Viscount Hambleden, of Hambleden in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1891 (as Viscountess Hambleden) for Emily Danvers Smith, in honour of her deceased husband, the businessman and Conservative politician William Henry Smith. Both their son, the second Viscount, and grandson, the third Viscount, were involved in the management of the family business, W H Smith.
The title was created for Emily Smith and to the heirs male of her body.
As of 2017[update] the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fifth Viscount, who succeeded in 2012. Much of the family estates were sold in 2007, but the first wife of the late 4th Viscount, Maria Carmela Attolico di Adelfia, still lives in the Manor House at Hambleden, as of 2012.
Viscounts Hambleden (1891)
- Emily Danvers Smith, 1st Viscountess Hambleden (1828–1913)
- William Frederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden (1868–1928)
- William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903–1948)
- William Herbert "Harry" Smith, 4th Viscount Hambleden (1930–2012)
- William Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden (b. 1955)
The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Bernardo James Smith (b. 1957).
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Herbert Smith, 4th Viscount Hambleden