Baron Hawke

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The coat of arms of the Barons Hawke.

Baron Hawke, of Towton in the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created on 20 May 1776 for the prominent naval commander Sir Edward Hawke. His son, the second Baron, represented Saltash in the House of Commons. His son, the third Baron, assumed the additional surname of Harvey. On the death of his younger son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his elder brother in 1869, the line of the eldest son of the second Baron failed. The late Baron was succeeded by his first cousin, the sixth Baron. He was the son of the Hon. Martin Bladen Edward, second son of the second Baron. His son, the seventh Baron, was a successful cricketer. On his death the title passed to his younger brother, the eighth Baron. His elder son, the ninth Baron, held minor office in the Conservative administrations of the 1950s. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the tenth Baron, who was followed by his son, the eleventh Baron. As of 2010 the title is held by the twelfth Baron, who succeeded his father in that year.

Barons Hawke (1776)[edit]

There is no heir to the barony.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th argent, a chevron erminois between three boatswain's whistles purple, 2nd and 3rd grand-quarter quarterly, 1st and 4th or, a cross engrailed gules, 2nd and 3rd argent, a chevron engrailed sable, three mullets sable.
  • Crest: A hawk rising ermine, beaked, belled and charged on the breast with a fleur-de-lis or.
  • Supporters: Dexter, Neptune, his mantle of a sea-green colour, edged argent, crowned with an eastern coronet or, his dexter arm erect, darting downwards, his trident sable, headed silver, resting his sinister foot on a dolphin proper; sinister, a seahorse or, sustaining in his forefins a banner argent, the staff broken proper.
  • Motto: Strike.