Baron Southborough, of Southborough in the County of Kent, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 1 November 1917 for civil servant Sir Francis Hopwood. He was Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1907 and 1911. He was succeeded by his son from his first marriage, the second Baron. He was also a civil servant and worked for the Board of Trade and Ministry of Labour as well as for the War Trade Intelligence Department and War Trade Department. On his death the title passed to his half-brother, the third Baron. The title became extinct on the death of the latter's son, the fourth Baron, on 15 June 1992.
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