1917. The Mitford family is a gentry (minor aristocratic) English family whose main family line had seats at Mitford, Northumberland. Several heads of the family served as High Sheriff of Northumberland. A junior line, with seats at Newton Park, Northumberland, and Exbury House, Hampshire, descends via the historian William Mitford (1744–1827) and were twice elevated to the British peerage, in 1802 and 1902, under the title Baron Redesdale.
Mr and the Hon. Mrs Bryan Guiness (the former Diana Freeman Mitford), pictured at the christening of their elder son, Jonathan Bryan, at St. Margaret's, Westminster. His godparents were Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, Peregrine Willoughby, Cecilia Keppel and Miss Rosemary Mitford. The baby is seen being held by his nurse. Mr & Mrs Bryan Guinness at christening of their son, Jonatha circa 1930