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About Sir Henry Bellingham, 4th Baronet Bellingham, JP

Alan Henry Bellingham August 23, 1846-June 9, 1921 commonly known as Henry Bellingham, was a British Conservative politician and barrister-at-law.

Parents: Sir Alan Bellingham 1800-1889 and Elizabeth Clarke 1810-1887


  1. Lady Constance Noel
  2. Lelgarde Clifton

Children with m1:

  1. Ida
  2. Edward
  3. Augusta

Born in Castlebellingham in County Louth, he was the eldest son of Sir Alan Bellingham, 3rd Baronet and his wife Elizabeth Clarke, only daughter of Henry Clarke. He succeeded his father as baronet in 1889. Bellingham was educated at Harrow School and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1869 and a Master of Arts three years later. In 1909, he received a Honorary Doctorate of Law from the Royal University of Ireland and became one of its senators.

In 1875, he was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn. Bellingham served in the British Army and captain in the 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. He entered the British House of Commons in 1880, representing County Louth as Member of Parliament (MP) unil 1885. He was High Sheriff of Louth in 1897, Justice of the Peace for this county and, having been previously a Deputy Lieutenant was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Louth in 1911, an office he held until his death in 1921.[6] Bellingham was Commissioner of National Education for Ireland and was successively Private Chamberlain to the three popes, Pius IX, Leo XIII and Pius X.[7] He was also High Sheriff of Louth for 1897.


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August 23, 1846
Castle Bellingham, County Louth, Ireland
January 13, 1874
Age 27
St. Thomas of Canterbury, Exton, Rutland, England
January 26, 1876
Age 29
of Gernonstown, Louth, Ireland
January 26, 1879
Age 32
Castle Bellingham, Louth, Ireland
August 19, 1880
Age 33
Gernonstown, Louth, Ireland
April 28, 1884
Age 37
Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
June 11, 1895
Age 48
Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady, St. John's Wood, London, England
June 9, 1921
Age 74