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Dorchester, Baron (GB, 1786 - 1897)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Aug 1786


Extinct: 30 Nov 1897


Family name: Carleton




Ermine on a Bend Sable three Pheons Argent


A Dexter Arm embowed and naked to the elbow Shirt folded over the elbow Argent and vested over Gules the hand grasping an Arrow in bend sinister point downwards proper


On either side a Beaver proper the dexter gorged with a Mural Coronet and the sinister with a Naval Coronet both Or


Quondam His Vicimus Armis



Guy [Carleton], 1st Baron Dorchester, KB

3rd son of Christopher Carleton, of Newry, co. Down, by his wife CatherineBall, dau. of Henry Ball


3 Sep 1724


21 May 1772 Lady Maria Howard (b. 30 Aug 1753; d. 14 Mar 1836; bur. with her husband at Nately Scures, co. Hampshire), 3rd dau. of Thomas [Howard], 2nd Earl of Effingham, by his wife Elizabeth Beckford, sister of William Beckford MP, Lord Mayor of London 1770, and dau. of Peter Beckford, of St Catharine's, Jamaica, Speaker of the Jamaican House of Assembly, by his wife Bathshua Hering, dau. and cohrss. of Col Julines Hering


1. Hon Guy Carleton (b. 1773; dvp. 1793)

2. Hon Thomas Carleton (b. 1774; dvp. 1794)

3. Lt Col Hon Christopher Carleton (b. 23 Jul 1775; dvp. 6 Feb 1806), mar. 9 Jun 1797 Priscilla Martha Belford (d. at sea off Ostend28 Oct 1815), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Capt William Belford, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Henry Carleton, later 2nd Baron Dorchester

1a. Maria Carleton (d. at sea off Ostend with her mother 28 Oct 1815)

4. Lt Col Hon George Carleton (b. 25 Sep 1781; d. 9 May 1814), mar. 19 Sep 1805 Henrietta King (mar. (2) 23 Jan 1818 Rear-Admiral James Macnamara RN; d. 30 Dec 1855), dau. of Henry King, of Askham Hall, co. Westmorland, and had issue:

1a. Guy Carleton, later 3rd Baron Dorchester

1a. Hon Maria Carleton (d. 5 May 1841), mar. 12 Jul 1825 Rev James King, Rector of Henley-on-Thames, co. Oxford, son of Rt Rev Walter King, Bishop of Rochester

2a. Hon Henrietta Priscilla Carleton (d. 20 Oct 1892), mar. Oct 1836 Henry Jeremiah Smith, of Annsbrook and Beabeg, co. Meath (d. 1877)

3a. Hon Georgiana Carleton (d. Jan 1837), mar. 3 May 1831 Robert King, of London, and had issue

5. Hon Charles Carleton (b. 1786; dvp. 1799)

6. Hon Dudley Carleton (b. 1790; d. 1820)

7. Rev Hon Richard Carleton, Rector of Nately Scures, co. Hampshire (b. 10 Feb 1792; d. 2 Feb 1869), mar. 20 Jul 1820 Frances Louisa Horton (d. 21 Feb 1864), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Eusebius Horton, of Catton Hall, co. Derby, and had issue:

1. Dudley Wilmot Carleton, later 4th Baron Dorchester

1. Hon Maria Louisa Carleton (d. 10 Oct 1898)

1. Hon Maria Carleton (dsp. 16 Nov 1863), mar. 8 May 1810 William [Orde-Powlett], 2nd Baron Bolton

2. Hon Frances Carleton (d. 1812), mar. 1802 Rev John Orde


10 Nov 1808 (bur. at Nately Scures, co. Hampshire)


21 Aug 1786 Lord Dorchester, Baron of Dorchester in the County of Oxford

suc. by



entered the Army 1742; Lt Col, 72nd Regiment of Foot 1758; wounded at the Sieges of Quebec 1759 and Belleisle 1761; Maj General 1772, Lieut General 1777 and General 1793; Col of the 47th Foot 1772-90; Col in Chief of the 84th Foot 1782-83; Col of the 15th Dragoons 1790-1801, of the 27th Dragoons 1801-02, and of the 4th Dragoons 1802-08; Lieut Governor of Quebec 1766-68 and Governor 1768-78, successfully repulsing the Americans in 1776; Knight of the Bath 1776; Governor of Fort Charlemont 1778-1808; Commander-in-Chief in North America 1782-96; Governor of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and Governor-General of Canada 1786-96


Arthur Henry [Carleton], 2nd Baron Dorchester


20 Feb 1805


3 Jun 1826 (bur. at Nately Scures, co. Hampshire)

suc. by



an Office in the Horse Guards (the "Blues")


Guy [Carleton], 3rd Baron Dorchester


25 Oct 1811


12 Jun 1837 Anne Wauchope (d. 7 Jun 1861), dau. of Thomas W J Wauchope


1. Hon Henrietta Anne Carleton, later suo jure Baroness Dorchester

2. Hon Maria Georgiana Carleton, mar. 4 Jul 1865 Timothy Fetherstonhaugh, of The College, Kirkoswald, co. Cumberland, and had issue


s.p.m. 3 Dec 1875

suc. by



sometime Lieut, 7th Hussars


Dudley Wilmot [Carleton], 4th Baron Dorchester


12 Nov 1822


27 Jul 1854 Hon Charlotte Hobhouse (b. 31 Mar 1831; dsp. 11 Jun 1914), 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of John Cam [Hobhouse], 1st Baron Broughton, by his wife Lady Julia Thomasina Hay, 6th dau. of George [Hay], 7th Marquess of Tweeddale


s.p. 13 Nov 1897 (bur. in Kensal Green Cemetary, London)


entered the Army 1840; served in the Crimea with the Coldstream Guards; Col, 1862; retired 1868


On the death of the 4th Baron Dorchester in 1897 the 1786 Barony of Dorchester became extinct. On 2 Aug 1899 his niece, Hon Henrietta Anne Leir-Carleton, was created suo jure Baroness Dorchester.


First written 24 Jan 2013



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