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3rd Baron cr 1911, of Bodnant (Charles Melville McLaren) (Bt 1902)

Born 16 April 1913; e s of 2nd Baron Aberconway, CBE, LLD and Christabel (d 1974), y d of Sir Melville Macnaghten, CB; m 1st, 1941, Deirdre Knewstub (marr. diss. 1949); one s two d; 2nd, 1949, Ann Lindsay Bullard, o d of Mrs A. L. Aymer, New York City; one s.; died 4 Feb. 2003

JPPresident: John Brown & Co. Ltd, 1978–85 (Director, 1939–85; Chairman, 1953–78); English China Clays Ltd, since 1984 (Director, 1935–87; Chairman, 1963–84); President, Royal Horticultural Society, 1961–84, then President Emeritus


S father, 1953


s Hon. Henry Charles McLaren [b 26 May 1948; m 1981, Sally, yr d of Captain C. N. Lentaigne; one s one d]


Eton; New Coll., Oxford


Barrister, Middle Temple, 1937. Served War of 1939–45, 2nd Lieut RA. Deputy Chairman: Sun Alliance & London Insurance, 1976–85 (Dir, London Assurance, 1953); Westland Aircraft, 1979–84 (Dir, 1947–85); Dir, National Westminster Bank (formerly National Provincial Bank), 1953–83. Comr-Gen., Internat. Garden Fest., Liverpool, 1984; Director: Nat. Garden Fest. (Stoke on Trent) 1986 Ltd; Glasgow Garden Fest. Ltd, 1988; Gateshead Garden Fest. Ltd, 1990; Ebbw Vale Garden Fest. Ltd, 1992. JP 1946, High Sheriff, 1950, Denbighshire


Gardening, travel


25 Egerton Terrace, SW3 2DP; Bodnant, Tal-y-cafn, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd