John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery1

M, #191971, b. 24 July 1911, d. 26 July 1981
Last Edited=22 Aug 2015
     John Passmore Widgery, Baron Widgery was born on 24 July 1911.2 He married Ann Edith Kermode, daughter of William Edwin Kermode, in 1948.3 He died on 26 July 1981 at age 70.1
     He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery.2 He fought in the Second World War.2 He was awarded the Territorial Decoration (T.D.)1 He was appointed Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)1 He was appointed Knight in 1961.2 He held the office of Lord Chief Justice between 1971 and 1980.2 He was created Baron Widgery, of South Molton in the County of Devon [U.K. Life Peer] on 20 April 1971.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S219] Announcements, New York Times, New York, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as New York Times.
  3. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.

George Edward Cecil Wigg, Baron Wigg1

M, #191972, d. 11 August 1983
Last Edited=27 May 2006
     George Edward Cecil Wigg, Baron Wigg died on 11 August 1983.1
     He was created Baron Wigg, of the Borough of Dudley [U.K. Life Peer] on 27 November 1967.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.

Basil Thomas Wigoder, Baron Wigoder1

M, #191973, b. 12 February 1921, d. 12 August 2004
Last Edited=9 Feb 2020
     Basil Thomas Wigoder, Baron Wigoder was born on 12 February 1921.2 He was the son of Philip I. Wigoder and Rebecca Rachel Jacobs.3 He married Yoland Levinson, daughter of Ben Levinson, in 1948.3 He died on 12 August 2004 at age 83.1
     He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Manchester, Lancashire, England.2 He graduated from Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.)2 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery.2 He fought in the Second World War between 1942 and 1945.2 He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1946 entitled to practise as a barrister.2 He was appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1966.1 He held the office of Recorder of Crown Court between 1972 and 1984.3 He was created Baron Wigoder, of Cheetham in the City of Manchester [U.K. Life Peer] on 16 May 1974.1 He held the office of Chief Whip, House of Lords between 1977 and 1984.3 He held the office of Treasurer of Gray's Inn in 1989.3

Children of Basil Thomas Wigoder, Baron Wigoder and Yoland Levinson

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4163. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Judith Ann Freeman, Baroness Wilcox1

F, #191974, b. 31 December 1939
Last Edited=15 Mar 2020
Judtih Wilcox, Baroness Wilcox 2
     Judith Ann Freeman, Baroness Wilcox was born on 31 December 1939.3 She is the daughter of John Freeman and Elsie (?)3 She married, firstly, Keith Davenport, son of Harold COrnelius Davenport, in 1961.4 She and Keith Davenport were divorced in 1979.4 She married, secondly, Sir Malcolm Wilcox, son of George Harrison Wilcox, in 1986.4
     She was educated at St. Dunstan's Abbey, Devon, England.3 She was educated at St. Mary's Convent, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England.3 She was educated at Plymouth Polytechnic, Plymouth, Devon, EnglandG.3 From 1961, her married name became Davenport.4 She was finance director of Capstan Foods between 1979 and 1984.3 She was chairman of Channell Foods between 1984 and 1989.3 She was chairman of National Consumer Council between 1990 and 1996.3 She was chairman of Morinie et Cie, France between 1991 and 1994.3 She was chairman of Citizen's CHarter Complaints Task Force between 1993 and 1995.3 She was created Baroness Wilcox, of Plymouth in the County of Devon [U.K. Life Peer] on 16 January 1996.1 She was director of Cadbury Schweppes plc in 1997.3 She was director of Carpetright plc in 1997.3

Child of Judith Ann Freeman, Baroness Wilcox and Keith Davenport

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4170. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S206] Announcements, The Daily Mail, London, U.K.. Hereinafter cited as The Daily Mail.

Rosalie Catherine Wilkins, Baroness Wilkins1

F, #191975, b. 6 May 1946
Last Edited=15 Mar 2020
     Rosalie Catherine Wilkins, Baroness Wilkins was born on 6 May 1946.2 She is the daughter of Eric Frederick Wilkins and Marjorie Phyllis Elizabeth (?)2
     She graduated from Manchester University, Manchester, Lancashire, England, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)2 She was PA to Director Central Council for the Disabled between 1971 and 1974.2 She was Information Officer for MND between 1974 and 1978.2 She was a presenter and researcher for Link magazine programme, ATV Network and Central Television between 1975 and 1988.2 She was awarded the Snowdon Award in 1983.2 She was freelance video and documentary producer/presenter on disability issues between 1988 and 1996.2 She was Information Officer, National Centre for Independent Living between 1997 and 1998.2 She was created Baroness Wilkins, of Chesham Bois in the County of Buckinghamshire [U.K. Life Peer] on 30 July 1999.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4171. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


Thomas Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh1

M, #191976, b. 18 March 1888, d. 29 March 1967
Last Edited=19 Jul 2011
     Thomas Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh was born on 18 March 1888.2 He was the son of James Williams and Mary Ann Parton.2 He married Elizabeth Ann Andrews, daughter of Thomas Andrews, on 7 September 1910.2 He died on 29 March 1967 at age 79.1
     He was educated at Elementary School, Swinton, Yorkshire, EnglandG.2 He was a coal miner.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Yorkshire, Don Division between 1922 and 1959.2 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1941.2 He held the office of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries between 1945 and 1951.2 He was member of the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee in 1961.2 He was created Baron Williams of Barnburgh, of Barnburgh in the West Riding of Yorkshire [U.K. Life Peer] on 2 February 1961.1

Children of Thomas Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh and Elizabeth Ann Andrews

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 293. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  3. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage, page 198.

Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Catlin, Baroness Williams of Crosby1

F, #191977, b. 27 July 1930
Last Edited=28 Mar 2020
Shirley Catlin, Baroness Williams of Crosby, 2010 2
     Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Catlin, Baroness Williams of Crosby was born on 27 July 1930.3 She is the daughter of Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin and Vera Mary Brittain.2 She married, firstly, Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams in 1955.4 She and Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams were divorced in 1974.4 She married, secondly, Professor Richard Elliott Neustadt in 1987.4
     She was educated at Summit School, Minnesota, U.S.A.5 She was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School, London, England.5 She was educated at Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.5 From 1955, her married name became Williams.1 She graduated from Columbia University, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.A.5 She held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Labour) for Hitchin between 1964 and 1974.5 She held the office of Minister of State, DES between 1967 and 1969.5 She held the office of Minister of State, Home Office between 1969 and 1970.5 She held the office of Secretary of State, Prices and Consumer Protection between 1974 and 1976.5 She held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Labour) for Hertford and Stevenage between 1974 and 1979.5 She held the office of Secretary of State, Education and Science between 1976 and 1979.5 She was co-founder of the Social Democrat Party in 1981.5 She wrote the book Jobs for the 1980s, Youth Without Work, published 1981.5 She wrote the book Politics is for People, published 1981.5 She held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (SDP) for Crosby between 1981 and 1983.5 She wrote the book A Job to Live, published 1985.5 From 1987, her married name became Neustadt.4 She was appointed Fellow, British Academy (F.B.A.)5 She was created Baron Williams of Crosby, of Stevenage in the County of Hertfordshire [U.K. Life Peer] in 1993.1 She wrote the book Snakes and Ladders: a political diary, published 1996.5

Child of Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Catlin, Baroness Williams of Crosby and Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  3. [S200] Announcements, The Guardian, London, U.K.. Hereinafter cited as The Guardian.
  4. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K.. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.
  5. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4182. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Charles Cutherbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel1

M, #191978, b. 9 February 1933, d. 30 December 2019
Last Edited=28 Mar 2020
Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel, 2018 2
     Charles Cutherbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel was born on 9 February 1933 at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.3 He was the son of Dr. Norman Powell Williams and Muriel de Lérisson Cazenove.3 He married Jane Gillian Portal, daughter of Lt.-Col. Gervas Edward Portal and Iris Mary Butler, in 1975.4 He died on 30 December 2019 at age 86.3
     He was educated at Westminster School, Westminster, London, England.5 He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.3 He was educated at London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England.5 He was with BP between 1958 and 1964.5 He was with the Bank of London and Montreal between 1964 and 1966.5 He was with Eurofinance SA, Paris between 1966 and 1970.5 He was with Baring Brothers and Company between 1970 and 1977.5 He was chairman of the Price Commission between 1977 and 1979.5 He was appointed Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1980.1 He was managing director of Henry Ansbacher & Company between 1980 and 1982.5 He was chief executive of Henry Ansbacher Holdings between 1982 and 1985.5 He was created Baron Williams of Elvel, of Llansantffraed in Elvel in the County of Powys [U.K. Life Peer] on 22 May 1985.1 He wrote the book The Last Great Frenchman: a life of General de Gaulle, published 1993.5 He wrote the book Bradman: an Australian hero, published 1996.5 He wrote the book Adenauer: the father of the new Germany, published 2000.5

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  3. [S466] Notices, The Telegraph, London, UK. Hereinafter cited as The Telegraph.
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3176. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn1

M, #191979, b. 5 February 1941, d. 20 September 2003
Last Edited=28 Mar 2020
     Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn was born on 5 February 1941.2 He was the son of Albert Thomas Williams and Selina Evans.3 He married, firstly, Pauline Clarke in 1962.2 He and Pauline Clarke were divorced.2 He married, secondly, Veena Maya Russell, daughter of Dennis Bughwan Russell, in 1994.2 He died on 20 September 2003 at age 62.1
     He was educated at Rhyl Grammar School, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales.3 He graduated from Queen's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1964 with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)3 He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1965 entitled to practise as a barrister.2 He graduated from Queen's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1965 with a Master of Arts (M.A.)3 He held the office of Recorder of the Crown Court in 1978.3 He was appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1978.1 He held the office of Bencher of Gray's Inn in 1991.3 He was created Baron Williams of Mostyn, of Great Tew in the County of Oxfordshire [U.K. Life Peer] on 30 July 1992.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office between 1997 and 1998.3 He held the office of Minister of State, Home Office between 1998 and 1999.3 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1999.2 He held the office of Attorney-General between 1999 and 2001.2 He held the office of Leader, House of Lords in 2001.3 He held the office of Lord Privy Seal between 2001 and 2003.2

Children of Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn and Pauline Clarke

Child of Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn and Veena Maya Russell

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4182. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Thomas Williamson, Baron Williamson1

M, #191980, d. 27 February 1983
Last Edited=27 May 2006
     Thomas Williamson, Baron Williamson died on 27 February 1983.1
     He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.)1 He was appointed Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)1 He was created Baron Williamson, of Eccleston in the Borough of St. Helens in the County Palatine of Lancaster [U.K. Life Peer] on 15 May 1962.1

Citations

  1. [S134] Heraldic Media Ltd., online http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/, Patrick Cracoft-Brennan (Cracroft Peerage Database v5.2), downloaded 1 November 2006.