Baron Hampton, of Hampton Lovett and of Westwood in the County of Worcester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1874 for the Conservative politician Sir John Pakington, 1st Baronet. He had previously represented Droitwich in the House of Commons served as Secretary of State for War and as First Lord of the Admiralty. Pakington had been created a Baronet of Westwood Park in 1846. Born John Somerset Russell, he had assumed by Royal licence the surname of Pakington in lieu in 1830, on inheriting the estates of his maternal uncle Sir John Pakington, 8th and last Baronet, of Ailesbury.
He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baronet. On his death in 1893 the title passed to his half-brother, the third Baron. The title then descended to his second but eldest surviving son, the fourth Baron, and then to the latter's younger brother, the fifth Baron. The fifth Baron's son, the sixth Baron, sat as a Liberal member of the House of Lords and was the party's Spokesman on Northern Ireland in the House of Lords from 1977 to 1987. As of 2010[update] the titles are held by his son, the seventh Baron, who succeeded in 2003.
Pakington Baronetcy (2nd creation)
As of December 2014, the present Lord Hampton has successfully proven his succession to the baronetcy and is therefore on the Official Roll of the Baronetage.link.
Barons Hampton (1874)
- John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton (1799–1880)
- John Slaney Pakington, 2nd Baron Hampton (1826–1893)
- Herbert Perrott Murray Pakington, 3rd Baron Hampton (1848–1906)
- Herbert Stuart Pakington, 4th Baron Hampton (1883–1962)
- Humphrey Arthur Pakington, 5th Baron Hampton (1888–1974)
- Richard Humphrey Russell Pakington, 6th Baron Hampton (1925–2003)
- John Humphrey Arnott Pakington, 7th Baron Hampton (b. 1964)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Charles Richard Caldato Pakington (b. 2005)
- Pakington Baronets of Ailesbury (*1620-1830, extinct)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]