Alexander Baillie-Cochrane, 1st Baron Lamington

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"Judicious Amelioration"
Baillie-Cochrane as caricatured by James Tissot in Vanity Fair, December 1871

Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart-Baillie, 1st Baron Lamington (24 November 1816–15 February 1890), better known as Alexander Baillie-Cochrane, was a British Conservative politician perhaps best known for his association with Young England in the early 1840s.

The son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas John Cochrane, he succeeded to the Baillie estate at Lamington in 1833.

He attended Cambridge University before entering parliament as a member for Bridport in 1841. He later sat for Lanarkshire, Honiton, and finally the Isle of Wight until 1880 when he was made a peer and went to the House of Lords as Baron Lamington, of Lamington in the County of Lanark.[1]

In 1844 he married Annabella Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Drummond of Cadlands, Hampshire. He was succeeded in his honours and lands by his only son, Charles Wallace Alexander Napier, second baron Lamington, who was appointed governor of Queensland in 1895.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Warburton and
Thomas Alexander Mitchell
Member of Parliament for Bridport
18411846
With: Thomas Alexander Mitchell
Succeeded by
John Romilly and
Thomas Alexander Mitchell
Preceded by
William Lockhart
Member of Parliament for Lanarkshire
1857
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke
Preceded by
Joseph Locke and
Archibald Stuart-Wortley
Member of Parliament for Honiton
18591868
With: Joseph Locke, to 1860
George Moffatt, 1860–1865
Frederick Goldsmid, 1865–1866
Julian Goldsmid, 1866–1868
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir John Simeon, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight
18701880
Succeeded by
Evelyn Ashley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Lamington
1880–1890
Succeeded by
Charles Cochrane-Baillie