Alexander Baring MP

Alexander Baring MP (1773 - 1848)

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Alexander "1st Baron Ashburton" Baring MP
Born in Mincing Lane, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Blackpoint, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.map
Descendants descendants
Died in Longleat, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 9 Nov 2018
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Alexander Baring MP is Notable.


Biography

Alexander Baring son of banker Francis Baring and his wife, Harriet Herring, was born on 27 October 1773 at Mincing Lane in London [1] and was baptised at St Gabriel Fenchurch on the 25th November. [2][3] History of Parliament gives his date of birth as 27 October 1774 [4] as does Wikipedia [5] but that must be considered an error in view of the two renderings of the baptismal record.

He married Anne Louise Bingham, daughter of US Senator William Bingham and his wife, Ann Willing, on 23 August 1798 [6] at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A..

Alexander was Ambassador (Special Mission) to the U.S.A. of 9 August 1842, concluding with United States Secretary of State Daniel Webster the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which deliniated the frontiers between British North America (Canada) and the U.S.A.[7]

He died on 12 May 1848 at age 73 at Longleat, Wiltshire, England. [8]

He was head of the firm of Baring Brothers, Merchants for 18 years.
He held the office of Member of Parliament for Taunton between 1806 and 1826.
He held the office of Member of Parliament for Callington between 1826 and 1831.
He held the office of Member of Parliament for Thetford between 1831 and 1832. He held the office of Member of Parliament for North Essex between 1832 and 1835.
He was a trustee of the British Museum between 1829 and 1848. He held the office of Master of the Mint between 1834 and 1835.
He held the office of President of the Board of Trade between 1834 and 1835.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor on 15 December 1834.
He was a trustee of the National Gallery between 1835 and 1848.
He was created 1st Baron Ashburton, of Ashburton, Devon [U.K.] on 10 April 1835.
He graduated with a Doctor of Civil Laws .

Sources

  1. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Baring, Alexander, first Baron Ashburton (1773–1848)
  2. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J394-9VZ : accessed 7 August 2015), Alexander Baring, 25 Nov 1773; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 394,830.
  3. Baptismal record St Gabriel Fenchurch, London (25 November 1773 Alexander Baring born 27 October 1773 son of Francis Baring and Harriet) Viewed at Ancestry. Text only
  4. History of Parliament online : BARING, Alexander (1774-1848), of the Grange, Hants
  5. Wikipedia: Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton
  6. History of Parliament online : BARING, Alexander (1774-1848), of the Grange, Hants
  7. Wikipedia: Webster–Ashburton Treaty
  8. History of Parliament online : BARING, Alexander (1774-1848), of the Grange, Hants


  • "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q269-SVK3 : 18 March 2018), Ashburton, 20 May 1848; citing Obituary, Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, page 0002, Records extracted by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch. The British Library, London; FHL microfilm 102,001,238.


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