Alexander Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton

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Alexander Hugh Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton DL (4 May 1835 – 18 July 1889)[1] was a British landowner and Conservative Party politician. Baring was the son of Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (1800–1868) and his wife Hortense Eugenie Claire Maret de Bassano (c. 1812–1882). He was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1857.

He married the Hon. Leonora Caroline Digby, daughter of Edward Digby, 9th Baron Digby and Lady Theresa Anna Maria Fox-Strangways, on 5 January 1864. Baring was elected unopposed as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Thetford at a by-election in December 1857, filling the vacancy caused by his father's succession to the peerage.[2] He was re-elected in 1859 and 1865, and held the seat until he succeeded to the peerage in 1867 on the death of his father.[2]

A member of the Baring family, he succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Ashburton, of Ashburton, Devon, on 6 September 1868 and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant. He died at Bath House, Piccadilly, London, England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 305–306. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Baring
William FitzRoy, Earl of Euston
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1857–1867
With: William FitzRoy, Earl of Euston to 1863
Lord Frederick FitzRoy 1863–1865
Robert Harvey from 1865
Succeeded by
Robert Harvey
Edward Gordon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Baring
Baron Ashburton
1868–1889
Succeeded by
Francis Baring