Labouchere, Henry, Baron Taunton (1798 -1869)
Henry Labouchere, born 1 August 1798, was the elder son of Peter Caesar Labouchere, of Hylands in Essex, and Dorothy Elizabeth Baring, third daughter of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, of Larkbeer in Devon. The Laboucheres were a Huguenot family settled in Holland. Henry was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he took a first in classics in 1820, B.A. 1821, M.A. 1828, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn 30 April 1817. He travelled in the United States and Canada, and on his return entered the House of Commons at a by election for St Michael's in the Whig interest in 1826, holding the seat until 1830, and for Taunton 1830 1859. He was a lord of the Admiralty 1832 1834, Master of the Mint from 1832 to 1858, Vice President of the Board of Trade 1835 1839, President of the Board of Trade 1839 1841 and 1847 1858, and Chief Secretary for Ireland 1846 1847. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Taunton 18 August 1859. He married, firstly, 10 April 1840, his cousin, Frances, youngest daughter of Sir Thomas Baring Bart, of Larkbeer in Devon. She died 25 May 1850, and he married, secondly, 13 July 1852, Mary Matilda Georgiana Howard, sixth and youngest daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. He had three daughters from the two marriages, and the estates, but not the title, passed to his colourful nephew Henry Labouchere, son of his younger brother John. His lordship died 13 July1869.