|Creation date||2 January 1917 |
|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[update] 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.
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)
- William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879–1964)
- John William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 2nd Baron Beaverbrook (1910–1985) (disclaimed 1964)
- Maxwell William Humphrey Aitken, 3rd Baron Beaverbrook (b. 1951)
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)
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- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]