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Wimborne, Viscount (UK, 1918)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Jun 1918


Family name: Guest




Azure on a Chevron Or between three Swan's Heads erased proper as many Crosses Moline Sable


A Swan's Head erased proper gorged with a Collar Or and charged underneath with a Cross Moline as in the Arms between two Ostrich Feathers Or


On either side a Figure habited as Vulcan resting his exterior hand on an Anvil and holding in front thereof a Sledge Hammer all proper


Ferro Non Gladio (By iron, not by the sword)



Ivor Churchill [Guest], 1st Baron Ashby St Ledgers later 2nd Baron Wimborne later 1st Viscount Wimborne, PC

1st son of Ivor Bertie [Guest], 1st Baron Wimborne, by his wife Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, 1st dau. of John Winston [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough


16 Jan 1873


10 Feb 1902 Hon Alice Katherine Sibell Grosvenor (d. 17 Apr 1948), 2nd dau. of Robert Wellesley [Grosvenor], 2nd Baron Ebury, by his wife Hon Emilie Beaujolais White, 2nd dau. of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly


1. Hon Ivor Grosvenor Guest, later 2nd Viscount Wimborne

1. Hon Rosemary Sibell Guest (b. 7 Mar 1906; d. 21 Mar 1971), mar. (1) 12 Jul 1926 (div. 1955) Gilbert Allan Rowland [Hay later Boyd], 6th Baron Kilmarnock, and (2) 4 May 1955 John Peter Berger, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Cynthia Edith Guest (b. 24 Oct 1908; d. 30 Apr 1994), mar. 14 Dec 1933 Thomas George Talbot CB (b. 21 Dec 1904; d. 8 Feb 1992), 2nd son of Rt Hon Sir George John Talbot QC, by his wife Gertrude Harriott Cator, dau. of Albemarle Cator, of Woodbastwick Hall, co. Norfolk, and has issue


14 Jun 1939


15 Mar 1910 Baron Ashby St Ledgers, of Ashby St Ledgers in the County of Northampton

15 Jun 1918 Viscount Wimborne, of Canford Magna in the County of Dorset

suc. by



High Sheriff of Glamorganshire 1900; Member of Parliament for Plymouth 1900-06 and for Cardiff 1906-10; Paymaster-General 1910-12 ; Privy Councillor 1910; Lord-in-Waiting to King George V 1913-15; suc. his father 22 Feb 1914 as 2nd Baron Wimborne; Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1915-18


Ivor Grosvenor [Guest], 2nd Viscount Wimborne, OBE


21 Feb 1903


22 Nov 1938 Lady Mabel Edith Fox-Strangways (d. 11 Mar 1995), 2nd dau. of Giles Stephen Holland [Fox-Strangways], 6th Earl of Ilchester, by his wife Lady Helen Mary Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart, only dau. of Charles Stewart [Vane-Tempest-Stewart], 6th Marquess of Londonderry


1. Hon Ivor Fox-Strangways Guest, later 3rd Viscount Wimborne

2. Hon Julian John Guest, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Wimborne (b. 12 Oct 1945), mar. (1) 28 Jan 1970 (div. 1978) Emma Jane Arlette Gray, 1st dau. of Cdr Archibald Grey DSO RN, of Tilbridge, Great Staughton, co. Huntingdon, and (2) 16 Nov 1983 Jillian Ballantine, dau. of Ninian Stuart Grey Ballantine

3. Capt Hon Charles James Guest, of Truckwell Manor Farm, Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset (b. 10 Jul 1950), mar. 28 Feb 1976 Simone Katherine Whinney, dau. of Patrick Whinney, of Grand Havre, Guernsey, Channel Islands, and has issue

1. Hon Frances Ann Guest (b. 18 Nov 1942), mar. (1) 1 May 1971 (div. 1987) Ernest Martin Johnson, son of Ernest Martin Johnson, of Gardner, Massachussets, USA, and (2) 1991 Rao Gaddipati, of Little Neck, New York, USA


7 Jan 1967

suc. by



Ivor Fox-Strangways [Guest], 3rd Viscount Wimborne


2 Dec 1939

mar. (1)

20 Dec 1966 (div. 1981) Victoria Ann Vigors (mar. (2) 1982 Vincent Poklewski-Koziell), only dau. of Col Mervyn Doyne Vigors DSO MC

only child by first wife

1. Hon Ivor Mervyn Vigors Guest, later 4th Viscount Wimborne

mar. (2)

1983 Venetia Margaret Barker (former wife of Capt Frederick Grant Barker), dau. of Richard Bridges St John Quarry, of Orchard House, Odiham, co. Hampshire

only child by second wife

1. Hon Ilona Charlotte Guest (b. 24 Feb 1985), mar. 2012 Oliver Rupert Hilton-Johnson (b. 1981), son of Christopher Hilton-Johnson, of Cottisford, co. Oxford


17 Dec 1993

suc. by

son by first wife


Ivor Mervyn Vigors [Guest], 4th Viscount Wimborne


19 Sep 1968


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Wimborne is Hon Julian John Guest, second son of the 2nd Viscount Wimborne and uncle of the present Viscount.


Last updated 18 Nov 2012




4th Viscount Wimborne, of Canford Magna in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jun 1918)

5th Baron Wimborne, of Canford Magna in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Apr 1880)

4th Baron Ashby St Ledgers, of Ashby St Ledgers in the County of Northampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Mar 1910)

6th Baronet, styled "of Dowlais"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Aug 1838)



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