Francis Smith, 2nd Viscount Carrington

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Francis Smith, 2nd Viscount Carrington (c. 1621 – 7 April 1701), was an English peer.

Biography[edit]

Smith was the son of Charles Smyth, 1st Viscount Carrington, by his wife Elizabeth Caryll, daughter of Sir John Caryll, of South Harting, Sussex. He succeeded in the viscountcy in 1665 when his father was murdered by one of his servants.[1] He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 10 March 1674.[2] In 1687 he was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, a post he held until 1689.[3][4]

Family[edit]

Lord Carrington married firstly Juliana Walmesley, daughter of Sir Thomas Walmesley, of Dunkenhalgh, Lancashire.[3] After her death he married secondly Lady Anne Herbert, daughter of William Herbert, 1st Marquess of Powis, in 1687. He died in April 1701.[5] As he had no surviving children the viscountcy passed to his younger brother, Charles. Lady Carrington died in May 1748.

References[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lundy, Daryl (15 October 2006), Francis Smith, 2nd Viscount Carrington of Burford, The Peerage, p. 20822 § 208217  Endnotes:
    • Cokayne, G.E.; et al (2000), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, III (reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, pp. 65–67 
    • Hammond, Peter W., ed. (1998), The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda, Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, p. 154 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Plymouth
Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire
1687–1689
Succeeded by
The Duke of Shrewsbury
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Smyth
Viscount Carrington
1665–1701
Succeeded by
Charles Smith
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Smyth
Baron Carrington
1665–1701
Succeeded by
Charles Smith