Baron Riverdale

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Creation date27 June 1935
MonarchGeorge V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderSir Arthur Balfour, 1st Baronet
Present holderAnthony Balfour, 3rd Baron Riverdale
Remainder to1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten[1]
MottoIn arduis fidelis ("Faithful in difficulties")[2]

Baron Riverdale, of Sheffield in the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1935 for the Sheffield steel manufacturer Sir Arthur Balfour, 1st Baronet, Chairman of Arthur Balfour & Co Ltd.[2]

Balfour had already been created a baronet, of Sheffield in the County of York, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, in 1929. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He was Chairman and President of Balfour & Darwins Ltd (formerly Arthur Balfour & Co Ltd) as well as President of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy in the Second World War.[2]

Since 1998, the titles have been held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1998. He is the only son of the Hon. Mark Robin Balfour, eldest son of the second Baron.[2]

Barons Riverdale (1935)[edit]

  • Arthur Balfour, 1st Baron Riverdale (1873–1957)
  • Robert Arthur Balfour, 2nd Baron Riverdale (1901–1998)
    • Hon. Mark Robin Balfour (1927–1995)
  • Anthony Robert Balfour, 3rd Baron Riverdale (born 1960)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's uncle the Hon. David Rowland Balfour (born 1938).


  1. ^ "No. 34176". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 July 1935. p. 4241.
  2. ^ a b c d Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 3351–3352. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.