Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries

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The Lord St Audries

Fuller-Acland-Hood A Vanity Fair 1903-11-26.jpg
"1st Conservative Whip". Fuller-Acland-Hood as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, November 1906.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
8 August 1902 – 4 December 1905
MonarchEdward VII
Prime MinisterArthur Balfour
Preceded bySir William Walrond, Bt
Succeeded byGeorge Whiteley
Personal details
Born26 September 1853 (1853-09-26)
Died4 June 1917 (1917-06-05) (aged 63)
Political partyConservative
Hon. Mildred Eveleigh-de-Moleyns (m. 1888)

Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries PC (26 September 1853 – 4 June 1917), known as Sir Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, Bt, until 1911, was a British Conservative Party politician. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) under Arthur Balfour from 1902 to 1905.


Fuller-Acland-Hood was the son of Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, 3rd Baronet, by his wife Isabel, daughter of Sir Peregrine Palmer-Fuller-Acland, 2nd Baronet. He was a descendant of Alexander Hood, uncle of Lord Hood and Lord Bridport. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1892. In 1905 he also succeeded his kinsman as 6th Baronet of Hartington Hall.[1]

Political career[edit]

Fuller-Acland-Hood sat as Member of Parliament for Wellington, Somerset from 1892 until 1911.[2] He was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household under Lord Salisbury in 1900,[3] a post he held until 1902,[4] and then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) under Arthur Balfour from August 1902 until 1905.[5] He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1904[6] and raised to the peerage as Baron St Audries, of St Audries in the County of Somerset, in 1911.[7]


Lord St Audries married the Hon. Mildred Rose Evelyn, daughter of Dayrolles Blakeney Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, in 1888. They had two sons and two daughters. He died in June 1917, aged 63, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, Alexander. Lady St Audries died in October 1949.[1]


  1. ^ a b Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St. Audries
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 2)
  3. ^ "No. 27254". The London Gazette. 7 December 1900. p. 8303.
  4. ^ "No. 27497". The London Gazette. 21 November 1902. p. 7533.
  5. ^ "Mr Balfour´s Ministry - full list of appointments". The Times (36842). London. 9 August 1902. p. 5.
  6. ^ "No. 27735". The London Gazette. 15 November 1904. p. 7361.
  7. ^ "No. 28512". The London Gazette. 11 July 1911. p. 5168.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Elton
Member of Parliament for Wellington
Succeeded by
Dennis Boles
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Ailwyn Fellowes
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
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Sir William Walrond, Bt
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
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George Whiteley
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood
(of St Audries)
Succeeded by
Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood
Preceded by
Edward Dolman Scott
(of Hartington Hall)
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Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood
Peerage of the United Kingdom
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