, later 4th Baron Parmoor


5 Oct 1977

suc. by



Lt Col, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, World War I; DSO 1918; Lt-Cdr, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, World War II


(Frederick Alfred) Milo [Cripps], 4th Baron Parmoor


18 Jun 1929


12 Aug 2008

suc. by

first cousin once removed


(Michael Leonard] Seddon [Cripps], 5th Baron Parmoor


18 Jun 1942


12 Jun 1971 (Elizabeth) Anne Millward-Shennan, only dau. of Maj William Millward-Shennan


1. Hon Alexander Matthew Seddon Cripps (b. 20 Feb 1973; dvp. 19...)

2. Hon Henry William Anthony Cripps (b. 2 Sep 1976), mar. 2003 Katherine Wogan, actress (b. 1974), dau. of Sir (Michael) Terence Wogan, broadcaster, and has issue:

1a. Frederick Michael Seddon Cripps (b. Oct 2004)

1. Hon Stephanie Margaret Cripps (b. 4 Oct 1974)


barrister, Middle Temple 1965; Circuit Judge 1998


 Last updated 29 Aug 2008




5th Baron Parmoor, of Frieth in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 16 Jan 1914)



Bessemers, Moor Wood, Lane End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire



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