Baron Tweedsmuir

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John Buchan,
1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Baron Tweedsmuir, of Elsfield in the County of Oxford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1935 for the author and Unionist politician John Buchan. He served as Governor-General of Canada from 1935 to his death in 1940. His eldest son, the second Baron, was the husband of the Conservative politician Lady Tweedsmuir. As of 2010 the title is held by the second Baron's nephew, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2008.

The Honourable James Buchan, younger son of the third Baron, is an author.

The first Baron was brought up in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders at Broughton close to the village of Tweedsmuir.

The family seat was Elsfield Manor, near Oxford.

Barons Tweedsmuir (1935)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. John Alasdair Gawain Buchan (b. 1986).


  1. ^ "No. 34167". The London Gazette. 4 June 1935. p. 3620.