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Bicester, Baron (UK, 1938)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Jun 1938


Family name: Smith




Or a Chevron cotised Sable between three Demi Griffins couped of the last the two in chief respecting each other


An Elephant's Head erased Or charged on the neck with three Fleurs de Lys one and two Azure


On either side a Griffin Sable charged on the shoulder with a Horse-Shoe inverted Or


Tenax In Fide (Steadfast in the Faith)



Vivian Hugh [Smith], 1st Baron Bicester

1st son of Hugh Colin Smith, of Mount Clare, Roehampton, co. Surrey, by his wife Constance Maria Josepha Adeane, dau. of Henry John Adeane. of Babraham, co. Cambridge


9 Dec 1867


6 Mar 1897 Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell (b. 26 Mar 1876; d. 16 Apr 1959), only dau. of William Randall [McDonnell], 6th Earl of Antrim, by his wife Louisa Jane Grey VA, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1890-1901 and to Queen Alexandra 1901, 3rd dau. of Gen Hon Charles Grey (by his wife Caroline Eliza Farquhar, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey


1. Hon Randal Hugh Vivian Smith, later 2nd Baron Bicester

2. Lt Col Hon Stephen Edward Vivian Smith (b. 1 Aug 1903; d. 9 Jun 1952), mar. (1) 15 May 1929 (div. 1947) Eleanor Anderson Hewitt, dau. of Edward Shepard Hewitt, of New York City, USA, and (2) 7 May 1948 Mabel Lovering, 1st dau. of Albert William Rogers Lovering, of Balcombe, co. Sussex, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. John Stephen Vivian Smith (b. 24 Mar 1930; d. 19 Apr 1957)

2a. Angus Edward Vivian Smith, later 3rd Baron Bicester

3a. Hon Hugh Charles Vivian Smith, later 4th Baron Bicester

3. Maj Hon Hugh Adeane Vivian Smith MBE (b. 25 Apr 1910; d. 20 Mar 1978), mar. 26 Jun 1933 Lady Helen Dorothy Primrose, only dau. by his first wife of Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald [Primrose], 6th Earl of Rosebery, and had issue:

1a. George Harry Vivian Smith, heir presumptive to the Barony of Bicester (b. 13 Jul 1934), mar. (1) 31 Jan 1962 (div. 1965) June Rose Foster-Towne, only dau. of Basil William Foster-Towne, of South Africa, and has issue:

1b. Charles James Vivian Smith (b. 7 Sep 1963)

Mr George Smith mar. (2) 16 Feb 1966 Susan Mary Goodfellow, dau. of Frank Goodfellow, of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has further issue:

1b. Sarah Helen Smith (b. 1968)

2b. Amanda Mary Smith

2a. Sarah Vivian Smith (b. 30 Mar 1939), mar. 26 Apr 1960 (div. 1991) Capt (Alexander) James Macdonald-Buchanan, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1972, 2nd son of Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus Macdonald-Buchanan KCVO MBE MC DL, of Cottesbroke Hall, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Catherine Buchanan, only child and hrss. of James [Buchanan], 1st Baron Woolavington, and has issue

1. Hon Victoria Alexandrina Vivian Smith (b. 21 Dec 1899; d. 5 Jan 1969)

2. Hon Mary Constance Vivian Smith (b. 5 Nov 1901; d. 31 May 1981), mar. 3 Aug 1928 Francis James [Rodd], 2nd Baron Rennell, and had issue

3. Hon Joyce Sybil Vivian Smith (b. 6 Aug 1905; d. 19...), mar. 25 Feb 1926 Maj Gen Gerald Lloyd-Verney DSO MVO MC (d. 3 Apr 1957), 1st son of Sir Harry Lloyd-Verney GCVO, and had issue

4. Hon Honor Mildred Vivian Smith OBE (b. 13 Nov 1908; d. bef. 18 Jan 1995)


17 Feb 1956


29 Jun 1938 Baron Bicester, of Tusmore in the County of Oxford

suc. by



Randal Hugh Vivian [Smith], 2nd Baron Bicester


9 Jan 1898


29 Nov 1922 Hon Dorothea Gwenllian James (d. 1974), 1st dau. of Walter John [James], 3rd Baron Northbourne, by his wife Laura Gwenllian Rice, 1st dau. of Adm Sir Ernest Rice, of Sibertswold Place, co. Kent


1. Hon Gillian Mary Randal Smith (b. 28 Apr 1924), mar. 20 Nov 1946 John Ernest Harley Collins MBE DSC CStJ DL, son of George William Collins, of Taynton House, co. Gloucester, and has issue

2. Hon Jane Beatrix Randal Smith (b. 12 Feb 1928; d. 26 May 2019), mar. 4 Apr 1949 (div. 1991) John Richard Daniel Green, 2nd son of John Everard Green, of Chelsea, London, and had issue


s.p.m. 15 Jan 1968

suc. by



Angus Edward Vivian [Smith], 3rd Baron Bicester


20 Feb 1932


11 Dec 2014

suc. by



Hugh Charlers Vivian [Smith], 4th Baron Bicester


8 Nov 1934


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Bicester is George Harry Vivian Smith, a grandson of the 1st Baron Bicester and first cousin of the present Baron.


Last updated 11 Jul 2019




3rd Baron Bicester, of Tusmore in the County of Oxford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Jun 1938)



c/o The Hon Mrs Stephen Smith, 6 Ravenscar Lodge, 22 The Downs, London SW20 8HT



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