Lancelot Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford

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Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford (10 April 1902 – 25 February 1983), known as Sir Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks, Bt from 1956 to 1958, was an English Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

Joynson-Hicks was the second son of former Home Secretary William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford and Grace Lynn Joynson. He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford.

Political career[edit]

Joynson-Hicks later became a solicitor and a farmer. He served in the Second World War as a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chichester from 1942 to 1958[1] and served under Winston Churchill as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power from 1951 to 1955. In 1956 he was created a Baronet, of Newick in the County of Sussex. On the death of his older brother, Richard Joynson-Hicks, 2nd Viscount Brentford, in 1958, he succeeded as third Viscount Brentford. Because he was now a peer, he vacated his seat in the House of Commons.

Lord Brentford was also Chairman of the Automobile Association and served as a member of the House of Laity in the National Assembly of the Church of England.

Family[edit]

Lord Brentford married Phyllis Allfey (d.1979), daughter of Herbert Cyril Allfey, in 1931. They had one son. He died in February 1983, aged 80, and was succeeded in his titles by his only child Crispin.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Sewell Courtauld
Member of Parliament for Chichester
19421958
Succeeded by
Walter Loveys
Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Neal
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power
1951–1955
Succeeded by
David Renton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Newick)
1956–1983
Succeeded by
Crispin William Joynson-Hicks
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Joynson-Hicks
Viscount Brentford
1958–1983
Succeeded by
Crispin William Joynson-Hicks