Thomas Ashton, 2nd Baron Ashton of Hyde

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The Lord Ashton of Hyde
Thomas Ashton
Arms of Baron Ashton of Hyde.svg
Spouse(s) Marjorie Nell Brookes
Father Thomas Gair Ashton
Mother Eva Margaret James
Born (1901-10-02)2 October 1901
Died 21 March 1983(1983-03-21) (aged 81)

Thomas Henry Raymond Ashton, 2nd Baron Ashton of Hyde JP DL (2 October 1901 – 21 March 1983). The son of Thomas Gair Ashton, 1st Baron Ashton of Hyde and Eva Margaret James. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Ashton of Hyde on the latter's death on 1 May 1933. On his death in 1983 he was succeeded in the barony by his son.


He attended Eton College, and New College, Oxford.


He gained the rank of Major with the 1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. He held the office of Justice of the Peace for Gloucestershire in 1944, and was Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1957.


He married Marjorie Nell Brooks (1901-1993), daughter of Hon. Marshall Jones Brooks and Florence Thomas, on 10 June 1925, and had issue:



  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (2003 edition). London: Pan Macmillan, 2003.,[page needed]
  • ‘ASHTON OF HYDE’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007
  • Lundy, Darryl. "p. 7365 § 73644". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Ashton
Baron Ashton of Hyde
Succeeded by
Thomas Ashton