Rowland Thomas Baring
2nd Earl of Cromer
Biographical information
Born 29 November 1877
Died 13 May 1953
Marital status Married
Residence England
Title(s) Viscount Errington (1901-1917)
Military career World War I veteran
Physical information
Gender M
Hair colour Dark
Family information
Family Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (father)
Lady Ruby Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (wife)
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (father-in-law)
Lady Rosemary Ethel Baring (daughter)
Lady Violet Mary Baring (daughter)
George Rowland Stanley Baring, 3rd Earl of Cromer (son)
Lt.-Col. John Hills (son-in-law)
Major Mervyn Vernon (son-in-law)
Occupation Diplomat
Loyalty King George V
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Alastair Bruce

Rowland Thomas Baring, the 2nd Earl of Cromer and Lord Chamberlain is an officer of the Royal Household of England.

During the London season of 1923, the Lord Chamberlain announced the names of the ladies presented before King George V, his wife Mary of Teck, and their son and heir the Prince of Wales, among them Madeleine Allsopp and Rose MacClare.


  • Rowland Baring served as Lord Chamberlain from 1922 to 1937.[1]

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • The Lord Chamberlain was portrayed by Downton Abbey's historical advisor, Alastair Bruce.

Appearances Edit

Appearances and Mentions
Series 4 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special

References Edit

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