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Baron Aldenham, of Aldenham in the County of Hertford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom that was created on 31 January 1896 for the businessman Hucks Gibbs. He was head of the family firm of Antony Gibbs & Sons (founded by his grandfather Antony Gibbs) and a director and Governor of the Bank of England. Gibbs also briefly sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the City of London. His fourth son Herbert Cokayne Gibbs was created Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon in 1923 (see below). Lord Aldenham was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He also represented the City of London in the House of Commons as a Conservative. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baron. On the latter's death in 1939 the barony of Aldenham was inherited by his cousin the second Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (see the Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon for earlier history of this title). He served as chairman of Antony Gibbs & Sons. As of 2009 the titles are held by his grandson, the sixth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1986.

Another member of the family to gain distinction was the Hon. Vicary Gibbs, third son of the first Baron. He was Conservative Member of Parliament for St Albans.

The Barons Wraxall are members of another branch of the Gibbs family. George Henry Gibbs, father of the first Baron Aldenham, was the elder brother of William Gibbs, grandfather of George Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall.

Barons Aldenham (1896)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Humphrey William Fell Gibbs (b. 1989)

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References

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
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