Baron Jeffreys

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George Jeffreys,
1st Baron Jeffreys (of the first creation)

Baron Jeffreys is a title that has been created twice, once in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first creation came in the Peerage of England on 16 May 1685 when the lawyer and later Lord Chancellor, Sir George Jeffreys, 1st Baronet, was made Baron Jeffreys, of Wem. He had already been created a Baronet, of Bulstrode in the County of Buckingham, in the Baronetage of England in 1681. The titles became extinct on the death of his son, the second Baron, in 1702, who had no male heir: his daughter, the writer Henrietta Fermor, married the 1st Earl of Pomfret. The estates passed to Jeffreys' widow, Lady Charlotte Herbert, who later remarried as Viscountess Windsor.[1]

The next creation came in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1952 when General George Jeffreys was made Baron Jeffreys, of Burkham in the County of Southampton. He had also served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Petersfield. Jeffreys' father Arthur Frederick Jeffreys had previously represented Basingstoke in Parliament, and had been admitted to the Privy Council in 1902. Lord Jeffreys was succeeded by his grandson, the second Baron, his son and heir Captain Christopher John Darell Jeffreys (1907–1940) having been killed in action in May 1940. As of 2017 the title is held by the second Baron's eldest son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1986.

The family seat is Bottom Farm, near Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Baron Jeffreys, first creation (1685)[edit]

Baron Jeffreys, second creation (1952)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Arthur Mark Henry Jeffreys (born 1989).

Line of succession[edit]

Line of succession
  • General George Darell Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys (1878–1960)[citation needed]
    • Captain Christopher John Darell Jeffreys (1907–1940)
      • Mark George Christopher Jeffreys, 2nd Baron Jeffreys (1932–1986)
        • Christopher Henry Mark Jeffreys, 3rd Baron Jeffreys (born 1957)
          • (1) Hon. Arthur Mark Henry Jeffreys (born 1989)
        • (2) Hon. Alexander Charles Darell Jeffreys (born 1959)
      • Hon. George Christian Darell Jeffreys (1939–2010)
        • (3) Christopher George Hugo Jeffreys (born 1984)

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of the Barons Jeffreys (second creation)
On a wreath Ermine and Sable a demi-lion Or grasping with the dexter claw a wreath of laurel Vert.
Ermine a lion rampant Sable and a canton Sable.
On either side a lion regardant Sable crowned with an ancient crown Or and charged on the shoulder with two swords in saltire point upwards Gold.
Pod Dawn O DDVW (Every Gift From God) [2]

Male-line family tree[edit]

Male-line family tree, Barons Jeffreys (both creations)
John Jeffreys
Baron Jeffreys
(first creation)
George Jeffreys
1st Baron Jeffreys

James Jeffreys
John Jeffreys
2nd Baron Jeffreys

John Jeffreys
Barony extinct
John Jeffreys
John Jeffreys
Arthur Jeffreys
Rt Hon.
Arthur F. Jeffreys
Baron Jeffreys
(second creation)
Maj Gen.
George Jeffreys
1st Baron Jeffreys

Christopher Jeffreys
Mark Jeffreys
2nd Baron Jeffreys

Christopher Jeffreys
3rd Baron Jeffreys

born 1957
Arthur Jeffreys
born 1989


  1. ^ "House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 4 February 1709 Pages 628-629 Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830". British History Online. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.