Baron Denman

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Thomas Denman,
3rd Baron Denman

Baron Denman, of Dovedale in the County of Derby, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1834 for the prominent lawyer, judge and Whig politician Thomas Denman. He served as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1832 to 1850. His son, the second Baron, assumed in 1876 by royal licence the additional surname of Aitchison, which was that of his father-in-law. He was succeeded by his grandnephew, the third Baron. He was the grandson of the Hon. Richard Denman, younger son of the first Baron. Lord Denman notably served as Governor-General of Australia from 1911 to 1914. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the fourth Baron. On his death in 1971, the title passed to his first cousin, Sir Charles Denman, 2nd Baronet, of Staffield (see below), who became the fifth holder of the title.

The Denman baronetcy, of Staffield in the County Cumberland, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1945 for the Hon. Richard Denman, younger brother of the third Baron Denman. He had represented Carlisle in the House of Commons as a Liberal from January 1910 until 1918 and Leeds Central as Labour from 1929, and National Labour from 1931 to 1945. He was succeeded by his son, the aforementioned second Baronet, who succeeded as fifth Baron Denman in 1971. He had unsuccessfully contested Leeds Central in the 1945 general election for the Conservatives.[1] He was succeeded by his son, who succeeded as sixth Baron Denman in 2012.

Barons Denman (1834)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Robert Denman (b. 1995).

Denman baronets, of Staffield (1945)[edit]

Male-line family tree[edit]



  1. ^ "Political Resources - UK General Election results 1945 Leeds Central to Liverpool Walton". Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.