Baron Hampton

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John Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

Baron Hampton, of Hampton Lovett and of Westwood in the County of Worcester,[1][2] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1874 for the Conservative politician Sir John Pakington, 1st Baronet.

First Baron Hampton[edit]

John Somerset Pakington (1799–1880) had previously represented Droitwich in the House of Commons, and had served as Secretary of State for War, and as First Lord of the Admiralty. Pakington had been created a Baronet of Westwood Park in 1846.[3] Born John Somerset Russell, he had assumed by Royal licence the surname of Pakington in lieu in 1830, on inheriting the estates of his maternal uncle Sir John Pakington, 8th and last Baronet, of Ailesbury. He died aged 81.

Second Baron Hampton[edit]

The first Lord Hampton was succeeded in 1880 by his eldest son, John Slaney Pakington (1826–1893), the second Baron, then aged 54. Upon his death, aged 67 in 1893, the title passed to the second Baron's half-brother.

Third Baron Hampton[edit]

The third Baron was Herbert Perrott Murray Pakington (1848–1906), a half-brother to the second Baron, who succeeded to the title aged 45. Upon his death at 58 in 1906, the title passed to -

Fourth Baron Hampton[edit]

Herbert Stuart Pakington (1883–1962), the third Baron's second but eldest surviving son, then aged just 23. He served as Chief Commissioner of The Scout Association. Upon his death at 81 he was succeeded by -

Fifth Baron Hampton[edit]

76-year-old Humphrey Arthur Pakington (1888–1974), the younger brother of the fourth Baron. Upon his death at 88, the title passed to -

Sixth Baron Hampton[edit]

49-year-old Richard Humphrey Russell Pakington (1925–2003), the son of the fifth Baron. He sat as a Liberal member of the House of Lords, and was the party's Spokesman on Northern Ireland in the House of Lords from 1977 to 1987. On his death at 78 in 2003 his son succeeded him.

Seventh Baron Hampton[edit]

John Humphrey Arnott Pakington (b. 1964), son of the above, succeeded in 2003, aged 39.

Pakington Baronetcy (2nd creation)[edit]

As of December 2014, the current Lord Hampton had successfully proven his succession to the baronetcy and is therefore on the Official Roll of the Baronetage.[4]

Barons Hampton (1874)[edit]

Escutcheon of the Barons Hampton

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, Hon. Charles Richard Caldato Pakington (b. 2005)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "No. 24072". The London Gazette. 6 March 1874. p. 1525.
  2. ^ "Hampton". Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. 76: 942–943. 1914.
  3. ^ "No. 20618". The London Gazette. 30 June 1846. p. 2391.
  4. ^ "Baronetcies to which no succession has been proved » The Standing Council of the Baronetage -". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011.