Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, 4th Baronet

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Philip Naylor-Leyland

4th Baronet
Born9 August 1953
EducationEton College
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Agricultural University
OccupationLandowner, soldier, hotelier

Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland, 4th Baronet (born 1953) is a British aristocrat, landowner and hotelier.


Early life[edit]

Philip Vyvyan Naylor-Leyland was born on 9 August 1953.[1][2] His father was Sir Vivian Naylor-Leyland, 3rd Baronet (1924-1987) and his mother Hon Elizabeth-Anne Marie Gabrielle Fitzalan-Howard.[1] His paternal grandfather was Sir Albert Naylor-Leyland, 2nd Baronet (1890-1952).[1] His paternal great-grandfather was Sir Herbert Scarisbrick Naylor-Leyland, 1st Baronet (1864–1899), who served as Member of Parliament for Colchester from 1892 to 1895 and for Southport from 1898 to 1899.[1] His maternal grandfather was Henry FitzAlan-Howard, 2nd Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent (1882-1962), and through him Sir Philip is a descendant of Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 14th Duke of Norfolk, Peter Warren (Royal Navy officer), the Schuyler family, the Van Cortlandt family and the Delancey family of British North America.[1][3] He was educated at Eton College, a private boarding school in Eton, Berkshire.[1] He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Sandhurst, Berkshire, the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and the New York University Stern School of Business in New York City.[1]


He served in the Life Guards of the British Army, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.[1][2]

Among other properties, he owns the Malton (Fitzwilliam) Estates, which includes offices, shops, pubs, hotels, farms and residential properties near Malton, North Yorkshire.[4] He also runs The Talbot Hotel Malton, a luxury hotel on the estate.[2]

In 1987, he became 4th Baronet Naylor-Leyland, of Hyde Park House, Albert Gate, London.[1][2] With his inherited title came paternal family residence of Nantclwyd Hall, a Grade II listed mansion in Llanelidan, Denbighshire, Wales. He also inherited the maternal family residence of Milton Hall in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.[5]

He has been Master of the Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt since 1987.[2] He has served as President of the National Coursing Club since 1988.[2] He served as Chairman of the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show Society from 1989 to 1995, and has served as its Chairman since 1995.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1980, he married Lady Isabella Lambton, daughter of Antony Lambton (who was the 6th Earl of Durham until he disclaimed the title) (1922-2006).[1] They have six children and three grandchildren:

  • Thomas Philip Naylor-Leyland (22 January 1982) [1][3] he married Alice Dawson in 2011. They have three children:
    • William Thomas Naylor-Leyland (25 June 2012)
    • Nancy Serena Naylor-Leyland (22 September 2015)
    • Felix Amager Naylor-Leyland (24 January 2019)
  • Violet Mary Naylor-Leyland (13 August 1983) [1]
  • George Antony Naylor-Leyland (19 August 1989) [1], he married Florence Houston on 11 May 2019
  • Edward Claud Naylor-Leyland (5 October 1993) [1]
  • Beatrix Rose Elizabeth Naylor-Leyland (14 April 1998) [1]
  • William Rufus Luke Naylor-Leyland (18 October 1999)

He is worth an estimated GB£160m.[5]