- Also known as
Stapleton Cotton Combermere, 1st Viscount Combermere
primary name: Combermere, Stapleton Cotton
other name: (Viscount) Combermere
- individual; British; Male
- Life dates
- GCB, GCH, GTS, KSF, KSI [Knight of the Star of India], Field-marshal in the army, Colonel 1st Life Guards, Constable of the Tower of London, and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets. A highly distinguished soldier, actively engaged from his first adoption of a military life, in 1791, to the termination of the war in services during the Peninsular War, 17 May 1814, as Baron Combermere, of Combermere, county Chester, and advanced for the capture of Bhurtpore to the dignity of Viscount Combermere of Bhurtpore, in the East Indies, and of Combermere in the county palatine of Chester, 8 February 1827. Married on 1 Jan 1801 the Lady Anna Maria Pelham-Clinton, eldest daughter of 3rd Duke of Newcastle, by whom he had no surviving children. On 18 June 1814, he married Caroline, 2nd daughter of William Fulke Greville and had by her Wellington Henry, Caroline Frances, Meliora Emily Anna Maria. After her death in 1837, he married on 2 October 1838, Mary Woolley, only child of Robert Gibbings, of Gibbings Grove, county Cork. After his glorious career in the Peninsula, he was appointed, in 1817, Governor of Barbados and Commander of the Forces in the West Indies, and, in 1822, the Commander-in-Chief in India. It is in this position that he captured Bhurtpore. Wellington Henry, his only son, succeeded him as the 2nd Viscount Combermere.