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Viscount Blakenham

Viscount Blakenham, of Little Blakenham in the County of Suffolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] 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 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.

Viscountcy Blakenham
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg
Hare arms.svg

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 date8 November 1963
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderJohn Hugh Hare
Present holderCaspar Hare, 3rd Viscount
Remainder tothe 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
MottoODI PROFANUM (I hate whatever is profane)

Viscounts Blakenham (1963)Edit

The heir apparent is Caspar's son Inigo Hare[2].

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 43153". The London Gazette. 8 November 1963. p. 9127.
  2. ^ June Mohr obituary