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Wakehurst, Baron (UK, 1934)


Creation:let. pat. 29 Jun 1934


Family name:Loder




Quarterly:  1st and 4th grandquarters:  Azure on a Fess between in chief a Portcullis chained and in base a Martlet Or three Stags' Heads caboshed proper (Loder);  2nd grandquarter:  the Royal Arms of King Charles II, viz. quarterly 1st and 4th. France and England quarterly;  2nd, Scotland;  3rd, Ireland, and overall a Baton Sinister Gules charged with three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper (Beauclerk);  3rd grandquarter:  per quarter Gules and Or in the first quarter a Mullet Argent (de Vere)


A Stag's Head Caboshed transfixed by an Arrow bendwise point downwards all proper between two Escallops Or


Dexter:  a Russian Brown Bear proper; Sinister:  a Greyhound Argent gorged with a Collar checky of the last and Azure


Murus Aeneus Conscientia Sana (A sound conscience is a wall of brass)



George Walter Erskine [Loder], 1st Baron Wakehurst JP DL

5th son of Sir Robert Loder, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Maria Georgiana Busk, 4th dau. of Hans Busk


25 Oct 1861


25 Oct 1880 Lady Louise de Vere Beauclerk (b. 12 Apr 1869; d. 15 Dec 1958), 1st dau. of William Amelius Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 10th Duke of St Albans, by his first wife Sybil Mary Grey, 1st dau. of Lt Gen Hon Charles Grey (by his wife Caroline Eliza Farquhar VA, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey


1. Hon John de Vere Loder, later 2nd Baron Wakehurst

1. Hon Dorothy Cicely Sybil Loder (b. 1896; d .1986), mar. 13 May 1922 Capt Hon (William Jocelyn) Palmer, yst. son of 2nd Earl of Selborne, and had issue

2. Hon Victoria Helen Loder (b. 1899; dsp. 198..), mar. 17 Dec 1928 Maj Alan Rees Colman, of South Kensington, London (killed s.p. on active service ferrying aircraft 17 Jan 1943), yst. son of Russell James Colman, of Crown Point

3. Hon Diana Evelyn Loder (b. 1899; d. 1985), mar. 25 Oct 1922 3rd Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, and had issue

4. Hon Mary Irene Loder (b. 1 May 1902; d. 7 Jan 1970)


30 Apr 1936


29 Jun 1934 Baron Wakehurst, of Ardingly in the County of Sussex

suc. by



barrister, Inner Temple 1888; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Brighton 1889-1905; Assistant Private Secretary to the President of the Local Government Board 1888-92 and the Secretary of State for India 1896-1901; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1905; Chairman, Southern Railway 1932-35


John de Vere [Loder], 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG KCMG


5 Feb 1895


3 Jun 1920 Margaret Tennant DBE GCStJ (b. 4 Nov 1989; d. 19 Aug 1994), 1st dau. of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt. MP, of The Glen, co. Peebles, by his second wife Marguerite Agaranthe Miles, yst. dau. of Col Charles W Miles, of Nurton Hill, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire


1. Hon (John) Christopher Loder, later 3rd Baron Wakehurst

2. Hon (James) David Gerald Loder OStJ, barrister Inner Temple 1952 (b. 24 Mar 1928; d. 19 Jul 2001)

3. Hon Robert Beauclerk Loder CBE, of 14 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 (b. 24 Apr 1934; d. 22 Jul 2017), mar. 1973 Josette Bromovsky, dau. of Josef Bromovsky by his wife Brigid Dunn, dau. of Sir Philip Gordon Dunn, 2nd Bt., and had issue

1. Hon Henrietta Marguerite Jean Loder (b. 5 Feb 1922; d. 16 Dec 1995), mar. 21 Apr 1953 John Wilmot Reader-Harris (d. 1975), son of Montgomery Reader-Harris, of Hong Kong, and has issue


30 Oct 1970



served in World War I as Capt 4th Batallion Royal Sussex Regimenr in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for East Leicester 1924-29 and Lewes 1931-36; KCMG 1937; Governor of New South Wales 1937-46; Lord Prior of the Order of St John 1948-69; Governor of Northern Ireland 1952-64; Knight of the Garter 1962


(John) Christopher [Loder], 3rd Baron Wakehurst


23 Sep 1925


27 Oct 1956 Ingeborg Krumbholz-Hess (d. 14 Feb 1977), dau. of Walter Otto Krumbholz

children by first wife

1. Hon Timothy Walter Loder (b. 28 Mar 1958), mar. 1987 (div. 1997) Susan Elaine Hurst

1. Hon Christina Anne Loder (b. 13 Dec 1959), mar. 1993 Desmond James MacCarthy, of Wiveton Hall, Holt, co. Norfolk (b. 1 Oct 1956), 1st son of Michael Desmond MacCarthy, of Wiveton Hall, Holt, co. Norfolk (by his wife Pamela Chloe Buxton, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Capt Richard Gurney Buxton), 1st son of Sir Desmond MacCarthy, of Garrick's Villas, Hampton, co. Middlesex, and has issue


10 Sep 1983 (Francine) Brigid Noble, 2nd dau. of William Noble, of Cirencester,co. Gloucester


Last updated 21 Sep 2017




3rd Baron Wakehurst, of Ardingly in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Jun 1934)



Trillinghurst Oast, Ranters Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HL



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