Baron Lilford

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Thomas Powys, 4th Baron Lilford

Baron Lilford, of Lilford in the County of Northampton, [1] is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1797 for Thomas Powys, who had previously represented Northamptonshire in the House of Commons. His grandson, the third Baron, served as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip) from 1837 to 1841 in the Whig administration of Lord Melbourne. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Baron, an ornithologist.

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On the death of his younger son, the sixth Baron (who succeeded his elder brother), in 1949, the line of the third Baron failed. The late Baron was succeeded by his second cousin twice removed, the seventh Baron. He was the great-great-grandson of Robert Vernon Powys, second son of the second Baron. As of 2010, the title is held by his only son Mark Powys, the eighth Baron, who succeeded in 2005. The family seat from 1711 until the 1990s was Lilford Hall in Northamptonshire.

The current Baron Lilford retains ownership of land in Jersey, South Africa and West Lancashire, including the Bank Hall Estate, which were inherited in 1860 by Thomas Atherton Powys, 3rd Baron Lilford, upon the death of his wife's cousin George Anthony Legh Keck. [2]

Barons Lilford (1797)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's second cousin once removed, Robert Charles Lilford Powys (born 1930), great-great-great-grandson of the 2nd Baron.
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, Matthew Robert Lilford Powys (born 1974).

Male-line family tree

Male-line family tree, Barons Lilford.
Thomas Powys
1st Baron Lilford

1743–1800
Thomas Powys
2nd Baron Lilford

1775–1825
Thomas Powys
3rd Baron Lilford

1801–1861
Robert Powys
1802–1854
Thomas Powys
4th Baron Lilford

1833–1896
Leopold Fox-Powys
1837–1893
Edward Powys
1839–1930
Col.
Charles Powys
1840–1893
Robert Powys
1826–1913
Thomas Powys
1861–1882
John Powys
5th Baron Lilford

1863–1945
Stephen Powys
6th Baron Lilford

1869–1949
Mervyn Powys
1866–1942
George Powys
1868–1868
Edward Powys
1870–1940
John Powys
1857–1923
Robert Powys
1860–1933
Charles Powys
1862–1928
Henry Powys
1866–1929
Thomas Powys
1896–1909
Robert Powys
1889–1940
Frank Powys
1902–1972
George Powys
7th Baron Lilford

1931–2005
Robert Powys
born 1930
Mark Powys
8th Baron Lilford

born 1975
Matthew Powys
born 1974

Arms

Coat of arms of Baron Lilford
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
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Crest
A lion's jamb couped and erect Gules, holding a staff headed with a fleur-de-lis also erect Or.
Escutcheon
Or, a lion's jamb erased in bend dexter, between two cross crosslets fitchee in bend sinister Gules.
Supporters
Dexter, a reaper habited in a loose shirt, leather breeches loose at the knees, white stockings, and black hat and shoes ; in his hat ears of corn, in his right band a reaping-hook, and at his feet a garb, all proper. Sinister, a man in the uniform of the' Northamptonshire yeomanry cavalry, riz. a green long coat, orna-mented on the cuffs and button-holes with gold lace, yellow waistcoat and breeches, and black top boots ; a black stock ; a round hat, adorned with a white feather in front and a green one behind, the sword-belt inscribed with the letters N.Y. and the exterior hand resting on his sword sheathed and point downwards.
Motto
Parta Tueri (To maintain acquired possessions). [3]

Notes

  1. "No. 14052". The London Gazette . 7 October 1797. p. 968.
  2. Howard, J. (2012) "Bank Hall Timeline", www.bankhallonline.2ya.com
  3. Debrett's Peerage. 1840.

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