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Bicester, Baron (UK, 1938)

 

Creation: let. pat. 29 Jun 1938

 

Family name: Smith

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Arms:

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

Crest:

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

Supporters:

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

Motto:

Tenax In Fide (Steadfast in the Faith)

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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

born

9 Dec 1867

mar.

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

children

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)

died

17 Feb 1956

created

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

suc. by

son

 

Randal Hugh Vivian [Smith], 2nd Baron Bicester

born

9 Jan 1898

mar.

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

children

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), mar. 4 Apr 1949 (div. 1991) John Richard Daniel Green, 2nd son of John Everard Green, of Chelsea, London, and has issue

died

s.p.m. 15 Jan 1968

suc. by

nephew

 

Angus Edward Vivian [Smith], 3rd Baron Bicester

born

20 Feb 1932

died

11 Dec 2014

suc. by

brother

 

Hugh Charlers Vivian [Smith], 4th Baron Bicester

born

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 3 Jan 2015

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Title:

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

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

 

Address:

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

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