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

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.[1] He was created 1st Baron Alington of Wymondley, Hertfordshire on 5 December 1682.

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.


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

Succeeded by
The Lord Dartmouth
Preceded by
The Earl of Suffolk
Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
Succeeded by
The Earl of Ailesbury
Peerage of England
New title Baron Alington of Wymondley
Succeeded by
Giles Alington
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Giles Alington
Baron Alington of Killard
Succeeded by
Giles Alington

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