Stormont Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft

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The Right Honourable
Stormont Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft

Stormont Mancroft (Samuel later Mancroft),[1] 2nd Baron Mancroft, KBE (27 July 1914 – 14 September 1987), was a British Conservative politician.

Mancroft was the son of Arthur Michael Samuel, 1st Baron Mancroft, and Phoebe Fletcher. In 1925 he assumed by deed poll the surname "Mancroft." He was educated at Winchester College, Christ Church, Oxford, obtaining a law degree, and Bonn University, where he studied music. In 1938 he became a barrister at the Inner Temple.[2] He served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, was twice Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Croix de Guerre. After the war, he served in the Conservative administrations of Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden as a government whip from 1952 to 1954 and as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1954 to 1957. When Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister in January 1957, Mancroft was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence, Duncan Sandys, a post he held until June the same year, and was then Minister without Portfolio from 1957 to 1958.

He was also the author of the humorous book "A Chinaman in My Bath, and Other Pieces", published in 1974.[3]

Lord Mancroft married Diana Elizabeth Lloyd, daughter of Lt-Col Horace Lloyd, in 1951. By her first husband, she was the mother of Miranda Macmillan, Countess of Stockton. The couple had one son and two daughters. Their daughter, the Hon. Victoria Lucinda Mancroft, married [Prince Frederick Nicholas (born 3 May 1946), son of Prince Frederick of Prussia and his wife, Lady Brigid Guinness. Lord Mancroft died 14 September 1987 at the age of 73, and was succeeded by his only son, Benjamin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/index1047.htm
  2. ^ Old Wykehamist Register 1974, page 213
  3. ^ Stormont Mancroft (1974). A Chinaman in My Bath, and Other Pieces. Bachman & Turner. p. 188. ISBN 9780859740104. 
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lloyd
Lord-in-Waiting
1952 – 1954
Succeeded by
The Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
1954 – 1957
Succeeded by
Patricia Hornsby-Smith
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Samuel
Baron Mancroft
1942 – 1987
Succeeded by
Benjamin Mancroft