Laurence Philipps, 1st Baron Milford
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Philipps was the sixth son of Reverend Sir James Erasmus Philipps, 12th Baronet of Picton, and his wife the Hon. Mary Margaret (née Best). John Philipps, 1st Viscount St Davids, and Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant, were his elder brothers. Philipps was Governor of the University College of Wales and Founder of the Paraplegic Hospital in Wales and also served as High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1915. He was created a Baronet, of Llanstephan in the County of Radnor, in 1919 and in 1939 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Milford, of Llanstephan in the County of Radnor. The barony was a revival of the two extinct baronies of Milford, created in 1776 and in 1847, held by earlier members of the Philipps family.
Lord Milford married Ethel Georgina, daughter of Reverend Benjamin Speke, in 1901. He died in December 1962, aged 88, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Wogan. Lady Milford died in 1971.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- "Philipps, Laurence Richard, 1st. Baron Milford and 1st baronet," Welsh Biography Online
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