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 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 (1767–1842), was the youngest brother of Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington. Also, John Smith's father, Abel Smith MP (1717–1788), had two elder brothers: George Smith (1714/15–1769), created a baronet in 1757 (see Bromley baronets), and John Smith (born 1716), 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 (born 1934)
The heir presumptive is the son of the present holder's cousin George Harry Vivian Smith (1934–2012), Charles James Vivian Smith (born 1963).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Milo Louis Vivian Smith (born 2007).
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- The London Gazette: . 5 July 1938.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Angus Edward Vivian Smith, 3rd Baron Bicester