Baron Lawrence

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Barony Lawrence
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Lawrence Escutcheon.png
Ermine, on a cross raguly gules an eastern crown or, on a chief azure two swords in saltire proper, pommels and hilts gold, between as many leopard's faces argent
Creation date3 April 1869[1]
MonarchQueen Victoria
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderSir John Lawrence, 1st Baronet
Present holderDavid Lawrence, 5th Baron Lawrence
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten
Motto"Be Ready"

Baron Lawrence, of the Punjab and of Grateley in the County of Southampton,[2] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1869 for Sir John Lawrence, 1st Baronet, the former Viceroy of India. He had already been created a Baronet, in 1858.[3] His son, the second Baron, served in the Conservative administrations of Lord Salisbury and Arthur Balfour as a government whip from 1895 to 1905. As of 2016 the titles are held by his great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1968.[1]

Two other members of the Lawrence family may also be mentioned. Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence was the elder brother of the first Baron Lawrence. Charles Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence of Kingsgate, was a younger son of the first Baron.[1]

Barons Lawrence (1869)[edit]

There is no heir to the titles.


  1. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 2261–2262. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ "No. 23483". The London Gazette. 30 March 1869. p. 2006.
  3. ^ "No. 22171". The London Gazette. 6 August 1858. p. 3667.