Viscount Bertie of Thame

Viscount Bertie of Thame, in the County of Oxford, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1918 for the prominent diplomat Francis Bertie, 1st Baron Bertie of Thame, on his retirement as British Ambassador to France. He had already been created Baron Bertie of Thame, in the County of Oxford, in 1915, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Bertie was the second son of Montagu Bertie, 6th Earl of Abingdon (see Earl of Abingdon for earlier history of the family). Both titles became extinct on the death of his son, the second Viscount, in 1954.

Francis Bertie, 1st Viscount Bertie of Thame.

The titles are pronounced barty of tame.

Viscounts Bertie of Thame (1918)Edit

ArmsEdit

Coat of arms of Viscount Bertie of Thame
Crest
A Saracen's head affrontee couped at the shoulders Proper ducally crowned Or and charged on the chest with a fret Azure.
Escutcheon
Argent three battering-rams fessewise in pale Proper armed and garnished Azure.
Supporters
Dexter a friar vested in russet grey with a crutch and rosary all Proper, sinister a savage Proper wreathed about the temples and waist with leaves Vert, and each charged on the breast with a fret Azure a crescent for difference.
Motto
Virtus Ariete Fortior (Valour Is Stronger Than A Battering Ram) [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 1921.

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