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The Wigram Family History and Coat of Arms

HERALDRY OF THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE HEIR TO THE SECOND BARON WIGRAM OF CLEWER

ARMS. Argent on a pale gules three escallops or; over all a chevron engrailed counterchanged on the chief waves of the sea, thereon a ship representing an English vessel of war of the 16th century, with four masts, sails furled proper, colours flying gules.
SHIELD. Marked with a white label and three pendants to show that it is borne by the eldest son of the Baron during the latter’s lifetime.
CREST. On a mount vert supported on the helm, a hand in armour in fesse couped at the wrist proper, charged with an escallop and holding a fleur-de-lys erect or.
HELM (helmet) is that of an Esquire & Gentleman.

THE WIGRAM BARONY. The title BARON WIGRAM OF CLEWER, in the County of Berkshire, was created on 25th June 1935

LINEAGE:

1. Sir Robert Wigram, born 30 Jan 1743, 1st Baronet; by his 2nd wife, Eleanor, had a ninth son -
2. William Pitt Wigram (The Rev), born 2 Dec 1806; who had -
3. Herbert Wigram, born 16 Jan 1842; who had -
4. Clive Wigram (1st Baron), born 5 Jul 1873; who had -
5. George Neville Clive Wigram (2nd Baron), born 2 Aug 1915; who had -
6. Andrew Francis Clive Wigram, born 18 Mar 1949; who had -
7. Harry Richard Clive Wigram, born 20 May 1977.

FIRST BARON Wigram OF CLEWER

Colonel the Right Honourable Lord Wigram of Clewer GCB, GCVO, CSI, PC.
Clive Wigram, 5 Jul 1873 - 3 Sep 1960.
Born in India. Educated Winchester College & RMA Woolwich, Commissioned into RA 1893 and 18th Lancers IA 1897, ADC to Viceroy India, served in Boer War 1900, Colonel 19th King George’s Own Lancers.

Royal Service 1906 - 60.
HM King George V. 1906 - 35. Equerry, when HRH The Prince of Wales, and later Private Secretary and Extra Equerry.
HM King Edward VIII. 1935 - 36 Private Secretary, Keeper of the Privy Purse and Extra Equerry.
HM King George VI 1936. - 52. Permanent Lord-in-Waiting & Extra Equerry, Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor Windsor Castle, Keeper of HM’s Archives, Holder of the Royal Victorian Chain.
HM Queen Elizabeth II. 1952 - 60. Permanent Lord-in-Waiting and Extra Equerry.

Wigram Coat of Arms

The WIGRAM BARONETCY was created on 30th October 1805.

Robert Wigram. 30 January 1743 – 6 Nov 1830. Born in Wexford, Ireland.
Naval Surgeon with East India Company visiting India & China. Official Drug Merchant. International trader, owned Reid & Co Brewery, Shipbuilder, Ship owner with fleet of 55 ships, Cable & Rope manufacturer, Owner East India, & Blackwall Shipyards, MP for Fowey (1802-06) & Wexford (1806-07).
Founder & Lt Col of 6th Loyal London Volunteers. Ruler in Company of Watermen & Lightermen. Lived Walthamstow House, Essex

Married 1. Catherine Brodhurst 19 Dec 1772 and had 4 sons & 2 daughters. Died 1786.
Married 2. Eleanor Watts 23 Jun 1787 and had 13 sons & 4 daughters. Died 1841.

LINEAGE:

1st Baronet - Sir Robert Wigram:
2nd Baronet - Sir Robert (Wigram) FitzWygram; succeeded 1830
3rd Baronet - Sir Robert FitzWygram; succeeded 1843
4th Baronet - Lt Gen Sir Frederick Wellington John FitzWygram MP; succeeded 1873
5th Baronet - Maj Sir Frederick Loftus Francis FitzWygram; succeeded 1904
6th Baronet - Sir Edgar Thomas Ainger Wigram; succeeded 1920
7th Baronet - The Rev Canon Sir Clifford Woolmore Wigram; succeeded 1935
8th Baronet - Maj Sir Edward Robert Woolmore Wigram; succeeded 2000
9th Baronet - Sir John Woolmore Wigram; succeeded 2003

Patron Westminster Hospital, Director Midland Bank, King Edward’s Hospital Fund, Imperial War Graves Commission, London Midland Scottish Railway. President Wellington College. Married 5 Dec 1912 Nora Mary (died 5 Jan 1956), daughter of Col Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, KCB, KCVO and had –

  1. Anne, born 27 Sep 1913   2. George Neville Clive, born 2 Aug 1915; 2nd and present Baron Wigram (qv)
  3. Francis Clive, born 19 Mar 1920; Captain Grenadier Guards killed in action WW II in Italy, Sep 1943.

SECOND BARON WIGRAM OF CLEWER Lieutenant Colonel the Right Honourable Lord Wigram of Clewer MC, DL, JP.

George Neville Clive Wigram. Born 2 Aug 1915 in UK, educated Winchester College and Magdalen College Oxford, Page of Honour to HM King George V 1925-32, Commissioned into Grenadier Guards. Served in World War II (NW Europe), Comptroller to Governor-General New Zealand 1946-49, Commanded 1st Bn Grenadier Guards 1955-56, ret 1957. Succeeded to title of Lord Wigram 1960, Farmer, Governor Westminster Hospital 1967-74.
Married 19 Jul 1941 Margaret Helen (died 1986), younger daughter of General Sir Andrew Thorne. KCB, CMG, DSO and two bars. and had -.

1.Margaret Cherry, born 24 Apr 1942   2.Anne Celia, born 23 Apr 1945   3.Andrew Francis Clive, born 18 Mar 1949

HEIR TO THE SECOND BARON WIGRAM OF CLEWER Major the Honourable Andrew Wigram MVO.
Andrew Francis Clive Wigram.
Born 18 Mar 1949 in New Zealand, educated Winchester College, RMA Sandhurst and Royal Agricultural College Cirencester, Commissioned into Grenadier Guards. Regimental Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1982-86, ret 1986. Memb Hon Corps Gentlemen at Arms 2000, Farmer, Freeman City of London 1973, Steward Henley Royal Regatta.
Married 26 Feb 1974 Gabrielle Diana, youngest daughter of Richard Douglas Moore. and had -.
  1.Harry Richard Clive Wigram, born 20 May 1977   2.Robert Christopher Clive, born 29 Feb 1980   3.William Michael Clive, born 3 Jan 1984
  4.Alice Poppy Louise, born 31 Oct 1989


Harry, William, Alice & Bertie Wigram

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