Baron Freyberg

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Barony of Freyberg
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Bernard Freyberg Arms.svg
Or a chief sable four mullets of the field
Creation date19 October 1951[1]
MonarchGeorge VI
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderSir Bernard Freyberg
Present holderValerian Freyberg, 3rd Baron Freyberg
Heir apparentHon. Joseph Freyberg
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten[2]
Motto"New zeal and honour"

Baron Freyberg, of Wellington in New Zealand and of Munstead in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1951 for the prominent military commander Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg. He served as Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952. His only son, the second Baron, was a Colonel in the Grenadier Guards.[1]

As of 2017, the title is held by the latter's only son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1993.[1] Lord Freyberg is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a cross-bencher.[3]

The family seat is Munstead House, near Godalming, Surrey.

Barons Freyberg (1951)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Joseph John Freyberg (b. 2007)


  1. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ "No. 39362". The London Gazette. 19 October 1951. p. 5437.
  3. ^ "Valerian Freyberg: a youthful presence in the House of Lords". The Guardian. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2017.