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who succeeded as seventh Baronet, and is so described in the next
chapter.

Henry Claude Loraine: — third son of the fifth Baronet, who
succeeded as eighth Baronet, and is so described in Chapter XVIII.



^iPirst (ZTou^ins of ^ixti) iSaronet.

{As well as of the Seventh and Eighth Baronets.)

Janetta Hannah, Mrs. Barrow,

Isabella Jane, Mrs Barrett Lennard,

Lambton Loraine: — who ultimately succeeded as eleventh
Baronet,

y

Clara Frederica, L.-\dv Fairbairn,
William Charles Loraine,



William, bth Baronet. [chap. xvi.



Frederick Ekins Blakeney Loraine,

Arthur Loraine,

brothers and sisters of the eleventh Baronet, and all described as
such in Chapter XXI.



jTirat OTousins of ^ixx\\ Baronet ti)rougi) jFcmale ILinc.

{As well as of the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Baronets.)



Issue of Isabella Headlam nee Loraine, sister of the fifth
Baronet : —

Charles Headlam: — born 6th March, 1818 ; and baptised
soon afterwards, having for his sponsors Charles John Brandling,
Esquire, of Gosforth House, Matthew Bell, Esquire, of Woolsing-
ton, and Lady Ridley, of Blagdon. Married 17th November, 1847,
his second cousin, Gertrude Charlotte Baldwin, and died without
issue gth October, 1882. He was buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, his wife surviving him.



Issue of Emily Bacon-Grey n6e Loraine, sister of the fifth
Baronet : —

William Bacon-Grey: — born 7th November, 1833, and
baptised at Gosforth the following 17th December; M.A. of
Trinity College, Cambridge ; Barrister-at-law ; and Justice of
the Peace for the county of Northumberland. Succeeded to the



CHAP. XVI.] Collaterals of William^ 6th Baronet. 199

property of Styford Hall, Staward Peel, and Kyloe, on his father's
death, ist September, 1855 ; died unmarried I3fh December, 1861.

Charles Bacon-Grey: — born iSth March, 1835, baptised at
Gosforth the following 21st April, and died 30th January, 1845.

Henry Bacon-Grey: — born 25th July, 1837, and baptised at
Bywell St. Andrew the following 29th September ; succeeded to
the property of Styford Hall, &c., on the death of his brother
William in 1861 ; died unmarried 28th February, 1884.

John William Bacon-Grey: — born 28th August, 1838, and
baptised at Bywell St. Andrew the following 4th October ;
Barrister-at-law ; died unmarried 15th October, 1878-

Emily C. Bacon-Grey: — born ; succeeded, jointly

with her sister Lucy, to the property of Styford Hall, &c., on the
failure of male issue to the family which happened on the death of
her younger brother Edward in 1886. Residence, Styford Hall,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Lucy, Mrs. Guiry : — born ; succeeded, jointly

with her sister Emily as above ; married 21st August, 1890, at
St. Mary's Church, Hexham, to Michael Grace Guirv, Esquire,
Barrister-at-law. He died without issue , she sur-
viving him. Town residence, 87, Linden Gardens, W.

Edward Bacon-Grey: — born 20th April, 1843 ; succeeded to
the property of Styford Hall, &c., on the death of his brother
Henry in 1884 ; died unmarried at New York, soon after landing
there on a visit from England, 2nd June, 1886, and was buried
there.

Frank Bacon-Grey: — born 13th September, 1846 ; died un-
married at Brighton 6th May, 1886, and was buried there.



William, bth Baronet. [chap. xvi.



*econtr (ffousms of 5^iIti) ISaronet tijrougf) fcoti) Male antr
jffiualc 3Line.

{As well as of the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Baronets^

Issue of the Rev. Loraine Loraine-Smith and his wife Isabella
Charlotte nee Loraine, both first cousins of the fifth Baronet.

Isabella Judith Maria, Mrs. Bevan: — born 7th February,
1820 ; married loth September, 1840, at Passenham Rectory by
the Rev. Charles Percival, to Richard Lee Bevan, Esquire, and
had issue five sons and four daughters, whose names appear in
Chapter XXII. Mr. and Mrs. Bevan, after the year 1846, resided
in Northamptonshire, and after 1856 continuously at Brixworth
Hall in that county, and were well known members of the
Pytchley Hunt, of which Mr. Bevan ultimately became "the
father." Their married life, however, when it bid fair to outlast
a golden wedding, was cut short by the death of Mrs. Bevan,
after a short illness, on the nth January, 1885. She died at
Brixworth Hall, and was buried on the 15th January at St.
Sepulchre's, Northampton. Her husband survived her fifteen
years, then died at Brixworth Hall, at the age of eighty-eight, on
the 1 2th February, 1900, and was buried beside her.

Georgina Craven, Mrs. Fuller: — born 3rd January, 1823 ;
married 19th February, 1846, at Passenham Rectory, by the Rev.
Charles Percival, to George Arthur Fuller, Esquire, of 73, Chester
Square, London, and afterwards of The Rookery, near Dorking,
and had issue three sons and four daughters, whose names will

appear in Chapter XXII. Mr. Fuller died She

survived him.



CHAP. XVI.] Collaterals of William^ 6tli Baronet. 201

Charles Loraine-Smith: — born .... June, 1824, and baptised
by his father 19th July following; but lived five weeks only, and
was buried at Passenham on the 5th August.



5fronti Cousins of ^ixt\^ ISaronet tijrougf) jFcmale Hine.

{As well as of the Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Baronets.)



Issue of Elizabeth Baldwin nee Loraine, first cousin of the
fifth Baronet :

Frances Anne, Mrs. Daniell: — born in the parish of Maryle-
bone, 3rd May, 1805, and there christened ; married nth August,
1830, to Ralph Allen Daniell, Esquire, and had issue three daughters,
whose names appear in Chapter XXII. She died i6th July, 1863,
and was buried in the Mount Jerome Cemetery at Dublin.

John Loraine Baldwin: — of St. Ann's, Tintern, and jg, Marine
Parade, Dover, born in the parish of St. George's, Hanover Square,
1st June, 1809, and there christened ; educated at Westminster
and Christ Church, Oxford. His marriage late in life is detailed
below.

Mr. Baldwin was a tall strongly built man, widely known in
society and very popular everywhere, having a pleasant presence
and manner, coupled with rare geniality and kindness of disposition.
He was an acknowledged authority on club matters and games,
and at one time called jocularly the " King of Clubs." He will
perhaps be specially remembered in connection with I Zingari,
which Cricket Club had its origin at a supper given by himself
in July, 1845, at the Blenheim Hotel to some of the leading spirits



202 William, 6th Baronet. [chap. xvi.

of the Canterbury Cricket Week. The humorous rules of this
club were drawn up by Mr. Baldwin and his friends, including
the mode of election to it, which was provided for somewhat as
follows : The candidate was to be placed at a wicket, with or
without a bat as the captain might decide, and be bowled at by
the Annual Vice-President or his deputy Zingaro, one straight
ball to exclude ; and the number of balls given were not to
exceed the total number of Zingari. Mr. Baldwin retained
the Vice-Presidency until his death, and was present at the
Jubilee match of the Club at Lord's (where the writer of the
present memoirs met him almost for the last time) in June, 1895.
He took an equally prominent part in the theatricals of the
Canterbury Week, and became eventually the senior member ot
"The Old Stagers." The next important Society which he helped
to form was the Four-in-hand Club in 1856, and he was elected
Honorary Secretary of it. Two years later he started The
IMusical Club which acquired the nickname of " The Pig and
" Whistle " ; and later still he busied himself over the rules of
games at cards. At the Arlington Club, which he assisted in
transforming into the Turf Club, he procured in 1863 a com-
mittee to frame a code of rules for whist, which was done. The
code was then sent for approval to the Portland Club, whose
Committee suggested some improvements, and, these meeting
Mr. Baldwin's approval, he edited the " Laws of Short Whist "
as we now know them. They were at once adopted by the
Arhngton (Turf) Club, at a meeting held on the 30th April,
1864, with the Duke of Beaufort in the chair; and in six years
time sixty other clubs had followed suit.

In 1873 Mr. Baldwin was given the wardenship of Tintern
Abbey, with residence at St. Anns, and on the 31st July of the
same year married at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, Elizabeth, sister
of Sir Thomas Peyton, fifth Baronet, and reUct of Captain Lord
Francis John Russell, of the Royal Navy. This lady pre-deceased



To face page 202.




JOHN I.ORAINE BALDWIN.



CHAP. XVI.] Collaterals of William^ 6th Baronet. 203

him by eight years and was buried at Tintern Parva, where her
tombstone bears the following inscription : —

" In loving memory of

Lady Francis Russell,

wife of J. Loraine Baldwin,

19, Marine Parade, Dover,

died in her 67th year on the 2nd February, 1888."

Mr. Baldwin died on the 25th November, i8g6, aged eighty-
seven, and was buried at Tintern Parva beside his wife.

About seventy wreaths were sent to grace the funeral of
this popular gentleman, the donors being persons in almost every
grade of society, ranging from H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge,
" his sincere and attached old friend," gradually down to the
cottagers of Tintern, equally sincere and attached.

Georgiana Isabella Baldwin: — born 26th March, 1811,
and died young.

Rachel Loraine Baldwin: — born 4th November, 1813 ; died
unmarried ist August, 1892, aged seventy-eight, and was buried at
Copt Hill, Dover.

Gertrude Charlotte, Mrs. Headlam: — born 15th October,
1S14, and married, as shown above, to Mr. Charles Headlam,
whom she survived for more than twelve years. She died 7th May,
1895, aged eighty years, and was buried at Copt Hill, Dover.

Emma Elizabeth Baldwin: — born 26th April, 18 16, and died
young.

Sarah Jane Baldwin : — born 28th May, 1817 ; died unmarried
20th March, 1890, aged nearly seventy-three, and was buried at
Copt Hill, Dover.

2 D 2



204 Wi7h'a/n, bth Baronet. [chap. xvi.



II.



Issue of Georgina Lucas, nee Loraine, first cousin of the fifth
Baronet : —

Gertrude Charlotte, Mrs. Harcourt : — born 31st October,
1822 ; married i6th June, 1846, at St. George's, Hanover Square,
as his second wife, to George Simon Harcourt, Esquire, of Anker-
wvcke House, near Staines, in Berkshire, late M.P. for Bucks
(who died 24th October, 1871), and had issue surviving si.x sons
and four daughters, whose names appear in Chapter XXH.
Resides at No. 3, Camden Crescent, Dover.

A Son : — who died early.



EVIDENCE TO THE FOREGOING.

a. — Extract from a Translation of the Will of Sixth Baronet.

( Which 7oas written iti Datiish.)

" I declare that every Will which I may have made whether verbally or in
writing, and (in the latter case) without the signature of my name, in favour
either of Thomas Watson with whom I inhabited the same house during
several years, or of any other person whatsoever, shall be annulled ; and after
my death my entire fortune shall be reserved for my relations in England and
be divided amongst them in accordance with the law of the country."



CHAP. XVI.] William^ 6th Baronet — Evidence. 205

Note. — The Will is dated nth. September 1844, and there is a notarial
certificate of the same date given at the Notatarial Office of Elsinore by
Hadeln, Notary Public: — "That Sir William Loraine of this town, after
proving his identity by means of Mayor Price and the Secretary Hadeln, did
sign the said Will in our presence, &c."

" Witnesses : —

J. W. Christenson.
H. Abrahamson."

The translation into English was attested at Elsinore on the 1 6th July, 1849,
by Henry George Raper, Her Majesty's Consul at that place.

The Will was proved at York, i8th September, 1849.



2o6 Charles Vincent^ jth Baronet. [chap. xvii.



SIR CHARLES VINCENT LORAINE, 7th BARONET.

b. 1807 ; Slice. 1849 ; ^- 1850.

The chief estate of the Loraines of Kirkharle had always descended
from father to son with unfaiUng regularity, so far as we can esti-
mate from the records, and had been in the family for about 410
years. The baronetcy itself, up to the death of the sixth Baronet,
had certainly so descended for 184 years ; but now came a breach
in this regular cadence by reason of the non-marriage of the late
Sir William, which we cannot but connect with the loss of the
ancient lands. On Sir William's death, therefore, his successor
was his next brother, the subject of this chapter.

Charles Vincent Loraine was born at Kirkharle on the
20th July, 1807, and, after private baptism in the house on the
following 31st August, was christened in Kirkharle Church by the
Rev. Thomas Redman on the 17th April, 1808, his sponsors being
his uncle William Loraine, his great-uncle the Rev. Lambton
Loraine, and Mrs. Lambton Loraine, wife of the latter. On grow-
ing up he joined the Northumberland Militia, then commanded by
the Earl of Beverley, and obtained his captain's commission on
the 4th March, 1831.^ A certificate among the family papers
shows that he became a Freemason in 1827, and was admitted
to a higher degree in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Lodge No. 26, at
Grand Lodge, London, ist November, 1830.

He married, about 1842, a wife some two years older than

^ This commission is among the papers.



CHAP. XVII.] Charles Vincent, "th Baronet. 207

himself, who was not recognised by the family, and by this ill-
assorted union had one child who died young.

Soon after the marriage he appears to have gone to Calais, and
to have fallen into some trouble there, if we may judge by the fact
that his first Will was drafted on the spare half sheet of a letter
with London postmark of 23rd July, 1843, addressed to him at
the Maison d'Arret. According to this draft he gives his shares in
the Heaton Colliery and all his estate and effects to his wife for
life, and then to his "child" (unnamed) absolutely; but an amend-
ment made in it in 1848, after the death of the child, gives all to
his wife absolutely, as it stands in his last Will.^

At the age of forty-two he succeeded to the baronetcy, but
held it less than fifteenth months, being attacked by an internal
abscess from which he died at 21, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, on
the 19th August, 1850. The physician who attended him, Dr.
Thomas Young, of 31, Sackville Street, wrote nine days before the
death to the Baronet's solicitors, Messrs. Tinley and Adamson, of
North Shields, saying his patient was not likely to recover, and
asking where Lady Loraine was ; by which it would appear that
the sick man had little of the consolations of a married life in his
last illness ; but a Mrs. Anne Millard was present at his death.

It is the misfortune of the family that just as their estates
were not entailed, neither were their collections constituted heir-
looms. So, at Sir Charles Vincent's death, all treasures that
had been saved from the wreck of Kirkharle fell into the hands
of his widow, and it is to this person we owe it that the family
pictures were sold. The portraits used to hang in a gallery at
Kirkharle, easily accessible from the nurseries ; and, during Sir
Charles Vincent's childhood, not a few of them suffered damage
from the toy pop-guns of the two families of children. Never-
theless, whatever their condition or antiquity may have been (one
certainly was effectively restored afterwards), eleven of them had

' Evid. a.



2o8 Charles Vincent, qth Baronet. [chap. xvii.

been in the keeping of Mr. John Lambton Loraine, who took them
to Fawdon after the sale at Kirkharle ; and as he professed himself
ready to give them up to his nephews if they wished, Sir Charles
Vincent's widow easily obtained them. They were sent to her,
addressed to a house in Alfred Place, Bedford Square, probably in
1S53, by Messrs. Tinley and Adamson. A letter from her is among
the papers. It is dated 29th March, 1856, and in it she speaks of
the pictures having been in the Loraine family " upwards of two
" centuries," and of her desire to sell them, lamenting that they
are still unsold ; but one of them is supposed to have been the
" Lady Loraine," by Hoppner,^ and this painter died so recently
as 1 8 10.

The unfortunate lady, aged now about fifty, became insane
not manv years afterwards. She was placed in an asylum on the
2nd August, i860, and there she eventually died.



13rott)n\6 atiD ^istcr of ^cbcnti) iSaronct.

Sir William Loraine: — sixth Baronet, deceased, described in
Chapter XVL

Elizabeth, Mrs. Bell: — described also in Chapter XVL

Henry Claude Loraine: — who succeeded as eighth Baronet,
and is so described in the next chapter.



jfirst OTousins of S>cbent1) Baronet.

The same as those of sixth Baronet.



1 See the work on John Hoppner, R.A., by W. Roberts.



CHAP. XVII.] Charles Vincent^ jth Baronet — Evidence. 209



jFirst (Tonsins of Sebcndj Baronet, tf)rougi) jFemalc Hinc.



I. AND II.



The same as those of sixth Baronet.



^ffonti (fTousins of ^ebcnti) iSaroiict, tijrougl) tott) IHalc antr
jfrmale Einr.

The same as those of sixth Baronet.



^fcontr (ffousins of ^ebcnt!) ISaronet, tibrougi) jTcmale Eine.

The same as those of si.xth Baronet.



EVIDENCE TO THE FOREGOING.

Will of Seventh Baronet.

(Certified Copy.)

a.—Tms IS the last Will and Testament of me Charles Vincent
LoraINE of Percy Square in the Borough and Parish of Tynemouth in the
County of Northumberland BARONET I order my just debts funeral and testa-
mentary expenses to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named I give
devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate whatsoever and where-
soever and of what nature or kind soever and whether in possession reversion



210 Charles Vincent^ jth Baronet. [chap. xvii.

remainder or expectancy unto my dear wife Mary Loraine her heirs executors
administrators and assigns as her and their property goods chattels and
effects and to and for her and their use and benefit absolutely for ever
I appoint my said dear wife Mary Loraine Sole Executrix of this my Will
and hereby revoking all former and other Will or Wills do pubHsh and
declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have set
my hand this Twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord One
thousand eight hundred and forty nine.

his
Charles Vincent X Loraine.
mark.

Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at
his reque.st in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.

Charles A. Adamson, Clerk to Mr. Tinley Sol' Tynemouth.
Robert Lambert.

Proved at Durham on the 15th day of April 1851 by the oath of Dame
Marv Loraine Widow the Sole Executrix to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator died 19th August 1850.



To face page 2 1 1 .




HENRY CLAUDE, Sth BARONET.
Frotn a Diawiiig hy T. Wood, of ll'ailuvit/i .



CHAP. XVIII.] Henry Claude, St/i Baronet.



XVIII.

SIR HENRY CLAUDE LORAINE, 8th BARONET.

b. 1812 ; Slice. 1850; d. 1851.

The late Baronet, having died without issue surviving, the baronetcy
now passed to his next brother, Henry Claude Loraine, who was
born at 2 p.m. on the 4th April, 18 12, in the house of Mr. John
Brummell, in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and there
privately baptised by the Rev. Mr. Moises. Next year, on the
14th of April, he was publicly christened in Kirkharle Church
by the Rev. Thomas Redman, the vicar, his lady sponsor being
Mrs. Harriett Smith, and the two gentlemen probably relations.

A fairly popular young man, but educated to no profession in
particular, he remained at Kirkharle until his father died, by which
time he had attained his majority ; and, on the old home being
presently broken up, he seems to have taken up residence at
Warkworth. Most probably he lived there about ten years, and
then moved to the Isle of Man, where he inhabited a house
in the Waterloo Road, Ramsey, and very little was heard
about him.

He was thirty-eight years old when news reached him there
of his having inherited the baronetcy, but he did not change his
quarters, and, after bearing the title just four months and a half, he
died unmarried on the 4th January, 1851. He was buried on the
9th of the same month in Ballure Churchyard, which is in the



212 Henry Claude^ Wi Baronet. [chap, xviii

immediate neighbourhood and in the modern parish of Ramsey,
and where his gravestone bears the following inscription : —

" Sacred

to the memory of

Sir Henry Claude Loraine Bar'.

who died January 4th, 1851

aged 38 years."

In his Will ^ he leaves generous legacies to two people of
Warkworth in a humble station of life, and the residue of his
property to the uncle who was to succeed him in the baronetcy.



3Srotf)crs anH lister of iEigijtf) Baronet.

Sir William Loraine: — sixth Baronet, deceased, described in
Chapter XVI.

Elizabeth, Mrs. Bell : — described in Chapter XVI.

Sir Charles Vincent : — seventh Baronet, deceased, described
in the last chapter.



dFirst (JTousins of ISigfjtl) 13arottet.

The same as those of si.xth Baronet.

jFirst OTousins of 3Sigl)ti) Baronet, tl)rouQl) jFfmalc Einr.

The same as those of sixth Baronet.

' Evid. a.



CHAP. XVIII.] Henry Claude, '&th Baronet— Evidence. 213



5^ecoutI (JTousins of iSigijtf) 13aioiut, tljrougi) totlj IHale anti
jFcmalf Eine.

The same as those of sixth Baronet.



SteconlJ OTougins of iEigijti) ISavonft, ttrougi) iffmalc ILine.

The same as those of sixth Baronet.



EVIDENCE TO THE FOREGOING.

Will of Eighth Baronet.

{Certified Copy.)

a. — This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Claude
LORAINE of Warkvvorth in the County of Northumberland Esquire I direct my
just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be in the first place paid
I bequeath a Legacy of Twenty pounds to Thomas Wake of Warkvvorth afore-
said Labourer and a like Legacy of Twenty pounds to Mary Bilton wife of
Joseph Bilton of Warkwork aforesaid Innkeeper And I give all the residue
of my Estate and effects to my Uncle William Loraine of Newcastle upon
Tyne Esquire for his absolute use and benefit And I appoint him my said
Uncle and George Waugh Stable of Newcastle upon Tyne aforesaid Esquire
Executors of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
this Seventeenth day of February One thousand eight hundred and forty four.



Signed by the said Henry Claude Loraine in the presence of us present




214 He7iry Claude, %th Baronet. [chap, xviii.

at the same time and we in his presence and in the presence of each other
have attested and do subscribe the same as his last Will.

Geo. Milne,
P. Carr,
Clerks to Messrs. Donkin & Co.,
Sol" Newcastle.

Proved at Durham on the 3rd day of February 1851 by the oath of Sir
William Loraine Baronet of the Borough and County of Newcastle upon Tyne
one of the Executors to whom Administration was granted.

The Testator died 4th January 1851.

Proved at Durham on the 12th day of April 1851 by the oath of George
Waugh Stable of the Borough and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esquire
the Surviving Executor to whom Administration was granted.



To face page 215.




WILLIAM, 9TH BARONET.
From a roitrail hv Ramsay.



CHAP. XIX.] William^ ()th Baronet. 215



SIR WILLIAM LORAINE, 9TH BARONET.

b. 1780; Slice. 1851 ; d. 1851.

Three brothers having, within the space of eighteen years, suc-
cessively inherited the family honours and died without leaving
issue, the baronetcy now reverted to their uncle, William, second
son of the fourth Baronet. He was born at 2 p.m. on the loth
October, 1780, and christened at Kirkharle Church by the Rev.
JefFery Clarkson, vicar, on the 23rd November following, his
sponsors being George Colpitts, Esquire, of Killingworth, Lancelot
Brown, Esquire, of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-law, and Mrs.
Moncaster, of Walls End. In July, 1791, before he was eleven
years old, he went to Rugby School with his elder brother, but
after the holidays of Christmas, 1792, they were both removed to
Durham School, where Charles seems to have remained until he
got his commission in the Blues, as aforesaid, and William until his
father put him into the Tyne Bank on the 13th January, 1797, at
the age of sixteen. The vicissitudes of this bank, which closed
its active career in 18 16, have been related in previous chapters.
William Loraine, some time after this, appears to have under-
taken the management of the Earl of Durham's property, having
his residence for a time at Lumley Park.' He was a Justice of the
Peace for the county of Durham and for the town of Newcastle-
upon-Tyne, where latterly he lived, together with Miss Palmer, a



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