Baron Denham, of Weston Underwood in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1937 for Sir George Bowyer, 1st Baronet, a Conservative politician who had earlier represented Buckingham in the House of Commons. He had already been created a baronet, of Weston Underwood, in 1933. Bowyer was a great-great-great-grandson of Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Baronet, of Denham Court (see below). As of 2016[update] the titles are held by his second but only surviving son, the second Baron, who succeeded in 1948. In 1950 he also succeeded a distant relative in the Bowyer Baronetcy of Denham Court. Like his father Lord Denham is a Conservative politician and one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.
The Bowyer Baronetcy, of Denham Court in the County of Buckingham, was created in the Baronetage of England in 1660 for William Bowyer. He represented Buckinghamshire in the House of Commons. His great-great-grandson Sir George Bowyer, the fifth Baronet, was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and distinguished himself at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. For this he was created a baronet, of Radley in the County of Berkshire, in his own right. In 1799 he also succeeded his elder brother in the baronetcy of Denham Court.
His son, the sixth and second Baronet, sat as Member of Parliament for Malmesbury and Abingdon. He was succeeded by his son, the seventh Baronet, who represented Dundalk and County Wexford in Parliament as a Liberal. On the death in 1950 of his nephew, the ninth Baronet, the baronetcy of Radley became extinct. The late Baronet was succeeded in the baronetcy of Denham Court by his distant relative the second Baron Denham (see above), who became the tenth Baronet. The titles remain united.
Barons Denham (1937)
- George Edward Wentworth Bowyer, 1st Baron Denham (1886–1948)
- Bertram Stanley Mitford Bowyer, 2nd Baron Denham (born 1927)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Richard Grenville George Bowyer (born 1959)
Bowyer baronets, of Denham Court (1660)
- Sir William Bowyer, 1st Baronet (1612–1679)
- Sir William Bowyer, 2nd Baronet (1639–1722)
- Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Baronet (1710–1767)
- Sir William Bowyer, 4th Baronet (1736–1799)
- Sir George Bowyer, 5th Baronet, 1st Baronet (1739–1800) (created a baronet in 1794)
- Sir George Bowyer, 6th Baronet, 2nd Baronet (1783–1860)
- Sir George Bowyer, 7th Baronet, 3rd Baronet (1811–1883)
- Sir William Bowyer, 8th Baronet, 4th Baronet (1812–1893)
- Sir George Henry Bowyer, 9th Baronet, 5th Baronet (1870–1950)
- Sir Bertram Stanley Mitford Bowyer, 10th Baronet (b. 1927) (had previously succeeded as Baron Denham)
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