Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Viscount Hambleden dies in US, aged 82
Published 13/08/12



VISCOUNT HAMBLEDEN has died at his home in America after a battle with cancer. He was 82.

Born William Herbert (Harry) Smith, he was the 4th Viscount Hambleden.

He married Countess Maria Carmela Attolico di Adelfia in 1955 and they had five sons. The couple were divorced in 1988 but Lady Hambleden has continued to live at the manor house in the village.

The viscount later married Lesley Watson.

Lady Hambleden described her former husband as “one of a kind”.


She said: “He was a lovely person who loved people. He was a gregarious man and interested in so many subjects. He was a great, indefatigable traveller and went to some lovely places — he wasn’t an explorer but very nearly.” She said his particular fondness for Africa was inspired by the time he spent in Somalia with the British Army following the Second World War.

Lord Hambleden died at his home in Nevada on Thursday last week.

The peerage passes to his eldest son, 56-year-old William Henry Bernard Smith.It was created in 1891 for Emily Danvers Smith in honour of her deceased husband, the businessman and Conservative politician William Henry Smith.

Both their son, the second viscount, and grandson, the third viscount, were involved in the management of the family business, W H Smith.

The funeral will take place in Hambleden.

Published 13/08/12

MOST POPULAR
The charming codebreaker
Video: Don't like Mondays? Let's Rewind...
Crowds descend on Rewind as roads close
Peer pays 400,000 for village pub
Rewind Festival stars sign charity guitar
Worldwide debut for fastest ever supercharged Range Rover Sport
Local A-level results mirror national trend
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Public invited to Townlands progress meeting
No action to be taken against David Silvester
Splashing fun at Hurley Regatta
Gillotts celebrates best ever GCSE results
WWI memorial lunch raises 1,000 for appeal
Fares increase as Government transfers costs
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
Skate park closed by town council
Local A-level results mirror national trend
Battle of the Bands at Hope for Henley
Thieves steal two mountain bikes in Goring
Britwell Salome pub wins food award
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Rowing World Championships get under way
Tour of Britain comes to South Oxfordshire
League lead cut for Henley Cricket Club
Henley Town pick up first victory of season
Hawks have no answer to London Welsh
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717