Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax

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Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax, of Hethersett in the County of Norfolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 10 July 1957 for the businessman and public servant Harold Mackintosh, 1st Baron Mackintosh of Halifax. He was the owner of the confectionery business of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd and for many years Chairman of the National Savings Committee. Mackintosh had already been created a baronet, of Halifax in the West Riding of the County of York, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 28 January 1935,[2] and Baron Mackintosh of Halifax, of Hethersett in the County of Norfolk, on 6 February 1948, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[3] As of 2023 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1980.

Baron Mackintosh of Halifax (1948)[edit]

Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1957)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Hon. Thomas Harold George Mackintosh (b. 1985).
The heir apparent’s heir apparent is his son, Milo Edward Mackintosh (b. 2020).

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax
Upon a rock Proper charged with two roses Argent barbed and seeded a cat sejant also Proper.
Or on a chevron between two lions rampant in chief and a lymphad in base Sable a bezant charged with a representation of the head of St John the Baptist Proper between two hearts of the field.
On either side a squirrel Proper about the neck a cord and pendent therefrom a purse both Or.
By Faith And By Work.[4]

Line of succession[edit]


  1. ^ "No. 41125". The London Gazette. 12 July 1957. p. 4158.
  2. ^ "No. 34130". The London Gazette. 5 February 1935. p. 837.
  3. ^ "No. 38198". The London Gazette. 6 February 1948. p. 898.
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1959.
  5. ^ "Person Page".