Baron Bethell

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Barony Bethell
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Arms of Bethell.svg
Or, on a chevron azure an estoile of the first, in chief two boar's heads couped of the second
Creation date23 November 1922[1]
MonarchGeorge V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderSir John Bethell, 1st Baronet
Present holderJames Nicholas Bethell, 5th Baron Bethell
Heir apparentHon. Jacob Bethell
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten
MottoServabo fidem ("I will keep faith")

Baron Bethell, of Romford in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in the 1922 Dissolution Honours for the banker and Liberal politician Sir John Bethell, 1st Baronet, who had previously represented Romford and East Ham North in Parliament.[2] [3] He had already been created a Baronet, of Romford in the County of Essex, on 26 June 1911.[1]

The title descended from father to son until the early death of his grandson, the third Baron, in 1967. The late Baron was succeeded by his first cousin, the fourth Baron. He was the son of the Hon. William Gladstone Bethell, third son of the first Baron. Lord Bethell was a historian and Conservative politician. As of 2017, the titles are held by his eldest son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 2007[4] and was elected to sit in the House of Lords in 2018.[5]

Barons Bethell (1922)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Jacob Nicholas Douglas Bethell (b. 2006).


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 366. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ "No. 32776". The London Gazette. 12 December 1922. p. 8794.
  3. ^ "Dissolution Honours – Four New Peers". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 11 November 1922. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Obituaries: Lord Bethell". The Daily Telegraph. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ By-election result