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[update] the title is held by his great-grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2011.
Barons Darwen (1946)
- 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)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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