Viscount Weir

Viscount Weir, of Eastwood in the County of Renfrew, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 25 June 1938 for the Scottish businessman, public servant, politician and former President of the Air Council, William Weir, 1st Baron Weir. He had already been created Baron Weir, of Eastwood in the County of Renfrew, on 26 June 1918, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] As of 2010 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1975.

The family previously owned Montgreenan Estate, near Torranyard, Ayrshire.

Viscounts Weir (1938)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. James William Hartland Weir (b. 1965)

ArmsEdit

Coat of arms of Viscount Weir
Coronet
A Coronet of a Viscount
Crest
A Wing Argent charge with a Thistle slipped proper
Escutcheon
Azure a Cogwheel Or winged Argent in chief the Sun in Splendour of the second
Supporters
On either side a Winged Horse Argent hoofed and crined Or
Motto
Forward Towards The Light

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 34527". The London Gazette. 1 July 1938. p. 4239.
  2. ^ "No. 30787". The London Gazette. 9 July 1918. p. 8063.

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