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Baron Burnham, of Hall Barn in the Parish of Beaconsfield in the County of Buckingham, is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Barons descend from Joseph Moses Levy, who acquired the Daily Telegraph months after its founding. His son Edward , who assumed the additional surname of Lawson in 1875, was created a Baronet in 1892 and Baron Burnham in 1903. Edward's eldest son Harry followed his father in the management and ownership of the newspaper, but sold it in 1928 to the 1st Viscount Camrose and partners. A viscounty conferred on Harry in 1919 died with him. After the sale, Harry's nephew the future 4th Baron and his son the future 6th Baron were executives of the newspaper until the Camrose interests were in turn displaced by Conrad Black.
The 1st Baron's sons retained the name Levy-Lawson though predominantly using Lawson, and the 4th Baron was registered with it at birth, but subsequently they have used Lawson only.
Barons Burnham (1903)
- Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baron Burnham (1833-1916)
- Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham, 2nd Baron Burnham (1862-1933)
- William Arnold Webster Levy-Lawson, 3rd Baron Burnham (1864-1943)
- Edward Frederick Lawson, 4th Baron Burnham (1890-1963)
- William Edward Harry Lawson, 5th Baron Burnham (1920-1993)
- Hugh John Frederick Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham (1931-2005)
- Harry Frederick Alan Lawson, 7th Baron Burnham (born 1968)
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