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Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden

Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden

Male 1907 - 2001  (94 years)


  • Name Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden  [1, 2
    Birth 06 Jan 1907  Mansion House, Strachur, Argyll Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Residence Apr 1911  6 Westcliffe, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 20 Jun 1933  Brompton Oratory, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Bridget Horatia Richmond,   b. 05 May 1910, Rounton Grange, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2000, Martels Manor, Dunmow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 15 Feb 2001  Martels Manor, Dunmow Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Notes 
    • Edwin Noel Plowden. GBE 1987, KCB 1951, KBE 1946. Born 6 Jan. 1907; 4th s of late Roger H. Plowden; m 1933, Bridget Horatia Richmond (Lady Plowden, DBE) (d 2000); two s one d (and one d decd); died 15 Feb. 2001. Education: Switzerland; Pembroke College, Cambridge (Hon. Fellow, 1958). Career: Temporary Civil Servant, Ministry of Economic Warfare, 1939-40; Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-46; Chief Executive, and Member of Aircraft Supply Council, 1945-46; Vice-Chairman, Temporary Council Cttee of NATO, 1951-52; Cabinet Office, 1947; HM Treasury, 1947-53, as Chief Planning Officer and Chairman of Economic Planning Board; Adviser on Atomic Energy Organization, 1953-54; Chairman, Atomic Energy Authority, 1954-59. Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1956-64; Chairman, Committee of Enquiry: Treasury Control of Public Expenditure, 1959-61; Organisation of Representational Services Overseas, 1963-64; Aircraft Industry, 1964-65; Structure of Electricity Supply Industry in England and Wales, 1974-75; into CBI's aims and organisation, 1974-75; Dep. Chm., Cttee of Inquiry on Police, 1977-79; Chm., Police Complaints Bd, 1976-81; Independent Chm., Police Negotiating Bd, 1979-82; Chm., Top Salaries Review Body, 1981-89 (Mem., 1977-81). Pres., TI Gp (formerly Tube Investments Ltd), 1976-90 (Chm., 1963-76); Director: Commercial Union Assurance Co. Ltd, 1946-78; National Westminster Bank Ltd, 1960-77; Chm., Equity Capital for Industry Ltd, 1976-82; Mem., Internat. Adv. Bd, Southeast Bank NA, 1982-86. Chm., CBI Companies Cttee, 1976-80; Vice-Chm., CBI Pres.'s Cttee, 1977-80. Pres., London Graduate Sch. of Business Studies, 1976-90 (Chm. 1964-76); Chm., Standing Adv. Cttee on Pay of Higher Civil Service, 1968-70; Member: Civil Service Coll. Adv. Council, 1970-76; Engineering Industries Council, 1976; Ford European Adv. Council, 1976-83. Hon. Fellow, London Business Sch., 1988. Hon. DSc: Pennsylvania State Univ., 1958; Univ. of Aston, 1972; Hon. DLitt Loughborough, 1976. Publication: An Industrialist in the Treasury: the post war years (autobiog.), 1989. Address: Martels Manor, Dunmow, Essex. [Who Was Who]
    Person ID I1622  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2020 

    Father Roger Herbert Plowden,   b. 14 Oct 1853, Bagni di Lucca, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1921, 6 Westcliffe, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Helen Haseltine,   b. 22 Oct 1872, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1977, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Marriage 03 Jun 1901  France? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • Other children: Roger Stanley Plowden (1902-1960); Helen Penelope Plowden (1909-2005); Francis Herbert Benedict Plowden (1914-1928). [3]
    Notes 
    • his 2nd marriage
    • resid Apr 1911: children Stanley, 9 b Bearsden, Glasgow; Edwin, 4 b Strachur; Penelope, 2 b Strachur; + 7 serv.
    Family ID F0747  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bridget Horatia Richmond,   b. 05 May 1910, Rounton Grange, East Rounton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2000, Martels Manor, Dunmow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Marriage 20 Jun 1933  Brompton Oratory, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 5, 6
    • Mr. E. N. Plowden and Miss B. H. Richmond. The marriage look place on Tuesday at Brompton Oratory of Mr. Edwin Noel Plowden, younger son of the late Mr. Roger Herbert Plowden, of Strachur Park, Argyll, and of Mrs. Plowden, of Dawn-edge, Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, and Miss Bridget Horatia Richmond, second daughter of Admiral Sir Herbert and Lady Richmond, of Great Kimble, Princes Risborough. Father John Talbot officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of cream brocade, the close-fitting bodice having a Medici collar. The long tulle veil was held in place by a wreath of diamanté, and formed a train. She carried a sheaf of shaded blue delphiniums and white roses. She was attended by two children - her sister, Miss Nora Richmond, and her cousin, Master John Bell; and by five grown-up bridesmaids - Miss Mary and Miss Valentine Richmond (sisters of the bride), Miss Penelope Plowden (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Polly Godman (cousin of the bride), and Miss Heather Haseltine (cousin of the bridegroom). The page wore a white sailor suit and the little girl had a frock of China-blue and white checked organdie-muslin with a white straw hat. The older maids had dresses of cornflower-blue and white cheeked organdie-muslin with long sleeves and frilled collars. Their white straw hats had eye-veils of blue spotted net, and they carried bouquets of white carnations and sweet-peas. Mr. C. E. Wrangham was best man.
      Lady Richmond afterwards held a reception at 5, Lennox Gardens, and then the bride and bridegroom left for their honeymoon, which is being spent in Italy. The bride travelled in a green and white linen coat and skirt with a green silk blouse and a small white hat.
      Among those present at the service were:-
      Mrs. R. H. Plowden, Mr. William Richmond, Mrs. Cornwallis Plowden, Sir Charles and Lady Trevelyan [her uncle & aunt], Mr. George Trevelyan, the Misses Trevelyan [her cousins], Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Richmond [her uncle & aunt], Canon and Mrs. Meyrick [her uncle & aunt], Colonel Sir Maurice Bell [her uncle], Miss Clare Richmond [unidentified], Major and Mrs. H. Plowden, Captain and Mrs. Piers Plowden, Mrs. Hugh Bell [her aunt], Mr. Charles Plowden, Miss Chichele Plowden, Admiral Sir William and the Hon. Lady Goodenough, the Hon. Violet Cust, Lady Spring-Rice, Mr. A. Spring-Rice, Sir Arthur and Lady Somervell, Sir Thomas and Lady Parkinson, Dame Sybil Thorndike, Miss Mary and Miss Ann Casson, Sir Hugh and Lady Barnes, Major-General Sir Percy and Lady Cox, Miss Spring-Rice, Lady Henderson, the Hon. Michael Norton, Lady Acland, Miss Humphry Ward, Lady George Campbell, Lady Dickens, the Hon. Mrs. Bernard James, the Misses James, Lady Young, Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas Brownrigg, Lady Theresa Fletcher, Miss Fletcher, Lady (Alexander) Lawrence, the Hon. Mrs. Grant Duff, Lady Phipps, the Hon. Mrs. Anthony Henley, Miss Lowndes, Mr. B. R. Goodfellow, Mr. J. C. Hollins, Mrs. Anthony Foster, Mr. F. H. Winter, Mr. R. Acland, Mr. Patrick Grant, Miss M. Grant, Mr. David Porter.
      Mr. and Mrs. H. Brent Grotrian, Miss Grotrian, Mr. Michael Winch, Mrs. Arthur Farrer [widow of her cousin Arthur Richmond Farrer], Mr. Jasper More, Mr. J. Ritchie, Mr. W. T. Ritchie, Miss Haldane, Mr. and. Mrs. J. McLaren Ross, the Misses Bigham, Mrs. H. A. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Carew Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Somervell, Mr. D. W. Cadbury, Mrs. Milne Home, Miss Anne Milne Home, Air Commodore and Mrs. Godman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ritchie, Mrs. S. Drury Lowe, Miss Pamela Drury Lowe, Mrs. Eric Fraser, Miss Cochrane, Mr. Coleridge Hills, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Drage, Mrs. Kenneth Lampson, Mrs. Serocold, the Misses Serocold, Mrs. Gerald Waller, Mr. Robert Mathew, Mrs. Blackwood Wright, Miss Erica Wright, Mrs. Evans Lombe, Mrs. Mackeson, Miss Runciman, Mrs. Bidwell, Mr. G. FitzGerald, Mrs. Kaye, Miss Beatrice Kaye, Mrs. Robert Crawshay, Mrs. Cancellor, Mrs. Ernest Hopwood, Miss Hopwood, Mrs. Michael Barstow, and Miss Elizabeth Benn. [The Times]
    Children 
    +1. William Julius Lowthian Plowden,   b. 07 Feb 1935, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 2010, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Anna Bridget Plowden,   b. 18 Jun 1938, 99 Cromwell Rd, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1997, Lister Hospital, Pimlico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F0746  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden (1907-2001)
    Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden (1907-2001)
    Obituary, Daily Telegraph

  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 4 b Strachur

    2. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Royalty & Peerage.
      online tree at ancestry.com, maintained by Robert Candy

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 10 yrs

    5. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 2Q1933.

    6. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 22 Jun 1933.