Bingham, George Charles, 3rd Earl of Lucan (1800 -1888)
George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, was the eldest son of Richard, 2nd Earl of Lucan and Elizabeth Belasyse, 3rd daughter and coheir of Henry, Earl of Fauconberg. Educated at Westminster School, he entered the Army in 1816 as an Ensign and rose to the rank of Field Marshal, and was Colonel of the 1st Life Guards, though he is probably best remembered for his part in the charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Member of Parliament for County Mayo 1826 1830, on his father's death in the latter year he succeeded as Earl of Lucan. He was a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, a Knight 1st Class Medjidie, a Knight of St Anne of Russia, and a Commander of the Legion d'Honneur. He married, 26 June 1829, Anne seventh daughter and eventual coheir of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan. The Library of the Earl of Lucan was sold at Sotheby's 18 December 1972.