Stormont Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft

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Lord Mancroft in 1963

Stormont Mancroft Samuel Mancroft, 2nd Baron Mancroft KBE TD (27 July 1914 – 14 September 1987), born Stormont Mancroft Samuel,[1] was a British Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

Mancroft was the son of Arthur Michael Samuel, 1st Baron Mancroft, and Phoebe Fletcher. In 1925 he assumed by deed poll the surname "Mancroft." He was educated at Winchester College, Christ Church, Oxford, obtaining a law degree, and Bonn University, where he studied music. In 1938 he became a barrister at the Inner Temple.[2] He served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, was twice Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Political career[edit]

After the war, he served in the Conservative administrations of Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden as a government whip from 1952 to 1954 and as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1954 to 1957. When Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister in January 1957, Mancroft was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence, Duncan Sandys, a post he held until June the same year, and was then Minister without Portfolio from 1957 to 1958.


He was also the author of the humorous book "A Chinaman in My Bath, and Other Pieces", published in 1974.[3]


Lord Mancroft married Diana Lloyd on 8 May 1951. They have three children.

  • Hon. Victoria Lucinda Mancroft (7 March 1952) she married Prince Frederick Nicholas of Prussia (son of Prince Frederick of Prussia) on 27 February 1980. They have four children and one granddaughter.
  • Hon. Jessica Rosetta Mancroft (10 May 1954) she married Simon Dickinson on 15 October 1983. They have three children and one granddaughter:
    • Phoebe Victoria Dickinson (27 September 1984) she married Luke Rodgers in 2013. They have one daughter.
      • 1.Indigo Octavia Elizabeth Rodgers (18 August 2016)
    • Octavia Jessica Dickinson (18 February 1986)
    • Milo Clervaux Mancroft Dickinson (28 June 1989)
  • Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft (16 May 1957) he married Emma Louisa Peart on 20 September 1990. They have three children.

Diana Lloyd was married before to Richard Bridges St. John Quarry. They have a daughter Miranda, Countess of Stockton (b. 1947).

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1914-1925: Mr Stormont Samuel
  • 1925-1937: Mr Stormont Mancroft
  • 1937-1942: The Honourable Stormont Mancroft
  • 1942-1945: The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft[a]
  • 1945-1959: The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft MBE
  • 1959-1987: The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft KBE
  1. ^ Although The Lord Mancroft was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Old Wykehamist Register 1974, page 213
  3. ^ Stormont Mancroft (1974). A Chinaman in My Bath, and Other Pieces. Bachman & Turner. p. 188. ISBN 9780859740104. 
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lloyd
Succeeded by
The Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Patricia Hornsby-Smith
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Samuel
Baron Mancroft
Succeeded by
Benjamin Mancroft

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