Herbert Pease, 1st Baron Daryngton

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Herbert Pike Pease, 1st Baron Daryngton (7 May 1867 – 10 May 1949) was a British politician.

Pease was born into a wealthy family, the son of the politician Arthur Pease and his wife Mary Lecky née Pike. His brother was Arthur Francis Pease. Both were educated at Brighton College. He attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[1]

Pease served as Liberal Unionist then Unionist MP for Darlington 1898-1923. For some years he was a party whip. From 1915 until 1922 he was Assistant Postmaster General. He was created a Privy Councillor in 1917.[2]

His only son, Ronald Herbert Pike Pease, was killed on 15 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in France.

In 1923, he was created Baron Daryngton.

For 25 years he was either Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the House of Laity of the Church Assembly (a predecessor of the General Synod) of the Church of England.[2]

In 1894 he married Alice Luckock; they had one son and three daughters. She died in 1948.[2]

The Daryngton peerage passed to Jocelyn Arthur Pease, 2nd Baron Daryngton (30 May 1908 – 5 April 1994)[2] on his death.


  1. ^ "Pease, Herbert Pike (PS886HP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b c d Who was Who

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Pease
Member of Parliament for Darlington
1898January 1910
Succeeded by
Trebitsch Lincoln
Preceded by
Trebitsch Lincoln
Member of Parliament for Darlington
December 19101923
Succeeded by
William Edwin Pease
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Daryngton
Succeeded by
Jocelyn Arthur Pease