Henry Sturt, 1st Baron Alington

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The Right Honourable

The Lord Alington
Henry Gerard Sturt, Vnaity Fair, 1876-07-08.jpg
"Bunny". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1876.
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Dorset
In office
Majority 2,197 (24.5%)
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Dorchester
In office
Personal details
Henry Gerard Sturt

(1825-05-16)16 May 1825
Died 17 February 1904(1904-02-17) (aged 78)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
  • Augusta Bingham (m. 1853)
  • Evelyn Herietta Leigh (m. 1892)
Father Henry Sturt
Occupation Politician

Henry Gerard Sturt, 1st Baron Alington (16 May 1825 – 17 February 1904) was a British peer and Conservative Party politician. The son of Henry Sturt,[1] he was created 1st Baron Alington of Crichel on 15 January 1876.

Sturt was twice married. On 10 September 1853, he wed Lady Augusta Bingham, the daughter of George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan. They had three children:-

On 10 February 1892, Sturt wed Evelyn Henrietta Leigh.[2]


  1. ^ "Sturt, Henry Gerard". Alumni Oxoniensis: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. 4: 1370.
  2. ^ thePeerage.com


  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

External links

  • Wikisource logo Works written by or about Henry Sturt, 1st Baron Alington at Wikisource
  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Sturt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Ashley
Sir James Graham, Bt
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
With: Hon. George Dawson-Damer, 1847–1852
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, from 1852
Succeeded by
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Charles Napier Sturt
Preceded by
John Floyer,
George Bankes
Henry Ker Seymer
Member of Parliament for Dorset
With: Henry Ker Seymer to 1864
John Floyer to 1857
Henry Portman from 1857
Succeeded by
John Floyer,
Hon. Henry Portman
Edward Digby
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Alington
Succeeded by
Humphrey Sturt

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