John Pakington

Sir John Somerset Pakington

Rush ID: 2716

Details

Born:
20 February 1799
Died:
26 April 1893
Birth place:
Powick Court, Worcestershire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Landowner
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
William Russell, of Powick Court, Worcestershire, and the daughter of Sir H. Perrot Pakington, Bart
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
2716
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q333339
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. PAKINGTON, Sir John (1799-1893)
  2. RUSSELL, John (1799-1893) **

Alternative names

  1. John (John Somerset) Russell (a.k.a.)

    1799 - 1830

    name at birth; assumed alternative surname Pakington on becoming heir to his maternal uncle in 1830

Peerages

  1. 2nd Baron Harrington

    Hereditary

    1880

    From Stenton; no other references to this title found.

  2. 1st Baron Hampton

    New hereditary

    1874

Constituencies

  1. Droitwich

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: 24 July 1837
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1874
    Date of exit: 31 January 1874
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Worcestershire Western

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
  2. Worcestershire Western

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1833*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
  3. Worcestershire Eastern

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. Secretary of State for the Colonies 1852

    March-December 1852

  2. First Lord of the Admiralty 1858-1859

  3. First Lord of the Admiralty 1866-1867

  4. Secretary of State for War 1867-1868

Higher education

  1. Oriel College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Slaney, Mary

    Year: 1822

  2. Murray, Augusta Anne

    Year: 1844

  3. Davies, Augusta

    Year: 1851

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. Boodle's Club