Baron Joicey

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Baron Joicey, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham,[1] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1906 for the coal mining magnate and former Liberal Member of Parliament for Chester-le-Street, Sir James Joicey, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Longhirst and of Ulgham, both in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1893.[2] He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He was High Sheriff of County Durham in 1910. Two of his younger brothers, the third and fourth Barons, both succeeded in the title. As of 2010 the titles are held by the latter's eldest son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1993.

John Joicey, uncle of the first Baron, was a Liberal politician and coal owner.

The family seat is Etal Manor on the Ford Castle and Etal Castle estate.

Barons Joicey (1906)[edit]

  • James Joicey, 1st Baron Joicey (1846–1936)
  • James Arthur Joicey, 2nd Baron Joicey (1880–1940) Died 24 July 1940
  • Hugh Edward Joicey, 3rd Baron Joicey (1881–1966). Joicey was the second son of the first Baron. He married Lady Joan Katherine Lambton (1893–1967), youngest daughter of Frederick Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham. In the Boer War and First World War he served in the 14th Hussars and 1st Suffolk Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was also High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1933.
  • Michael Edward Joicey, 4th Baron Joicey (1925–1993)
  • James Michael Joicey, 5th Baron Joicey (born 1953)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. William James Joicey (born 1990)



  1. ^ "no. 27877". The London Gazette. 23 January 1906. p. 541. 
  2. ^ "no. 26418". The London Gazette. 4 July 1893. p. 3781.