Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir John LESLIE, 6697
FatherSir John Randolph “Shane” LESLIE , 6695 (1885-1971)
MotherMarjorie IDE , 6698 (1882-1951)
Notes for Sir John LESLIE
4th Bt

Captain Sir John Norman Ide Leslie, 4th Baronet[1] (born 6 December 1916), is the eldest son of Sir Shane Leslie, 3rd Bt., and Marjorie Ide. He became the fourth baronet when his father died in 1971. He is popularly known as Sir Jack Leslie.

Educated at Downside School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, he never married or had children. During World War II, he spent five years in POW camps. After the war he moved to New York and later travelled around Europe, settling in Rome. At the age of 78 he returned to his family's homestead, Castle Leslie and travelled to Ibiza for his 85th birthday in 2001. He inadvertently revealed the wedding location of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills by admitting to reporters it was to take place in Castle Leslie, but that it was "a secret".


Jack Leslie survived his older sister, the author Anita Leslie (Anita Theodosia Moira Rodzianko King) and his younger brother, Desmond Arthur Peter Leslie. The immediate line of succession for the baronetcy are nephew Shaun (1) and nephew Mark

He is a first cousin once removed of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill as his paternal grandmother, Leonie Jerome, and Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill (born Jennie Jerome), were sisters - the daughters of American financier Leonard Jerome. His mother, Marjorie Ide, was the daughter of Henry Clay Ide, a former Governor-General of the Philippines.
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