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.

Background[edit]

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, and Lady Sarah Clementina Drummond. Charles Wynn-Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, and Sir William Carington were his elder brothers.

Military career[edit]

He fought in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 as a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, and was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order in 1902,[1] and fought again in the Second Boer War as a commanding officer in the 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.

Political career[edit]

Between 1880 and 1885 he sat as Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire.[2][3] He was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 1887.[4] In 1928 he succeeded as fourth Baron Carrington on the death of his elder brother Lord Lincolnshire.

Family[edit]

Carrington married Edith Horsefall, daughter of John Horsefall and Mary Maiden, in 1891. She died in 1908.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1852–1880: The Honourable Rupert Carrington
  • 1880–1885: The Honourable Rupert Carington MP
  • 1885–1887: The Honourable Rupert Carington
  • 1887–1902: The Honourable Rupert Carington DL
  • 1902–1905: The Honourable Rupert Carington DSO DL
  • 1905–1928: The Honourable Rupert Carington CVO DSO DL
  • 1928–1929: The Right Honourable The Lord Carrington CVO DSO DL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27490". The London Gazette. 31 October 1902. p. 6909. 
  2. ^ "No. 24833". The London Gazette. 13 April 1880. p. 2511. 
  3. ^ "Rupert Clement George Carington, 4th Baron Carrington". The Peerage. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "No. 25732". The London Gazette. 23 August 1887. p. 4582. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nathaniel Lambert
Sir Robert Harvey
Thomas Fremantle
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
18801885
With: Sir Robert Harvey
Thomas Fremantle
Constituency abolished
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Wynn-Carington, 3rd Baron,
1st Earl Carrington,
1st Marquess of Lincolnshire
Baron Carrington
2nd creation
1928–1929
Succeeded by
Rupert Carington, 5th Baron
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Wynn-Carington, 3rd Baron,
1st Earl Carrington,
1st Marquess of Lincolnshire
Baron Carrington
3rd creation
1928–1929
Succeeded by
Rupert Carington, 5th Baron