Baron Silkin

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Baron Silkin, of Dulwich in the County of London, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1950 for the solicitor and Labour politician Lewis Silkin. The peerage was disclaimed by both his eldest son, the second Baron, and the latter's nephew, the third Baron. When the third Baron disclaimed the title in 2002, the barony of Silkin became the first peerage ever to be disclaimed twice.

Samuel Silkin, Baron Silkin of Dulwich and John Silkin, younger sons of the first Baron, were also prominent Labour politicians. Lord Silkin of Dulwich was the father of the third and present Baron Silkin.

Barons Silkin (1950)[edit]

  • Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1889–1972)
  • Arthur Silkin, 2nd Baron Silkin (1916–2001) (disclaimed 1972)
  • Christopher Lewis Silkin, 3rd Baron Silkin (b. 1947) (disclaimed 2002)[2]

The heir presumptive is Rory Lewis Silkin, first-cousin of Christopher Silkin.[3]


  1. ^ Baron Silkin, Cracroft's Peerage, UK.
  2. ^ "House of Lords Journal 235 (Session 2001–02)". 16 May 2002. p. 724. Retrieved 16 June 2008. The Lord Chancellor informed the House that he had received from Christopher Lewis Baron Silkin an instrument of disclaimer of the Barony of Silkin delivered in accordance with section 1 of the Peerage Act 1963. 
  3. ^ Cracroft's Peerage