Earl of Woolton

Earl of Woolton is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 9 January 1956 for the businessman and Conservative politician Frederick Marquis, 1st Viscount Woolton.[1] He had already been created Baron Woolton of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster in 1939, Viscount Woolton of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster in 1953,[2] and was made Viscount Walberton of Walberton in the County of Sussex at the same time as he was given the earldom. These title are also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. As of 2014 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Earl, who succeeded his father in 1969.

Earldom of Woolton
Creation date9 January 1956
MonarchElizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderFrederick Marquis
Present holderSimon Marquis, 3rd Earl
Heir apparentNone
Remainder tothe 1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Woolton
Viscount Walberton
Baron Woolton

The 1st Earl of Woolton lived at Walberton House, in Arundel, Sussex. The family seat is Auchnacree House, near Forfar, Angus.

Earls of Woolton (1956)

There is no heir to the earldom.


Coat of arms of Earl of Woolton
A Coronet of an Earl
Suspended from and between the Antlers of a stag a Stirrup and Leather proper
Sable on a Bend engrailed between two Garbs Or a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper between two Lions rampant of the field
On either side a Lion rampant Or gorged with a Riband Azure pendent therefrom by a Chain also Or an Escutcheon Azure charged with a Liver Bird Argent
Fortitudine Virtute Dabitur ("By fortitude and courage it shall be given")


  1. "No. 40682". The London Gazette. 10 January 1956. p. 219.
  2. "No. 39904". The London Gazette. 3 July 1953. p. 3677.
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