Thomas Shaw, 3rd Baron Craigmyle, (17 May 1923 – 30 April 1998) was a British aristocrat, a prominent convert to Roman Catholicism and a philanthropist.
Thomas Donald Mackay Shaw, The (3rd) Lord Craigmyle, was the son of the 2nd Baron Craigmyle and born on 17 November 1923.
Alexander Shaw, 2nd Baron Craigmyle was a Scottish Liberal Party politician.
He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, obtaining a Master of Arts degree. In 1943, he became a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, serving until 1946.
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In 1955 he married the artist Anthea Esther Christine Rich (1933-2016), daughter of Canon Edward Rich. She grew up in Chiswick, studied at the Chelsea School of Art, before travelling to India where she met and married Lord Craigmyle.He followed his wife in converting to Roman Catholicism in 1956.
They had four sons and three daughters.Their second son The Hon Thomas Columba Shaw is now the current (4th) Baron Craigmyle. His youngest son Dr. Joseph Shaw is the current chairman of the Latin Mass Society.
Baron Craigmyle, of Craigmyle in the County of Aberdeen, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in May 1929 for the Liberal politician and judge Thomas Shaw, Baron Shaw. He had already in 1909 been given a life peerage under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 as Baron Shaw, of Dunfermline in the County of Fife. He served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords from 1909 to 1929, when he was rewarded with a hereditary peerage. On his death in 1937 the life peerage became extinct while he was succeeded in the hereditary barony by his son, the second Baron. He notably represented Kilmarnock in Parliament as a Liberal. As of 2009 the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1998.
Alexander Joseph Ranald Shaw is a British academic and the current chairman of the Latin Mass Society.
Craigmyle struggled with alcoholism, and following his recovery was committed to charitable work helping addicts, the homeless and the destitute.
He was chairman Craigmyle & Co Ltd, and Claridge Mills Ltd, and director of Inchape & C Ltd. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht Club, Caledonian Club, Bengal (Calcutta). Membership of other associations: Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ), and President of the British Association of the Order of Malta (Sovereign Military & Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta).
Lord Craigmyle was "one of Britain's most philanthropic Roman Catholic laymen. A convert...with a deep piety and astonishing personal generosity, to the great benefit of the numerous causes he supported" [quoted from his obituary in The Times , 8 May 1998].
He died on 30 April 1998.
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