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Colonel Wellington Henry Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd Viscount Combermere (24 November 1818 – 1 December 1891) was a British soldier and Conservative politician.



Combermere was born at Bedford, Bedfordshire, the son of Field Marshal Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, and Caroline, daughter of William Greville.[1]

Military and political career

Combermere served in the 1st Life Guards and achieved the rank of colonel.[1] In 1847 was returned to Parliament for Carrickfergus, a seat he held until 1857.[1][2] In 1865 he succeeded his father in the viscountcy and entered the House of Lords.


Lord Combermere married Susan Alice, daughter of Sir George Sitwell, 2nd Baronet, in 1844. They had two sons and two daughters. She died in August 1869. Combermere survived her by 22 years and died in December 1891, aged 73. He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his eldest son, Robert.[1]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Kirk
Member of Parliament for Carrickfergus
Succeeded by
William Cary Dobbs
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton
Viscount Combermere
Succeeded by
Robert Wellington Stapleton-Cotton


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