Viscount Brentford

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William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford

Viscount Brentford, of Newick in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the Conservative politician Sir William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Baronet, chiefly remembered for his tenure as Home Secretary from 1924 to 1929. He had already been created a baronet, of Holmsbury, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, on 20 September 1919. His younger son, the third Viscount, was also a Conservative politician. On 29 January 1956, two years before he succeeded his elder brother in the viscountcy, he was created a baronet, of Newick. As of 2017 the titles are held by the third Viscount's son, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded in 1983, a retired solicitor and has served as the president of the Church Society.

The family seat is Cousley Place, near Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Viscounts Brentford (1929)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son the Hon. Paul William Joynson-Hicks (born 1971). There are no other heirs to the titles.


Coat of arms of Viscount Brentford
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A stag’s head Proper gorged with a collar Or thereon five roses Gules and charged in the neck with a fleur-de-lis Gold.
Gules on a fess wavy between three fleurs-de-lis Or a portcullis Sable all within a bordure of the second.
On either side a stag Proper gorged with a collar Or thereon five roses Gules and charged on the neck with a fleur-de-lis Gold.
Cassis Tutissima Virtus [1]


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1939.

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