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Baron Grantchester

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Baron Grantchester, of Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 30 June 1953 for the banker and Liberal politician Alfred Suenson-Taylor. As of 2019, the title is held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1995. In 2003, he replaced the deceased Lord Milner of Leeds as one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that are allowed to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. Lord Grantchester sits on the Labour benches.

The family seat is Lower House Farm, near Audlem, Cheshire.

Barons Grantchester (1953)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Jesse David Suenson-Taylor (b. 1977)

Line of succession[edit]

  • Alfred Jesse Taylor, 1st Baron Grantchester (1893—1976)[citation needed]
    • Kenneth Bent Suenson-Taylor, 2nd Baron Grantchester (1921—1995)
      • Christopher John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester (born 1951) Ejected 1999; elected to remain in 2003, taking Lord Milner of Leeds's room.
        • (1) Hon. Jesse David Jaffe Suenson-Taylor (b. 1977)
        • (2) Hon. Adam Joel Suenson-Taylor (b. 1987)
      • (3) Hon. Jeremy Kenneth Suenson-Taylor (b. 1951)
        • (4) Rowan Suenson-Taylor (b. 1974)
        • (5) Laurel Suenson-Taylor (b. 1979)
        • (6) Daniel Suenson-Taylor (b. 1983)
      • (7) Hon. James Gunnar Suenson-Taylor (b. 1955)
        • (8) Andrew James Suenson-Taylor (b. 1985)
        • (9) Jonathan Gunnar Suenson-Taylor (b. 1991)


Coat of arms of Baron Grantchester
1st Issuant from a crown palisada Or a unicorn's head Sable armed and charged on the neck with an annulet Gold and holding in the mouth an acorn leaved and slipped Proper 2nd issuant from a coronet composed of light roses Gules seeded Argent and set upon a rim Or a swan rousant Proper crowned with an antique crown Gold.
Quarterly 1st & 4th Sable on a fess engrailed between in chief a fleur-de-lys between two annulets Or and in base as many like annulets a lion passant of the field 2nd & 3rd Gules in chief two swans rousant Proper each crowned with an antique crown Or and in base barry wavy of six Argent and Azure.
Dexter a unicorn Sable armed and crined Or gorged with a collar of hearts Gules.
Peace And Holy Quiet[2]
A pellet edged Or charged with an owl standing towards the sinister Gold.


  1. ^ "No. 39904". The London Gazette. 3 July 1953. p. 3677.
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1956.