Baron Stamp

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Baron Stamp
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CrestIssuant from a mount Vert bezantée a demi-horse Argent.
BlazonGules between two garbs Or three bezants in bend each charged with a horse passant Sable.
SupportersOn either side a horse Argent resting the interior hind leg on a bezant.
MottoFidei Commissa Teneo [1]

Baron Stamp, of Shortlands in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] It was created in 1938 for the civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker, Sir Josiah Stamp. The second Baron, Wilfred Carlyle Stamp, holds the record for having held a peerage for the shortest length of time. On 16 April 1941, the first Baron Stamp was killed by a German bomb, as was his son Wilfred. Legally, the son was presumed to have died a fraction of a second after his father, and therefore is supposed to have succeeded to the title for that short amount of time. The second Baron was succeeded by his younger brother, the third Baron. As of 2017 the title is held by the latter's son, the fourth Baron, who succeeded in 1987. Like his father he is a physician.

Barons Stamp (1938)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Nicholas Charles Trevor Stamp (b. 1978).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire. Burke's Peerage Ltd. 1959.
  2. ^ "No. 34528". The London Gazette. 5 July 1938. p. 4327.

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