Rupert Carington, 4th Baron Carrington

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Rupert Clement George Carington, 4th Baron Carrington, CVO, DSO, DL (18 December 1852 – 11 November 1929), known as the Hon. Rupert Carington from 1868 to 1928, was a British soldier and Liberal Party politician.

Carrington was the third son of Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington, by his second wife the Hon. Charlotte Augusta Annabella, daughter of Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Robert Wynn Carrington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, and Sir William Carrington were his elder brothers. He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 as a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and in the Second Boer War as a commanding officer in the 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen. Between 1880 and 1885 he sat as Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. In 1928 he succeeded as fourth Baron Carrington on the death of his elder brother Lord Lincolnshire.

Carrington married Edith, daughter of John Horsefall, in 1891. She died in 1908. Carrington survived her by 21 years and died in November 1929, aged 76. He was succeeded in his titles by his son Rupert. Former Foreign Secretary Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, is his grandson.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nathaniel Grace Lambert
Sir Robert Harvey
Thomas Fremantle
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
With: Sir Robert Harvey
Thomas Fremantle
Constituency abolished
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Robert Wynn-Carington
Baron Carrington
1928 – 1929
Succeeded by
Rupert Victor John Carington