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Guest, Edwin, 1800-1880, English archaeologist and philologist. A founder of the Philological Society (1842), Guest wrote articles on English philology and on archaeology, especially on the remains of Roman Britain. His writings are still valuable for the extensive material cited. His only book was A History of English Rhythms (1838; ed. by W. W. Skeat, 1882); his papers were republished as Origines Celticae (ed. by William Stubbs and C. Deedes, 1883).
Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1950 for the Labour politician Leslie Haden-Guest. He had previously represented Southwark North and Islington North in the House of Commons. His third son, the fourth Lord Haden-Guest, (who succeeded his half-brother in 1987, who in his turn had succeeded his brother in 1974), was a United Nations official for many years. The title is now held by his son Christopher Guest, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1996. He is a film director, writer, actor and musician, married to Jamie Lee Curtis.

Barons Haden-Guest (1950)

Anthony Haden-Guest, the current baron's older half-brother, was born out of wedlock and hence was not in the line of succession. As the current baron's children are adopted and likewise not in the line of succession), the heir presumptive is the present holder's brother The Honourable Nicholas Haden-Guest.

References

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
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