George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan

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Charles George Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan KP (8 May 1830 – 5 June 1914), styled Lord Bingham from 1839 to 1888, was an Irish peer and soldier.

He was the eldest son of George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan and Lady Anne Brudenell. His maternal grandparents were Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan and Penelope Anne Cooke. He was educated at Rugby School and entered the Army.

He became Lieutenant-Colonel of the Goldstream Guards and served as aide-de-camp to his father, who commanded the cavalry division during the Crimea War. He succeeded his father to the earldom in 1888. [1]

He was elected a Member of Parliament for Mayo from 1865 to 1874. He was appointed Vice-Admiral of Connaught in 1889, and Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for County Mayo in 1901. He was created a Knight of St. Patrick in 1898. [1]

He married Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox. She was the youngest daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lady Caroline Paget. Caroline was the eldest daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and his first wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers. The elder Caroline was a daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey and Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey. They had seven children:

Grave of the 4th Earl of Lucan in All Saints' parish churchyard, Laleham, Middlesex

He was succeeded in the title by his eldest son George Charles Bingham, 5th Earl of Lucan .


External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Lucan
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Roger William Henry Palmer
Lord John Browne
Member of Parliament for Mayo
With: Lord John Browne 1865–1868
George Henry Moore 1868–1870
George Ekins Browne 1870–1874
Succeeded by
George Ekins Browne
Thomas Tighe
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Arran
Lord Lieutenant of Mayo
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Sligo
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Bingham
Earl of Lucan
Succeeded by
George Bingham

  1. ^ a b "The Fourth Earl of Lucan". Ask About Ireland. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
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