Baron Elton

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Baron Elton, of Headington in the County of Oxford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1934 for the historian Godfrey Elton. As of 2009 the title is held by his son, the second Baron, who succeeded in 1973. He held minor office in the Conservative administrations of Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher and is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.


Descent The Elton family is descended in male line from Richard Elton born 1630 and died 1695 and resided at Newent, Gloucestershire.

Barons Elton (1934)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Edward Paget Elton (b. 1966)

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Baron Elton
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Coat of arms of the Elton family
A coronet of a Baron
Between two pierced Mullets and out of a Wreath of Laurel fructed Or a Dexter Arm embowed in Mail proper tied about the elbow a Cord Or the Gauntlet grasping a Scimitar proper hilted and pommeled Or
Paly Or and Gules a Bend and on a Chief Sable three pierced Mullets Or
Dexter: a Knight in Mail and White Surcoat supporting with the exterior hand a Sword point downwards proper hilted and pommeled Or; Sinister: a Viking habited proper mantled Azure supporting with the exterior hand a Battleaxe head downwards and outwards proper
Fide Quam Fortuna (By faith rather than fortune)