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Baron Layton, of Danehill in the County of Sussex,[1] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1947 for Sir Walter Layton, a prominent economist, editor and newspaper proprietor. He was editor of The Economist from 1922 to 1938. As of 2019 the title is held by his grandson, the fourth Baron--son of the first Baron's younger son David Layton--who succeeded in 2018.

Barons Layton (1947)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Jeremy Layton (b. 1978).



  1. ^ "No. 37872". The London Gazette. 4 February 1947. p. 613.