Baron Ashton of Hyde

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Barony of Ashton of Hyde
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Arms of Ashton of Hyde.svg
Sable on a pile between two crescents in base argent a mullet pierced of the first
Creation date 28 June 1911[1]
Monarch King George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Thomas Gair Ashton
Present holder Thomas Ashton, 4th Baron
Heir apparent Hon. Thomas Henry Ashton
Remainder to 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.[2]
Armorial motto Fide et virtute ("With faith and valour")[1]

Baron Ashton of Hyde, of Hyde in the County of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 28 June 1911 for the industrialist and Liberal politician Thomas Ashton. He had earlier represented Hyde and Luton in the House of Commons.[1]

Since 2008, the title has been held by his great-grandson, the fourth Baron.[3]

Barons Ashton of Hyde (1911)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. John Edward Ashton (b. 1966).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 159–160. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  2. ^ "No. 28512". The London Gazette. 11 July 1911. p. 5169. 
  3. ^ "Lord Ashton of Hyde". The Daily Telegraph. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2017.