George Chubb, 1st Baron Hayter

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George Hayter Chubb
Born 29 August 1848
Died 7 November 1946
Nationality British
Occupation Lock & Safe Manufacturer
Known for Chubb Locks & Safes
Spouse(s) Sarah Vanner Early DGStJ
Parent(s) John Chubb and Priscilla Withers
Relatives Charles Chubb (1772–1845)

George Hayter Chubb, 1st Baron Hayter (29 August 1848 – 7 November 1946), known as Sir George Chubb, 1st Baronet, from 1900 to 1927, was a British businessman.

Chubb was the son of John Chubb (d. 1872), and the grandson of Charles Chubb (1772–1845), who had founded Chubb and Sons Lock and Safe Co. He was a director of the family firm along with his brothers John and Harry and its Managing Director from 1882 until his death. For a time he was also Chairman of the company. Chubb was knighted in 1885 and created a Baronet, of Newlands, in 1900. In 1927 he was further honoured when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hayter, of Chislehurst in the County of Kent. George Chubb's middle name Hayter, (his grandmother's maiden name) was used for the Barony since at the time it was considered unacceptable for company names (albeit a family company) to be used in the House of Lords.

Lord Hayter married Sarah Vanner Early,[1] daughter of Charles Early, in 1870. She died in 1940. They had three daughters and two sons. Hayter survived her by six years and died in November 1946, aged 98. He was succeeded in his titles by his elder son, Charles.


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Hayter
Succeeded by
Charles Archibald Chubb
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
(of Newlands)
Succeeded by
Charles Archibald Chubb