There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Carden, one in the Baronetage of Ireland and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Both creations are extant as of 2010.

The Carden Baronetcy, of Templemore in the County of Tipperary,[1] was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 31 August 1787 for John Carden, commander of the 30th Regiment of Light Dragoons,[2] which he had helped raise.[3] His son from his third marriage, the third Baronet (who succeeded his half-brother), fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The sixth Baronet, Sir John Valentine Carden was a notable tank and vehicle designer. The family was originally from Cheshire, England, but settled at Templemore in County Tipperary around 1650. Admiral John Surman Carden was a member of another branch of this family. The family seat was Templemore Abbey, built 1819 by architect William Vitruvius Morrison in the Tudor-Gothic style, extended in the 1860s, vacated in 1902, burnt in 1921, and demolished c1925. The family previously lived in the Butler Castle, accidentally destroyed by a fire in 1740, with the ruins now known as The Black Castle.

The Carden Baronetcy, of Wimpole Street in the County of Middlesex and of Molesey in the County of Surrey,[4] was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 14 June 1887 for Robert Carden. He was Lord Mayor of London from 1857 to 1858 and also represented Gloucester and Barnstaple in the House of Commons. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baronet. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 5th Lancers and served as High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1891. His eldest son, the third Baronet, was a Major in the 1st Life Guards and also served as High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1922 and as a Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire in 1936. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Baronet. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 17th/21st Lancers.

Carden baronets, of Templemore (1787) edit

Escutcheon of the Carden baronets of Templemore
Carden family tombs: obelisk and gravestones of the "Big Church" in Templemore

The heir presumptive is Peter James Charles Carden (born 1958), a kinsman of the present holder.

Carden baronets, of Wimpole Street and Molesey (1887) edit

  • Sir Robert Walter Carden, 1st Baronet (1801–1888)
  • Sir Frederick Walter Carden, 2nd Baronet (1833–1909)
  • Sir Frederick Henry Walter Carden, 3rd Baronet (1873–1966)
  • Sir Henry Christopher Carden, 4th Baronet (1908–1993)
  • Sir Christopher Robert Carden, 5th Baronet[6] (born 1946)

There is no heir to the title.

References edit

  1. ^ "No. 12915". The London Gazette. 25 August 1787. p. 397.
  2. ^ National Archives - 30th Light Dragoons.
  3. ^ Burke, John, A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire., Vol 1, p. 206.
  4. ^ "No. 25709". The London Gazette. 14 June 1887. p. 3219.
  5. ^ The Times – Births, marriages and deaths: Tuesday November 23, 2021
  6. ^ "Official Roll of the Baronetage". Standing Council of the Baronetage. Retrieved 18 December 2019.