Viscount Hambleden

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Emily, 1st Vicountess Hambleden, and her daughter (Richard Buckner)

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, the stationer and retailer W H Smith.

The title was created for Emily Smith and to the heirs male of her body.[1]

As of 2017 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,[2] 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.[3]

Viscounts Hambleden (1891)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Bernardo James Smith (b. 1957).

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  1. ^ "No. 26221". The London Gazette. 10 November 1891. p. 5847.
  2. ^ Eden, Richard. "Abba singer’s lover becomes a viscount". The Telegraph, 12 August 2012
  3. ^ "Viscount Hambleden dies in US, aged 82" Archived 2014-08-21 at the Wayback Machine., Henley Standard, 13 August 2012
  4. ^ "Telegraph Announcements - Hambleden". Retrieved 7 August 2012.


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