Edward Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Colebrooke
GCVO PC DL
|Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms|
26 June 1911 – 19 October 1922
|Prime Minister||H. H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
|Preceded by||The Lord Denman|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Clarendon|
|Born||12 October 1861|
|Died||28 February 1939|
|Spouse(s)||Alexandra Harriet Paget
Edward Arthur Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke GCVO, PC, DL (12 October 1861 – 28 February 1939), known as Sir Edward Colebrooke, Bt, from 1890 to 1906, was a British Liberal politician and courtier. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms under H. H. Asquith and David Lloyd George between 1911 and 1922.
Colebrooke was the son of Sir Thomas Colebrooke, 4th Baronet, and his wife Elizabeth Margaret Richardson, daughter of J. Richardson. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1890.
In 1906 Colebrooke was raised to the peerage as Baron Colebrooke, of Stebunheath in the County of Middlesex. He served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1906 to 1911 and then under Asquith and later David Lloyd George as Government Chief Whip in the Lords and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1911 to 1922. In 1914 he was admitted to the Privy Council. Lord Colebrooke was also a Permanent Lord-in-Waiting from 1924 to 1939 and served as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1906 to 1907. He was made a Companion of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1906, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1922 and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in 1927. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.
Lord Colebrooke married Alexandra Harriet Paget, daughter of General Lord Alfred Paget, in 1889. They had one son (who died in 1921) and two daughters. He died in February 1939, aged 77, when the baronetcy and barony became extinct. Lady Colebrooke died in 1944.
- The London Gazette: . 20 February 1906.
- The London Gazette: . 23 February 1906.
- The London Gazette: . 21 July 1911.
- David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000 (Macmillan, 2000) pages 69 and 167.
- The London Gazette: . 27 June 1911.
- The London Gazette: . 24 November 1922.
- The London Gazette: . 10 February 1914.
- The London Gazette: . 19 February 1924.
- The London Gazette: . 11 November 1924.
- The London Gazette: . 8 May 1906.
- The London Gazette: . 31 May 1907.
- The London Gazette: . 23 October 1906.
- The London Gazette: . 30 June 1922.
- Lord Colebrooke imae at the National Portrait Gallery
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Colebrooke
The Lord Lawrence
The Lord Willingdon
The Lord Denman
|Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Earl of Clarendon
|Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
With: The Duke of Devonshire 1915–1916
The Lord Hylton 1916–1922
|Baronetage of Great Britain|
Thomas Edward Colebrooke
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Colebrooke