Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameHenry LABOUCHERE 1st Baron Taunton
Birth1798
Death1869
EducationOxford University
FatherPierre Caesar LABOUCHERE (1771-1839)
MotherDorothy BARING (1771-1825)
Other spousesLady Mary HOWARD
SpouseFrances BARING
Birth1813
Death1850
FatherSir Thomas BARING 2nd Bart (1772-1848)
MotherMary Ursula SEALY (-1846)
Children
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From Wikipedia

Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton PC (15 August 1798 – 13 July 1869) was a prominent British Whig and Liberal Party politician of the mid-19th century.


Labouchere (pronounced /læbuːˈʃɛər/) was born in Over Stowey, Somerset, into a Huguenot merchant family. His father was Peter Caesar Labouchere and his mother Dorothy Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet. He took his B.A. (1821) and his M.A. (1828) at Oxford University.
[edit]Political career

In 1826, Labouchere became MP for St Michael, as a Whig. In 1830, he moved to the Taunton seat, which he held until 1859. In 1835 he was opposed by Benjamin Disraeli for the Taunton seat, and defeated him by 452 votes to 282. Labouchere was first appointed to office by Lord Grey in 1832, serving as Civil Lord of the Admiralty. After beginning the second Melbourne ministry as Master of the Mint, Privy Counsellor, and Vice-President of the Board of Trade (and, later, Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies), Labouchere was raised to a cabinet post, President of the Board of Trade, which he held from 1839 until the Melbourne government fell in 1841.


When the Whigs, now led by Lord John Russell, returned to office in 1846, Labouchere returned to the cabinet, this time as Chief Secretary for Ireland. The following year, he once again became President of the Board of Trade, and stayed in that post until Russell's government fell in 1852. From 1853 to 1854 he sat on the Royal Commission on the City of London.[1] Labouchere's final cabinet posting came during the first Palmerston ministry, for which he served as Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1855 to 1858. In 1859, Labouchere was raised to the peerage as Baron Taunton, of Taunton in the County of Somerset.[2]
[edit]Family

Lord Taunton married firstly his first cousin Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet, in 1840. They had three daughters. After her death in 1850, aged 36, he married secondly Lady Mary, daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, in 1852. There were no children from this marriage. Lord Taunton died in July 1869, aged 70, at his home, Quantock Lodge in Over Stowey. As he had no sons the barony became extinct on his death. His nephew, also Henry Labouchere, inherited part of Labouchere's fortune, and was later to become a well-known newspaper editor and politician. Lady Taunton died in September 1892.
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