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William Alington
Baron Alington of Killard
Tenure1659 – 1685
PredecessorGiles Alington, 2nd Baron Alington
SuccessorGiles Alington, 4th Baron Alington
Other titles
Bornbefore 1641
Died(1685-02-01)1 February 1685
NationalityIrish
Spouse(s)
  • Catherine Stanhope
  • Diana Russell
Issue
  • Catherine Alington
  • Giles Alington, 4th Baron Alington
Parents

Major General William Alington, 3rd Baron Alington LL (bef. 1641 – 1 February 1685) was an Irish peer.

Alington was the son of William Alington, 1st Baron Alington and Elizabeth Tollemache. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Alington of Killard, Co. Cork circa March 1660, on the death of his brother the 2nd Baron who died without male issue.

In 1664, he was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge in a by-election to the Cavalier Parliament and was re-elected for the same constituency in 1679 and 1681.[1] He was created 1st Baron Alington of Wymondley, Hertfordshire on 5 December 1682.

He served as Constable of the Tower from 1679 to his death and as Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire from 1681 to his death.

Private Life

He died in 1685, having married three times.

Alington married (1) Catherine Stanhope, daughter of Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope, and his wife, Katherine, before 1662.

He married (2) Hon. Juliana Noel, daughter of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden, on 30 July 1664.

He married (3) Lady Diana Russell, daughter of William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, on 15 July 1675. They had two children.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Northampton
Constable of the Tower
Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets

1681–1685
Succeeded by
The Lord Dartmouth
Preceded by
The Earl of Suffolk
Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
1681–1685
Succeeded by
The Earl of Ailesbury
Peerage of England
New title Baron Alington of Wymondley
1682–1684/85
Succeeded by
Giles Alington
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Giles Alington
Baron Alington of Killard
1659/60–1684/85
Succeeded by
Giles Alington

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The Alington family had held land at Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, since 1397, per William's House of Commons biography. In 1660 William became the 3rd Baron Alington of Killard and celebrated by building a mansion there which was said to have cost £70,000, designed by Sir Roger Pratt.

The main London market gardener, Leonard Gurle (who later became the Gardener to the King) provided plants to the value of £8.3s. for this project.

John Evelyn, who dined at the finished Horseheath Hall, estimating that William, 3rd Baron Alington MP’s costs to had been about £20,000 – in 2019 terms, £33 million – so the cost of the plants (2019 about £13,000) was relatively small.

A picture of Horseheath Hall and lots of gardening information at
https://professorhedgehogsjournal.wordpress.com/2…

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References

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