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Spens, Baron (UK, 1959)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Aug 1959


Family name: Spens




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or a Lion rampant Gules within a Bordure of the last charged with eight Roses Argent (Spens of Lathallan) in the dexter chief a Heart ensigned with an Imperial Crown both proper;  2nd and 3rd, gyronny of eight Or and Sable charged of a Quarter in dexter chief per bend Argent and Azure (Campbell of Glendouglas);  over all on an Inescutcheon Or a Lion rampant Gules surmounted by a Bend Sable charged with three Mascles Argent, which inescutcheon is ensigned with the Circlet of a Lord-Baron's Coronet


A Hart's Head erased proper


Dexter:  an Elephant;  Sinister:  a Mallard wings close, both proper


Si Deus Quis Contram (If God be with us, who can stand against us?)



William Patrick [Spens], 1st Baron Spens, KBE PC

son of Nathaniel Spens, of 1 St Mary Abbot's Court, Kensington, London


9 Aug 1885

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1913 Hilda Mary Bowyer (d. 5 Mar 1962), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Wentworth Grenville Bowyer, of Olney, co. Buckingham, by his wife Eva Mary Lane, 5th dau. of Maj Gen Charles Stuart Lane CB

mar. (2)

25 May 1963 Kathleen Annie Fedden Dodds (d. 28 Dec 2007), dau. of Roger Dodds, of Bath and Northumberland


15 Nov 1973


20 Aug 1959 Baron Spens, of Blairsanquhar in the County of Fife

suc. by

son by first wife


Chief Justice of India 1943-47; KBE 1947; Privy Councillor 1953


William George Michael [Spens], 2nd Baron Spens, QC


18 Sep 1914


30 Jun 1941 Joan Elizabeth Goodall (d. 3 Dec 1994), dau. of Reginald Goodall


1. Hon Patrick Michael Rex Spens, later 3rd Baron Spens

2. Hon William David Ralph Spens (b. 23 Nov 1943), mar. 25 Nov 1967 Gillian Mary Jowett, only dau. of Dr Albert Edwin Jowett OBE, and has issue

1. Hon Mallowry Ann Spens (b. 30 Sep 1949)


23 Nov 1984

suc. by



Patrick Michael Rex [Spens], 3rd Baron Spens


22 Jul 1942


12 Mar 1966 Barbara Janet Lindsay Fisher, dau. of Rear Adm Ralph Fisher CB DSO OBE, of Dalnacreoch, Gartmore, co. Stirling


1. Hon Patrick Nathaniel George Spens, later 4th Baron Spens

1. Hon Sarah Helen Spens (b. 2 Aug 1970)


5 Jan 2001

suc. by



Patrick Nathaniel George [Spens], 4th Baron Spens


14 Oct 1968


1998 Hon Philippa Patricia Lennox-Boyd (b. 12 Mar 1970), 2nd dau. of Simon Donald Rupert Neville [Lennox-Boyd], 2nd Viscount Boyd of Merton, by his wife Alice Mary Clive, only dau. of Maj Meysey George Dallas Clive, of Whitfield, co. Hereford, by his wife Lady Mary Katherine Pakenham, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Pakenham], 5th Earl of Longford

only child

1. Hon Peter Lathallan Spens (b. 3 Mar 2000)

1. Hon Nina Bridget Spens (b. 11 Mar 2002)

2. Hon ..... Spens (b. 5 Nov 2003)


Last updated 11 Jan 2008




4th Baron Spens, of Blairsanquhar in the County of Fife

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Aug 1959)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Spens



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