Viscount Camrose

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Viscount Camrose, of Hackwood Park in the County of Southampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 20 January 1941 for the prominent newspaper magnate William Berry, 1st Baron Camrose. He had already been created a Baronet, of Hackwood Park in the County of Southampton, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, on 4 July 1921, and Baron Camrose, of Long Cross in the County of Surrey, on 19 June 1929, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. His second son, the third Viscount, disclaimed the peerages in 1995 on succeeding his elder brother. However, he had already been created a life peer as Baron Hartwell, of Peterborough Court in the City of London, in 1968. On his death in 2001 the life peerage became extinct while he was succeeded in the other titles by his eldest son, the fourth Viscount and present holder of the titles. The first three Viscounts all headed The Daily Telegraph at one point, the first having purchased it from Harry Levy-Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham, but in the 1980s they lost control to Conrad Black.

The first Viscount was the younger brother of the industrialist Henry Berry, 1st Baron Buckland, and the elder brother of fellow press lord Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley.

Viscounts Camrose (1941)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Jonathan William Berry (b. 1970).
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his uncle Hon. Nicholas William Berry (b. 1942).
The heir apparent's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son William Alexander Berry (b. 1978).

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