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Hambleden, Viscount (UK, 1891)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Nov 1891


Family name: Smith




Argent on a Chevron Azure between three Oak Leaves Vert each charged with an Acorn Or as many Leopards' Faces jessant-de-lis of the field


A Cubit Arm erect habited Azure cuffed and charged with three Mascles in chevron Argent holding in the hand proper three Branches of Oak Vert fructed Or


Dexter:  a Sea Lion Vert langued Gules semy of Escallops and gorged with a Collar Or pendant therefrom by a gold chain a Portcullis of the third;  Sinister:  a Wyvern Gules langued Azure semy of Mullets Or and gorged with a gold chain therefrom pendant a Portcullis of the third


Deo Non Fortuna Fretus (Relying on God, not on fortune)



Emily Danvers later Leach later Smith, suo jure Viscountess Hambleden

1st dau. of Frederick Dawes Danvers, of Bushy, co. Hertford, by his wife Charlotte Maria Rawlinson, dau. of John Rawlinson



mar. (1)

22 Jul 1854 Benjamin Auber Leach (dspm. 20 Jul 1855)

only child by first husband

1. Hon Mary Auber Leach (d. 19 Feb 1930), mar. 1879 Rear Admiral William Codrington CB, and had issue

mar. (2)

13 Apr 1858 Rt Hon William Henry Smith MP, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Westminster 1868-85 and for Strand 1885-91, Financial Secretary of the Treasury 1874-77, First Lord of the Admiralty 1877-80, Secretary of State for War 1885-86 and 1886-87, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1886, First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons 1887-91, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1891 (b. 24 Jun 1825; d. 6 Oct 1891; bur. at Hambleden, co. Buckingham), only son of William Henry Smith, bookseller, of the Strand, London, and of Walton House, Bournemouth, co. Hampshire, by his wife Mary Anne Cooper

children by second husband

1. Henry Walton Smith (b. 1 Oct 1865; dvm. Feb 1866)

2. Hon William Frederick Danvers Smith, later 2nd Viscount Hambleden

2. Hon Emily Anna Smith (d. 28 Jan 1942), mar. 7 Jul 1887 Sir William Alison Dyke Acland, 2nd Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Helen Smith (d. 17 Jan 1944), mar. 169 Apr 1896 Henry Sidney Seymour (b. 15 Sep 1855; d. 26 Mar 1930), 1st son of Rev Henry Seymour, Rector of Holme Pierrepont, co. Nottingham, by his wife Susannah Biscoe, dau. of Rev Robert Tritton, and had issue

4. Hon Beatrice Danvers Smith DGStJ (d. 4 Dec 1942), mar. 30 Jul 1885 Col Alfred Dyke Acland CBE JP, yst. son of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1st Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Mabel Danvers DBE (b. 26 Feb 1867; d. 27 Mar 1956), mar. 16 Nov 1887 John Herbert Dudley [Ryder], 5th Earl of Harrowby, and had issue


13 Aug 1913 (bur. at Hambleden, co. Buckingham)


10 Nov 1891 Viscountess Hambleden, of Hambleden in the County of Buckingham, with remainder to the issue male of her second husband, Rt Hon William Henry Smith MP

suc. by

son by second husband


William Frederick Danvers [Smith], 2nd Viscount Hambleden


12 Aug 1868


26 Jul 1894 Lady Esther Georgina Caroline Gore (b. 1870; d. 11 Oct 1955), 3rd dau. of Arthur Saunders William Charles Fox [Gore], 5th Earl of Arran, by his first wife Lady Edith Elizabeth Henrietta Jocelyn, sister of Robert [Jocelyn], 4th Earl of Roden, and 2nd dau. of Hon Robert Jocelyn, styled Viscount Jocelyn (by his wife  Lady Frances Elizabeth Cowper VA, 2nd dau. of Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau [Cowper], 5th Earl Cowper), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Robert [Jocelyn], 3rd Earl of Roden


1. Hon William Henry Smith, later 3rd Viscount Hambleden

2. Lt Col Hon James Frederick Arthur Smith OBE (b. 27 Jan 1906; d. 19...)

3. Hon David John Smith CBE JP, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1959-76, High Steward of Wallingford (b. 20 May 1907; d. 25 Nov 1976), mar. 22 Jul 1931 Lady Helen Pleydell-Bouverie OBE DL (b. 2 Jan 1908; d. 2 Apr 2003), 5th dau. of Jacob [Pleydell-Bouverie], 6th Earl of Radnor, by his wife Julian Eleanor Adelaide Balfour, only child by his second wife of Charles Balfour, of Newton Don, co. Berwick, and had issue

1. Hon Edith Mabell Emily (Dede) Smith (b. 20 Jul 1901; d. 8 Jun 1973)

2. Hon Margaret Esther Lucie Smith JP (b. 1 Aug 1908; d. 1980), mar. 16 Oct 1928 John Granville [Morrison], 1st Baron Margadale, and had issue


16 Jun 1928

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Strand 1891-1910; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, 1st Devon Yeomanry


William Henry [Smith], 3rd Viscount Hambleden


25 Jul 1903


26 Sep 1928 Lady Patricia Herbert DCVO (b. 12 Nov 1904; d. 19 March 1994), Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1937-94, only dau. of Reginald [Herbert], 15th Earl of Pembroke, by his wife Lady Beatrice Eleanor Paget CBE, sister of Charles Henry Alexander [Paget], 6th Marquess of Anglesey, and 2nd dau. of Lord Alexander Victor Paget (by his wife Hon Hester Alice Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd dau. of Wellington Henry [Stapleton-Cotton], 2nd Viscount Combermere), 2nd son by his second wife of Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey


1. Hon William Herbert Smith, later 4th Viscount Hambleden

2. Hon Richard Edward Smith (b. 10 Apr 1937), mar. 1973 Christine Hickey, and has issue

3. Hon Philip Reginald Smith DL, of Campden House, Chipping Camden, co. Gloucester, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1992 (b. 7 Sep 1945), mar. 2 Jun 1973 Mary Roberts, yst. dau. of John E M Roberts, of Bottom Farm, Checkendon, co. Oxford, and has issue

1. Hon Laura Caroline Beatrice Smith (b. 9 Sep 1931; d. 19 Feb 2000), mar. 27 Jul 1953 Lt Michael Charles Brand (b. 13 Apr 1925), 2nd son of Lt Col John Charles Brand DSO MC (by his wife Lady Rosabelle Millicent Bingham, widow of Lieut David Cecil Bingham (b. 18 Mar 1887; d. 14 Sep 1914) and 1st dau. by his first wife of James Francis Harry [St Clair-Erskine], 5th Earl of Rosslyn), 1st son and heir of Maj Hon Charles Brand (by his wife Alice Emma Sturgis van de Weyer, dau. of HE Sylvain van de Weyer), 4th son of Henry Bouverie William [Trevor later Brand], 1st Viscount Hampden, and had issue

2. Hon Katharine Patricia Smith (b. 17 Aug 1933; d. 2002), mar. (1) 22 Sep 1961 Ivan Moffat, son of Curtis Moffat and Countess Ledebur, and (2) 1973 Peter Robert Gascoigne Townend (d. 2001), and had issue by her first husband


31 Mar 1948

suc. by



William Herbert [Smith], 4th Viscount Hambleden


2 Apr 1930

mar. (1)

1 Apr 1955 (div. 1988) Countess Maria Carmela Attolico di Adelfia, dau. of Count Bernardo Attolico di Adelfia, of Via Porta Latina, Rome, Italy

children by first wife

1. Hon (William) Henry Bernard Smith, later 5th Viscount Hambleden

2. Hon Bernard James Smith, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Hambleden (b. 17 May 1957)

3. Hon Alexander David Smith (b. 11 Mar 1959)

4. Hon Nicolas Robin Bartolomeo Smith (b. 17 Aug 1960), mar. 19... Yumi ....., of Japan, and has issue

5. Hon Lorenzo Patrick Harold Smith (b. 8 Aug 1962)

mar. (2)

28 Aug 1988 Mrs Lesley Watson


2 Aug 2012

suc. by

son by first wife


(William) Henry Bernard [Smith], 5th Viscount Hambleden


18 Nov 1955


17 Sep 1983 Sara Suzanne Anlauf, dau. of Joseph F Anlauf, of Palos Verde Estate, California, USA, by his wife Suzanne K .....


1. Hon Sara Marie Celeste Smith (b. 1986)

2. Hon Alexandra Patricia Smith (b. 1989)


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Hambleden is Hon Bernard James Smith, second son of the 4th Viscount Hambleden and younger brother of the present Viscount.


Last updated 9 August 2012




5th Viscount Hambleden, of Hambleden in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Nov 1891)



The Manor House, Hambleden, Oxfordshire

109 Eccleston Mews, London SW1X 8AQ



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