Baron Swinfen

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Charles Swinfen Eady,
1st Baron Swinfen

Baron Swinfen, of Chertsey in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1919 for the lawyer and judge Sir Charles Swinfen Eady upon his retirement as Master of the Rolls. He died only two weeks after his elevation to the peerage and was succeeded by his only son, the second Baron. As of 2014 the title is held by the latter's eldest son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1977. He 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, and sits on the Conservative benches.

Lord and Lady Swinfen set up the Swinfen Charitable Trust[2] in 1998, with the aim of assisting poor, sick and disabled people in the developing world. The Trust establishes telemedicine links between hospitals in the developing world and specialists who give free advice by e-mail.

The author Mary Wesley was the first wife of the second Baron Swinfen and the mother of the third Baron.

Barons Swinfen (1919)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Charles Roger Peregrine Swinfen Eady (b. 1971).


  1. ^ "No. 31628". The London Gazette. 4 November 1919. p. 13419.
  2. ^ "What we do". Swinfen Telemedicine. Swinfen Charitable Trust. Retrieved 28 December 2016.


  • Kidd, Charles & Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]