Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?

| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |



Strathcarron, Baron (UK, 1936)


Creation:let. pat. 11 Jan 1936


Family name:Macpherson




Per fess Or and Azure a Galley of the first Masts Oars and Tackling proper flagged Gules in the dexter chief point a Hand couped fesswise holding a Dagger paleways and in the sinister a Cross Crosslet fitchy of the last over all a Fess chequy of the second and Argent


A Cat-a-Mountain sejant guardant and having the dexter paw raised proper


Dexter:  a Private Soldier of the Cameron Highlanders in field service dress of the period 1916-18;  Sinister:  a Macpherson Clansman of the period 1745


Le Cridhe 'S Le Cliu



1.James Ian [Macpherson], 1st Baron Strathcarron, PC

2nd son of James Macpherson, of Inverness

born14 May 1880

mar.24 Sep 1915 Elizabeth Marjorie (Jill) Rhodes (mar. (2) 22 Jun 1938 Hedley Ernest Le Bas;  d. 4 Aug 1956), only dau. of Sir George Wood Rhodes, 1st Bt., by his first wife Margaret Catherine Phillips, dau. of John Phillips, of Liverpool

died14 Aug 1937

created26 Apr 1933 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Drumalban"

11 Jan 1936 Baron Strathcarron, of Banchor in the County of Inverness

suc. byson


2.David William Anthony Blyth [Macpherson], 2nd Baron Strathcarron

born22 Jan 1924

mar. (1)10 Feb 1947 (annulled 1947) Valerie Cole, 1st dau. of T Norman Cole, of 58 Melbury Court, London W8

mar. (2)18 May 1948 Diana Hawtrey Curle (former wife of John Noel Ormiston Curle;  d. 23 Apr 1973), only dau. of Cdr Ralph Hawtrey Deane RN, of Cooden, co. Sussex, by his first wife Dorothy Alice Lord, 2nd dau. of W J Lord, of West Perth, Western Australia

children by second wife:

1.Hon Ian David Patrick Macpherson, of 1 Leinster Mews, London W2 (b. 31 Mar 1949), mar. 13 Jul 1974 Gillian Rosamund Allison, dau. of Frank Allison, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester

2.Hon Andrew Charles James Macpherson (b. 5 Jan 1959)

mar. (3)1974 Mary Eve Samuel (former wife of Hon Anthony Gerald Samuel; d. 10 May 1999), only dau. of John Comyn Higgins CIE, of Alford, co. Lincoln

mar. (4)2 Nov 1999 Diana Nicholson (widow of Hugh Nicholson)


 Last updated 21 Aug 2004




2nd Baron Strathcarron, of Banchor in the County of Inverness

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Jan 1936)

2nd Baronet, styled "of Drumalban"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Apr 1933)



3 Elizabeth Court, Milmans Street, London SW10 0DA

Otterwood, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YS

Tel:  01590 612334



Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.