Robert Carrington, 2nd Baron Carrington

22nd Jan 1752 - 18th Sep 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Will proved 1838, left £120,000 personalty. Son of Abel Smith (c. 1717-12 July 1788), banker and merchant of Nottingham and London, MP 1774-88, who left £59,573 plus land in Britain and an estate in Jamaica. Head of Smith, Payne & Smith from 1780. Created Baron Carrington in Irish peerage 1796, UK peerage 1797. Also owned an estate at Wycombe in Buckinghamshire (Wycombe Abbey), which he bought from Lord Lansdowne.

Served as Captain of Deal Castle 1802-1838, hence presumably the 1835 Boyle's additional address of Deal Castle, Kent.


T71/852 St Catherine claim no. 538 (Farm Pen).

William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1838/33.

Jacob M. Price, ‘Smith, Abel (1717?–1788)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) [, accessed 10/08/2012]. [accessed 01/10/2010]; Boyle's Directory (1835).

Further Information

(1) Anne Boldero-Barnard (6/7/1780) (2) Charlotte Hudson (19/1/1836!)
Catherine Lucy, Hester Frances, Emily, Charlotte Elizabeth, Harriet, Robert John 2nd Baron (1796-1868)

Associated Claims (1)

£4,908 8S 5D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner

Cultural (3)

London Institution...... 
Royal Society...... 
Society of Antiquaries...... 

Political (1)

office →
President of Board of Agriculture
1800 - 1803

Addresses (2)

26 St James's Place, St James, London, Middlesex, London, England
Dulcote Lodge, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England