Earl Beatty

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Earldom of Beatty
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Beatty COA.svg
Arms of the Earl Beatty
Creation date 18 October 1919 [1]
Monarch George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder David Beatty
Remainder to 1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titles Viscount Borodale
Baron Beatty
Armorial motto Not by force but by art
David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

Earl Beatty is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for the prominent naval commander Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty. He was created Baron Beatty, of the North Sea and of Brooksby in the County of Leicester, and Viscount Borodale, of Wexford in the County of Wexford, at the same time, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The latter title is used as a courtesy title for the Earl's eldest son and heir apparent. Lord Beatty was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. He represented Peckham in the House of Commons as a Conservative from 1931 to 1936 and briefly served as Under-Secretary of State for Air in Winston Churchill's 1945 caretaker government. As of 2014 the titles are held by his eldest son, the third Earl, who succeeded in 1972.

Earls Beatty (1919)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Sean David Beatty, Viscount Borodale (b. 1973). Sean Borodale works as a poet and artist, making scriptive and documentary poems written on location.[2]

The heir apparent's heir apparent is his elder son, the Honourable Orlando Thomas Beatty (b. 2003).


  1. ^ "No. 31610". The London Gazette. 21 October 1919. p. 12889. 
  2. ^ Beatty, Earl (UK, 1919), Cracroft's Peerage.


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