Richard Handcock, 3rd Baron Castlemaine

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Richard Handcock, 3rd Baron Castlemaine (17 November 1791 – 4 July 1869) was an Irish peer and Tory politician.

Background and education[edit]

Castlemaine was the eldest son of Richard Handcock, 2nd Baron Castlemaine, and Anne, daughter of Arthur French. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Castlemaine was returned to Parliament for Athlone in 1826, a seat he held until 1832.[1][2] He succeeded his father in the barony in 1840 and was elected an Irish Representative Peer in 1841.[3][4]


Lord Castlemaine married Margaret, daughter of Michael Harris, in 1822. They had two sons and two daughters. She died in January 1867. Lord Castlemaine survived her by two years and died in July 1869, aged 77. He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Richard.[5]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Ker
Member of Parliament for Athlone
Succeeded by
James Talbot
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Handcock
Baron Castlemaine
Succeeded by
Richard Handcock