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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Lord Carrington

Lord Carrington.

The Right Hon. Lord Carrington, G.C.M.G., Governor of the colony of New South Wales, is Charles Robert Carrington, third Baron Carrington, who was born in 1843, at High Wycombe, in the County of Buckinghamshire, England. He was educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking the degree of B.A. in 1863. In 1865 he entered the Royal Horse Guards, became lieutenant in 1867 and captain in 1869. He is a captain in the Buckinghamshire Militia and the Deputy-Lieutenant and Magistrate for that County. He was in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1868, as member for High Wycombe, and succeeded to his father's peerage in 1868. The first peer of this family was Mr. Robert Smith, M.P., who was created Baron Carrington, of Upton, Notts, in 1797. His son, the second baron, in 1839 assumed the name of Carrington by Royal license, instead of Smith, and married a daughter of Lord Willoughby D'Eresby. By right of his maternal ancestor Lord Carrington holds the office of Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain to Her Majesty, and was aide-decamp to the Prince of Wales during his visit to India, and has been a captain in the corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms. He married in 1878 the Hon. Cecilia Margaret, eldest daughter of the fifth Baron Suffield, and succeeded Lord Loftus as Governor of New South Wales in 1885. He is wealthy, possessed of broad liberal views, and since his arrival in New South Wales has, by his unflagging energy and participation in every good cause, endeared himself to all.

Lord Carrington