Baron Denham

Baron Denham, of Weston Underwood in the County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1937 for Sir George Bowyer, 1st Baronet, a Conservative politician who had earlier represented Buckingham in the House of Commons. He had already been created a baronet, of Weston Underwood, in 1933. Bowyer was a great-great-great-grandson of Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Baronet, of Denham Court (see below). As of 2017 the titles are held by his second but only surviving son, the second Baron, who succeeded in 1948. In 1950 he also succeeded a distant relative in the Bowyer baronetcy of Denham Court. Like his father Lord Denham is a Conservative politician and one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.

The Bowyer baronetcy, of Denham Court in the County of Buckingham, was created in the Baronetage of England in 1660 for William Bowyer. He represented Buckinghamshire in the House of Commons.

His great-great-grandson Sir George Bowyer, the fifth Baronet, was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and distinguished himself at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. For this he was created a baronet, of Radley in the County of Berkshire, in his own right. In 1799 he also succeeded his elder brother in the baronetcy of Denham Court. His son, the sixth and second Baronet, sat as Member of Parliament for Malmesbury and Abingdon. He was succeeded by his son, the seventh Baronet, who represented Dundalk and County Wexford in Parliament as a Liberal. On the death in 1950 of his nephew, the ninth Baronet, the baronetcy of Radley became extinct. The late Baronet was succeeded in the baronetcy of Denham Court by his distant relative the second Baron Denham (see above), who became the tenth Baronet. The titles remain united.

The family seat is The Laundry Cottage, near Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire.

Bowyer baronets, of Denham Court (1660)Edit

Bowyer baronets, of Radley (1794)Edit

Baronetcy extinct.

Bowyer baronets, of Weston Underwood (1933)Edit

Barons Denham (1937)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Richard Grenville George Bowyer (born 1959).
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his brother, the Hon. Henry Martin Mitford Bowyer (born 1963).
The heir apparent's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his only son, Edmund Hunter Mitford Bowyer (born 1997).

Male-line family treeEdit

Male-line family tree, Bowyer baronets and Barons Denham.
Bowyer baronetcy
of Denham Court
Sir William Bowyer
1st Baronet

1612–1679
Sir William Bowyer
2nd Baronet
1639–1722
William BowyerCecil Bowyer
1684–1720
Sir William Bowyer
3rd Baronet
1710–1767
Bowyer baronetcy
of Radley
Sir William Bowyer
4th Baronet
1736–1799
Sir George Bowyer
5th and 1st Bt.

1739–1800
Richard Atkins-Bowyer
1740–1820
unknown sonunknown sonSir George Bowyer
6th and 2nd Bt.

1783–1860
William Atkins-Bowyer
1779–1844
Sir George Bowyer
7th and 3rd Bt.

1811–1883
Sir William Bowyer
8th and 4th Bt.
1812–1893
Henry Bowyer
1813–1883
Rev.
William Atkins-Bowyer
1807–1872
Sir George Bowyer
9th and 5th Bt.
1870–1950
Lt. Col.
Wentworth Bowyer
1850–?
Bowyer baronetcy
of Radley extinct
Bowyer baronetcy
of Denham Court
inherited by the
2nd Baron Denham
Bowyer baronetcy
of Weston Underwood
Baron Denham
George Bowyer
1st Baron Denham

1st Baronet
1886–1948
Hon.
Richard Bowyer
1920–1943
Bertram Bowyer
2nd Baron Denham

10th and 2nd Bt.
born 1927
Hon.
Richard Bowyer
born 1959
Hon.
Henry Bowyer
born 1963
Edmund Bowyer
born 1997

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