McAlpine baronets

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The McAlpine Baronetcy, of Knott Park in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1918 for Robert McAlpine, a Scottish civil engineer and the founder of Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.

Several other members of the McAlpine family have also gained distinction:

  • Sir Malcolm McAlpine (1877–1967), third son of the 1st Baronet, was chairman of the family firm and a noted racehorse owner. His son, Sir Robin McAlpine (1906–1993), was also chairman of the family firm and a prominent racehorse owner.
  • Sir Alfred McAlpine (1881–1944), fourth son of the 1st Baronet, established his own construction firm (Alfred McAlpine plc) in 1935.
  • Douglas McAlpine (1890–1981), sixth son of the 1st Baronet, was a distinguished neurologist. His son Christopher McAlpine (1919–2008) was a diplomat and banker.
  • Edwin McAlpine, the second son of the second son of the 1st Baronet, ran the family firm during its highly successful period creating nuclear power stations and was created a life peer as Baron McAlpine of Moffat in 1980 before succeeding as 5th Baronet in 1983.
  • Alistair McAlpine, second son of the 5th Baronet, was created a life peer as Baron McAlpine of West Green in 1984.

McAlpine baronets, of Knott Park (1918)[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets