Earl Beatty

Arms: Azure, a Beehive, beset with nine Bees volant Or, a Chief Argent, charged with a Cross of St George Gules. Crest: A Demi-Lion Gules, holding in the dexter paw a Crescent Or. Supporters: Dexter: a Sailor of the Royal Navy proper. Sinister: a Soldier of the Royal Marines proper.
Creation date18 October 1919
Created byKing George V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderDavid Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty
Present holderDavid Beatty, 3rd Earl Beatty
Heir apparentSean Beatty, Viscount Borodale
Remainder to1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Borodale
Baron Beatty
Not by force but by art
David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

Earl Beatty is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for the prominent naval commander Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Beatty.[1] He was created Baron Beatty, of the North Sea and of Brooksby in the County of Leicester, and Viscount Borodale, of Wexford in the County of Wexford, at the same time, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The latter title is used as a courtesy title for the Earl's eldest son and heir apparent. Lord Beatty was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl. He represented Peckham in the House of Commons as a Conservative from 1931 to 1936 and briefly served as Under-Secretary of State for Air in Winston Churchill's 1945 caretaker government. As of 2014 the titles are held by his eldest son, the third Earl, who succeeded in 1972.

Earl Beatty (1919)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Sean David Beatty, Viscount Borodale (born 1973), who works as a poet and artist, making scriptive and documentary poems written on location.[citation needed]
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his elder son, the Hon. Orlando Thomas Beatty (born 2003).

Line of succession


  1. ^ "No. 31610". The London Gazette. 21 October 1919. p. 12889.