Baron Beaverbrook

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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 2010 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.

Barons Beaverbrook (1917)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Maxwell Francis Aitken (born 1977)



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