Viscount Brentford, of Newick in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the Conservative politician Sir William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Baronet, chiefly remembered for his tenure as Home Secretary from 1924 to 1929. He had already been created a baronet, of Holmsbury, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, on 20 September 1919. His younger son, the third Viscount, was also a Conservative politician. On 29 January 1956, two years before he succeeded his elder brother in the viscountcy, he was created a baronet, of Newick. As of 2013[update] the titles are held by the third Viscount's son, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded in 1983. He is a solicitor, and president of the Church Society.
Viscounts Brentford (1929)
- William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford (1865–1932)
- Richard Cecil Joynson-Hicks, 2nd Viscount Brentford (1896–1958)
- Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford (1902–1983)
- Crispin William Joynson-Hicks, 4th Viscount Brentford (b. 1933)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Paul William Joynson-Hicks (b. 1971).
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Richard Cecil Joynson-Hicks, 2nd Viscount Brentford
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Crispin William Joynson-Hicks, 4th Viscount Brentford