Viscount Waverley

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Viscount Waverley, of Westdean in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 28 January 1952 for the civil servant and politician Sir John Anderson, who served variously as Governor of Bengal, Member of Parliament, Lord Privy Seal, Home Secretary, Lord President of the Council and Chancellor of the Exchequer. As of 2017 the title is held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1990. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a cross-bencher.[2]

Viscounts Waverley (1952)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Forbes Alastair Rupert Anderson (b. 1996).


Coat of arms of Viscount Waverley
A demi-lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure holding in his dexter forepaw a branch of olive Proper.
Argent a saltire engrailed between a mullet in chief and a lotus flower in base and in each flank a crescent Gules on a chief Sable three martlets of the field.
Two horses Argent crined and unguled Or.[3]
Beati Pacifi (Blessed Are The Peacemakers)


  1. ^ "No. 39451". The London Gazette. 29 January 1952. p. 579.
  2. ^ "The 75 elected hereditary peers". BBC News. 5 November 1999.
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2019. p. 4725.