ALINGTON, Giles (1680-91)

ALINGTON, Giles (1680–91)

suc. fa. 1 Feb. 1685 (a minor) as 2nd Bar. Alington

Never sat.

b. 4 Oct. 1680, 2nd but 1st surv. s. and h. of William Alington, Bar. Alington, and his 3rd w. Diana, da. of William Russell, 5th earl of Bedford and wid. of Sir Greville Verney, bt., of Compton Verney, Warws. educ. Eton. unm. d. 18 Sept. 1691.

Associated with: Horseheath, Cambs; Gt. Wymondley, Herts.

Alington was four years old when he succeeded to the title. Rather surprisingly, Alington was said to have been one of the Lords questioned by James II in 1688 after a copy of the Prince of Orange’s declaration was found.1 He died of smallpox at Eton on 18 Sept. 1691, his mother having carried him to the school ‘to see him placed there, and left him dead before she returned’.2 On his death the English title became extinct. He was buried with his father and grandfather at Horseheath on 22 Sept. 1691.


  • 1 Clarke, Life of James II, ii. 210.
  • 2 Verney ms mic. M636/45, M. Adams to Sir R. Verney, 22 Sept. 1691.