Baron Beaverbrook

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Baron Beaverbrook
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Creation date 2 January 1917 [2]
Monarch George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Sir Max Aitken, 1st Baronet
Present holder Maxwell Aitken, 3rd Baron Beaverbrook
Heir apparent The Hon. Maxwell Francis Aitken
Remainder to 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten

Baron Beaverbrook, of Beaverbrook in the Province of New Brunswick in the Dominion of Canada and of Cherkley in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1917 for the prominent media owner and politician Sir Max Aitken, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Cherkley in the County of Surrey, on 3 July 1916. When Aitken died, his son disclaimed the title three days later, stating that "there shall only be one Lord Beaverbrook in my lifetime". As of 2017 the titles are held by the latter's son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1985.

The first Baron Beaverbrook's daughter Hon. Janet Aitken was the mother of John Edward Aitken Kidd, who is the father of Jemma Wellesley, Marchioness of Douro, and Jodie Kidd. Another member of the Aitken family is the Conservative politician Jonathan Aitken. He is the great-nephew of the first Baron Beaverbrook.

The family seat is Denchworth Manor, near Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Replicas of the Baron's two favourite cats can be viewed in the public research room of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

Barons Beaverbrook (1917)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Maxwell Francis Aitken (b. 1977)
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Maxwell Alfonso Aitken (b. 2014)


  1. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1904). The Art of Heraldry: An Encyclopaedia of Armory. T.C. & E.C. Jack. p. 352. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "No. 13044". The London Gazette. 26 January 1917. p. 228. 


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]