Charles Wynn-Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire
The Marquess of Lincolnshire
|Lord Privy Seal|
23 October 1911 – 13 February 1912
|Prime Minister||H. H. Asquith|
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Crewe|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Crewe|
|President of the Board of Agriculture|
10 December 1905 – 23 October 1911
|Prime Minister||Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman |
H. H. Asquith
|Preceded by||Ailwyn Fellowes|
|Succeeded by||Walter Runciman|
15 August 1892 – 22 June 1895
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Lathom|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Lathom|
|Governor of New South Wales|
12 December 1885 – 3 November 1890
|Preceded by||Lord Augustus Loftus|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Jersey|
|Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms|
27 June 1881 – 6 July 1885
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||The Marquess of Huntly|
|Succeeded by||The Earl of Coventry|
|Member of Parliament|
24 July 1865 – 17 March 1868
|Preceded by||Martin Tucker Smith|
|Succeeded by||William Carington|
|Member of the House of Lords|
17 March 1868 – 13 June 1928
|Preceded by||The 2nd Baron Carrington|
|Succeeded by||The 4th Baron Carrington|
Charles Robert Carrington
16 May 1843
|Died||13 June 1928 (aged 85)|
Daws Hill House, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
|Spouse(s)||Hon. Cecilia Margaret Harbord (m. 1878–1928; his death)|
|Parents||Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Charles Robert Carrington was born at Whitehall on 16 May 1843, the son of Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington, and his second wife Charlotte, the younger daughter of Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby. The Hon. Sir William Carington and Rupert Carington, 4th Baron Carrington, were his younger brothers, while Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, was his grand-nephew. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a lifelong friend of King Edward VII, having first met him in 1854.
On his mother's death in 1879 he became joint hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. Born Charles Carrington, he and his two brothers assumed by Royal Licence the surname of Carington in 1880. In 1896 he assumed by Royal Licence the surname of Wynn-Carington.
Carrington sat in the House of Commons as a Liberal for High Wycombe from 1865 until he succeeded his father to the baronies in 1868. He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from 1881 to 1885, and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1881.
He was appointed to be the Governor of New South Wales in 1885 until 1890 and was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Knight Grand Cross in June 1885. He again held office under Gladstone and later Lord Rosebery as Lord Chamberlain of the Household from 1892 to 1895. The latter year he was created Viscount Wendover, of Chepping Wycombe, in the County of Buckingham, and Earl Carrington.
After the Liberals returned to power in 1905 he served as President of the Board of Agriculture between 1905 and 1911 and as Lord Privy Seal between 1911 and 1912, with a seat in the cabinet in Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith's ministries. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1906 and in 1912 he was further honoured when he was made Marquess of Lincolnshire.
He was initiated into Isaac Newton University Lodge No. 859, Cambridge, on 28 October 1861 at the age of 18, passed in Cairo some 8 years later, and raised in Royal York Lodge of Perseverance No. 7 on 6 October 1875. On 3 January 1882 he became a member of Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16. Even though he was not a past Master of a Lodge, he was appointed Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1882.
When he became Governor of New South Wales, he found a rivalry of lodges working under the United Grand Lodge of England and the Grand Lodge of Scotland as well as lodges working under other constitutions. Trying to unite the lodges, he became firstly District Grand Master of New South Wales, and then the first Grand Master of the newly consecrated Grand Lodge of New South Wales. However, as he had still not yet been installed as a Worshipful Master, he was first made Worshipful Master at sight of the Lodge Ionic No. 15. Nine senior Masons were present, including Samuel Way. In 1890 he was appointed Provincial Grand Master of Buckinghamshire and after serving five years, he was made Grand Representative in England of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales.
Carrington married the Hon. Cecilia Margaret Harbord (1856–1934), daughter of Charles Harbord, 5th Baron Suffield, and Cecilia Annetta Baring, in 1878. They had one son and five daughters. Their only son, Albert Edward Charles Robert Wynn-Carington, Viscount Wendover (1895–1915), died on 19 May 1915 of complications following the amputation of an arm when he was wounded in the fighting at Ypres during World War I.
Having earlier sold his ancestral home, Wycombe Abbey (which became a private girls' boarding-school), Lincolnshire died at his home, Daws Hill House, High Wycombe, on 13 June 1928. The baronies (but not his other titles) passed to his younger brother, Rupert. The marquessate, earldom and viscountcy became extinct. Cecilia, Marchioness of Lincolnshire, died in 1934, aged 78.
|by Cecilia Margaret Harbord|
|Lady Marjorie Cecilia Wynn-Carington||1880–1968||Married Hon. Charles Wilson (later 2nd Baron Nunburnholme), son of Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme, and Florence Wellesley; had issue.|
|Lady Alexandra Augusta Wynn-Carington||1881–1955||Married Col. William Palmer, son of Brig. George Palmer; had issue.|
|Lady Ruperta Wynn-Carington||1883–1963||Married William Legge, Viscount Lewisham (later 7th Earl of Dartmouth), son of William Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth, and Lady Mary Coke; had issue.|
|Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carington||1889–1928||Married Walter Keppel, Viscount Bury (later 9th Earl of Albemarle), son of Arnold Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle, and Lady Gertrude Egerton; had issue.|
|Lady Victoria Alexandrina Wynn-Carington||1892–1966||Married, firstly, Lt. Nigel Legge-Bourke, son of Sir Henry Legge and Amy Lambart; had issue.||Lt. Legge-Bourke, who was a first cousin of his brother-in-law Viscount Lewisham above, was killed in action in World War I.|
|Married, secondly, Major Hon. Edric Weld-Forester, son of Cecil Weld-Forester, 5th Baron Forester, and Emma Dixie; had issue.|
|Albert Edward Charles Robert Wynn-Carington,
|1895–1915||Viscount Wendover died from wounds received in action in World War I.|
Cousins Tiggy and Eleanor Legge-Bourke are his descendants through his fifth daughter; they are both granddaughters of politician Sir Harry Legge-Bourke, only son of Lt. Nigel Legge-Bourke.
|Ancestors of Charles Wynn-Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire|
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