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Herbert Cayzer, 1st Baron Rotherwick

Herbert Robin Cayzer, 1st Baron Rotherwick DL (23 July 1881 – 16 March 1958), known as Sir Herbert Cayzer, 1st Baronet, from 1924 to 1939, was a British shipping magnate and Conservative Party politician.


The Lord Rotherwick

Sir Herbert Cayzer, Bt in 1924.jpg
Cayzer in 1924
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
8 June 1939 – 16 March 1958
Hereditary Peerage
Preceded byPeerage created
Succeeded byThe 2nd Lord Rotherwick
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth South
In office
13 August 1923 – 8 June 1939
Preceded byLeslie Wilson
Succeeded byJocelyn Lucas
In office
14 December 1918 – 3 December 1922
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byLeslie Wilson
Personal details
Born(1881-07-23)23 July 1881
Died16 March 1958(1958-03-16) (aged 76)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Freda Penelope
Cayzer and wife Freda memorial at St Andrew's Church, Nuthurst, West Sussex

Cayzer was the fifth son of Sir Charles Cayzer, 1st Baronet, and his wife Agnes Elisabeth (née Trickey). Sir August Bernard Tellefsen Cayzer, 1st Baronet, was his elder brother. Cayzer was Chairman of the British & Commonwealth Steamship Company Ltd, of Clan Line Steamers Ltd and of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd and also sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth South from 1918 to 1922. Shortly after the 1922 general election, he stood down in order that Leslie Wilson, the Chief Whip, could take the seat - Wilson had been defeated in his own constituency.[1] Cayzer stood for Portsmouth South again at the 1923 general election and was returned to Parliament, holding the seat until 1939. He was created a Baronet, of Tylney in the County of Southampton, in 1924 and in 1939 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Rotherwick, of Tylney in the County of Southampton.

Lord Rotherwick married Freda Penelope, daughter of William Hans Rathbourne, in 1911. He died in March 1958, aged 76, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Herbert. Lady Rotherwick died in 1961.

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