Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Rt. Hon. Janric Fraser Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon, 3rd Bt. (born 9 June 1944), is a British peer and chartered accountant. He is one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999; he sits as a crossbencher.

The son of the 2nd Viscount Craigavon, he was born into a famous Ulster family and was educated at Eton College, Berkshire, and at the University of London, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. In 1974, he succeeded to his father's titles. Lord Craigavon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Anglo-Austrian Society. He was made a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 1998, a Commander of the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star in the following year and a Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog in 2006.

He is a former trustee of the Progress Educational Trust, and is now an advisor for the Trust. He is an atheist.


Titles and styles[edit]

  • The Honourable Janric Fraser Craig ( 9 June 1944 - 18 May 1974 )
  • Right Honourable Viscount Craigavon ( 18 May 1974- 3rd Viscount Craigavon, of Stormont in the County of Down United Kingdom, Letter patent 20 Jan 1927
  • Sir Janric Fraser Craig ( 18 May 1974 3rd Baronet, styled "of Stormont, co. Down ,United Kingdom, letter patent 5 Feb 1918)

Coat of arms[edit]

Arms of Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon
Notes
Coat of arms of the Craig family
Coronet
A coronet of a Viscount
Crest
Gules a Fess Ermine between three Bridges of as many arches proper
Escutcheon
A Demi-Lion rampant per fess Gules and Sable holding in the dexter paw a Mullet Or
Supporters
Dexter: a Constable of the Ulster Special Constabulary his hand resting on a Rifle proper; Sinister: a Private of the Royal Ulster Rifles armed and accoutred also proper

Motto:

Motto
Charity Provokes Charity

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Craig
Viscount Craigavon
1974–present
Incumbent