Edward Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Colebrooke
GCVO PC DL
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
26 June 1911 – 19 October 1922
Monarch George V
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Preceded by The Lord Denman
Succeeded by The Earl of Clarendon
Personal details
Born 12 October 1861
Died 28 February 1939
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Alexandra Harriet Paget
(d. 1944)

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.

Background[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

In 1906 Colebrooke was raised to the peerage as Baron Colebrooke, of Stebunheath in the County of Middlesex.[1] 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[2] to 1911[3] and then under Asquith and later David Lloyd George as Government Chief Whip in the Lords[4] and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1911[5] to 1922.[6] In 1914 he was admitted to the Privy Council.[7] Lord Colebrooke was also a Permanent Lord-in-Waiting from 1924[8][9] to 1939 and served as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1906[10] to 1907.[11] He was made a Companion of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1906,[12] 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.[13]

Family[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27887. p. 1224. 20 February 1906.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27889. p. 1351. 23 February 1906.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28515. p. 5429. 21 July 1911.
  4. ^ David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000 (Macmillan, 2000) pages 69 and 167.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28508. p. 4770. 27 June 1911.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32770. p. 8292. 24 November 1922.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28800. p. 1079. 10 February 1914.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32909. p. 1453. 19 February 1924.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32991. p. 8163. 11 November 1924.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27911. p. 3164. 8 May 1906.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28026. p. 3757. 31 May 1907.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27960. p. 7108. 23 October 1906.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32725. p. 4922. 30 June 1922.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lawrence
Lord-in-Waiting
1906–1911
Succeeded by
The Lord Willingdon
Preceded by
The Lord Denman
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1911–1922
Succeeded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords
1911–1922
With: The Duke of Devonshire 1915–1916
The Lord Hylton 1916–1922
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Edward Colebrooke
Baronet
(of Gatton)
1890–1939
Extinct
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Colebrooke
1906–1939
Extinct