Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 4th Baron Sudeley

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The Lord Sudeley

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Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
10 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Preceded byThe Earl of Coventry
Succeeded byThe Viscount Barrington
Personal details
Born3 July 1840
Died9 December 1922 (1922-12-10) (aged 82)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Ada Maria Katherine Tollemache

Charles Douglas Richard Hanbury-Tracy, 4th Baron Sudeley PC FRS (3 July 1840 – 9 December 1922), styled The Honourable Charles Hanbury-Tracy from 1858 to 1877, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms under William Ewart Gladstone in 1886.


Sudeley was a younger son of Thomas Hanbury-Tracy, 2nd Baron Sudeley, and his wife Emma Eliza Alicia Dawkins-Pennant, daughter of George Hay Dawkins-Pennant, of Penrhyn Castle.

Political career[edit]

Sudeley entered the House of Commons for Montgomery in 1863, a seat he held until 1877 when he succeeded in the barony on the death of his elder brother.[1] He served under William Ewart Gladstone as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1880[2] to 1885[3] and as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from February[4] to July 1886.[5] The latter year Sudeley was also sworn of the Privy Council.[6] Apart from his political career he was a Fellow of the Royal Society.[7] He later came into financial difficulties and was declared bankrupt in 1893. This caused the sale of the family seat of Toddington Manor.[8]


Lord Sudeley married Ada Maria Katherine Tollemache, daughter of the Honourable Frederick James Tollemache, in 1868. He died in December 1922, aged 82, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, William.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)
  2. ^ "No. 24843". The London Gazette. 11 May 1880. p. 2968.
  3. ^ "No. 25488". The London Gazette. 7 July 1885. p. 3117.
  4. ^ "No. 25558". The London Gazette. 12 February 1886. p. 683.
  5. ^ "No. 25615". The London Gazette. 10 August 1886. p. 3853.
  6. ^ "No. 25558". The London Gazette. 12 February 1886. p. 677.
  7. ^ List of Fellows of the Royal Society 1660 – 2007
  8. ^ Biography of Lord Sudeley by his great-grandson Merlin Hanbury-Tracy, 7th Baron Sudeley Archived 22 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Willes-Johnson
Member of Parliament for Montgomery
Succeeded by
Frederick Hanbury-Tracy
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Coventry
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Succeeded by
The Viscount Barrington
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sudeley Charles George Hanbury-Tracy
Baron Sudeley
Succeeded by
William Charles Frederick Hanbury-Tracy