Hugh Seely, 1st Baron Sherwood
Seely was educated at Eton College and became a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for East Norfolk from 1923 to 1924, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1925 and MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1935 to 1941. He was the Joint Under-Secretary of State for Air during a large part of the Second World War (1941–45). In 1946 he acquired and was Chairman of the famous gunmaker James Purdey and Sons .
He married Molly Patricia Chetwode, (née Berry), daughter of William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, who owned The Daily Telegraph newspaper. He was created Baron Sherwood, of Calverton in the County of Nottingham on 14 August 1941; the barony became extinct when he died in 1970 without children. His brother Sir Victor Basil John Seely, 4th Baronet (1900–1980) inherited the baronetcy. Victor's son Sir Nigel Edward Seely is the current and 5th Baronet (born 1923). Lord Sherwood was a member of a family of politicians, industrialists and significant landowners. His great-grandfather Charles Seely (1803–1887), grandfather Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet, father Sir Charles Seely, 2nd Baronet, and uncle John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone were all Members of Parliament.
- The London Gazette: . 19 August 1941.
- Burke's Peerage and Baronetage 107th Edition Volume III [ *Burke's Peerage and Baronetage 107th Edition Volume III 
- Seely Baronets
- Information on the Seely family estates at the UK National Registry of Archives
- Wight Life April/May 1975 article on The Seely Family and their Island Homes 
- The Great Houses of Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Lodge (1881)
- Correspondence with Winston Churchill 
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Hugh Seely
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for East Norfolk
1923 – 1924
Reginald James Neville Neville
Alfred John Kennett Todd
|Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1935 – 1941
George Charles Grey
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|Seely Baronets||Succeeded by
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Sherwood