Francis Baring

1800 - 1868

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Hon. Francis Baring, later 3rd Baron Ashburton, partner in Baring Brothers 1823-1864, counterclaimed unsuccessully with his partners as assignees for the compensation on Spring Garden in British Guiana but the firm intercepted successfully the compensation awarded on the estates of Wolfert Katz, a major debtor of the firm, in British Guiana.

  1. Francis Baring (1800-1868), son of Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, and Anne Bingham. Married Hortense, daughter of Duke of Bassano 1832. Partner in the firm between 1823 and 1864.    

  2. Educated Harrow School; MP Thetford 1830-1, 1832-41, 1848-57. Succeeded brother William, 2nd Baron Ashburton in 1862. Left £250,000.

Sources

T71/887 British Guiana no. 2282 (Spring Garden); T71/885 British Guiana nos. 21, 89, 270, 272, 363, 378A&B&C, 424 and 479 for the Wolfert Katz awards estates.

  1. The Baring Archive http://www.baringarchive.org.uk/barings_people/directors/ and http://www.baringarchive.org.uk/barings_people/baring_family_genealogy/ [both accessed 20/04/2012].

2 William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1868/7. Father Alexander 1848/6 left £350,000; William 2nd Baron Ashburton 1862/2, left £180,000; another brother, Hon Rev. Frederick Baring 1868/10 left £100,000.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Hortense
Wealth at death
£250,000
School
Harrow
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (8)

£2,995 5S 5D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£4,849 14S 7D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£483 3S 3D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£8,297 18S 6D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£7,306 6S 7D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£17,972 0S 4D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£11,766 10S 1D
Beneficiary (Mortgagee)
£3,421 16S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Assignee)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Subscriber
University of London (University College, London)...... 
notes →
Statement by the Council of the University of London, Explanatory of the Nature and Objects of the Institution (London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green / John Murray, 1827), p. 50;...

Political (1)

MP
Whig (1830) Tory (from 1832) 
election →
Thetford Norfolk
1830 - 1831
election →
Thetford Norfolk
1832 - 1841
election →
Thetford Norfolk
1848 - 1857

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins
First Cousins
Business partners

Addresses (1)

London, Middlesex, London, England