Cyril Asquith, Baron Asquith of Bishopstone
He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. During the First World War he served in the 16th Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment, gaining the rank of Captain. In September 1917 he joined the Ministry of Munitions delegation on the British War Mission to the United States, and served for a time in America.
Asquith was appointed as a Justice of the King's Bench Division of the High Court in 1938, receiving the customary knighthood. His appointment caused some surprise at the bar, and the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Hewart, felt that he had not been properly consulted about the appointment. In 1946, Asquith was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and was sworn into the Privy Council.
On 23 April 1951 he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made a life peer as Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, of Bishopstone in the County of Sussex. He held office until his death in 1954.
- Hon. Luke Asquith, married and had:
- Hon. Jane Asquith
- Hon. Frances Rose Asquith (b. 1925), known as Rose, married in 1951 John Frederick Eustace Stephenson (1910–1998)
- Hon. Paul Asquith (4 January 1927 - 1984), married, firstly, on 18 July 1953 and divorced in 1963 Helena Mary Bridgeman (b. 2 November 1932), daughter of Brigadier The Hon. Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman and Mary Meriel Gertrude Talbot; and, secondly, on 16 July 1963, Cynthia Anne Carew Pole (b. 11 January 1933), daughter of Sir John Gawen Carew Pole, 12th Bt. and Cynthia Mary Burns. He had issue by his first marriage:
- Mary Asquith (b. 28 July 1954)
- Jonathan Paul Asquith (b. 28 September 1956), married on 23 June 1984 Sarah Ann Negretti (b. 29 September 1959), daughter of Peter Noel Negretti and Ann Caroline Eden, living in 2003 at 8 Colinette Road, London
- Who’s Who in the British War Mission in the United States of America, 2nd Ed; Edward J. Clode, 1918: 3
- The Liberal Magazine, 1936
- The London Gazette: . 1 April 1938.
- The London Gazette: . 24 April 1951.
- L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 16
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 4095
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1272.