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Baron Moyne, of Bury St Edmunds in the County of Suffolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1932 for the Conservative politician the Hon. Walter Guinness.[1]

Barony of Moyne
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Per saltire gules and azure, a lion rampant or; on a chief ermine, two ducal coronets each enfiling as many arrows in saltire of the third
Creation date21 January 1932[1]
MonarchGeorge V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderHon. Walter Guinness
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten[2]
MottoNoli judicare ("Judge Not")

A member of the prominent Guinness brewing family, he was the third son of Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, third son of Sir Benjamin Guinness, 1st Baronet, of Ashford. His son, the second Baron, was a poet and novelist, and the first husband of Diana Mitford, one of the famous Mitford sisters,[3] who went on to marry the fascist Oswald Mosley.[4]

As of 2017 the title is held by their eldest son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1992. As a male agnatic descendant of both the first Earl of Iveagh and the first Guinness Baronet of Ashford, he is also in remainder to these two titles.[1]

Barons Moyne (1932)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's second but eldest surviving son Hon. Valentine Guy Bryan Guinness (b. 1959).[1]
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his half-brother Hon. Sebastian Walter Denis Guinness (b. 1964).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 2822–2823. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ "No. 33793". The London Gazette. 26 January 1932. p. 563.
  3. ^ Lancaster, Marie-Jaqueline (11 July 1992). "Obituary: Bryan Guinness". The Independent. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ Michaud, Jon (22 September 2011). "Guinnesses, Mitfords, and Mosleys". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2 August 2017.