Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor


Arms: Azure, and over water barry wavy Argent and Azure, a Bridge of one arch proper, on a Chief Argent, a Portcullis Sable, between two Daffodils, stalked and leaved proper. Crest: A Demi-Dragon Gules, holding between the claws a Portcullis Sable. Supporters: Dexter: A Dragon Or, gorged with a Collar Vert. Sinister: An Eagle, wings addorsed Or, gorged with a Collar Vert.

Creation date12 February 1945[1]
Created byKing George VI
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderDavid Lloyd George
Present holderDavid Richard Owen Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor
Heir apparentWilliam Lloyd George, Viscount Gwynedd
Remainder to1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Gwynedd
(The truth against the world)

Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor is a title in the peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1945 for Liberal parliamentarian David Lloyd George who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1908 to 1915 and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922.[2] He was created Viscount Gwynedd, of Dwyfor in the County of Caernarvon, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, at the same time.

Lloyd George's family name is not hyphenated, although it was required to appear as such in his title, as in other cases such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber.

Both the territorial designations Dwyfor and Gwynedd are ancient Welsh placenames. They were subsequently revived, in 1974, for a local government district and county respectively.

The family titles are currently held by his great-grandson, the 4th Earl, who succeeded his father in 2010.

Two of David Lloyd George's children also earned distinction in public life. His second son, the Hon. Gwilym Lloyd George, was Home Secretary from 1954 to 1957 before being created Viscount Tenby in 1957; and his daughter Megan Lloyd George represented Anglesey and Carmarthen in the House of Commons.

The family seat during the 3rd Earl's lifetime was Ffynone House, near Boncath, Pembrokeshire.

Earls Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1945)

Present peer

David Richard Owen Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (born 22 January 1951), the son of the third earl and his wife Ruth Margaret Coit, was educated at Eton College. He was styled as Viscount Gwynedd between 1968 and 2010, when he succeeded to the peerages.[4]

In 1985, he married Pamela Alexandra Kleyff, a daughter of Alexander Kleyff, and they have two children:[4]

Line of succession

See also


  1. ^ "No. 36938". The London Gazette. 13 February 1945. p. 883.
  2. ^ "David, 1st Earl Lloyd George (1863-1945)". Museumwales.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage (107th ed.). London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 2375 (LLOYD-GEORGE OF DWYFOR, E). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Burke's Peerage, vol. 2 (2003), p. 2375.
  5. ^ "William Lloyd-George". Ipsnews.net. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Duchess Camilla throws a tea party for terminally ill children". Us.hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  7. ^ "The Duchess of Cornwall invites children from Helen & Douglas House to decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree". Princeofwales.gov.uk. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Welsh Guards". Army.mod.uk. 26 February 1915. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Burke's Peerage, vol. 3 (2003), p. 3871.