The Marquess of Headfort
Personal details
Born (1959-02-10) 10 February 1959 (age 63)
Susan Jane Vandervell
(m. 1987; died 2008)
RelationsRonald Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket (grandfather)
Parent(s)Michael Taylour, 6th Marquess of Headfort
Hon. Elizabeth Nall-Cain
EducationHarrow School
Alma materRoyal Agricultural College

Thomas Michael Ronald Christopher Taylour, 7th Marquess of Headfort (born 10 February 1959), styled Lord Kenlis until 1960 and Earl of Bective between 1960 and 2005, is an Irish peer and estate agent.

Early life

The son of Thomas Taylour, 6th Marquess of Headfort and Hon. Elizabeth Nall-Cain, he goes by the nickname Chris.[1] He has two younger sisters, Lady Rosanagh Elizabeth Angela Mary Taylour (b. 1961) and Lady Olivia Sheelin Davina Anne Taylour (b. 1963).[2]

His paternal grandparents were Terence Taylour, 5th Marquess of Headfort and, the former, Elise Florense Tucker. His mother, a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, was the only daughter of Ronald Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket.[2]

His early education was at Harrow School, a boarding school in Harrow on the Hill, London, England. Later, he attended the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.[1]


He then began work as an estate agent as a partner of Bective & Davidson.

On 21 October 2005,[3] following the death of his father, he succeeded to various titles: 7th Marquess of Headfort, 8th Earl of Bective, 8th Viscount Headfort, 6th Baron Kenlis, 10th Baronet Taylour, and 8th Baron Headfort.[1]

Personal life

On 17 October 1987, He married Susan Jane Vandervell, eldest daughter of C. Anthony Vandervell of Burnham.[1] Together with his wife Susan, the Marquess of Headfort has had four children:[1][4]

The Marchioness of Headford died on 6 July 2008.[2]


Coat of arms of Christopher Taylour, 7th Marquess of Headfort
Taylour-Quin arms (Headfort).svg
Coronet of a Marquess
A naked arm embowed couped at the shoulder holding an Arrow proper.
Quarterly: 1st & 4th, Ermine, on a Chief Gules, a Fleur-de-lis between two Boar’s Heads couped and erect Or (Taylour); 2nd, Vert, a Pegasus courant, wings endorsed Ermine, a Chief Or, a Crescent for difference (Quin); 3rd, Argent, two Bendlets Gules, on a Chief Azure, a Lion passant Argent.
Dexter: A Lion guardant Or, collared and chained Argent; Sinister: A Leopard guardant proper, collared and chained Argent.
CONSEQUITOR QUODCUNQUE PETIT (He obtains whatever he seeks)


  1. ^ a b c d e "- Person Page 8114". Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Headfort, Marquess of (I, 1800)". Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "The Marquis of Headfort". The Telegraph. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Sir Thomas Michael Ronald Christopher Taylour, 7th Marquess of Headfort, * 1959 |". Retrieved 9 February 2016.