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Robert Carew, 1st Baron Carew

Robert Shapland Carew, 1st Baron Carew KP (9 March 1787 2 June 1856) was an Irish Whig Party politician and landowner.

He was born in Dublin, the son of Robert Shapland Carew, also an MP and landowner, and his wife Anne (n e Pigott). He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church Oxford. Carew sat as Member of Parliament for County Wexford between 1812 and 1830 and 1831 and 1834 and also served as Lord Lieutenant of County Wexford from 1831 until his death. In 1834 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Carew, of the County of Wexford, and in 1838 he was created Baron Carew, of Castle Boro in the County of Wexford, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was further honoured in 1851 when he was invested a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.

Lord Carew married Jane Catherine, daughter of Major Anthony Cliffe and Frances Deane, on 16 November 1816. They had three sons and a daughter:

Lord Carew died in June 1856, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Robert. Lady Carew died in November 1901, aged 102.

References

  • Kidd, Charles & Williamson, David (eds.) (1990) Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press
  • www.thepeerage.com






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