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Carrington, Baron (I, 1796)


Creation: let. pat. 11 Jul 1796


Family name: Smith later Carrington later Carington




Hatchment of the arms of the 1st Baron Carrington.


They show in the centre the arms of Smith (Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent a Cross Gules between four Peacocks Azure, for SMITH of Ashby Folville, co. Leicester; 2nd,

Argent on a Bend Sable three pairs of Falchions in saltire Argent hilted Or, for CARINGTON; 3rd, Or a Chevron cotised between three Demi-Griffins the two in

chief respectant Sable, for SMITH of Nottingham), impaling on the dexter the arms of his first wife (Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent a Bear erect Sable muzzled Or , for

BARNARD; 2nd and 3rd, Per pale Or and Azure a Saltire counterchanged surmounted by another couped and counterchanged, for BOLDERO), and on the sinister the

arms of his second wife (Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Per chevron embattled Or and Azure three Martlets counterchanged, for HUDSON; 2nd and 3rd, Argent, a Fret Sable.

The Lords Carrington have no descent from the Smiths of Ashby Folville nor from the ancient family of Carington.


(By kind permission of the Trustees of Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)



Or a Chevron cotised between three Demi Griffins the two in chief respectant Sable


An Elephant's Head erased Or eared Gules charged on the neck with three Fleur-de-lis two and one Azure


On either side a Griffin wings elevated Sable the dexter charged with three Fleur-de-lis palewise Or the sinister with three Trefoils slipped palewise of the last


Tenax in Fide (Persevering and faithful)



Robert [Smith], 1st Baron Carrington

3rd but 1st surv. son and heir of Abel Smith MP, of London and of Bulcot in Burton-Joyce, co. Nottingham, banker, by his wife Mary Bird, dau. of Thomas Bird, of Barton, co. Warwick


22 Jan 1752

mar. (1)

6 Jul 1780 Anne Boldero-Barnard (d. 9 Feb 1827; bur. in St Peter's Church, Nottingham), 1st dau. of Lewyns Boldero-Barnard, of Cave Castle, South Cave, co. York, by his wife Anne Popplewell, dau. of William Popplewell, of Monk Hill, nr. Pontefract, co. York

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert John Smith later Carrington, later 2nd Baron Carrington

1. Hon Harriet Smith (d. 27 Aug 1856), mar. 28 Jun 1819 Col John Frederick Crewe (b. 1788; d. 10 Nov 1840), 2nd son of Maj Gen Richard Crewe by his wife Milborough Allpress, dau. of Samuel Allpress, and nephew of John [Crewe], 1st Baron Crewe, and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Lucy Smith (d. 1 Oct 1843), mar. 19 Nov 1803 Philip Henry [Stanhope], 4th Earl Stanhope, and had issue

3. Hon Charlotte Elizabeth Smith (d. 27 Mar 1811), mar. 10 Apr 1809 as his second wife Alan Hyde [Gardner], 2nd Baron Gardner, and had issue

4. Hon Hester Frances Smith (d. 5 Mar 1854), mar. 30 Sep 1813 Rt Hon Sir Henry Watkin Williams-Wynn GCH KCB (b. 16 Mar 1783; d. 285 Mar 1856), 3rd son of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Bt MP, by his second wife Charlotte Grenville, sister of George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 1st Marquess of Buckingham, and 1st dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65, and had issue

5. Hon Emily Smith (b. 1800; d. 4 Jan 1869), mar. 27 Jul 1822 Rt Hon Lord Granville Charles Henry Somerset MP (b. 27 Dec 1792;  d. 23 Feb 1848), 2nd son of Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife  Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. by his third wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, and had issue

mar. (2)

19 Jan 1836 Charlotte Trevelyan (b. 1 May 1770; widow of Rev Walter Trevelyan;  d. 22 Apr 1849), 3rd dau. of John Hudson, of Bessingby, co. York, by his wife Susanna Trevelyan, 2nd dau. of Sir George Trevelyan, 3rd Bt., of Nettlecombe, co. Somerset


18 Sep 1838 (bur. at High Wycombe, co. Buckingham)


11 Jul 1796 Baron Carrington, of Bulcot Lodge (Peerage of Ireland)

20 Oct 1797 Baron Carrington, of Upton in the County of Nottingham (Peerage of Great Britain)

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Nottingham 1779-97; FRS 1800; Captain of Deal Castle 1802-38; FSA 1812; President of the London Institution 1812-27; bought the Buckinghamshire estates, including Wycombe Abbey, from Lord Shelburne


Robert John [Smith later Carrington], 2nd Baron Carrington


16 Jan 1796

mar. (1)

17 Jun 1822 Hon Elizabeth Katharine Weld-Forester (b. 15 Nov 1803; dspm. 23 Jul 1832), 2nd dau. of Cecil [Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester, by his wife Lady Katharine Mary Manners, 2nd dau. of Charles [Manners], 4th Duke of Rutland

only child by first wife

1. Hon Cecil Katherine Mary Carrington (b. 12 Sep 1829; d. 2 Oct 1907; bur. with her husband in Northwood Cemetery, near Cowes), mar. 9 Jun 1853 Charles John [Colville], 1st Viscount Colville of Culross, and had issue

mar. (2)

11 Aug 1840 Hon Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby (b. 3 Nov 1815; d. 26 Jul 1879), sister and cohrss. of Alberic [Drummond-Burrell later Drummond-Willoughby], 23rd Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and 2nd dau. of Peter Robert [Burrell later Drummond-Burrell], 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby, by his wife Hon Clementina Sarah Drummond, only surv. dau. and hrss. of James [Drummond], 1st Baron Perth

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Robert Carrington later Carington later Wynn-Carrington, later 3rd Baron Carrington later 1st Earl Carrington later 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire

2. Lt Col Rt Hon Sir William Henry Peregrine Carrington later Carington GCVO KCB, Member of Parliament for Wycombe 1868-83, Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1880-82, served in Egypt 1882, Acting Master of the Buckhounds 1883-84, Equerry to Queen Victoria 1881-1901, Comptroller and Treasurer to the Prince of Wales 1901-10, Extra Equerry to King Edward VII 1902-10 and to King George V 1910, Keeper of the Privy Purse 1910-14, Member of the Prince of Wales's Council 1910-14 (b. 28 Jul 1845; dsp. 7 Oct 1914), mar. 23 Sep 1871 Juliet Warden (dsp. 6 Nov 1913), only dau. of Francis Warden

3. Hon Rupert Clement George Carrington later Carington, later 4th Baron Carrington

2. Hon Augusta Clementina Carrington (b. 10 Jun 1841; dsp. 23 Mar 1922), mar. 7 Jul 1864 Archibald Campbell [Douglas later Campbell], 1st Baron Blythswood

3. Hon Eva Elizabeth Carrington (b. 12 May 1847; dsp. 20 Jun 1919; bur. at Elvaston, co. Derby), mar. 5 Jul 1869 Charles Augustus [Stanhope], 8th Earl of Harrington


17 Mar 1868 (bur. at Moulsoe, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wendover 1818-20, for Buckinghamshire 1820-31 and for High Wycombe 1831-38; Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1839-98; FRS 1839; took the name of Carrington in lieu of that of Smith for him and his issue by Royal Licence 1839 in compliance with an alleged wish of his late father


Charles Robert [Carrington later Carington later Wynn-Carrington], 3rd Baron Carrington later 1st Earl Carrington later 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, KG GCMG PC


16 Jul 1895 Viscount Wendover, of Chipping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham, and Earl Carrington

26 Feb 1912 Marquess of Lincolnshire


The two Baronies of Carrington were held by the Earl Carrington (later Marquess of Lincolnshire) until his death on 13 Jun 1928 when the Viscountcy of Wendover, Earldom of Carrington and Marquessate of Lincolnshire became extinct and the two Baronies of Carrington were inherited by his brother:


Rupert Clement George [Carrington later Carington], 4th Baron Carrington, CVO DSO


18 Dec 1852


23 Mar 1891 Edith Horsfall (d. 26 Jan 1908), 1st dau. of John Horsfall, of Widgiewa, New South Wales, Australia

only child

1. Hon Rupert Victor John Carington, later 5th Baron Carrington


11 Nov 1929

suc. by



Lieut Grenadier Guards, Zulu War 1879; he and his brothers took the name Carington in lieu of that of Carrington by Royal Licence 1880; Member of Parliament for Wycombe 1880-85; commanded 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, Boer War 1901-07


Rupert Victor John [Carington], 5th Baron Carrington


20 Dec 1891


25 May 1916 his half-cousin once removed Hon Sybil Marion Colville, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (b. 21 Jul 1897; d. 30 Sep 1946), 2nd dau. of Charles Robert William [Colville], 2nd Viscount Colville of Culross, by his wife Ruby Streatfeild, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Henry Dorrien Streatfeild, of Chiddingstone Castle, co. Kent


1. Hon Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, later 6th Baron Carrington

1. Hon Elizabeth Carington (b. 4 Jun 1917), mar. 13 Nov 1943 Capt William Lionel Dove MB ChB MRCS LRCP (d. 17 Jul 2000), son of Edward William dove, and has issue


19 Nov 1938

suc. by



Capt, Reserve of Officers Grenadier Guards during World War I


Peter Alexander Rupert [Carington], 6th Baron Carrington, KG GCMG CH MC PC DL


6 Jun 1919


25 Apr 1942 Iona McClean (d. 7 Jun 2009), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Sir Francis Kennedy McClean AFC, of Huntercombe Place, Henley-on-Thames, co. Berkshire, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1932, by his wife Aileen Wale, dau. of W H Wale


1. Hon Rupert Francis John Carington, later 7th Baron Carrington

1. Hon Alexandra Carington (b. 11 Apr 1943), mar. 8 Sep 1965 Capt Peter Noel de Bunsen, of The Old Rectory, Kirby Bedon, co. Norfolk, 1st son of Charles de Bunsen, of Fincastle, Pitlochry, co. Perth, and has issue

2. Hon Virginia Carington LVO, Assistant Master of the Household to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (b. 23 Jun 1946), mar. 1 Jan 1973 (div. 1979) as his second wife Henry Edward [Cubitt], 4th Baron Ashcombe


9 Jul 2018


Nov 1999 Baron Carington of Upton, of Upton in the County of Nottingham (Life Peerage)

suc. by



Maj, Grenadier Guards, in World War II 1939-45; MC 1945; Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1951-54 and to Ministry of Defence 1954-56; High Commissioner to Australia 1956-59; KCMG 1958; First Lord of the Admiralty 1959-63;  Privy Councillor 1959; Minister without Portfolio and Leader of the House of Lords 1963-64; Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords 1964-70 and 1974-79; Secretary of State for Defence 1970-74;  Minister of Aviation Supply 1971-74;  Chairman of the Conservative Party 1972-74; Secretary of State for Energy 1974; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1979-82;  CH 1983; Trustee, Victoria & Albert Museum 1986-88; Secretary-General NATO 1984-88; Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George 1984-94; Knight of the Garter 1985; GCMG 1988; Chancellor of the University of Reading 1992-2018; Chancellor of the Order of the Garter 1994-2018; on the death of Lord Carrington the Barony of Carington of Upton became extinct


Rupert Francis John [Carington], 7th Baron Carrington


2 Dec 1948


12 Sep 1989 Daniella Diotallevi, dau. of Flavio Diotallevi, of Madrin, Spain


1. Hon Robert Carington (b. 7 Dec 1990), mar. 24 Oct 2020 Olga Litchman, dau. of Victor Litchman, of Tallin, Estonia, and has issue:

1a. Alexander Rupert Victor Carington (b. 7 Jan 2022)

1a. Charlotte Carington (b. 1 Jun 2023)

1. Hon Francesca Catrington (b. 24 Jul 1993)

2. Hon Isabella Iona Carington (b. 19 May 1995)


High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire 2002-03; elected to the House of Lords 2018; Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England (acting for reign of King Charles III 2022- )


Last updated 15 Jul 2023




7th Baron Carrington, of Bulcot Lodge

(Ireland, let. pat. 11 Jul 1796)

7th Baron Carrington, of Upton in the County of Nottingham

(Great Britain, let. pat. 20 Oct 1797)



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