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Samuel, Viscount (UK, 1937)


Creation: let. pat. 8 Jun 1937


Family name: Samuel




Or a Bend between two Caps of Liberty Gules on a Chief Sable a Balance of the first


In front of a Sun rising Or a Dove wings elevated and addorsed holding in the beak an Olive Branch proper


On either side a Lion Or the dexter gorged with a Collar Gules and resting the interior hind leg on a Stump of Oak eradicated and sprouting proper the sinister gorged with an Eastern Crown also Gules and resting the interior hind leg on a Stump of Olive eradicated and sprouting also proper


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Herbert Louis [Samuel], 1st Viscount Samuel, GCB OM GBE

4th son of Edwin Louis Samuel, of Claremont, Princes Park, Liverpool, co. Lancaster, and of Kensington Gore, London, by his wife Clara Yates, dau. of Ellis Samuel Yates, of Liverpool


6 Nov 1870


17 Nov 1897 Beatrice Miriam Franklin (d. 13 Feb 1959), yst. dau. of Ellis Abraham Franklin


1. Hon Edwin Herbert Samuel, later 2nd Viscount Samuel

2. Hon Philip Ellis Herbert Samuel (b. 23 Dec 1900; d. 1996)

3. Hon Godfrey Herbert Samuel CBE, Secretary Royal Fine Art Commission 1948-69 (b. 12 Jan 1904; d. 11 Dec 1982)

1. Hon Nancy Adelaide Samuel (b. 19...), mar. 24 Jun 1935 Arthur Gabriel Salaman MRCS LRCP (d. 31 Oct 1964), son of Redcliffe Nathan Salaman FRS, of Barley, Royston, co. Hertford, and has issue


5 Feb 1963


8 Jun 1937 Viscount Samuel, of Mount Carmel and of Toxteth in the City of Liverpool

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Cleveland 1902-18 and for Darwen 1929-35; Parliamentary Under-Secretary Home Department 1905-09; Privy Councillor 1908; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1909-1919; Postmaster-General 1910-1914 and 1915-16; President, Local Government Board 1915-16; Home Secretary 1916 and 1931-32; British Special Commissioner to Belgium 1919; GBE 1920; High Commissioner for Palestine 1920-22; High Commissioner and Commander-on-Chief of Palestine 1922-25; GCB 1926; leader of the Liberals in the House of Commons 1931-35 and in the House of Lords 1944-55; OM 1958


Edwin Herbert [Samuel], 2nd Viscount Samuel, CMG


11 Sep 1898


6 Dec 1920 Hadassah Goor (d. 1986), dau. of Judah Goor, of Tel-Aviv, Israel


1. Hon David Herbert Samuel, later 3rd Viscount Samuel

2. Hon Dan Judah Samuel, later 4th Viscount Samuel


14 Nov 1978

suc. by



served in World War I 1917-19 as 2nd Lt RFA; in Colonial Administation Service, Palestine; Principal, Israel Institute of Public Administration in Jerusalem 1947; Visiting Professor of Middle East Government and Administration, Dropsie College Philadelphia 1948-49; Visiting Professor Graduate Schoolof Public Affairs, State Univeristy of New York 1963; Senior Lecturer on British Institutions, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1954-69; Mellon Fellow, University of Pittsburgh


David Herbert [Samuel], 3rd Viscount Samuel, OBE


8 Jul 1922

mar. (1)

5 May 1950  (div. 1957) Esther Berelowitz, 2nd dau. of Jacob Berelowitz, of Cape Town, South Africa

only child by first wife

1. Hon Judith Samuel (b. 29 Jan 1951), mar. 1987 Dr Daniel Daliot, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and has issue

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1960 (div. 1979) Rinna Dafni (former wife of Reuben Dafni), dau. of Meir Grossman, of Herzliyah, Israel

only child by second wife

2. Hon Naomi Rachel Samuel (b. 27 May 1962), mar. 1992 Nir Wilf, of Haifa, Israel, and has issue

mar. (3)

29 Jun 1980 (div. 1993) Veronika Grimm (former wife of Robert Grimm), dau. of Ernest Engelhardt, of Toronto, Canada

mar. (4)

8 Jul 1997 Eve Black, dau. of David Black, of San Francisco, California, USA


7 Oct 2014

suc. by



served in World War II 1942-46 as Capt, Royal Artillery; Research Fellow; Harvard 1957-58 and University of California Berkeley 1965-66; Sherman Professor of Physical Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science 1968-87


Dan Judah [Samuel], 4th Viscount Samuel


25 Mar 1925

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1957 (div. 1977) Nonni Esther Gordon, dau. of Max Gordon, of Johannesburg, South Africa

children by first wife

1. Hon Jonathan Herbert Samuel (b. 17 Dec 1965), mar. 1995 Bridget Mahoney

1. Hon Lia Miriam Samuel (b. 9 Mar 1961), mar. 1987 Glenn H Album

2. Hon Maia Tessa Samuel (b. 24 Feb 1963)

mar. (2)

1981 (div. 1992) Heather Cumming, dau. of Angus Cumming, of Haywards Heath, co. Sussex

children by 2nd wife

2. Hon Benjamin Angus Samuel (b. 1983)

3. Hon Sasha Tamar Samuel (b. 1982)


has a long and distinguished career with Shell Oil and Shell International


Last updated 29 Oct 2014




4th Viscount Samuel, of Mount Carmel and of Toxteth in the City of Liverpool

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Jun 1937)



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