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Baron Selsdon

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Baron Selsdon, of Croydon in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 14 January 1932 for the Conservative politician Sir William Mitchell-Thomson, 2nd Baronet. His son, the second Baron, was a successful racing driver, winning the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first Ferrari (although his codriver, Luigi Chinetti, actually drove for all but one half-hour). As of 2009 the titles are held by the second Baron's only son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1963. He was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act of 1999, till 2021, when he was removed due to non-attendance, under the provisions of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. Lord Selsdon sat on the Conservative benches. The Mitchell-Thomson Baronetcy, of Polmood in the County of Peebles, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 26 September 1900 for the first Baron's father,[2] Sir Mitchell Mitchell-Thomson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1897 to 1900.

Mitchell-Thomson Baronets, of Polmood (1900)


Barons Selsdon (1932)


The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Callum Malcolm McEacharn Mitchell-Thomson (b. 1969)


Coat of arms of Baron Selsdon
A dexter hand couped at the wrist Proper grasping a crosscrosslet fitchee in bend sinister Gules.
Two seahorses Proper crined Sable finned Or.
Deus Providebit (God Will Provide)[3]


  1. ^ "No. 33790". The London Gazette. 15 January 1932. p. 346.
  2. ^ "No. 27254". The London Gazette. 7 December 1900. p. 8303.
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2019. p. 4327.