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Alington, Baron (UK, 1876 - 1940)


Creation: let.pat. 15 Jan 1876


Extinct: 17 Sep 1940


Family name: Sturt




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A Demi-Lion holding a Banner Gules charged with a Rose Argent the Staff and Fringe Or


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 En Dieu est tout



Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Alington

1st son and heir of Henry Charles Sturt MP, of Crichel, co. Dorset, by his wife Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell, sister and cohrss. of John Thomas [Brudenell], 7th Earl of Cardigan, and 2nd dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan


16 May 1825

mar. (1)

10 Sep 1853 his cousin Lady Augusta Bingham (b. 7 Feb 1832; d. 3 Jul 1888), 1st dau. of George Charles [Bingham], 3rd Earl of Lucan, by his wife Lady Anne Brudenell, 6th dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan

children by first wife

1. Hon Humphrey Napier Sturt, later 2nd Baron Alington

1. Hon Hilda Mary Sturt (b. 29 Dec 1863; dsp. 8 Apr 1905), mar. 23 Jul 1890 Rev Frederick Wilson Cooper, Rector of Prestwich, co. Lancaster

2. Hon Winifred Selina Sturt CI, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra (b. 17 Mar 1868; d. 11 Jul 1914), mar. 17 Apr 1890 her cousin Charles [Hardinge], 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, and had issue

3. Hon Mildred Cecilia Harriet Sturt (b. 27 Feb 1869; d. 17 Sep 1942), mar. (1) 30 Apr 1892 Hon Henry Arthur Cadogan MP, styled Viscount Chelsea (b. 13 Jun 1868; dvp. 2 Jul 1908), 2nd son and heir ap. of George Henry [Cadogan], 5th Earl Cadogan, by his first wife Lady Beatrix Jane Craven, 4th dau. of William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, mar. (2) 18 Apr 1910 Admiral of the Fleet Hon Sir Hedworth Lambton later Meux GCB KCVO (b. 5 Jul 1856; dsp. 20 Sep 1929), 2nd son of John George [Lambton], 3rd Earl of Durham, by his wife Ethel Elizabeth Louisa Milner, 2nd dau. of Henry Milner, of West Retford House, co. Nottingham, and (3) 4 Dec 1930 Lt Col Lord Charles William Augustus Montagu CVO KGStJ (b. 23 Nov 1860; dsp. 10 Nov 1939), 2nd son of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, by his wife Countess Louisa Frederica Augusta von Alten, dau. of Count Charles Francis Victor von Alten, of Hanover, and had issue by her first husband

4. Hon Mabel Beatrice Sturt (b. 5 May 1870 ; dvp. and sp. 2 Jan 1899), mar. 20 Jun 1895 Sir Vincent Edwin Henry Corbett KCVO, HM Diplomatic Service

5. Hon Sibyl Cornelia Sturt (b. 10 Oct 1873; dvp. 15 Sep 1889)

mar. (2)

10 Feb 1892 Evelyn Henrietta Leigh, dau. of Henry Blundell Leigh, 2nd son of John Shaw Leigh, of Luton Hoo, co. Buckingham


17 Feb 1904


15 Jan 1876 Baron Alington, of Crichel in the County of Dorset

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Dorchester 1847-56 and for Dorset 1856-76


Humphrey Napier [Sturt], 2nd Baron Alington, KCVO


20 Aug 1839


29 Jun 1883 Lady Feodorowna Yorke (d. 27 Jun 1934), sister and cohrss. of Albert Edward Philip Henry [Yorke], 6th Earl of Hardwicke, and 1st dau. of Charles Philip [Yorke], 5th Earl of Hardwicke, by his wife Lady Sophie Georgiana Robertina Wellesley, 2nd dau. of Henry Richard Charles [Wellesley],  1st Earl Cowley, by


1. Capt Hon Gerard Philip Montagu Napier Sturt (b. 9 Apr 1893; dvp. 11 Nov 1918)

2. Hon Napier George Henry Sturt, later 3rd Baron Alington

3. ..... Sturt (b. 30 Apr 1903; dvp. 13 May 1903)

1. Hon Diana Isabel Sturt OBE (b. 3 Apr 1884), mar. 13 Jul 1908 (div. 1919) as his first wife Capt Hon Henry Brougham (b. 26 Mar 1887 ; dvp. 4 May 1927), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry Charles [Brougham], 3rd Baron Brougham and Vaux, by his wife Adora Frances Olga Musgrave, widow of Sir Richard Courtenay Musgrave, 11th Bt., and dau. by his second wife of Peter Wells, of Forest Farm, Windsor Forest, co. Berkshire, and had issue

2. Sylvia Sturt (b. 9 Aug 1886; dvp. 26 Dec 1886)

3. Hon Lois Sturt (b. 25 Aug 1900; dsp. 18 Sep 1937), mar. 21 Apr 1928 as his first wife Evan Frederic [Morgan], 2nd Viscount Tredegar


30 Jul 1919

suc. by



Member of Parliament for East Dorset 1891-1904


Napier George Henry [Sturt], 3rd Baron Alington


4 Nov 1896


27 Nov 1928 Lady Mary Sibell Ashley-Cooper (b. 3 Oct 1902; d. 8 Aug 1936), 1st dau. of Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his wife Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor, 1st dau. of Lord Victor Alexander Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor (by his wife Lady Sibell Mary Lumley, 4th dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster

only child

1. Hon Mary Anna Sibell Elizabeth Sturt OBE, High Sheriff of Dorset 1989 (b. 12 Sep 1929; d. 18 Jan 2010), mar. 25 Nov 1949 Lt Cmdr George Gosselin Marten MVO DSC RN, son of Vice Admiral Sir Francis Marten KBE CB CMG CVO, and had issue


17 Sep 1940


Capt RAF during World War I


On the death of the 3rd Baron Alington the Barony of Alington became extinct.


 Last updated 8 Feb 2010



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