William Henry Davison, 1st Baron
FSA JP DL
(1872 â€“ 19 January 1953]]) was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Kensington
South for twenty-four years.
was born in Broughshane, County Antrim, the
son of Richard Davison and his wife Annie nÃ©e
Patrick. He was educated at Shrewsbury and graduated from Keble College, Oxford in 1895 with a Bachelor
of Arts. In 1895, he was admitted to the Inner Temple as a barrister and earned his Master of Arts from Keble three
years later in 1898.
That same year, he married Beatrice
Mary Roberts, a daughter of Sir Owen
(and future great-aunt of Anthony Armstrong-Jones
) and they
later had four children.
In 1913, he became Mayor of
, was knighted in 1918 and left the post a year
later, becoming MP for Kensington South. In 1929, he divorced his
wife and was re-married that year to Louisa Mary Constance
Marriott. Davison retired in 1945 and was raised to the peerage as
, of Kensington, co. London that
year. He died in 1953.