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Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook

The Right Honourable
The Lord Northbrook
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
26 August 1839 – 30 August 1841
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Viscount Melbourne
Preceded by Thomas Spring Rice
Succeeded by Henry Goulburn
Personal details
Born 20 April 1796 (2016-06-19T12:24:14)
Calcutta, India
Died 6 September 1866(1866-09-06) (aged 70)
Micheldever, Hampshire
Nationality British
Political party Whig
  • Jane Grey (m. 182538)
  • Lady Arabella Howard (m. 1841–66)
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Francis Thornhill Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook PC (20 April 1796 – 6 September 1866), known as Sir Francis Baring, Bt, from 1848 to 1866, was a British Whig politician who served in the governments of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell.


  • Background 1
  • Political career 2
  • Family 3
  • Honours 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


A member of the famous Baring banking family, he was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet, and his wife Mary Ursula, eldest daughter of Charles Sealy. Baring was educated at Winchester College and then Eton College. He obtained a double first class from Christ Church, Oxford in 1817 and graduated with a Master of Arts four years later.[1] In 1823, he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn and in 1848, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1]

Political career

Baring entered the Lord Auckland as First Lord of the Admiralty in Russell's cabinet, until its fall in 1852.[2]

Baring was a member of the Canterbury Association. He met John Robert Godley on 24 November 1849 to discuss educational matters for the proposed settlement in Canterbury, New Zealand, and gave £600 for education as a memorial to Charles Buller, who had died in the previous year.[3]


Lord Northbrook married twice.

Firstly, on 7 April 1825 at the Dockyard Chapel, Portsmouth, Lord Northbrook married Jane Grey (20 October 1804 - 23 April 1838), daughter of the Hon. Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, with issue.

Secondly, in 1841 at Kenneth Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham, with issue.

Lord Northbrook died on 6 September 1866, aged 70, and was succeeded by his son from his first marriage, Thomas, who later was created Earl of Northbrook in 1876. Lady Northbrook died in December 1884, aged 75.



  1. ^ a b c d Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 104. 
  2. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Francis Baring
  3. ^ Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 13–14. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Isaac (1898). Names and their histories: a handbook of historical geography and topographical nomenclature (2 ed.). Rivingtons. p. 61. 
  •  "Baring, Francis Thornhill".  

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Francis Baring
  • Archival material relating to Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook listed at the UK National Archives
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Markham
John Bonham-Carter
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
With: John Bonham-Carter 1826–1838
Sir George Staunton, Bt 1838–1852
The Viscount Monck 1852–1857
Sir James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone 1857–1865
Succeeded by
William Henry Stone
Stephen Gaselee
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Spring Rice
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1839 – 1841
Succeeded by
Henry Goulburn
Preceded by
The Earl of Auckland
First Lord of the Admiralty
1849 – 1852
Succeeded by
The Duke of Northumberland
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Northbrook
Succeeded by
Thomas Baring
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Baring
3rd Baronet
(Baring of Larkbeare, Devon)
Succeeded by
Thomas Baring
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