Harold Greenwood Henderson

Is your surname Henderson?

Research the Henderson family

Harold Greenwood Henderson's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

About Harold Greenwood Henderson


Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Harold Greenwood Henderson CVO (29 October 1875 – 1 November 1922), was a British Conservative politician.

Born in Brentford, Henderson was the eldest son of Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon of Buscot Park in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), and his wife Jane Ellen (née Davis). He served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment of the British Army, and later joined the Territorial Army in the Berkshire Yeomanry. He sat as Member of Parliament for Abingdon from 1910 to 1916. Henderson resigned his seat on his appointment as military secretary to the Duke of Devonshire who was to become Governor General of Canada in November 1916.

Henderson married Lady Violet Charlotte, daughter of Robert Dalzell, 11th Earl of Carnwath, in 1901. They lived at Kitmore House at Shellingford in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He died in November 1922, aged 47 in Faringdon, twelve years before the death of his father. He had four children and his eldest son, Alexander Gavin, succeeded in the barony in 1934.