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
The WIGRAM BARONETCY was created on 30th October 1805.
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