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|Sir Leicester Harmsworth, Bt|
1 November 1870|
Rose Cottage, The Vale, Hampstead, London, England
|Died||19 January 1937
The Manor House, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. Buried at St. Marylebone Cemetery, East Finchley, Middlesex, England
|Education||St Marylebone Grammar School|
|Occupation||Publisher, Businessman, Politician|
|Children||Alfred Leicester St. Barbe Harmsworth (1892–1962)
Robert Lovel St. John Harmsworth (1893–1920)
Harold Cecil Aubrey Harmsworth (1897–1952)
Annie Mary Geraldine Harmsworth (1900-1990)
Violet Lilian Rosemary Harmsworth (1902-1986)
Arthur Geoffrey Annesley Harmsworth (1904–1980)
Margaret Rosabelle Northcliffe Harmsworth (1911-1990)
|Parent(s)||Alfred Harmsworth & Geraldine Mary|
|Relatives||Cecil Harmsworth (brother)
Alfred Harmsworth (brother)
Harold Harmsworth (brother)
Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, 1st Baronet (1 November 1870 – 19 January 1937), was a British businessman and Liberal politician.
Harmsworth was the fourth son of Alfred Harmsworth, a barrister, and Geraldine Mary, daughter of William Maffett; and was educated at St Marylebone Grammar School. He was the brother of Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, Cecil Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth and Sir Hildebrand Harmsworth, 1st Baronet.
Harmsworth was a director of Amalgamated Press, the publishing company owned by his brother, Lord Northcliffe. In 1900 he was returned to Parliament for Caithness, a seat he held until 1918, and then represented Caithness and Sutherland between 1918 and 1922. In 1918 he was created a Baronet, of Moray Lodge in the Royal Borough of Kensington.
Harmsworth married Annie Louisa, daughter of Thomas Scott, in 1892. They had four sons and three daughters. He died in January 1937, aged 66, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son, Alfred. Lady Harmsworth died in December 1963.
- Works by or about Leicester Harmsworth at Internet Archive
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Leicester Harmsworth
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Gavin Brown Clark
|Member of Parliament for Caithness
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Caithness and Sutherland
Sir Archibald Sinclair, Bt
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
(of Moray Lodge)
Alfred Leicester St Barbe Harmsworth