Baron Swaythling

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Baron Swaythling, of Swaythling in the County of Southampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1907 for the British Jewish Liberal politician, banker and philanthropist, Sir Samuel Montagu, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a Baronet, of South Stoneham House in the County of Southampton and of Kensington Palace Gardens in the County of London, in 1894.[2] As of 2010 the titles are held by his great-great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1998.

Several other members of the family may also be mentioned. The Hon. Edwin Samuel Montagu, second son of the first Baron, was a Liberal politician and the husband of Venetia Stanley. The medical researcher Philip D'Arcy Hart was the grandson of the first Baron. The Hon. Ewen Montagu, second son of the second Baron, was a judge, writer and intelligence officer, famous for conceptualizing Operation Mincemeat. The Hon. Ivor Montagu, third son of the second Baron, was a film maker. Also, the first Baron was the uncle of the Liberal Member of Parliament Sir Stuart Samuel, 1st Baronet Samuel and of Liberal politician Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel.

Barons Swaythling (1907)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's first cousin, Rupert Anthony Samuel Montagu (born 1965),[3] grandson of the 3rd Baron through his younger son, the Hon. Anthony Trevor Samuel Montagu (1931–2010).[4]
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his eldest son, Henry George Samuel Montagu (born 2008).

Male-line family tree[edit]

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  1. ^ "No. 28043". The London Gazette. 23 July 1907. p. 5029.
  2. ^ "No. 26526". The London Gazette. 26 June 1894. p. 3652.
  3. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Google Groups — Peerage News
  4. ^ The Peerage, entry for 3rd Lord Swaythling