Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke (13 April 1828 – 17 July 1897), was a British banker.
The Lord Revelstoke
|Director of the Bank of England|
Edward Charles Baring
13 April 1828
|Died||17 July 1897(aged 69)|
Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel
|Relations||Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet (grandfather)|
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (brother)
Henry Bingham Baring (half-brother)
|Children||10, including John, Cecil, Everard, Maurice|
Cecilia Anne Windham
A member of the Baring banking family, "Ned" Baring was born on 13 April 1828. He was the second son of Henry Baring from his second marriage, to Cecilia Anne (née Windham). His younger brother was Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer. His father, a Member of Parliament for Bossiney and Colchester, was divorced from Maria Matilda Bingham, a daughter of U.S. Senator William Bingham, the former wife of French aristocrat James Alexander, Comte de Tilly. From his father's first marriage, his elder half-brother was Henry Bingham Baring, an MP Callington who married Lady Augusta Brudenell, a daughter of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan.
Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet was his grandfather and among his extended family were uncles were Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet and Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (who married Ann, another Bingham daughter).
Baring in 1882 became senior partner in the family banking firm of Baring Brothers and Co until forced to step down following the Panic of 1890. Edward's younger brother Thomas also became a partner in the bank.
He was also a Director of the Bank of England (1879–1891), chairman of Lloyds (1887–1892) and a Lieutenant of the City of London. On 30 June 1885 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Revelstoke, of Membland in the County of Devon.
On 30 April 1861, Lord Revelstoke married Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel, daughter of John Crocker Bulteel, MP, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Grey (herself the daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey). They had seven sons and three daughters, including:
- John Baring, 2nd Baron Revelstoke (1863–1929), who died unmarried.
- Cecil Baring, 3rd Baron Revelstoke (1864–1934), who married the divorced American heiress Maude (née Lorillard) Tailer, daughter of Pierre Lorillard IV.
- Hon. Everard Baring (1865–1932), a Brig.-Gen. who served as Military Secretary to the Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. He married Lady Ulrica Duncombe, fourth daughter of William Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham in 1904.
- Hon. Elizabeth Baring (1867–1944), who married Valentine Browne, 5th Earl of Kenmare, in 1887.
- Hon. Margaret Baring (1868–1906), who married Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer, in 1887.
- Hon. Susan Baring (1870-1961), a Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria 1898-99 who married Sir James Reid of Ellon, 1st Baronet, physician in ordinary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, in 1899.
- Hon. Maurice Baring (1874–1945), the man of letters who died unmarried.
- Hon. Hugo Baring (1876–1949), who married Lady Evelyn Harriet Hogg, widow of James McGarel-Hogg, 2nd Baron Magheramorne and second daughter of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury, in 1905.
In popular cultureEdit
- Appears as a minor character in the historical-mystery novel Stone's Fall, by Iain Pears.
- Appears as a minor character in the historical-mystery novel The Last Days of Night, by Graham Moore.
- Appears in the Nightmare Song, from Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, when the Lord Chancellor sings that "The shares are a penny and ever so many are taken by Rothschild and Baring"
|Ancestors of Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke|
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- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John (1888). Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography: Aaron-Crandall. Appleton. p. 264. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
- Kingsley, Nick (9 May 2019). "Landed families of Britain and Ireland: (375) Baring of Membland House and Lambay Castle, Barons Revelstoke". Landed families of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
- "Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke | British merchant". britannica.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
- The Baring Archive
- "No. 25486". The London Gazette. 3 July 1885. p. 3060.
- "Mrs. M. L. Tailer's Wedding; Will Be, or Has Become, the Bride of the Hon. Cecil Baring, in London, It Is Said."The New York Times 10 April 1902. p. 9
- Burke's Peerage. 1959.