Albert Handcock, 5th Baron Castlemaine
Born at East Hill, Athlone, he was the second son of Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine and his wife Hon. Louisa Matilda Harris, only daughter of William Harris, 2nd Baron Harris. In 1892, he succeeded his father as baron. Handcock was educated at Eton College and went then to Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1895. He was a Knight of Grace of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
Handcock served in the British Army as lieutenant of the 4th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. In 1898, he was elected a representative peer to the House of Lords. Previously a Deputy Lieutenant of that county, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Westmeath in 1899, a post he held until its abolishment with the Irish Free State Constitution Act in 1922.
On 25 September 1895, he married Annie Evelyn Barrington, only daughter of Colonel Joseph Thomas Barrington, at St George's, Hanover Square, and had by her an only daughter. Handcock died, aged 74 at London and was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother Robert.
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Francis Travers Dames-Longworth
|Lord Lieutenant of Westmeath
|Peerage of Ireland|
Robert Arthur Handcock