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Lincolnshire, Marquess of (UK, 1912 - 1928)


Creation: let.pat. 26 Feb 1912


Extinct: 13 Jun 1928


Family name: Carrington later Carington later Wynn Carrington




Quarterly of six:  1st, Or a Chevron cotised between three Demi Griffins the two in chief respectant Sable (Carington);  2nd, Vert three Shields Argent each charged with a Bordure engrailed Or (Burrell);  3rd, Argent three Battering Rams proper headed Azure (Bertie);  4th, Or fretty Azure (Willoughby);  5th, Vert three Eagles displayed in fess Or (Gwynedd, Prince of Wales);  6th, Or three Bars wavy Gules (Drummond)


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



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

1st son and heir of Robert John [Smith later Carrington], 2nd Baron Carrington, by his second wife Hon Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby, 2nd dau. and eventual cohrss. of Peter Robert [Burrell later Drummond-Burrell], 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby


16 May 1843


15 Jul 1878 Hon Cecilia Margaret Harbord, Lady of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Alexandra 1911-25 (b. 15 Jun 1856; d. 6 Oct 1934), 1st dau. of Charles [Harbord], 5th Baron Suffield, by his first wife Cecilia Annetta Baring, yst dau. by his second wife of Henry Baring, of Cromer Hall, co. Norfolk


1. Lieut Lord Albert Edward Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington, styled Viscount Wendover (b. 24 Apr 1895; dvp. 19 May 1915)

1. Lady Marjorie Cecilia Wynn-Carrington DGStJ (b. 4 Apr 1880; d. 17 Jun 1968), mar. 1 Feb 1901 Charles Henry Wellesley [Wilson], 2nd Baron Nunburnholme, and had issue

2. Lady Alexandra Augusta Wynn-Carrington (b. 5 Mar 1881; d. 12 Jan 1955), mar. 30 Jun 1910 Col William Llewellyn Palmer MC, of Great Somerford Manor, Chippenham, co. Wiltshire (d. 11 Aug 1954), son of Brig Gen George Llewellyn Palmer, of Lackham, Lacock, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

3. Lady Ruperta Wynn-Carrington (b. 19 Jul 1883; d. 26 Jun 1963), mar. 7 Dec 1905 William [Legge], 7th Earl of Dartmouth (suc. his father-in-law as Lord Great Chamberlain for the remainder of the Reign of King George V, 1928-36), and had issue

4. Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carrington (b. 27 Sep 1889; d. 14 Mar 1928), mar. 9 Jun 1909 as his first wife Walter Egerton George Lucian [Keppel], 9th Earl of Albemarle, and had issue

5. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Wynn-Carrington, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Mary 1930-37 and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber 1937-53 (b. 7 Dec 1892; d. 28 Mar 1966), mar. (1) 3 Jun 1913 Lieut Nigel Walter Legge later Legge-Bourke, of Hayes, Beau Parc, co. Meath (d. 30 Oct 1914), and (2) 10 Apr 1916 Maj Hon Edric Alfred Cecil Weld-Forester CVO, of Laverton House, Broadway, co. Worcester, 6th son of Cecil Theodore [Weld-Forester], 5th Baron Forester, and has issue by both husbands


s.p.m.s. 13 Jun 1928


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

26 Feb 1912 Marquess of Lincolnshire

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for High Wycombe 1865-68; suc. his father 17 Mar 1868 as 3rd Baron Carrington; suc. his mother 26 Jul 1879 in a moiety of the office of Joint Hereditary Great Chamberlain of England;  authorised to continue to use the name of Carington in lieu of Carrington by Royal Licence 1880; Capt of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1881-85; Privy Councillor 1885; GCMG 1885; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of New South Wales 1885-90;  Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1892-95;  assumed the name of Wynn-Carrington for himself and his issue by Royal Licence 1896; President of Board of Agriculture and Fisheries 1905-11;  Knight of the Garter 1906; Lord Privy Seal 1911-12;  Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain for the Reign of King George V 1910-1928


On the death of the 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire the Earldom of Carrington and Marquessate of Lincolnshire became extinct and the two Baronies of Carrington (Ireland 1796 and Great Britain 1797) were inherited by his brother, Rupert Clement George Carrington later Carington.




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