Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe

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The Lord Ashcombe
Cubitt arms.svg
Born (1899-01-26)26 January 1899
Died 28 October 1962(1962-10-28) (aged 63)
Spouse(s) 1. Sonia Rosemary Keppel
2. Idina Joan Mills (née Myddleton)
3. Jean Baylis (née Garland)
Father Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe
Mother Maud Calvert

Roland Calvert Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe DL (26 January 1899 – 28 October 1962) was a member of the British aristocracy. He became Baron Ashcombe on the death of his father Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe, in 1947. He is also the maternal grandfather of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (born Camilla Shand), now the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.

Education and career[edit]

Cubitt was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, and was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant in 1939[1] and held office as Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Surrey in 1940.[2]


On 16 November 1920 he married Sonia Rosemary Keppel, daughter of Hon. George Keppel and his wife Alice Keppel, at the Guard's Chapel, Wellington Barracks in London. They divorced in 1947 after having three children:

m. The Hon. Virginia Carington (daughter of Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington)
m. Mary Elizabeth Dent-Brocklehurst (née Chipps) (widow of late Mark Dent-Brocklehurst)
  • The Hon. Jeremy John Cubitt (1927–1958) m. Diana Edith Du Cane and had a child:
    • Sarah Victoria Cubitt (b. 1953)

He married secondly, on 6 August 1948, Idina Joan Mills who died in 1954. (former wife of Lieut. John Charles Trueman Mills), daughter of Col. Robert Edward Middleton, and his wife Lady Violet Wellesley.

He married thirdly, on 2 July 1959, Jean Baylis (former wife of Greville Pollard Baylis), daughter of Charles Tuller Garland (d.1973)

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1899–1917: Mr Roland Cubitt
  • 1917–1939: The Honourable Roland Cubitt
  • 1939–1947: The Honourable Roland Cubitt DL
  • 1947–1962: The Right Honourable The Lord Ashcombe DL

Death and burial[edit]

Roland Cubitt funerary monument, St Barnabas's Church, Ranmore Common, Surrey

He died on 28 October 1962 is buried in the churchyard of St Barnabas's Church, Ranmore Common, Surrey.


  1. ^ "No. 34730". The London Gazette. 10 November 1939. p. 7573.
  2. ^ "Roland Calvert Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe". The Peerage. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Cubitt
Baron Ashcombe
Succeeded by
Henry Cubitt