Baron Jeffreys

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.

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)

Barons Jeffreys, Second creation (1952)

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

Line of Succession

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


  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.

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