1st Baron Northbrook of Stratton, British Whig politician who served in the governments of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell. He first wife was Jane Grey, daughter of Hon. Sir George Grey, 1st Bt. and Mary Whitbread. His second wife was Lady Arabella Georgina Howard, daughter of General Kenneth Alexander Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham and Lady Charlotte Primrose. He was educated between 1807 and 1811 at Winchester College, and at Eton College. He matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford University, in 1814 and graduated in 1817 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1817. In 1821 He graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford University with a Master of Arts (M.A., and in 1823 he was a practising Barrister-at-Law. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Liberal) for Portsmouth between 1826 and 1865 and held the office of Lord of the Treasury between 1830 and 1834. He was Joint Secretary of the Treasury between June 1834 and November 1834. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 26 August 1839. He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) on 22 February 1849.