Lancelot Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford

Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford (10 April 1902 – 25 February 1983), known as Sir Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks, Bt from 1942 to 1958, was a British Conservative politician.

The Viscount Brentford
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Member of Parliament
for Chichester
In office
25 May 1942 – 27 June 1958
Preceded byJohn Courtauld
Succeeded byWalter Loveys
Personal details
Born
Lancelot William Joynson-Hicks

(1902-04-10)10 April 1902
Died25 February 1983(1983-02-25) (aged 80)
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Alma materSandroyd School
Winchester College
Trinity College, Oxford
ProfessionPolitician; Soldier
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceRoyal Naval Reserve
RankLieutenant-commander
Battles/warsSecond World War

Background and educationEdit

Joynson-Hicks was the second son of former Home Secretary William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford and Grace Lynn Joynson. He was educated at Sandroyd School then Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford.

Political careerEdit

Joynson-Hicks later became a solicitor and a farmer. He served in the Second World War as a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chichester from 1942 to 1958[1] and served under Winston Churchill as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power from 1951 to 1955. In 1956 he was created a Baronet, of Newick in the County of Sussex. On the death of his older brother, Richard Joynson-Hicks, 2nd Viscount Brentford, in 1958, he succeeded as Viscount Brentford. As a peer he was disqualified from sitting in the House of Commons, and a by-election was triggered.

Lord Brentford was also Chairman of the Automobile Association and served as a member of the House of Laity in the National Assembly of the Church of England.

FamilyEdit

Lord Brentford married Phyllis Allfey (d. 1979), daughter of Herbert Cyril Allfey, in 1931. They had one son. He died in 1983, aged 80, and was succeeded in his titles by his only child Crispin.

ArmsEdit

Coat of arms of Lancelot Joynson-Hicks, 3rd Viscount Brentford
Crest
A stag’s head Proper gorged with a collar Or thereon five roses Gules and charged in the neck with a fleur-de-lis Gold.
Escutcheon
Gules on a fess wavy between three fleurs-de-lis Or a portcullis Sable all within a bordure of the second.
Supporters
On either side a stag Proper gorged with a collar Or thereon five roses Gules and charged on the neck with a fleur-de-lis Gold.
Motto
Cassis Tutissima Virtus [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1939.

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Chichester
19421958
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power
1951–1955
Succeeded by
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Newick)
1956–1983
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Viscount Brentford
1958–1983
Succeeded by