Henry Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield

Henry James Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield (4 June 1844 – 29 October 1926), known as Sir Henry James Tufton, 2nd Baronet, from 1871 to 1881, was a British peer, Liberal politician and owner and breeder of racehorses.

Lord Hothfield as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, August 1889

Hothfield was the son of Sir Richard Tufton, 1st Baronet, and his wife Adelaide Amelie Lacour. His father was the reputed natural son of Henry Tufton, 11th and last Earl of Thanet, and had succeeded to the Tufton estates on the death of the Earl in 1849. Hothfield succeeded his father as second Baronet in 1871 and in 1881 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hothfield, of Hothfield in the County of Kent. The same year he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland, a post he held until 1926. In 1886, he also served briefly as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the Liberal administration of William Ewart Gladstone. He was also a prominent breeder and owner of racehorses.

Lord Hothfield married Alice Harriet, daughter of Reverend William James Stracy-Clitherow, in 1872. He died in October 1926, aged 82, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son John. Lady Hothfield died in 1914.

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland
1881–1926
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Hothfield
1881–1926
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Baronet
(of Appleby)
1871–1926
Succeeded by

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