Marcus Samuel, 3rd Viscount Bearsted
Education and Army career
Samuel was the son of Dorothy Montefiore (Micholls) and Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted. He was educated at Eton College before going up to New College, Oxford. He served in the Second World War with the Warwickshire Yeomanry eventually gaining the rank of Major before he was wounded in 1944. He received the Territorial Decoration (TD) in 1945 and succeeded to his father's titles in 1948. Lord Bearsted was appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Warwickshire in 1950.
Samuel married Elizabeth Heather Firmston-Williams on 15 January 1947 with his wife becoming Viscountess Bearsted in 1948. They divorced in 1966 and she went on to marry Ronald Grierson. The couple had two children:
- Hon. Felicity Ann Samuel (b. 1948)
- Hon. Camilla Elizabeth Samuel (1949–1962).
Lord Bearsted's second marriage was to Jean Agnew Wallace on 24 January 1968 who predeceased him on 31 October 1978.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount Bearsted
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Walter Horace Samuel
1948 – 1986
Peter Montefiore Samuel