Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham in the County of Suffolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1963 for the Conservative politician and former Secretary of State for War, the Hon. John Hare. He was the third son of Richard Hare, 4th Earl of Listowel (see Earl of Listowel for earlier history of the family). As of 2018[update] the title is held by his grandson, the third Viscount, a professor at MIT who succeeded his father, a former chairman of Pearson PLC, in that year. As a great-grandson of the fourth Earl of Listowel, he is also in remainder (as of 2018 second in line) to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.
Escutcheon:Gules, two Bars and a Chief indented Or. Crest: A Demi-Lion Argent, ducally gorged Or. Supporters: Dexter: a Dragon Ermine, armed and langued Gules. Sinister: a Guernsey Cow proper.
|Creation date||8 November 1963|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||John Hugh Hare|
|Present holder||Caspar Hare, 3rd Viscount|
|Remainder to||the 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.|
|Motto||ODI PROFANUM (I hate whatever is profane)|
Viscounts Blakenham (1963)Edit
- John Hugh Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham (1911–1982)
- Michael John Hare, 2nd Viscount Blakenham (1938-2018)
- Caspar John Hare, 3rd Viscount Blakenham (b. 1972)
The heir apparent is Caspar's son Inigo Hare.