The Viscount Rothermere

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Viscount Rothermere, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The current incumbent is Jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere.

The title was created in 1919 for the newspaper owner Harold Harmsworth.[1] He had already been created a Baronet, of Horsey in the County of Norfolk, on 14 July 1910,[2] and Baron Rothermere, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, in 1914.[3] Every holder of the titles has served as Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust. As of 2006 the titles are held by the first Viscount's great-grandson, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1998.

The first Viscount Rothermere was the younger brother of Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe and the elder brother of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth, Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, 1st Baronet, and Sir Hildebrand Aubrey Harmsworth, 1st Baronet.

Harmsworth Baronets, of Horsey (1910)

For further information, see Harmsworth Baronets.

Barons Rothermere (1914)

Viscounts Rothermere (1919)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Richard Jonathan Harold Vere Harmsworth (b. 20 October 1994)

See also


  1. LondonGazette|issue= 31427 |date= 1 July 1919 |startpage= 8221 accessdate= 2008-12-13
  2. LondonGazette|issue= 28400 |date= 26 July 1910 |startpage= 5392 |city= London |accessdate= 2008-12-13
  3. LondonGazette|issue= 28797 |date= 30 January 1914 |startpage= 810 |city= London |accessdate= 2008-12-13
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page