Randal Smith, 2nd Baron Bicester

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Randal Smith, 2nd Baron Bicester
Randal Hugh Vivian Smith

(1898-01-09)9 January 1898
Died15 January 1968(1968-01-15) (aged 70)
Public official
Spouse(s)Dorothea Gwenllian James (1897–1974)
RelativesWalter James, 3rd Baron Northbourne (father-in-law)

Randal Hugh Vivian Smith, 2nd Baron Bicester (9 January 1898 – 15 January 1968) was an English peer and business man.


Early life[edit]

Randal Hugh Vivian Smith was born on 9 January 1898 in London, he was the eldest son of the banker Vivian Smith (later created first Baron Bicester) and his wife Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell, a daughter of William McDonnell, 6th Earl of Antrim, and a nephew of Admiral Sir Aubrey Smith. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.


He served with the 17th Lancers, rising to the rank of Lieutenant.

During his business years, he served as a director of Morgan, Grenfell & Co., Shell Transport and Trading, Vickers and the Bank of England. He was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1945 and succeeded to his father's title of Baron Bicester in 1956.

Personal life and death[edit]

On 29 November 1922, he married Hon. Dorothea Gwenllian James, a daughter of Walter James, 3rd Baron Northbourne, they had two daughters.

He was killed in 1968, aged 70, in a motor accident. Without male issue, his title passed to his nephew, Angus Smith.



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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Henry Beaufoy
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
Succeeded by
Ellis Chinnery
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Vivian Hugh Smith
Baron Bicester
Succeeded by
Angus Edward Vivian Smith