The Lord Strachie
Paymaster General
In office
23 May 1912 – 25 May 1915
MonarchGeorge V
Prime MinisterH. H. Asquith
Preceded byThe Lord Ashby St Ledgers
Succeeded byThe Lord Newton
Personal details
Born30 October 1858 (1858-10-30)
Died25 July 1936(1936-07-25) (aged 77)
Political partyLiberal
Constance Braham
(m. 1880)

Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie, PC (30 October 1858 – 25 July 1936), known as Sir Edward Strachey, Bt, between 1901 and 1911, was a British Liberal politician. He was a member of the Liberal administrations of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and H. H. Asquith between 1905 and 1915.


Strachey was the eldest son of Sir Edward Strachey, 3rd Baronet, and Mary Isabella (née Symonds). John Strachey, journalist, and Henry Strachey, artist, were his younger brothers and the Labour politician John Strachey his nephew.

Political career

Strachey was returned to Parliament for Somerset South at the 1892 general election, a seat he held until 1911,[1][2] and served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and later H. H. Asquith as Treasurer of the Household from 1905 to 1909 and under Asquith as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1909 to 1911.[1] The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Strachie, of Sutton Court in the County of Somerset.[1][3] In 1912 he was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Paymaster General,[4] a post he held until 1915. However, he was not offered a ministerial post when the 1915 coalition government was formed, and never returned to political office.


Lord Strachie married Constance, daughter of Charles Bampfylde Braham, in 1880. He died in July 1936, aged 77, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward. Lady Strachie only survived her husband by a few months and died in December 1936.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, [page needed]
  2. ^ " House of Commons: Shankill to Southampton". Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "No. 28547". The London Gazette. 3 November 1911. p. 7952.
  4. ^ "No. 28618". The London Gazette. 14 June 1912. p. 4303.
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. " Edward Strachey, 1st Baron Strachie". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byViscount Kilcoursie Member of Parliament for Somerset South 18921911 Succeeded byAubrey Herbert Political offices Preceded byThe Marquess of Hamilton Treasurer of the Household 1905–1909 Succeeded byWilliam Dudley Ward Preceded byNone Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries 1909–1911 Succeeded byThe Lord Lucas of Crudwell Preceded byThe Lord Ashby St Ledgers Paymaster General 1912–1915 Succeeded byThe Lord Newton Peerage of the United Kingdom New creation Baron Strachie 1911–1936 Succeeded byEdward Strachey Baronetage of the United Kingdom Preceded byEdward Strachey Baronet(of Sutton Court) 1901–1936 Succeeded byEdward Strachey