Nicholas Halsey

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Nicholas Guy Halsey TD, DL, FRICS (born 14 June 1948) is the heir to the Halsey Baronetcy.

Halsey is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Guy Marsden Halsey, TD (1908–1990), the second son of the Reverend Frederick Halsey and Audrey Katherine, née Marsden.

A member of the prominent Halsey family of Hertfordshire, Halsey was educated at Eton and the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester. He served as a Major in the Royal Green Jackets, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1995.[1][2] He married Viola Georgina Juliet Thorne on 7 August 1976. Their son is Guy Francis Johnston Halsey, born in 1981.

Halsey is the Lord of the Manor for Hemel Hempstead[3][4] and owner of the Gaddesden Estate, and as such is patron of the Church of St John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden.[5][6]

Halsey also served as President of the Royal Forestry Society 2011–2015.[7][8]


  1. ^ High Sheriff of Hertfordshire: History Archived 9 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine at
  2. ^ High Sheriffs dated 16 March 1995, in The Independent online[dead link]
  3. ^ Residents Say No to Land Grab at
  4. ^ In Fear of the Lord of the Manor[permanent dead link] at
  5. ^ "Parish Profile" (PDF). St Peter's Church, Great Berrkhamsted. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  6. ^ "The Church". Rural Heritage Society. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Hertfordshire Portrait: Nicholas Halsey". Hertfordshire Life. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Our people: Board of Trustees :". Royal Forestry Society. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lady Staughton
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire
Succeeded by
Robert Edward Dimsdale
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