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Henry Montague Hozier (1838 - 1907)

Sir Henry Montague Hozier
Born in Enoch's Hall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 6 Aug 1868 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Sep 1873 in Cortachy Castle, Angusshire, Scotlandmap
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Died in Panamamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Apr 2014
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Henry was born in Bothwell, Lanarkshire in 1838. [1]

Hozier fought in the Second Chinese War in 1857, as well as the the Abyssinian War, the Prussian-Danish War in 1864, the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 ' Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 as Assistant Military Attache, receiving the Iron Cross. He reached the rank of Colonel in the 3rd Dragoon Guards.

Hozier married first, Eleanor Elizabeth Lyon (b. abt 1850) daughter of James Lyon of Woolavington, Sussex on 6 August 1868. His second marriage was to Lady Blanche Henrietta Ogilvy (1852-1925) at Cortachy Castle, Angus Scotland on 28 Sep 1878.

Hozier resigned his commission and became Secretary of Lloyd's, his efficiency as an administrator facilitated an expansion of business and by the 1890's he had established 40 coastal signal stations in Britain and 118 overseas that were either controlled by or allied to Lloyd's, confirming the society as the centre of world shipping.

Colonel Henry Montague Hozier was created Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1897 and Knight Commander, Order of the Bath in 1903.

He died of Pyaemia, a form of Septicaemia in Panama and was buried there on 1 Mar 1907.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Henry Montague Hozier, 20 Mar 1838; citing , reference 2:15JDSBV, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,042,965.
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Hozier-9 and Hozier-31 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge these profiles which were set as a rejected match. The profiles represent the father of Clementine Hozier, wife of Winston Churchill.
posted on Hozier-31 (merged) by Jo Fitz-Henry