Lancelot Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Brentford
Member of Parliament
for Chichester
In office
25 May 1942 – 27 Jun 1958
Preceded by John Courtauld
Succeeded by Walter Loveys
Personal details
Born (1902-04-10)10 April 1902
Died 25 February 1983(1983-02-25) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Winchester College
Trinity College, Oxford
Profession Politician; Soldier
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Naval Reserve
Rank Lieutenant-commander
Battles/wars Second World War

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 a British 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.


Lord Brentford married Phyllis Allfey (d. 1979), daughter of Herbert Cyril Allfey, in 1931. They had one son. He died in 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
Succeeded by
Walter Loveys
Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Neal
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power
Succeeded by
David Renton
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Newick)
Succeeded by
Crispin William Joynson-Hicks
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Joynson-Hicks
Viscount Brentford
Succeeded by
Crispin William Joynson-Hicks