Baron Layton

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Baron Layton, of Danehill in the County of Sussex,[1] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1947 for Sir Walter Layton, a prominent economist, editor and newspaper proprietor. He was editor of The Economist from 1922 to 1938. As of 2010 the title is held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1989.

Barons Layton (1947)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's first cousin Jonathan Francis Layton (b. 1942).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Jeremy Layton (b. 1978).



  1. ^ "No. 37872". The London Gazette. 4 February 1947. p. 613.
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