Baron Teviot

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Baron Teviot, of Burghclere in the County of Southampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1940 for Charles Kerr, who had previously represented the Montrose Burghs in the House of Commons, and served as Chief Whip for the National Liberal Party, and government whip and Comptroller of the Household in the National Government. He later served as Chairman of the National Liberals. Kerr was a grandson of Lord Charles Lennox Kerr, fourth son of William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian. As of 2013 the title is held by his only son, the second Baron, who succeeded in 1968. He is a genealogist. As a descendant of the sixth Marquess of Lothian, Lord Teviot is also in remainder to this Scottish peerage and its subsidiary titles.

From 1987 to 1990 the second Baron Teviot served as President of the Institute of Transport Management.

Barons Teviot (1940)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son the Hon. Charles Robert Kerr (b. 1971)


Lord Teviot's coat of arms is blazoned:

Quarterly, 1st & 4th Gules on a chevron Argent three mullets of the field, 2nd & 3rd Per fess Gules and Vert on a chevron Argent between in chief three mascles Or and in base a unicorn's head of the third horned of the fourth three mullets of the first, at the fess point of the escutcheon a Rose Or.

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  1. ^ "No. 34884". The London Gazette. 28 June 1940. p. 3941.