Henry Neville Gladstone, 1st Baron Gladstone of Hawarden (1852 – 1935)

Henry Neville Gladstone, was a British businessman and politician. He was the third son of four times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.

From 1871 he worked for two family firms in London and India. He was Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, his father, and a director of P&O, and of the B.I. Steamship Company.

In 1903 he bought Burton Manor from the Congreve family. He commissioned the famous landscape designer Thomas Mawson to layout the gardens, 1906. The Gladstones sold the manor in 1924.

In 1921 he had moved to Hawarden Castle following the death of his nephew, William Glynne Charles Gladstone, killed in action in 1915, and became Lord of the Manor. He succeeded his late nephew as Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire (1915 – 1935), and President of the University College of North Wales at Bangor, a Justice of the Peace (JP) for both Flintshire and Cheshire and an Alderman of the Flint County Council in 1916.

He was awarded the honorary degree of LL.D., and was raised to the peerage as Baron Gladstone of Hawarden, in the County of Flint, in 1932. He was the Constable of Flint Castle in 1934.

Lord Gladstone of Hawarden married the Hon. Maud Ernestine Rendel, in 1890. They had no children from the marriage. When he died in 1935, aged 83, the barony became extinct.

In 1906 Henry Neville Gladstone, who owned the village of Burton, built the Village Hall for the residents of Burton and Puddington and gave them a considerable amount of the surrounding land.

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