Husband of Lady Juliana Alington.
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|Baron Alington of Killard|
|Predecessor||Giles Alington, 2nd Baron Alington|
|Successor||Giles Alington, 4th Baron Alington|
|Died||(1685-02-01)1 February 1685|
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. He was created 1st Baron Alington of Wymondley, Hertfordshire on 5 December 1682.
He died in 1685, having married three times.
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.
- Hon. Catherine Alington, who married, in 1694, Sir Nathaniel Napier, 3rd Baronet
- Giles Alington, 4th Baron Alington
His Parliamentary biography is at:
(I sent them a head's-up on their incorrect Pepys' quote. Hopefully it will have been fixed by the time you look at it; with our current virus lockdown, who knows.)
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
Glad to see this Parliamentary bio has been cleaned up. Never doubt the power of an email to a historian, if you give them the citation and link so it's easy to do.
As of Nov. 7 1668, William, Lord Allington, MP is still petitioning Henry Bennet, Lord Arlington, for the position of Gov of Tangier.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.