Wednesday, March 08, 2023

The 3rd Baron MacAndrew 1945-2023

 Lord MacAndrew, the 3rd Baron, died 3 March, 2023. He was 78.

He sat as a Conservative peer in the House of Lords from 1990 until he lost his seat when the Upper House was reformed in November, 1999.

Christopher Anthony Colin MacAndrew was born 16 February, 1945, the elder son of the 2nd Baron MacAndrew (1919-1989), and his wife the former Ursula Beatrice Steel (who died in 1986).

He succeeded to the peerage (created 1959), on the death of his father, 9 July, 1989. The title was created for his grandfather, Charles MacAndrew (1888-1979), Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Kilmarnock 1924-29, for Partick 1931-35 and for Bute and North Ayrshire 1935-59; Lt Col Ayrshire Yeomanry (TA) 1932-36; T/Chairman of Committees House of Commons 1934-50; knighted 1935; Brevet-Col 1936; Dep Chairman Ways and Means 1945 and 1950-51; Chairman Ways and Means 1951-59; Privy Councillor 1952.

The 3rd peer married 13 Dec, 1975, Sarah Helen Brazier, only daughter of Lt Col Peter Hendry Brazier, of Nash Court Farmhouse, Marnhull, co. Dorset, by whom he had issue, a son, Oliver, and two daughters, Diana and Tessa. 

The peerage now passes to his only son, the Hon Oliver Charles Julian MacAndrew, who was born 3 September, 1983.


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