Earl of Avon
|Earl of Avon|
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Arms: Gules, on a Chevron Argent, between three Garbs Or, banded Vert, three Escallops Sable. Crest: A dexter Arm in Armour embowed couped at the shoulder proper, the hand grasping a Garb bendwise Or, banded Vert. Supporters: On either side a Leopard guardant Or, resting the interior hind paw on a Garb Or, banded Vert.
|Creation date||12 July 1961|
|First holder||Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon|
|Last holder||Nicholas Eden, 2nd Earl of Avon|
|Extinction date||17 August 1985|
|Armorial motto||SI SIT PRUDENTIA
(If there be but prudence)
Earl of Avon was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1961 for the former Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, together with the subsidiary title Viscount Eden, of Royal Leamington Spa in the County of Warwick, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The titles became extinct on the death of his only surviving son Nicholas, the second Earl, in 1985.
Eden was a member of the prominent Eden family. He was the third son of Sir William Eden, 7th Baronet, of West Auckland and 5th Baronet, of Maryland while his nephew is fellow Conservative politician John Benedict Eden, Baron Eden of Winton. Moreover, Eden's great-great-grandfather Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland, was the elder brother of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland and Morton Eden, 1st Baron Henley.
Earls of Avon (1961)
- Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897–1977)
- Simon Gascoyne Eden (1924–1945)
- Nicholas Eden, 2nd Earl of Avon (1930–1985)