Authorised form of nameSmith; Robert (1752 - 1838); 1st Baron Carrington; banker and politician
Dates1752 - 1838
Place of birthNottingham, England, United Kingdom
Date of birth22 January 1752
Place of deathHis mansion at 26 St James's Place, Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of death18 September 1838
Dates and placesBurial:
High Wycombe (03 October 1838)
OccupationBanker; politician; land owner; plantation and slave owner
Worked for his father's banking firm Smith, Payne & Smith (also Abel Smith & Co.) of Nottingham', worked for the bank in London (1769) and elevated it from a agent of the Nottingham firm to a trading bank in its own right, became partner (1773), head (1788-1792); MP for Nottingham (1779-1796); Head partner, Smith Ellison & Brown bank of Lincoln (1789-1800); Smiths & Thompson banking firm of Hull, founding partner (1784), head partner (1790-1792); partner in Hull merchant firms Wilberforce and Smith, and Sykes, Son & Co (c.1780s-1790s); Commissioner of Exchequer loan bills (1793); Board of Agriculture, member (1793-1880), President (1801-1803); raised to peerage in recognition of financial services performed for the Prime Minister William Pitt the younger (1796); Bucks Yeomanry, Captain-Lieutenant (1797), Captain (1798-1838) ; Captain of Deal Castle (1802-1838); lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd battalion of the Cinque Ports Volunt
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election29/05/1800
Age at election48
RelationshipsSon of Abel Smith and Mary nee Bird
Married (1) Anne Barnard of Cave Castle (1780), one son and eleven daughters (2) Charlotte Trevelyan nee Hudson (1836)
Published works
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Wikipedia; UCL LBS
'Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, [accessed 23rd July 2020]
'Robert Smith', Natwest Group Heritage Hub, [accessed 21 May 2021]
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5635
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