Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton

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Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (20 May 1800 – 6 September 1868)[1] was a British peer Whig and later Tory politician.

Career[edit]

He was elected at the 1830 general election as a Whig Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Thetford in Norfolk,[2] and held the seat until the 1831 election, which he did not contest.[2] He was re-elected in 1832 as a Tory,[3] and held the seat as a Conservative until the 1841 general election, which he did not contest.[3]

He was returned again for Thetford at a by-election in August 1848,[3] and held the seat until his resignation through appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds on 30 November 1857.[4]

Baring succeeded to the barony in 1864, on the death of his brother, Bingham Baring, becoming the 3rd Baron Ashburton.

Family[edit]

He was the father of Alexander Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton and Hon. Marie Anne Louise Baring (wife of William FitzRoy, 6th Duke of Grafton), by his French wife Claire Hortense Maret de Bassano (c. 1812-1882).[citation needed]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1800-1830: Mr Francis Baring
  • 1830-1831: Mr Francis Baring MP
  • 1831-1832: Mr Francis Baring
  • 1832-1835: Mr Francis Baring MP
  • 1835-1841: The Honourable Francis Baring MP
  • 1841-1848: The Honourable Francis Baring
  • 1848-1857: The Honourable Francis Baring MP
  • 1857-1864: The Honourable Francis Baring
  • 1864-1868: The Right Honourable The Lord Ashburton

Eponymous[edit]

The town of Ashburton, New Zealand is named for Francis Baring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 228. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 305. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ Department of Information Services (14 January 2010). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bingham Baring
Lord Charles FitzRoy
Member of Parliament for Thetford
18301831
With: Lord James FitzRoy
Succeeded by
Alexander Baring
Lord James FitzRoy
Preceded by
Alexander Baring
Lord James FitzRoy
Member of Parliament for Thetford
18321841
With: Lord James FitzRoy to 1834
Earl of Euston (1) from 1834
Succeeded by
Bingham Baring
Earl of Euston (1)
Preceded by
Earl of Euston (2)
Hon. Bingham Baring
Member of Parliament for Thetford
18481857
With: Earl of Euston (2)
Succeeded by
Earl of Euston (2)
Alexander Baring
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bingham Baring
Baron Ashburton
1864–1868
Succeeded by
Alexander Hugh Baring