|Barony of Aberconway|
|Creation date||21 June 1911|
|Created by||King George V|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway|
|Present holder||Henry McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway|
|Heir apparent||Hon. Charles Stephen McLaren|
|Remainder to||the 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.|
|Subsidiary titles||Baronet of Bodnant, Gwylgre and Hilders|
Baron Aberconway, of Bodnant in the County of Denbigh, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 21 June 1911 for the industrialist and Liberal politician Sir Charles McLaren, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Bodnant, Gwylgre and Hilders, on 8 August 1902. His eldest son, the second Baron, was a businessman and also sat as a Member of Parliament. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baron. In August 1939, the future third Baron was part of a secret delegation sent to Germany by Lord Halifax to offer Adolf Hitler concessions on the assurance that he would not invade Poland. The third baron died on 4 February 2003 and the title passed to his eldest son, Henry McLaren, the fourth and (As of 2010[update]) present holder of the titles.
As of 30 June 2006, the present holder of the barony has not successfully proven his succession to the baronetcy and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. However, the case is under review by the Registrar of the Baronetage. For more information, follow this link.
Aberconway is the anglicised form of the Welsh place name Aberconwy, the original name of Conwy town in Welsh.
Coat of arms
The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the barony is: Or, two chevronels invected gules between two shepherds crooks in chief and in base a castle triple towered and with flags flying sable.
Barons Aberconway (1911)
- Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway (1850–1934)
- Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway (1879–1953)
- Charles Melville McLaren, 3rd Baron Aberconway (1913–2003)
- Henry Charles McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway (born 1948)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Charles Stephen McLaren (born 1984)
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