Viscount Davidson, of Little Gaddesden in the County of Hertford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1937 for the Conservative politician and former Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead, Sir J. C. C. Davidson. His elder son, the second Viscount, notably served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1986 to 1991 in the Conservative administrations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. However, he lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. As of 2012[update] the title is held by his younger brother, the third Viscount, who succeeded in 2012.
Frances Davidson, Viscountess Davidson, wife of the first Viscount, succeeded her husband as Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead in 1937, and held the seat until 1959. In 1964 she was given a life peerage as Baroness Northchurch, of Chiswick in the County of Middlesex.
Viscounts Davidson (1937)Edit
- John Colin Campbell Davidson, 1st Viscount Davidson (1889–1970)
- (John) Andrew Davidson, 2nd Viscount Davidson (1928–2012)
- Malcolm William Mackenzie Davidson, 3rd Viscount Davidson (b. 1934)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son John Nicolas Alexander Davidson (b. 1971).