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Baron Revelstoke, of Membland in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1885 for the businessman Edward Baring, head of the family firm of Barings Bank and a member of the Baring family. Baring was the son of Henry Baring, third son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and the nephew of Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, the second cousin of Francis Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook, the elder brother of Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer and the uncle of Evelyn Baring, 1st Baron Howick of Glendale. He was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son John, the second Baron. John was a partner in Baring Brothers and Co. Ltd, a Director of the Bank of England, and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex. On his death the title passed to his younger brother Cecil, the third Baron. He acquired Lambay Island, north of Dublin, in 1904. As of 2013[update] the title is held by his great-grandson, the seventh Baron, who succeeded his father in 2012. As a descendant of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, he is also in remainder to the Baring Baronetcy of Larkbeer, a title held by his kinsman the Baron Northbrook.
The man-of-letters the Hon. Maurice Baring was the fifth son of the first Baron.
The City of Revelstoke in British Columbia, Canada was renamed in honour of Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke, commemorating his role in securing the financing necessary for completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Thomas James Baring (b. 1971).
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