William Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger

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The building today known as Inverlochy Castle Hotel was listed as Scarlett's main home at the time of admission into university.

Lieutenant-General William Frederick Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger, CB (1826–1892), was a British peer.

Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] the 3rd Baron became a Captain of the Scots Fusilier Guards regiment of the British Army. He served in the Crimean War fighting between 1854 and 1855 in the battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman.

Scarlett succeeded his father Robert Scarlett, 2nd Baron Abinger, in 1861. He visited the United States during the American Civil War[2] He was promoted to Major in 1868, with promotions through the ranks at intervals of six, three and five years.[1]

In 1863 he married Helen Magruder, daughter of Commodore George Allan Magruder, of the United States Navy. They had one son, James. Their daughter Evelina, who married Major Henry Haverfield, was a suffragette and an aid worker during World War I.[3] One of the two main family estates at this time (the other being the house that is today Inverlochy Castle Hotel) was Abinger Hall, on the land foot of the North Downs in Abinger, Surrey. The third Lord sold it in 1867 to a Mr Gwynne who soon thereafter sold it to become the family 'seat' to the statistician recently created first Lord Farrer who rebuilt the house on that land.[4]

Scarlett's first cousin once removed (downward), James Williams Scarlett, son of Sir William Anglin Scarlett, purchased the isle of Gigha, off the coast of Argyll, for £49,000 in 1865. His son, Lieutenant-Colonel William James Scarlett, then built the mansion house of Achamore there and Gigha remained in the family's hands until 1919.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Scarlett, the Hon. William Frederick (SCRT845WF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Congress, Library of. "Falmouth, Va. Lord Abinger (William F. Scarlett, 3d Baron Abinger, Lt. Col. Scots Fusilier Guards) and group at headquarters, Army of the Potomac". Photographs from the main eastern theater of War, Burnside and Hooker,November 1862-April 1863. Library of Congress. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Crawford, Elizabeth (September 2004). "Haverfield , Evelina (1867–1920)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ 'Parishes: Abinger' A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 3, ed. H E Malden (London, 1911), pp. 129-134. Accessed 26 March 2015.
  5. ^ Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 39.


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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Campbell Scarlett
Baron Abinger
Succeeded by
James Yorke Macgregor Scarlett