James Hozier, 2nd Baron Newlands

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Lord Newlands as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, May 1909

James Henry Cecil Hozier, 2nd Baron Newlands (4 April 1851 – 5 September 1929) was a Scottish civil servant, diplomat and politician.[1]


Hozier was the son of William Hozier, 1st Baron Newlands.

He was educated at Eton College and at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1880, he married Lady Mary Louisa Wellesley Cecil, a daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Exeter.

He served as a Third Secretary in the Diplomatic Service from 1876, as Diplomatic Secretary at the Constantinople Conference, 1876–1877, and as Private Secretary to the Marquess of Salisbury while he was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1878–1880 and again as Prime Minister from 1885–1886.

He then entered Parliament and sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for South Lanarkshire from 1886–1906. He was Grand Master Mason of Scotland from 1899–1903 and was Brigadier of the Royal Company of Archers from 1910. He received the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 1917.

He died without issue and his title became extinct.


  1. ^ James Henry Cecil Hozier Newlands (2d Baron). The Right Honourable James Hozier, Second Baron Newlands to the Master & Scholars of Balliol College in the University of Oxford: Deed of Trust of the Jowett Fellowships Fund. Harrison & Sons, Printers, 1907.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Glencairn Carter Hamilton
Member of Parliament for South Lanarkshire
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Menzies
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Home
Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
Succeeded by
Sir Robert King Stewart
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Saltoun
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
Hon. Charles Ramsay
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Hozier
Baron Newlands