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Wrenbury, Baron (UK, 1915)


Creation: let. pat. 12 Apr 1915


Family name: Buckley




Azure a Chevron cottised between two Stags' Heads cabossed in chief and a Garb in base all Or on a Chief engrailed Ermine a Buckle between two Crosses Paty fitchy Gules


On a Mount Vert a Demi-Stag at gaze Gules attired and gorged with a Collar a Chain attached and reflexed over the back Or supporting a Garb of the last


On either side a Buck at gaze Gules collared attired and chained Or


To My Utmost



Henry Burton [Buckley], 1st Baron Wrenbury, PC

4th son of Rev John Wall Buckley, Vicar of St Mary's, Paddington Green, London, by his wife Elizabeth Burton, dau. of Thomas Burton


15 Sep 1845


12 Apr 1887 Bertha Margaretta Jones (b. c. 1866; d. 23 Nov 1960), 3rd dau. of Charles Edward Jones, of 20 Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington, London


1. Hon Bryan Burton Buckley, later 2nd Baron Wrenbury

2. Guy Burton Buckley (b. 21 Jun 1892; dvp. 9 Jul 1892)

3. Hon Colin Burton Buckley (b. 16 Oct 1899; d. 1981), mar. 15 Sep 1925 Evelyn Joyce Webster (d. 1987), 1st dau. of Sir Hugh Calthrop Webster, of Newlands, Hadley Wood, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Martin Christopher Burton Buckley, heir presumptive to the Barony of Wrenbury, of Crouchers, Rudgwick, co. Sussex, barrister Lincoln's Inn 1961, Registrar Bankruptcy Companies Court 1988-2001 (b. 5 Oct 1936), mar. 2 May 1964 Victoria Gay Furber, dau. of Dr Stanhope Edward Furber, of 14 Wimpole Street, London, and Oak Cottage, Bracknell, co. Berkshire, and has issue:

1b. Arthur Burton Buckley (b. 2 May 1967), mar. 1992 Amanda Jane Ridley

2b. Samuel Burton Buckley (b. 1973)

1b. Hannah Kate Buckley (b. 22 Sep 1965)

2b. Amanda Victoria Buckley (b. 12 Dec 1968), mar. 1991 Anthony Clarke

3b. Jessica Beth Buckley (b. 1971)

1a. Susan Mary Buckley (b. 2 Nov 1926; dvp. 19 Mar 1939)

2a. Bridget Elizabeth Buckley (b. 21 Aug 1929)

3a. Jessica Margaret Buckley (b. 24 Jun 1932), mar. 3 Oct 1957 Michael John Knott, son of Claude Carrington Knott, of Wychbold, co. Worcester, and has issue

4a. Alison Rachel Buckley (b. 6 Sep 1933), mar. 6 Jun 1959 Benjamin Fisher, of 133 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston, co. Lancaster, son of B T Fisher, of Preston, co. Lancaster, and has issue

5a. Sister (Hazel Charlotte) Ancille Buckley, of Ladywell Convent, Ashtead Lane, Godalming, co. Surrey, a nun since 1958 (b. 28 Dec 1934)

4. Rt Hon Sir Denys Burton Buckley MBE, barrister Lincoln's Inn 1928, served in World War II 1939-45 as Maj RAOC and GSO(2) Directorate of Signals, MBE 1945, Bencher Lincoln's Inn 1949, knighted 1960, High Court Judge Chancery Division 1960-70, Judge Restrictive Practices Court 1962-70 (President 1968-70), Member, Law Reform Committee 1963-73, Treasurer Lincoln's Inn 1969, Privy Councillor 1970, President of the Senate of the Four Inns of Court 1970-72, Lord Justice of Appeal 1971-81, Master Merchant Taylors Company 1972 (b. 6 Feb 1906; dspm. 13 Sep 1998), mar. 23 Jul 1932 Gwendolen Jane Armstrong-Jones (b. 2 Jul 1905; d. 1985), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Jones later Armstrong-Jones CBE JP DL FRCS FRCP, by his wife Margaret Elizabeth Roberts, dau. of Sir Owen Roberts JP DL, of Plas Dinas, co. Caernarvon, and had issue

1. Hon Joyce Burton Buckley (b. 10 Feb 1889; d. 19...)

2. Hon Muriel Burton Buckley MRCS LRCP (b. 30 Mar 1894; d. 19...), mar. 20 May 1920 Bernard Warren Williams FRCS, 3rd son of James Rowland Williams MLC, Director of Education Jamaica, and had issue

3. Hon Olive Burton Buckley MRCS MRCP (b. 25 Jan 1896; d. 19...), mar. 15 Sep 1949 Ven Stephen Romney Maurice Gill (d. 26 Mar 1954), son of Arthur Tidman Gill

4. Hon Dame Ruth Burton Buckley DBE JP, barrister Lincoln's Inn 1926, Chairman East Sussex County Council 1952, DBE 1959 (b. 12 Jul 1898; d. 19...)


27 Oct 1935


12 Apr 1915 Baron Wrenbury, of Old Castle in the County of Sussex

suc. by



barrister 1869; QC 1886; Bencher 1891; knighted 1900; Judge of the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) 1900-06; Privy Councillor 1906; Lord Justice of Appeal 1906-15


Bryan Burton [Buckley], 2nd Baron Wrenbury


24 May 1890


7 Apr 1925 Helen Malise Graham (d. 1981), 2nd dau. of His Honour Judge John Cameron Graham, of Ballewan, Blanfield, co. Stirling


1. Hon John Burton Buckley, later 3rd Baron Wrenbury

1. Hon Mary Graham Buckley (b. 30 May 1929), mar. 8 Apr 1961 John Richard Seymour Homan CBE, of 30 High Street, Ticehurst, co. Sussex, 2nd son of Capt Charles Edward Homan, of Honey Lane Cottage, Burley, co. Hampshire, Elder Brother of the Trinity House, and has issue


30 May 1940

suc. by



barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1913


John Burton [Buckley], 3rd Baron Wrenbury


18 Jun 1927


10 Mar 1956 (div. 1961) Carolyn Joan Maude Burn-Murdoch, only child of Lt Col Ian Burn-Murdoch of Gartincaber OBE, by his wife Kathleen Joan Badcock, only dau. of Ralph Smale Badcock, of Compton, nr. Winchester, co. Hampshire


6 Oct 1961 Penelope Sara Frances Fort, dau. of Edward Dimond Fort, ofThe White House, Sixpenny Handley, co. Dorset

children by second wife

1. Hon William Edward Buckley, later 4th Baron Wrenbury

1. Hon Elizabeth Margaret Buckley (b. 21 May 1964), mar. (1) 1988 (div. 1991) Capt Andrew Murray Macnaughten, 1st son of R M Macnaughten, of Edinburgh, and (2) 1993 Dr Timothy Grey Morgan, son of Prof Colyn Grey Morgan, of Meyols, Swansea

2. Hon Katherine Lucy Buckley (b. 13 Nov 1968), mar. 19... ..... Schaale


27 Sep 2014

suc. by

son by second wife


solicitor 1952; Deputy Legal Adviser, The National Trust 1955-56; Partner, Freshfields 1956-74 and thomson Snell & Passmore 1974-90; ordained Deacon (C of E) 1990; Priest 1991; non-stipendiary incumbent of Brightling, Dallington, Mountfield and Netherfield 1990-2014


William Edward [Buckley], 4th Baron Wrenbury


19 Jun 1966


6 Jul 1996 Emma L Clementson, dau. of Peter Clementson, of West Wittering, co. Sussex


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Wrenbury is Martin Christopher Burton Buckley, a grandson of the 1st Baron Wrenbury and first cousin once removed of the present Baron.


Last updated 28 Oct 2014




4th Baron Wrenbury, of Old Castle in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Apr 1915)



Oldcastle, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 9JP



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