Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington

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Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington

Robert John Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington (16 January 1796 – 17 March 1868) was a politician and a baron in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was the son of Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington, and Anne Boldero-Barnard.[1] He adopted the name "Carrington" in 1839.[2]

Politics[edit]

Still named Smith, he served as a Member of Parliament for Wendover from 1818. He had succeeded his first cousin Abel Smith on the seat, and served together with his uncle, George Smith. He was succeeded by another of his uncles, Samuel Smith, the father of his predecessor, in 1820.

He was then elected MP for Buckinghamshire, succeeding William Selby Lowndes, and serving with The Marquess of Chandos. He was succeeded by John Smith, another uncle, in 1831.

The same year, he was elected MP for Wycombe, succeeding Sir John Dashwood-King, 4th Bt, and serving with, in turn, Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Bt (until 1832), Charles Grey (1832–1837) and George Dashwood, later 5th Bt (from 1837) – the latter being the son of Smith's predecessor on the seat. After his father's death in 1838, and on his inheritance of the barony, he was succeeded on the Wycombe seat by his first cousin, George Robert Smith. The next year he adopted the name Carrington by Royal Licence.[2]

He held the honorary title of Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire from 1838 until his death in 1868.

Family[edit]

He married twice, firstly, in 1822, the Hon. Elizabeth Katherine Weld-Forester (1803–1832), daughter of Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester, and Lady Katherine Mary Manners. They had one daughter. After the death of his first wife (from cholera), he married, secondly, in 1840, the Hon. Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby (1815–1879), daughter of Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and Lady Sarah Clementina Drummond. They had three sons and two daughters.

Issue[edit]

Life span Marriage(s) Notes
by Elizabeth Katherine Weld-Forester
Hon. Cecile Katherine Mary Carrington died 1907 Married Charles Colville, 1st Viscount Colville of Culross, son of General Sir Charles Colville and Jane Mure; had issue.
by Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby
Hon. Augusta Clementina Carrington 1841–1922 Married Archibald Campbell, son of Archibald Campbell and Caroline Agnes Dick, and in 1880 created Baronet (of Blythswood), in 1892 created Baron Blythswood; no issue.
Hon. Charles Robert Carrington,
later 3rd Baron Carrington
1843–1928 Married Hon. Cecilia Margaret Harbord, daughter of Charles Harbord, 5th Baron Suffield, and Cecilia Annetta Baring; had issue. Was created Earl Carrington in 1905 and Marquess of Lincolnshire in 1912.
Hon. William Henry Peregrine Carrington,
later Sir William Carington
1845–1914 Married Julia Warden, daughter of Francis Warden; no issue.
Hon. Eva Elizabeth Carrington 1847–1919 Married Charles Stanhope, Viscount Petersham, son of Charles Stanhope, 7th Earl of Harrington, and Elizabeth Still de Pearsall, and later 8th Earl of Harrington; no issue.
Hon. Rupert Clement George Carrington,
later 4th Baron Carrington
1852–1929 Married Edith Horsefall, daughter of John Horsefall; had issue. Inherited the barony from his older brother, who died without surviving male issue.

Other descendants[edit]

Among Carrington's descendants through his first daughter were his grandson Admiral Sir Stanley Colville and his great-grandson (the Admiral's nephew) Sir John "Jock" Colville.

Another great-grandson, through Carrington's third son Rupert, is Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, a Conservative politician who served as Foreign Secretary in the Cabinet of Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1982.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edward J. Davies, "Some Connections of the Birds of Warwickshire", The Genealogist, 26 (2012):58–76.
  2. ^ a b Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 197.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Smith
Abel Smith
Member of Parliament for Wendover
1818–1820
With: George Smith
Succeeded by
George Smith
Samuel Smith
Preceded by
William Selby Lowndes
The Marquess of Chandos
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1820–1831
With: The Marquess of Chandos
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Chandos
John Smith
Preceded by
Sir John Dashwood-King, 4th Bt
Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Bt
Member of Parliament for Wycombe
1831–1838
With: Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Bt 1831–1832
Charles Grey 1832–1837
George Dashwood 1837–1838
Succeeded by
George Dashwood
George Robert Smith
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
1839–1868
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Smith, 1st Baron
Baron Carrington
2nd creation
1838–1868
Succeeded by
Charles Carington, 3rd Baron
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Smith, 1st Baron
Baron Carrington
3rd creation
1838–1868
Succeeded by
Charles Carington, 3rd Baron