Baron Darwen

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Baron Darwen, of Heys-in-Bowland in the West Riding of the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1946 for John Davies, a prominent cotton manufacturer. He served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1949 to 1950 in the Labour administration of Clement Attlee. As of 2011 the title is held by his great-grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2011.

Barons Darwen (1946)[edit]

  • John Percival Davies, 1st Baron Darwen (1885–1950)
  • Cedric Percival Davies, 2nd Baron Darwen (1915–1988)
  • Roger Michael Davies, 3rd Baron Darwen (1938–2011)
  • Paul Davies, 4th Baron Darwen (b. 1962)

The heir presumptive is his brother, Hon. Benjamin Davies (b. 1966)

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