Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip

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Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip (born 5 August 1940), is a British peer and businessman, a member of the House of Lords from 1993 until 1999.

His main career was in Christie's, the fine arts auction house, in which he was General Manager of Christie's New York and later Chairman of Christie, Manson & Woods and finally of Christie's International.[1]


The elder son of the fifth Baron Hindlip by his marriage to Cecily Valentine Jane Borwick, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Borwick, Hindlip was educated at Eton College. He served in the Coldstream Guards from 1959 until 1962, when he joined Christie's. Only three years later he was appointed as General Manager of Christie's New York, where he remained until 1970. Returning to London, he was a director of Christie, Manson & Woods from 1970, Deputy Chairman from 1985 and Chairman from 1986 to 1996, when he took over as Chairman of Christie's International, in which post he stayed until 2002. From 2003 to 2004 he was Deputy Chairman of Agnew's.[1]

Hindlip succeeded his father as the 6th Baron Hindlip in 1993, becoming a member of the House of Lords.[2] His last speech there, on 10 February 1999, was on the subject of droit de suite.[3]

He was a Trustee of the Chatham Historic Dockyard between 1989 and 2000 and is a member of White's and Pratt's.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

Hindlip married Fiona Victoria Jean Atherley (1947–2014), a daughter of Hon. William Johnston McGowan, second son of Harry McGowan, 1st Baron McGowan, on 18 April 1968. They lived at Lydden House, Kings Stag, near Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset. They had four children together:[citation needed]


Title and styles[edit]

  • Charles Henry Allsopp (5 August 1940 – 30 March 1966)
  • The Hon. Charles Henry Allsopp (30 March 1966 – 19 December 1993)
  • The Rt Hon. The Lord Hindlip (from 19 December 1993)

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
A coronet of a Baron
A Plover holding in the beak a Wheat-ear Or standing on a Pheon also Gold
Sable three Pheons in chevron Or between as many Doves rising Argent each holding in the beak a Wheat-ear Or
On either side a Foxhound gorged with a Pair of Couples proper
Festina Lente (Hasten slowly)


  1. ^ a b c d 'Hindlip, 6th Baron (born 5 Aug. 1940)' in Who's Who 2014 (London, A. & C. Black)
  2. ^ Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (107th edition, 2003), vol. 2, p. 1922.
  3. ^ Lords debates, 10 February 1999, at, accessed 13 February 2014.

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Allsopp
Baron Hindlip
Member of the House of Lords
Heir apparent:
Hon. Henry Allsopp