Rowland Baring, 2nd Earl of Cromer

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The Earl of Cromer

Lord Chamberlain
In office
Preceded byThe Duke of Atholl
Succeeded byThe Earl of Clarendon

Rowland Thomas Baring, 2nd Earl of Cromer, GCB, GCIE, GCVO, PC, ADC (29 November 1877 – 13 May 1953), styled Viscount Errington between 1901 and 1917, was a British diplomat and courtier.


Baring was a member of the Baring family and the son of Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer.

He was appointed to the Diplomatic Service as a Third Secretary in July 1902.[1]

During the First World War he served as a subaltern in the Grenadier Guards.[2] From 1922 to 1938 he was Lord Chamberlain of the Household.


Lord Cromer married Lady Ruby Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, daughter of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, on 4 April 1908. They had three children:

Media depictions[edit]

In the 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents, Cromer is portrayed by actor Christopher Guest. In the Downton Abbey 2013 Christmas Special, he is portrayed by the series' historical consultant, Alastair Bruce.


  1. ^ "No. 27473". The London Gazette. 12 September 1902. p. 5887.
  2. ^ The

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Court offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Atholl
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Evelyn Baring
Earl of Cromer
Succeeded by
George Rowland Stanley Baring