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Northbrook, Earl of (UK, 1876 - 1929)


Creation: let.pat. 10 Jun 1876


Extinct: 12 Apr 1929


Family name: Baring




See Baron Northbrook



Thomas George [Baring], 2nd Baron Northbrook later 1st Earl of Northbrook, GCSI PC

only son and heir of Francis Thornhill [Baring], 1st Baron Northbrook, by his first wife Jane Grey, 5th dau. of Hon Sir George Gray, 1st Bt. KCB


22 Jan 1826


6 Sep 1848 Elizabeth Harriet Sturt (b. 12 Jan 1827; d. 3 Jun 1867), sister of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Alington, and 3rd dau. of Henry Charles Sturt, of Crichel, co. Dorset, by his wife Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell, 3rd dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan


1. Hon Francis George Baring, later 2nd Earl of Northbrook

2. Hon Arthur Napier Thomas Baring (b. 3 Jun 1854; d. 7 Sep 1870)

1. Lady Jane Emma Baring CI CBE (dsp. 17 Jan 1936), mar. 29 Jan 1890 as his second wife Col Hon Sir Henry George Lewis Crichton KCB (b. 7 Apr 1844; d. 10 May 1922), 3rd son of John [Crichton], 3rd Earl Erne, by his wife Selina Griselda Beresford, 2nd dau. of Rev Charles Cobbe Beresford, Rector of Baillieborough,


15 Nov 1904


10 Jun 1876 Viscount Baring, of Lee in the County of Kent, and Earl of Northbrook, in the County of Southampton

suc. by



Private Secretary to the Board of Trade, Home Office, India Board and Admiralty; a Lord of the Admiralty 1857-58; Member of Parliament for Penryn and Falmouth 1857-66; Under Secretary for India 1859-61 and 1861-64, for War 1861 and 1868-72, and for the Home Office 1864-66; Secretary to the Admiralty 1866; suc. his father 10 Sep 1866 as 2nd Baron Northbrook; Privy Councillor 1869; Governor-General (Viceroy) of India 1872-76; GCSI 1876; First Lord of the Admiralty 1880-85; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1881-1904; High Commissioner to Egypt 1884 ; Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1892-1904


Francis George [Baring], 2nd Earl of Northbrook


8 Dec 1850

mar. (1)

26 Jun 1894 Ada Ethel Sophie Grant (former wife of Ian Robert James Murray Grant of Glenmoriston; d. 22 Jul 1894), yst. dau. by his second wife of Col Cuthbert Davidson CB

mar. (2)

10 Jun 1899 Florence Anita Eyre Abercrombie CBE (widow of Sir Robert John Abercromby, 7th Bt., of Birkenbog, co. Banff; d. 4 Dec 1946), and only dau. of Eyre Coote, of West Park, co. Hampshire, by his wife Jessie Mary Worrall, dau. of Lieut Gen Henry Lechmere Worrall, of the Cottage, Clifton, co. Somerset


s. p. 12 Jan 1929


Lieut, Rifle Brigade 1870-76, ADC to his father when Viceroy of India 1873-76 and Grenadier Guards 1876-80; Member of Parliament for Winchester 1880-85 and for North Bedfordshire 1886-92; High Steward of Winchester 1906


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Northbrook the Earldom of Northbrook became extinct, but the Barony of Northbrook passed to his half-cousin, Francis Arthur Baring, as heir male of the body of the grantee.


 First written 22 Apr 2004



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