Cuthbert Ackroyd

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Sir Cuthbert Lowell Ackroyd, 1st Baronet DL, JP (4 September 1892 – 11 April 1973) was a Lord Mayor of London. The son of Benjamin Bately Ackroyd and Emily Armitage, he was created a Baronet 'of Dewsbury' on 8 May 1956.[1] On his death in 1973 he was succeeded in the baronetage by his eldest son.[2]

Career[edit]

He attended school in Dewsbury, and the University of London.[2]

He gained the rank of Captain in the Royal Artillery.[2] He fought in the First World War.[2] In 1940 he was a Common Councillor of the City of London.[2] In 1945 he was an Alderman and Justice of the Peace for the City of London.[2] He was the Visiting Magistrate of Holloway Prison from 1945 to 1955.[2] From 1955-1956 he was Lord Mayor of London.[2] In 1956 the University of Leeds awarded him an honorary Doctoral Decree of Law.[2] He was Deputy Lieutenant of Kent (1962), and High Sheriff of Kent (1964-1965).[2] From 1964 to 1967 Sir Ackroyd was the Governor of the Irish Society. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.[2]

He married Joyce Wallce Whyte, daughter of Robert Whyte, on 14 June 1927, and had two children:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 40824. p. 3949. 6 July 1956.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books), 1999. Volume 1, page 22.

Sources[edit]

  • Cuthbert Ackroyd thePeerage.com
  • ‘ACKROYD, Sir Cuthbert (Lowell)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007


Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baronet Ackroyd
(of Dewsbury)
1956–1973
Succeeded by
John Ackroyd