Lawson Baronets

Lawson Baronets

There have been six Baronetcies created for people with the name of Lawson. Only one of them is currently extant - Lawson (Now Howard-Lawson) of Brough Hall.

Lawson of Brough, Yorkshire

- created 6th July, 1665. Extinct January 1834.

=Lawson of Isell, Cumberland=

Created 31 March 1688 in the Baronetage of England. Extinct 14 June 1806.

* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet ("c." 1610–1688), MP for Cumberland 1659 and 1660 and Cockermouth 1660-1679
* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet (1664–1704), MP for Cockermouth 1690-1695
* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 3rd Baronet (1697–1737), MP for Boroughbridge 1718-1722 and Cockermouth 1722-1737
* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 4th Baronet ("c." 1732–1739)
* Sir Mordaunt Lawson, 5th Baronet) ("c." 1733–1743)
* Sir Gilfrid Lawson, 6th Baronet (1675–1749) MP for Cumberland 1701, 1702-1705 and 1708-1734
* Sir Alfred Lawson, 7th Baronet) (died 1752)
* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 8th Baronet ("c." 1707–1762), MP for Cumberland 1761-1762
* Sir Gilfrid Lawson, 9th Baronet ("c." 1710–1794)
* Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 10th Baronet ("c." 1764–1806)

Lawson of Brayton, Cumberland

Created 30 September 1831 in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Extinct 6 November 1959.

*Sir Wilfrid Wybergh Lawson, 1st Baronet (1795–1867)
*Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet, (1829–1906)
*Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 3rd Baronet, (1862–1937)
*Sir Hilton Lawson, 4th Baronet, (1895–1969)

Lawson (now Howard-Lawson) of Brough Hall, Yorkshire

The Baronetcy of Lawson of Brough Hall, Yorkshire was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on the 8th of September, 1841 for Sir William Lawson, 1st Bt.

Sir William Lawson was the son of John Wright of Kelvedon. John Wright was married to Elizabeth Lawson (the daughter of Sir John Lawson, 5th Bt (of the first Lawson Baronetcy created 6th July, 1665 extinct 1834). Sir William (Wright) Lawson assumed the Lawson name.

The 3rd Lawson Baronet, Sir Henry Joseph Lawson married Ursula Mary Howard in 1899. She was the only living heir of Philip John Canning Howard, of Corby Castle, Cumberland who was descended from Sir Francis Howard, son of Lord William Howard, who was the 3rd son of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

*Sir William Lawson, 1st Baronet, 8 Sep 1841.

*Sir John Lawson, 2nd Baronet, 22 Jun 1865.

*Sir Henry Joseph Lawson, 3rd Baronet, 10 Dec 1910.

*Sir Ralph Henry Lawson, 4th Baronet, 21 Oct 1947.

*Sir William Howard Lawson, 5th Baronet, 13 Feb 1975.

*Sir John Philip Howard-Lawson, 6th Baronet, 3 Jun 1990. Incumbent

Sir John Howard-Lawson, 6th Baronet, assumed by Royal Licence in 1962 the Howard name and arms and then resumed use of the Lawson name in 1992. [ Debrett'e Peerage and Baronetage.]

While the Seat of the Lawson Baronetcy is Brough Hall, this was left to the family of the 4th Lawson Baronet, who had four daughters. The title passed to his younger brother William and the seat moved to Corby Castle, Cumbria, ancestral home of the Howard family . William had four children, John Lawson (later Howard-Lawson), Hugh Lawson, Mark Lawson and Mary Frances Smithers (nee) Lawson.

John Phillip Howard-Lawson and his late wife, Veronica Howard-Lawson (nee Marsh), had two sons and a daughter - Philip Howard, Thomas Howard and Julia Howard.

Lawson of Westwood Grange, Yorkshire

- created 12th of July, 1900.

Lawson of Knavesmire, Yorkshire

- Baronetcy of the United Kingdom created 26th December, 1905. Extinct 21st March 1973.
*Sir John Grant Lawson, 1st Baronet (28 Jul 1856-27 May 1919) MP for Thirsk & Malton 1892-1906
*Sir Peter Grant Lawson, 2nd Baronet (28 Jul 1903-21 Mar 1973):Extinct on his death



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