Simon Marquis, 3rd Earl of Woolton

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Simon Frederick James Marquis, 3rd Earl of Woolton (born 24 May 1958), styled Viscount Walberton between 1964 and 1969, is a British peer and businessman.

Woolton is the son of Roger Marquis, 2nd Earl of Woolton and his second wife Josephine Gordon-Cumming,[1] now Countess Lloyd George of Dwyfor. He graduated from St. Andrews University in 1981 with an MA degree in Economics and Modern History.[2]

Family life[edit]

In 1987 he married Honourable Sophie Frederika Birdwood, daughter of the 3rd Baron Birdwood together they have three daughters

  • Lady Olivia Alice Marquis (born 16 April 1990)
  • Lady Elizabeth Constance Marquis (born 14 October 1991)
  • Lady Claudia Louise Marquis (born 3 March 1995).

The couple were divorced, and both have since remarried, Sophie to David Montgomery.[3]

In 1999, the Earl married Carol Chapman, née Davidson, who had two daughters by a previous marriage. The Earl and his second wife have no children together. There is no current heir to the title.

He was a director of New Boathouse Capital [4] and is now Chief Financial Officer of Quayle Munro.[5]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 May 1958–14 December 1964: The Honourable Simon Frederick Marquis
  • 14 December 1964–7 January 1969: Viscount Walberton
  • 7 January 1969–: The Right Honourable The Earl of Woolton



  1. ^ "Woolton, Earl of (UK, 1956)". Cracoft's Peerage. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Our People: Simon Woolton". Quayle Munro. 
  3. ^ Harding, Louette. Daily Mail. London  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "NEW BOATHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED". Directors in the UK. 
  5. ^ Simon Woolton, Chief Financial Officer - website Quayle Munro

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Roger David Marquis
Earl of Woolton