Near Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.—Lord Carrington.
“The situation of this seat is peculiarly happy, on the banks of the river, near the town, from the sight of which it is completely screened by beautiful groves. The grounds are extensive, and laid out with much taste, their effect being con- siderably heightened by an ornamental sheet of water, winding through them, terminated by an artificial cascade of considerable beauty and picturesque effect.”
John Smith, of Cropwell Boteler, where he purchased land in 1628, died in 1641. By Elizabeth, his wife, he was father of
Thomas Smith, of Nottingham, and of Gaddesby, Leicestershire, baptised November 1st., 1631, married, his second wife, Fortune, daughter of Laurence Collin, and had three sous, of whom the younger—he died in 1699—was
Abel Smith, Esq., of Nottingham, and of East Stoke, a Banker, married Jane, daughter of George Beaumont, Esq., of Chapelthorpe, Yorkshire, and had three sons,
- George Smith, created a Baronet in 1757, whose son, Sir George Smith, Baronet, assumed the name of Bromley.
- John Smith, of London, Merchant.
- Abel Smith.
The third son,
Abel Smith, Esq., of Nottingham, Banker, M.P. for Aldborough iu 1774, for St. Ives iu 1780, and for St. Germains in 1785, manned Mary, daughter of Thomas Bird, Esq., of Barton, Warwickshire, and had eight children, of whom the third son,
Robert Smith, Esq., born in 1752, was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland, July 16th., 1796, as Baron Carrington, of Bulcot Lodge, and to that of Great Britain, October20th.,1797, as Baron Carrington, of Upton, Nottinghamshire. His Lordship was Captain of Deal Castle, F.R.S.A., and D.C.L. He married, first, July 6th., 1780, Anne, daughter of Henry Boldero Barnard, Esq., of Cave Castle, Yorkshire, and their only son—he died September 18th., 1838—was
Robert John Smith, second Baron Carrington, who took by sign manual, in 1 839, the surname of Carington, in place of his patronymic, Smith. He was M.P. for many years, Lord-Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Buckinghamshire. He died March 17th., 1868, having had, with other issue,
Charles Robert Carington, third Baron Carrington, F.R.S., Captain in the Royal Horse Guards, sometime M.P. for Wycombe, born May 16th., 1843. He married, July 16th., 1878, the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, eldest daughter of Charles Harbord, fifth Lord Suffield.
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