John Wynne William PEYTON PC Baron Peyton of Yeovil

Born1919 London
Died2006 Wandsworth, London
FatherIvor Eliot PEYTON (1864 – 1938)
MotherDorothy Helen ELPHINSTONE (1888 – 1977)
OccupationSoldier, Lawyer, Politician and Cabinet Minister.

Biography and Notes

Life Peer created UK 1983. Baron Peyton and his second wife Mary Wyndham had no children together.

Conservative MP for Yeovil for 32 years. John took up a commission in the 15/19 Hussars in 1939 on the outbreak of WW2. He was sent to France but was captured in Belgium in May 1940 and spent 5 years in German prisoner of war camps. He was liberated by American troops in late 1945.

He is buried in Somerset.

Life Events

1938Death of father Ivor Eliot PEYTON
1947Married Diana CLINCH in (Diss 1966) Johannesburg, South Africa
1948Birth of daughter Hon. Sarah Grenville PEYTON
1950Birth of son Hon. Thomas (Tom) Richard D PEYTON
1955Birth of son Charles Michael Eliot PEYTON
1960Death of son Charles Michael Eliot PEYTON
1966Married Mary Constance WYNDHAM
1977Death of mother Dorothy Helen ELPHINSTONE

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