Baron Bicester, of Tusmore in the County of Oxford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 29 June 1938 for the businessman Vivian Hugh Smith. As of 2014[update] the title is held by his grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his brother in 2014.
The Barons Bicester are related to the Barons Carrington. The first Baron Bicester's great-grandfather, John Smith MP, was the youngest brother of Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington. Also, John Smith's father, Abel Smith MP (1717-1798) had two elder brothers: George Smith, created a baronet in 1757 (see Bromley baronets) and John Smith, the great-grandfather of Julian Pauncefote, 1st Baron Pauncefote.
Barons Bicester (1938)
- Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicester (1867–1956)
- Randal Hugh Vivian Smith, 2nd Baron Bicester (1898–1968)
- Angus Edward Vivian Smith, 3rd Baron Bicester (1932–2014)
- Hugh Charles Vivian Smith, 4th Baron Bicester (b. 1934)
The heir presumptive is the son of the present holder's cousin George Harry Vivian Smith (1934-2012), Charles James Vivian Smith (b.1963).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Milo Louis Vivian Smith (b. 2007).
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (February 2013)|
- The London Gazette: . 5 July 1938.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage.[unreliable source?]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Angus Edward Vivian Smith, 3rd Baron Bicester