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Alington, Baron (I, 1642 - 1723)


Creation: let.pat. 28 Jul 1642


Extinct: 11 Feb 1722/3


Family name: Alington




Sable a Bend engrailed between eight Billets Argent


A Talbot passant proper billety Or


On either side a Talbot proper billety Or


Dieu Est Tout



William [Alington], 1st Baron Alington

4th son but only surv. son and heir of Sir Giles Alington, of Horseheath, co. Cambridge, and Great Wymondley, co. Hertford, by his first wife Lady Dorothy Cecil, 7th dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Cecil], 1st Earl of Exeter


14 Mar 1610/1


bef. 1 Oct 1631 Elizabeth Tollemache (mar. (2) about 1651 Hon Sir William Compton (bur. 14 Apr 1671 at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), 1st dau. of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Bt., of Helmingham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Stanhope, dau. and cohrss. in her issue by his second wife of John [Stanhope], 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington


1. Hon Giles Alington, later 2nd Baron Alington

2. Hon William Alington, later 3rd and 1st Baron Alington

3. Hon Hildebrand Alington, later 5th Baron Alington

1. Hon Elizabeth Alington (bapt. 16 Sep 1635; d. shortly before 27 Oct 1691; bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), mar. (1) in or before 1654 as his second wife Charles [Seymour], 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, and (2) 19 Sep 1672 as his second wife Rt Hon Sir John Ernle, of Burytown, co. Wiltshire, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1676-1688/9 (d. 1697; bur. at Calne, co. Wiltshire), and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Catherine Alington (bur. 11 May 1675 at St Giles'-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), mar. 26 May 1664 Sir John Jacob, 2nd Bt., of Bromley-by-Bow, co. Middlesex, and Woodbury in Gamlingay, co. Cambridge, and had issue

3. Hon Diana Alington (d. unm.)


25 Oct 1648 (bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge)


28 Jul 1642 Baron Alington, of Killard in the County of Cork

suc. by



Giles [Alington], 2nd Baron Alington




20 Mar 1659/60 (bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge)

suc. by



William [Alington], 3rd and 1st Baron Alington



mar. (1)

Lady Catherine Stanhope (dsp. 19 Nov 1662; bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), only dau. of Hon Henry Stanhope, styled Lord Stanhope (by his wife Hon Catharine Wotton, suo jure Countess of Chesterfield for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Philip [Stanhope], 1st Earl of Chesterfield

mar. (2)

after 30 Jul 1664 Hon Juliana Noel (bapt. 4 Feb 1645/6; dspm. 14 Sep 1667; bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), 2nd dau. of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden, by his third wife Hon Hester Wotton, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton

only child by second wife

1. Hon Juliana Alington (bapt. 30 Oct 1665; d. 10 Sep 1747; bur. at Langar, co. Nottingham), mar. after 15 Jul 1698 as his second wife Scrope [Howe], 1st Viscount Howe, and had issue

mar. (3)

15 Jul 1675 Lady Diana Verney (widow of Sir Greville Verney, de jure 9th Baron Willoughby de Broke; d. 13 Dec 1701; bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), 2nd dau. of William [Russell], 1st Duke of Bedford, by his wife Lady Anne Carr, only child and hrss. of Robert [Carr], 1st Earl of Somerset

children by third wife

1. Hon Giles Alington, later 4th and 2nd Baron Alington

2. Hon Diana Alington (b. 1676; d. 17 Jun 1705; bur. at Lilley, co. Hertford), mar. 18 Jun 1700 Sir George Warburton, 3rd Bt., of Warburton and Arley, co. Cheater, and had issue

3. Hon Catherine Alington (b. 27 Sep 1677; d. 13 Apr 1724; bur. at Mintern Magna, co. Dorset), mar. 28 Aug 1694 as his second wife Sir Nathaniel Napier, 3rd Bt., of Middlemarsh Hall and More Critchell, co. Dorset, and had issue


1 Feb 1684/5 (bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge)


5 Dec 1682 Baron Alington, of Wymondley in the County of Hertford

suc. by

son by third wife


Member of Parliament for Cambridge 1664-81; served the Emperor against the Turks in Hungary; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1667; Maj General of the Land Forces 1678; Constable of the Tower of London 1679-85; Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire 1680/1-85


Giles [Alington], 4th and 2nd Baron Alington


4 Oct 1680


18 Sep 1691 (bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge)

suc. by



on his death the English Barony of Alington became extinct


Hildebrand [Alington], 5th Baron Alington


3 Aug 1641


11 Feb 1722/3 (bur. at Wethersfield, co. Essex)


Capt in Lord Alington's Foot 1667, and in Lord Huntingdon's Foot 1685


On the death of the 5th Baron Alington the Irish Barony of Alington also became extinct.


 First written 30 Jan 2014



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