The Right Honourable Cyril Asquith, Baron Asquith of Bishopstone Kt, PC, QC (5 February 1890 – 24 August 1954) was an English barrister, judge and law lord.
Cyril Asquith was the fourth son of
H. H. Asquith, later Prime Minister and subsequently Earl of Oxford and Asquith, from his first marriage, to Helen Kelsall Melland.
He was educated at
Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. During the First World War he served in the 16th Battalion, London Regiment, gaining the rank of Captain.
He was called to the Bar at the
Inner Temple in 1920. In 1936 he was elected to serve on the Liberal Party Council. He [1 ] took silk in 1936 and was appointed Bencher in 1939. He was a Justice of the King's Bench 1938-46 and as such was appointed Knight Bachelor. He was a Lord Justice of Appeal 1946-51 and as such was sworn of the Privy Council. In 1951 he was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and received, as a law lord, automatically a life peerage as Baron Asquith of Bishopstone, in the County of Sussex. He held office until his death in 1954.
He married Anne Stephanie Pollock (27 April 1896 – 1964), daughter of
Sir Adrian Donald Wilde Pollock, of the Pollock Baronets, on 12 February 1918. They had four children: [2 ]
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
References [ edit ]
^ The Liberal Magazine, 1936
^ 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.
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