Rt Hon James Norwich Arbuthnot, MP was born 4 August 1952 in Jenkin's Well, Kent, England, United Kingdom to John Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot (1912-1992) and (Margaret) Jean Duff (1919) . He married Emma Louise Broadbent (1959) 6 September 1984 in St James's Piccadilly, Piccadilly, Greater London, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, England, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.

James is the Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Hampshire. Between 2005 and 2014 he was Chairman of the Defence Select Committee.


Offspring of Rt Hon James Norwich Arbuthnot, MP and Emma Louise Broadbent (1959)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alexander Broadbent Arbuthnot (1986)
Katherine Rose Joste Arbuthnot (1989)
Eleanor ("Leafie") Sophie Duff Arbuthnot (1992)
Alice Tempest Wemyss Arbuthnot (1998)

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