BARONETAGE
Last updated 03/07/2014
Names of baronets shown in blue 
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
     Date Type Order Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate 
that the baronet was buried on that date
BLUNDELL of Edenderry,King's Co.
13 Oct 1620 I 1 Francis Blundell c 1579 26 Apr 1625
MP for Oxford 1621
26 Apr 1625 2 George Blundell c 1675
c 1675 3 Francis Blundell 30 Jan 1643 by Jul 1707
by Jul 1707 4 Montague Blundell 19 Jun 1689 19 Aug 1756 67
He was subsequently created Viscount
Blundell (qv) in 1720 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1756
BLUNDEN of Castle Blunden,co.Kilkenny
12 Mar 1766 I 1 John Blunden c 1718 Jan 1783
Jan 1783 2 John Blunden 15 Aug 1767 1 Mar 1818 50
1 Mar 1818 3 John Blunden 21 Dec 1814 27 Jan 1890 75
27 Jan 1890 4 William Blunden 25 Jul 1840 25 Oct 1923 83
25 Oct 1923 5 John Blunden 26 Feb 1880 28 Oct 1923 43
28 Oct 1923 6 William Blunden 26 Apr 1919 20 Oct 1985 66
20 Oct 1985 7 Philip Overington Blunden 27 Jan 1922 9 Apr 2007 85
9 Apr 2007 8 Hubert Chisholm Blunden 9 Aug 1948
BLUNT of London
17 Jun 1720 GB 1 John Blunt 24 Jul 1665 24 Jan 1733 67
24 Jan 1733 2 Henry Blunt 6 Dec 1696 12 Oct 1759 62
12 Oct 1759 3 Charles William Blunt 4 Sep 1731 29 Aug 1802 70
29 Aug 1802 4 Charles Richard Blunt 6 Dec 1775 29 Feb 1840 64
MP for Lewes 1831-1840
29 Feb 1840 5 Walter Blunt 16 Mar 1826 13 Jul 1847 21
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
13 Jul 1847 6 Charles William Blunt 22 Nov 1810 5 Nov 1890 79
5 Nov 1890 7 William Blunt 25 Jun 1826 27 Dec 1902 76
27 Dec 1902 8 John Harvey Blunt 1 Jan 1839 26 Jan 1922 83
26 Jan 1922 9 John Harvey Blunt 30 Jul 1872 11 Jul 1938 65
11 Jul 1938 10 John Lionel Reginald Blunt 28 May 1908 29 Sep 1969 61
29 Sep 1969 11 Richard David Harvey Blunt 22 Oct 1912 13 Feb 1975 62
13 Feb 1975 12 David Richard Reginald Harvey Blunt 8 Nov 1938
BLYTH of Blythwood,Essex
30 Aug 1895 UK 1 James Blyth 10 Sep 1841 8 Feb 1925 83
He was subsequently created Baron Blyth
(qv) in 1907 with which title the baronetcy
remains merged,although at 30/06/2014 it
does not appear on the Official Roll of the
Baronetage
BOEHM of Wetherby Gardens,London
13 Jul 1889 UK See "Boteler"
BOEVEY of Flaxley Abbey,Gloucs
22 Jan 1784 GB see "Crawley-Boevey"
BOILEAU of Tacolnestone Hall,Norfolk
24 Jul 1838 UK 1 John Peter Boileau 2 Sep 1794 9 Mar 1869 74
9 Mar 1869 2 Francis George Manningham Boileau 26 Mar 1830 2 Dec 1900 70
2 Dec 1900 3 Maurice Colborne Boileau 3 Dec 1865 13 Sep 1937 71
13 Sep 1937 4 Raymond Frederic Boileau 6 Oct 1868 23 Jun 1942 73
23 Jun 1942 5 Francis James Boileau 6 Nov 1871 20 Feb 1945 73
20 Feb 1945 6 Gilbert George Benson Boileau 13 Feb 1898 31 Mar 1978 80
31 Mar 1978 7 Edmond Charles Boileau 28 May 1903 6 Feb 1980 76
6 Feb 1980 8 Guy Francis D'Arcy Boileau 23 Feb 1935 8 Feb 2013 77
8 Feb 2013 9 Nicholas Edmond George Boileau 17 Nov 1964
BOLD-HOGHTON of Hoghton Tower,Lancs
22 May 1611 E See "De Hoghton"
BOLES of Bishop's Lydeard,Somerset
17 Jun 1922 UK 1 Dennis Fortescue Boles 6 Sep 1861 26 Jul 1935 73
MP for Wellington 1911-1918 and
Taunton 1918-1921
26 Jul 1935 2 Gerald Fortescue Boles 19 Jun 1900 9 Apr 1945 44
9 Apr 1945 3 Jeremy John Fortescue Boles 9 Jan 1932 15 Feb 2014 82
15 Feb 2014 4 Richard Fortescue Boles 12 Dec 1958
BOLLES of Scampton,Lincs
24 Jul 1628 E 1 John Bolles c 1580 8 Mar 1648
8 Mar 1648 2 Robert Bolles 11 Apr 1619 3 Aug 1663 44
MP for Lincoln 1661-1663
3 Aug 1663 3 John Bolles 21 Jun 1641 3 Mar 1686 44
3 Mar 1686 4 John Bolles Jul 1669 23 Dec 1714 45
to     MP for Lincoln 1690-1702
23 Dec 1714 Extinct on his death
BOLLES of Osberton,Notts
19 Dec 1635 NS 1 Mary Bolles 30 Jun 1579 5 May 1662 82
The only female created a baronet and one
of only five female baronets - see also
Dalyell created 1685,Dunbar created 1706,
Maxwell created 1682 and Wishart created 
1706
5 May 1662 2 William Jopson c 1635 c 1670
to     On his death the baronetcy became 
c 1670 dormant
BOLTON of West Plean,Stirling
25 Jan 1927 UK 1 Edwin Bolton 28 Mar 1858 7 Oct 1931 73
7 Oct 1931 2 Ian Frederick Cheney Bolton 29 Jan 1889 12 Jan 1982 92
to     Lord Lieutenant Stirling 1949-1964
12 Jan 1982 Extinct on his death
BOND of Peckham,Surrey
9 Oct 1658 I 1 Thomas Bond 8 Jun 1685
Jun 1685 2 Henry Bond 1721
1721 3 Thomas Bond 1709 Aug 1734 25
Aug 1734 4 Charles Bond Dec 1734 22 Jun 1767 32
to     Extinct on his death
22 Dec 1767
BOND of Coolamber,Longford
21 Jan 1794 I 1 James Bond 11 Jun 1744 2 Jun 1820 75
2 Jun 1820 2 Thomas Bond 27 Oct 1776 3 Mar 1823 46
to     Extinct on his death
3 Mar 1823
BONHAM of Malmesbury,Wilts
27 Nov 1852 UK 1 Samuel George Bonham 7 Sep 1803 8 Oct 1863 60
Governor of Singapore and Hong Kong
8 Oct 1863 2 George Francis Bonham 28 Aug 1847 31 Jul 1927 79
31 Jul 1927 3 Eric Henry Bonham 3 Jul 1875 14 Nov 1937 62
14 Nov 1937 4 Antony Lionel Thomas Bonham 21 Oct 1916 5 Oct 2009 92
5 Oct 2009 5 George Martin Antony Bonham 18 Feb 1945
BONSOR of Kingswood,Surrey
26 Jan 1925 UK 1 Henry Cosmo Orme Bonsor 2 Sep 1848 4 Dec 1929 81
MP for Wimbledon 1885-1900
4 Dec 1929 2 Reginald Bonsor 9 Aug 1879 4 Apr 1959 79
4 Apr 1959 3 Bryan Cosmo Bonsor 26 Aug 1916 5 Mar 1977 60
5 Mar 1977 4 Nicholas Cosmo Bonsor 9 Dec 1942
MP for Nantwich 1979-1983 and 
Upminster 1983-1997
BOORD of Wakehurst Place,Sussex
18 Feb 1896 UK 1 Thomas William Boord 14 Jul 1838 2 May 1912 73
MP for Greenwich 1873-1895
2 May 1912 2 William Arthur Boord 24 May 1862 26 May 1928 66
26 May 1928 3 Richard William Boord 9 Nov 1907 12 Dec 1975 68
12 Dec 1975 4 Nicholas John Charles Boord 10 Jun 1936
BOOT of Wilford,Notts
11 Jan 1917 UK 1 Jesse Boot 2 Jun 1850 13 Jun 1931 81
He was subsequently created Baron Trent
(qv) in 1929 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1956
BOOTH
22 May 1611 E 1 George Booth 20 Oct 1566 24 Oct 1652 86
24 Oct 1652 2 George Booth,later [1661] 1st Baron Delamer 18 Dec 1622 8 Aug 1684 61
MP for Cheshire 1646-1648,1654-1656,1656-
1658 and 1660 and Lancashire 1659
8 Aug 1684 3 Henry Booth,later [1690] 1st Earl of Warrington 13 Jan 1652 2 Jan 1694 41
2 Jan 1694 4 George Booth,2nd Earl of Warrington 2 May 1675 2 Aug 1758 83
2 Aug 1758 5 Nathaniel Booth,4th Baron Delamer 1709 9 Jan 1770 60
9 Jan 1770 6 George Booth 20 Mar 1724 7 Nov 1797 73
to     Extinct on his death
7 Nov 1797
BOOTH of Lissadill,Sligo
30 Aug 1760 I See "Gore-Booth"
BOOTH of Portland Place,London
27 Mar 1835 UK 1 Felix Booth 24 Jan 1850
24 Jan 1850 2 Williamson Booth Jul 1811 26 Aug 1877 66
26 Aug 1877 3 Charles Booth 1812 2 Nov 1896 84
to     Extinct on his death
2 Nov 1896
BOOTH of Allerton Beeches,Lancs
24 Jan 1916 UK 1 Alfred Allen Booth 17 Sep 1872 13 Mar 1948 75
13 Mar 1948 2 Philip Booth 8 Feb 1907 7 Jan 1960 52
7 Jan 1960 3 Douglas Allen Booth 2 Dec 1949
BOOTHBY of Broadlow Ash,Derbyshire
5 Nov 1644 E 1 Henry Boothby c 1592 3 Sep 1648
3 Sep 1648 2 William Boothby c 1638 24 Mar 1707
13 Jul 1660 1 Obtained a new creation 13 Jul 1660
24 Mar 1707 3 Henry Boothby c 1682 25 Nov 1710
Nov 1710 4 William Boothby 1 Jan 1664 c 1740
c 1740 5 William Boothby 4 May 1721 15 Apr 1787 65
15 Apr 1787 6 Brooke Boothby 8 Nov 1710 9 Apr 1789 78
9 Apr 1789 7 Brooke Boothby 3 Jun 1744 23 Jan 1824 79
23 Jan 1824 8 William Boothby 4 Mar 1746 17 Mar 1824 78
17 Mar 1824 9 William Boothby 25 Mar 1782 21 Apr 1846 64
21 Apr 1846 10 Brooke William Robert Boothby 29 Jan 1809 21 Sep 1865 56
21 Sep 1865 11 Brooke Boothby 18 Nov 1856 22 Jan 1913 56
22 Jan 1913 12 Charles Francis Boothby 22 Jun 1858 4 Apr 1926 67
4 Apr 1926 13 Herbert Cecil Boothby 8 Dec 1863 27 Mar 1935 71
27 Mar 1935 14 Seymour William Brooke Boothby 6 Feb 1866 17 Mar 1951 85
17 Mar 1951 15 Hugo Robert Brooke Boothby 10 Aug 1907 30 May 1986 78
30 May 1986 16 Brooke Charles Boothby 6 Apr 1949
BOOTHBY of Chingford,Essex
9 Nov 1660 E 1 Thomas Boothby c 1622 20 Aug 1661
Aug 1661 2 Thomas Boothby c 1645 1 Dec 1669
to     Extinct on his death
1 Dec 1669
BOREEL of Amsterdam,Holland
21 Mar 1645 E 1 William de Boreel 24 Mar 1591 29 Sep 1668 77
29 Sep 1668 2 John Boreel 29 Oct 1627 29 Mar 1691 63
29 Mar 1691 3 William Boreel 4 Oct 1672 23 Sep 1710 37
23 Sep 1710 4 Adrian Boreel 9 Dec 1674 15 Jul 1723 48
15 Jul 1723 5 Balthasar Boreel 21 May 1673 28 Jun 1744 71
28 Jun 1744 6 William Boreel 1712 14 Feb 1787 74
14 Feb 1787 7 William Boreel 20 Jun 1744 31 Jul 1796 52
31 Jul 1796 8 James Boreel 25 Oct 1768 12 Apr 1821 52
12 Apr 1821 9 William Boreel 23 Mar 1800 1883 83
1883 10 Jacob William Gustavus Boreel 10 Sep 1852 16 Jul 1937 84
16 Jul 1937 11 Francis William Robert Boreel 19 Mar 1882 1 Jun 1941 59
1 Jun 1941 12 Alfred Boreel 22 Jul 1883 20 Aug 1964 81
20 Aug 1964 13 Francis David Boreel 14 Jun 1926 24 Mar 2001 74
24 Mar 2001 14 Stephan Gerard Boreel 9 Feb 1945
BORLASE of Bockmer,Bucks
4 May 1642 E 1 John Borlase 21 Aug 1619 8 Aug 1672 52
MP for Marlow 1640, Corfe Castle 1641-1644
and Wycombe 1661-1672
8 Aug 1672 2 John Borlase c 1640 1 Feb 1689
to     MP for Wycombe 1673-1685 and Great
1 Feb 1689 Marlow 1685-1689
Extinct on his death
BOROUGH of Coolock Lodge,Dublin
12 Nov 1813 UK 1 Richard Borough 18 Apr 1756 22 Jan 1837 80
22 Jan 1837 2 Edward Richard Borough 20 Jun 1800 3 Dec 1879 79
to     Extinct on his death
3 Dec 1879
BORROWES of Grangemellon,Kildare
14 Feb 1646 I 1 Erasmus Borrowes c 1650
c 1650 2 Walter Borrowes c 1620 1685
1685 3 Kildare Borrowes c 1660 c Sep 1709
c Sep 1709 4 Walter Dixon Borrowes 1691 9 Jun 1741 49
9 Jun 1741 5 Kildare Dixon Borrowes 20 Jan 1722 22 Jun 1790 68
22 Jun 1790 6 Erasmus Dixon Borrowes 20 Dec 1759 19 Sep 1814 54
19 Sep 1814 7 Walter Dixon Borrowes 21 Sep 1789 7 Mar 1834 44
7 Mar 1834 8 Erasmus Dixon Borrowes 21 Sep 1799 27 May 1866 66
27 May 1866 9 Erasmus Dixon Borrowes 19 Dec 1831 8 Oct 1898 66
8 Oct 1898 10 Kildare Borrowes 21 Sep 1852 21 Oct 1924 72
21 Oct 1924 11 Eustace Dixon Borrowes 31 Dec 1866 15 Feb 1939 72
to     Extinct on his death
15 Feb 1939
BORTHWICK of Piccadilly,Middlesex
12 Jul 1887 UK 1 Algernon Borthwick 27 Dec 1830 24 Nov 1908 77
He was subsequently created Baron
Glenesk (qv) in 1895 with which title 
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1908
BORTHWICK of Whitburgh,Midlothian
21 Jul 1908 UK 1 Thomas Borthwick 11 Jan 1835 31 Jul 1912 77
31 Jul 1912 2 Thomas Banks Borthwick,later [1912] 1st
Baron Whitburgh 21 Aug 1874 29 Sep 1967 93
 
29 Sep 1967 3 John Thomas Borthwick 5 Dec 1917 25 Oct 2002 84
 
25 Oct 2002 4 Anthony Thomas Borthwick 12 Feb 1941
BORWICK of Eden Lacy,Lancs
1 Jul 1916 UK 1 Robert Hudson Borwick 21 Jan 1845 27 Jan 1936 91
He was subsequently created Baron 
Borwick (qv) in 1922 with which title 
the baronetcy remains merged
 
 
BOSSOM of Maidstone,Kent
4 Jul 1953 UK 1 Alfred Charles Bossom,later [1960] 1st
Baron Bossom 6 Oct 1881 4 Sep 1965 83
MP for Maidstone 1931-1959
4 Sep 1965 2 Clive Bossom 4 Feb 1918
MP for Leominster 1959-1974
BOSVILE-MACDONALD of Sleat,Inverness
28 May 1625 NS 1 Donald Macdonald                 Oct 1643
Oct 1643 2 James Macdonald               8 Dec 1678
8 Dec 1678 3 Donald Macdonald             5 Feb 1695
5 Feb 1695 4 Donald Macdonald             1718
1718 5 Donald Macdonald             c 1697 1720
1720 6 James Macdonald                      1723
1723 7 Alexander Macdonald                    1711 23 Nov 1746 35
23 Nov 1746 8 James Macdonald                      c 1742 26 Jul 1766
26 Jul 1766 9 Alexander Macdonald,later [1776] 1st Baron 
Macdonald of Slate                              c 1745 12 Sep 1795
12 Sep 1795 10 Alexander Wentworth Macdonald,2nd Baron
Macdonald of Slate 9 Dec 1773 19 Jun 1824 50
19 Jun 1824 11 Godfrey Bosville Macdonald,3rd Baron
Macdonald of Slate 14 Oct 1775 13 Oct 1832 56
For further information on the descent of the 
peerage and baronetcy on his death, see the 
note at the foot of the page containing details
of the barony of Macdonald
13 Oct 1832 12 Alexander William Robert Bosville-
Macdonald 12 Dec 1800 22 Sep 1847 46
 
22 Sep 1847 13 Godfrey Wentworth Bayard Bosville 6 Jan 1826 11 Oct 1865 39
11 Oct 1865 14 Alexander Wentworth Macdonald Bosville-
Macdonald                              26 Sep 1865 26 Mar 1933 67
26 Mar 1933 15 Godfrey Middleton Bosville-Macdonald 25 Sep 1887 3 Aug 1951 63
3 Aug 1951 16 Alexander Somerled Angus Bosville-
Macdonald                               6 Nov 1917 21 Oct 1958 40
21 Oct 1958 17 Ian Godfrey Bosville-Macdonald 18 Jul 1947
BOSWALL of Blackadder,Berwick
19 Jul 1836 UK   See "Houstoun-Boswall"      
BOSWELL of Auchinleck,Ayr
16 Aug 1821 UK 1 Alexander Boswell 9 Oct 1775 27 Mar 1822 46
MP for Plympton Erle 1816-1821
For further information on the death of this
baronet, see the note at the foot of this page
27 Mar 1822 2 James Boswell Dec 1806 4 Nov 1857 50
to     Extinct on his death
4 Nov 1857
BOTELER of Hatfield Woodhall,Herts
12 Apr 1620 E 1 John Boteler 27 May 1637
He was subsequently created Baron 
Boteler (qv) in 1628 with which title 
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1647
BOTELER of Teston,Kent
3 Jul 1641 E 1 William Boteler 29 Jun 1644
29 Jun 1644 2 Oliver Boteler c 1637 17 Nov 1689
17 Nov 1689 3 Philip Boteler c 1667 Jun 1719
MP for Hythe 1690-1708
Jun 1719 4 Philip Boteler c 1695 22 Jan 1772
to     Extinct on his death
22 Jan 1772
BOTELER of Bramfield,Herts
7 Dec 1643 E 1 George Boteler c 1583 25 Jun 1657
to     Extinct on his death
Jun 1657
BOTELER of Wetherby Gardens,London
13 Jul 1889 UK 1 Joseph Edgar Boehm 4 Jul 1834 12 Dec 1890 56
12 Dec 1890 2 Edgar Collins Boehm (later Boteler) 1 Oct 1869 22 May 1928 58
to     Extinct on his death
22 May 1928
BOUGHEY of Newcastle-under-Lyme,Staffs
24 Aug 1798 GB 1 Thomas Fletcher 25 Nov 1747 14 Jul 1812 64
14 Jul 1812 2 John Fenton Boughey 1 May 1784 27 Jun 1823 39
MP for Newcastle under Lyme 1812-1818
and Staffordshire 1820-1823
27 Jun 1823 3 Thomas Fletcher Fenton Boughey 22 Jan 1809 6 Oct 1880 71
6 Oct 1880 4 Thomas Fletcher-Boughey 5 Apr 1836 30 Aug 1906 70
30 Aug 1906 5 George Boughey 2 May 1837 4 Aug 1910 73
4 Aug 1910 6 William Fletcher Boughey 3 Sep 1840 17 Apr 1912 71
17 Apr 1912 7 Robert Boughey 21 Mar 1843 22 May 1921 78
22 May 1921 8 Francis Boughey 2 Apr 1848 6 Mar 1927 78
6 Mar 1927 9 George Menteth Boughey 28 Mar 1879 28 Jun 1959 80
28 Jun 1959 10 Richard James Boughey 30 Jul 1925 3 Oct 1978 53
3 Oct 1978 11 John George Fletcher Boughey 12 Aug 1959
BOUGHTON of Lawford,Warwicks
4 Aug 1641 E 1 William Boughton c 1600 1656
1656 2 Edward Boughton 22 Sep 1628 2 Feb 1681 52
MP for Warwickshire 1679-1680
Feb 1681 3 William Boughton c 1632 12 Aug 1683
12 Aug 1683 4 William Boughton 15 May 1663 22 Jul 1716 53
MP for Warwickshire 1712-1713
22 Jul 1716 5 Edward Boughton c 1689 12 Feb 1722
12 Feb 1722 6 Edward Boughton c 1719 3 Mar 1772
3 Mar 1772 7 Theodosius Edward Allesley Boughton 3 Aug 1760 29 Aug 1780 20
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page.
29 Aug 1780 8 Edward Boughton c 1742 26 Feb 1794
26 Feb 1794 9 Charles William Rouse-Boughton 16 Dec 1747 26 Feb 1821 73
1 He had previously been created a baronet
(Boughton of Rouse Lench,Worcs) on 
28 Jul 1791
MP for Evesham 1780-1790 and Bramber 
1796-1799. Secretary to the Board of
Control 1784-1791
26 Feb 1821 10 William Edward Rouse-Boughton 14 Sep 1788 22 May 1856 67
2 MP for Evesham 1818-1819 and 1820-1826
22 May 1856 11 Charles Henry Rouse-Boughton 16 Jan 1825 27 Feb 1906 81
3
27 Feb 1906 12 William St.Andrew Rouse-Boughton 23 Sep 1853 9 Sep 1937 83
4
9 Sep 1937 13 Edward Hotham Rouse-Boughton 23 Aug 1893 17 Jun 1963 69
to     5 Both baronetcies extinct on his death
17 Jun 1963
BOULEN of Holland
14 Feb 1623 I 1 Peter Boulen c 1660
to     Extinct on his death
c 1660
BOULTON of Copped Hall,Herts
24 Jul 1905 UK 1 Samuel Bagster Boulton 12 Jul 1830 27 Apr 1918 87
27 Apr 1918 2 Harold Edwin Boulton 7 Aug 1859 1 Jun 1935 75
1 Jun 1935 3 Denis Duncan Harold Owen Boulton 10 Dec 1892 10 Aug 1968 75
10 Aug 1968 4 Harold Hugh Christian Boulton 29 Oct 1918 1996 77
to     Extinct or dormant on his death
1996
BOULTON of Braxted Park,Essex
30 Jun 1944 UK 1 William Whytehead Boulton 10 Jan 1873 9 Jan 1949 75
MP for Sheffield Central 1931-1945
9 Jan 1949 2 Edward John Boulton 11 Apr 1907 10 Aug 1982 75
10 Aug 1982 3 William Whytehead Boulton 21 Jun 1912 20 Jul 2010 98
20 Jul 2010 4 John Gibson Boulton 18 Dec 1946
BOURKE of Mayo
c 1638 NS 1 Miles Bourke,2nd Viscount Mayo 1649
The baronetcy continued to be merged
with the Viscountcy of Mayo (qv)
until its extinction in 1767
BOURKE of Brittas
c 1638 NS 1 Theobald Bourke 12 Jan 1653
He subsequently succeeded to the
Viscountcy of Mayo (qv) in 1649 with 
which title the baronetcy then merged
until its extinction in 1767
BOURKE of Kilpeacon,Limerick
c 1645 I 1 David Bourke 1588 1661 73
1661 2 Oliver Bourke   1696
1696 3 James Bourke after 1707
to     Extinct on his death
after 1707
BOURNE of Hackinsall Hall,Lancs
10 May 1880 UK 1 James Bourne 8 Oct 1812 14 Mar 1882 69
  MP for Evesham 1865-1880
 
14 Mar 1882 2 James Dyson Bourne 1842 11 Nov 1883 41
to     Extinct on his death
11 Nov 1883
BOUVERIE of London
19 Feb 1714 GB See "Des Bouverie"
BOVEY of Hillfields,Warwicks
30 Aug 1660 E 1 Ralph Bovey 11 Oct 1679
to     Extinct on his death
Oct 1679
BOWATER of Hill Crest,Surrey
16 Jul 1914 UK 1 Thomas Vansittart Bowater 20 Oct 1862 28 Mar 1938 75
MP for London 1924-1938
28 Mar 1938 2 Rainald Vansittart Bowater 27 Jan 1888 2 Mar 1945 57
2 Mar 1945 3 Thomas Dudley Blennerhassett Bowater 29 Sep 1889 3 Mar 1972 82
3 Mar 1972 4 John Vansittart Bowater 6 Apr 1918 24 Apr 2008 90
24 Apr 2008 5 Michael Patrick Bowater 18 Jul 1949
BOWATER of Friston,Suffolk
11 Oct 1939 UK 1 Frank Bowater 3 Apr 1866 10 Nov 1947 81
10 Nov 1947 2 Noel Vansittart Bowater 25 Dec 1892 22 Jan 1984 91
22 Jan 1984 3 Euan David Vansittart Bowater 9 Sep 1935
BOWDEN of Nottingham,Notts
23 Jun 1915 UK 1 Frank Bowden 30 Jan 1848 25 Apr 1921 73
25 Apr 1921 2 Harold Bowden 9 Jul 1880 24 Aug 1960 80
 
24 Aug 1960 3 Frank Houston Bowden 10 Aug 1909 1 Dec 2001 92
1 Dec 2001 4 Nicholas Richard Bowden 13 Aug 1935
BOWEN of Colworth,Beds
10 Jan 1921 UK 1 Albert Bowen 1 Nov 1858 19 Sep 1924 65
19 Sep 1924 2 Edward Crowther Bowen 11 Mar 1885 31 Oct 1937 52
31 Oct 1937 3 John Edward Mortimer Bowen 2 Jun 1918 12 Aug 1939 21
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
12 Aug 1939 4 Thomas Frederic Charles Bowen 11 Oct 1921 27 Feb 1989 67
27 Feb 1989 5 Mark Edward Mortimer Bowen 17 Oct 1958 27 Feb 2014 55
27 Feb 2014 6 George Edward Michael Bowen 27 Dec 1987
BOWEN-JONES of St Mary's Court,Salop
4 Jul 1911 UK 1 John Bowen Bowen-Jones  25 Dec 1840 6 Jun 1925 84
to     Extinct on his death
6 Jun 1925
BOWER of Chislehurst,Kent
19 Oct 1925 UK 1 Alfred Louis Bower 8 Oct 1858 16 Nov 1948 90
to     Extinct on his death
16 Nov 1948
BOWLBY of Manchester Square,London
17 Jul 1923 UK 1 Anthony Alfred Bowlby 10 May 1855 7 Apr 1929 73
7 Apr 1929 2 Anthony Hugh Mostyn Bowlby 13 Jan 1906 17 Aug 1993 87
17 Aug 1993 3 Richard Peregrine Longstaff Bowlby 11 Aug 1941
BOWLES of Enfield,Middlesex
27 Jul 1926 UK 1 Henry Ferryman Bowles 19 Dec 1858 14 Oct 1943 84
to     MP for Enfield 1889-1906 and 1918-1922
14 Oct 1943 Extinct on his death
BOWMAN of Jolwynds,Surrey
23 Jan 1884 UK 1 William Bowman 20 Jul 1816 29 Mar 1892 75
29 Mar 1892 2 William Paget Bowman 25 Sep 1845 7 Jan 1917 71
7 Jan 1917 3 Paget Mervyn Bowman 1 Sep 1873 2 Dec 1955 82
2 Dec 1955 4 John Paget Bowman 12 Feb 1904 16 Aug 1994 90
16 Aug 1994 5 Paul Humphrey Armytage Bowman 10 Aug 1921 6 Jan 2003 81
to     Extinct on his death
6 Jan 2003
BOWMAN of Killingworth,Northumberland
18 Jan 1961 UK 1 James Bowman 8 Mar 1898 25 Sep 1978 80
25 Sep 1978 2 George Bowman 2 Jul 1923 1990 66
to     Extinct on his death
1990
BOWRING of Beechwood,Lancs
23 Jul 1907 UK 1 William Benjamin Bowring 13 Feb 1837 20 Oct 1916 79
to     Extinct on his death
20 Oct 1916
BOWYER of Leighthorne,Sussex
23 Jul 1627 E 1 Thomas Bowyer 28 Nov 1586 28 Feb 1650 63
MP for Midhurst 1614 and Bramber 1621-
1642
Feb 1650 2 Thomas Bowyer c 1609 1659
1659 3 James Bowyer c 1644 28 Feb 1680
to     Extinct on his death
Feb 1680
BOWYER of Denham Court,Bucks
25 Jun 1660 E 1 William Bowyer 29 Jun 1612 2 Oct 1679 67
MP for Buckinghamshire 1659-1660
and 1660-1679
2 Oct 1679 2 William Bowyer c 1639 13 Feb 1722
13 Feb 1722 3 William Bowyer c 1710 12 Jul 1767
12 Jul 1767 4 William Bowyer c 1736 Apr 1799
Apr 1799 5 George Bowyer 1739 6 Dec 1799 60
8 Sep 1794 1 MP for Queenborough 1784-1790
He was created a baronet (Denham of
Radley,Berks) on 8 Sep 1794
6 Dec 1799 6 George Bowyer 3 Mar 1783 1 Jul 1860 77
2 MP for Malmesbury 1807-1810 and Abingdon
1811-1818
1 Jul 1860 7 George Bowyer 8 Oct 1811 7 Jun 1883 71
3 MP for Dundalk 1852-1868 and co. Wexford
1874-1880
7 Jun 1883 8 William Bowyer Oct 1812 30 May 1893 80
4
30 May 1893 9 George Henry Bowyer 9 Sep 1870 27 Sep 1950 80
5 On his death the baronetcy of 1794 
became extinct whilst the baronetcy of 
1660 passed to -
27 Sep 1950 10 Bertram Stanley Mitford Bowyer 3 Oct 1927
He had previously succeeded to the 
Barony of Denham (qv) in 1948 with which
title the baronetcy remains merged
BOWYER of Knipersley,Staffs
11 Sep 1660 E 1 John Bowyer 21 Sep 1623 18 Jul 1666 42
MP for Staffordshire 1646-1648 and 
Newcastle under Lyme 1656-1658 and 1660
Jul 1666 2 John Bowyer 25 Apr 1653 18 Jul 1691 38
MP for Warwick 1678-1679 and
Staffordshire 1679-1681
Jul 1691 3 John Bowyer c 1672 10 May 1701
May 1701 4 William Bowyer 23 Jul 1654 17 Feb 1702 47
to     Extinct on his death
Feb 1702
BOWYER of Leighthorne,Sussex
18 May 1678 E See "Goring"
BOWYER of Weston Underwood,Bucks
21 Jan 1933 UK 1 George Edward Wentworth Bowyer 16 Jan 1886 30 Nov 1948 62
He was subsequently created Baron Denham
(qv) in 1937 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged 
BOWYER-SMYTH of Hill Hall,Essex
28 Nov 1661 E 1 Thomas Smith c 1602 5 May 1668
5 May 1668 2 Edward Smyth 28 Sep 1637 24 Jun 1713 75
24 Jun 1713 3 Edward Smyth 1686 16 Aug 1744 58
16 Aug 1744 4 Edward Smyth 12 Nov 1710 4 Mar 1760 49
4 Mar 1760 5 Charles Smyth 12 Oct 1711 24 Mar 1773 61
24 Mar 1773 6 William Smyth c 1719 25 Jan 1777
25 Jan 1777 7 William Smyth (Smijth from c 1796) 23 Apr 1746 1 May 1823 77
1 May 1823 8 Thomas Smijth 6 Feb 1781 5 Oct 1833 52
5 Oct 1833 9 John Smijth 8 Jun 1782 9 Dec 1838 56
9 Dec 1838 10 Edward Smijth (Bowyer-Smijth from 1839) 1 Mar 1785 15 Aug 1850 65
15 Aug 1850 11 William Bowyer-Smijth 22 Apr 1814 20 Nov 1883 69
MP for Essex South 1852-1857
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
20 Nov 1883 12 William Bowyer-Smijth 1 Sep 1840 22 Jul 1916 75
22 Jul 1916 13 Alfred John Bowyer-Smyth 12 Sep 1850 4 Aug 1927 76
4 Aug 1927 14 Philip Weyland Bowyer-Smyth 4 Feb 1894 29 Nov 1978 84
29 Nov 1978 15 Thomas Weyland Bowyer-Smyth 25 Jun 1960
BOXALL of Cambridge Square,London
4 Sep 1919 UK 1 Alleyne Alfred Boxall 11 Oct 1855 5 May 1927 71
5 May 1927 2 Alleyne Percival Boxall 14 Sep 1882 29 Jun 1945 62
to     Extinct on his death
29 Jun 1945
BOYCE of Badgeworth,Gloucs
24 Nov 1952 UK 1 Harold Leslie Boyce 9 Jul 1895 30 May 1955 59
MP for Gloucester 1929-1945
30 May 1955 2 Richard Leslie Boyce 5 Jul 1929 12 Oct 1968 39
12 Oct 1968 3 Robert Charles Leslie Boyce 2 May 1962
BOYD of Danson Hill,Kent
2 Jun 1775 GB 1 John Boyd 29 Dec 1718 24 Jan 1800 81
24 Jan 1800 2 John Boyd 27 Oct 1750 30 May 1815 64
MP for Wareham 1780-1784
30 May 1815 3 John Boyd 5 Jun 1786 19 Jan 1855 68
19 Jan 1855 4 John Augustus Hugh Boyd 30 Jul 1819 7 Aug 1857 38
7 Aug 1857 5 Harley Hugh Boyd 2 Nov 1853 2 Jun 1876 22
2 Jun 1876 6 Frederick Boyd 13 Aug 1820 Feb 1889 68
to     Extinct on his death
Feb 1889
BOYD of Howth House,co.Dublin
29 Jun 1916 UK 1 Walter Boyd 28 Jan 1833 25 Jun 1918 85
PC [I] 1916
25 Jun 1918 2 Walter Herbert Boyd 31 Mar 1867 17 Apr 1948 81
17 Apr 1948 3 Alexander Walter Boyd 16 Jun 1934
BOYLE of Ockham,Sussex
14 Dec 1904 UK 1 Edward Boyle 6 Sep 1848 19 Mar 1909 60
MP for Taunton 1906-1909
19 Mar 1909 2 Edward Boyle 12 Jun 1878 31 Mar 1945 66
31 Mar 1945 3 Edward Charles Gurney Boyle,Baron
Boyle of Handsworth 31 Aug 1923 28 Sep 1981 58
28 Sep 1981 4 Richard Gurney Boyle 14 May 1930 30 Sep 1983 53
30 Sep 1983 5 Stephen Gurney Boyle 15 Jan 1962
Sir Walter Blunt 5th baronet
According to the London 'Morning Post' of 17 July 1847, "this youthful Baronet expired
unexpectedly on Tuesday last at his seat, Heathfield, Sussex, aged but twenty-one. The
circumstances connected with his death are of a nature somewhat painful. It appears that
about twelve months since a fatal complaint manifested itself in his frame, but no immediate
danger was apprehended up to Monday last, when, while driving in his park, the horses became
rather restive and plunged somewhat hastily. The shock which was occasioned had the effect
of breaking an abscess which had formed under the heart. He was immediately conveyed to the
mansion, where death ensued next morning. 
Sir Alexander Boswell, 1st baronet
Alexander was the son of James Boswell, the biographer of Dr. Johnson. He found his own 
fame as an antiquary and song-writer. Alexander died as a result of a duel on 27 March 
1822. The following account of the duel, and the events which led up to it, are taken from
the "Glasgow Herald" of 29 March 1822:-
'It is with the deepest regret we state, that a meeting took place on Tuesday morning,
about ten o'clock, at Auchtertoul, near Balmuto, in Fife, betwixt Sir Alexander Boswell,
Bart., of Auchinleck, and James Stuart, Esq., younger of Dunearn; which ended in Sir
Alexander being dangerously wounded. The ball, we understand, entered a little below
the shoulder, and, taking a slanting direction upwards, lodged in the body of the
unfortunate gentleman. The seconds were, John Douglas, Esq., brother to the Marquis
of Queensberry, to Sir Alexander Boswell, and the Earl of Rosslyn to Mr. Stuart. Sir
Alexander, immediately after the encounter, was conveyed to the house of his relative,
Lord Balmuto, and received the prompt assistance of Professor John Thomson of this
city. Lady Boswell, the anguish of whose feelings our readers may well conceive, is in
constant attendance upon her husband. Mr. Stuart and Lord Rosslyn have since passed
through Edinburgh for England. Without alluding in particular to the various rumours in
circulation, we believe we may state, that this unfortunate occurrence had its origin in
the transaction connected with the affairs of the Glasgow Sentinel, to which we lately
referred. Our readers are not to be informed, that Mr. Stuart had brought an action
against the printers and publishers of that journal, on account of certain strictures
which he conceived to be injurious to his character. It appears that, soon after, some
change took place in the partnership of the printers of the Sentinel, in consequence of
which one individual withdrew or was thrown out from the concern. That person having
been incarcerated for debt, wrote to Mr. Stuart, offering, upon certain conditions which
he stated, to put him into possession of some important information. Mr. Stuart
immediately proceeded to Glasgow; and the person in question obtained his liberation in
consequence of the sum for which he was imprisoned being deposited in the hands of
the jailor, by some friend, it is presumed, of Mr. Stuart. We are farther informed, that Mr.
Stuart, along with several of his friends, waited at an inn in Glasgow the arrival of this
person, who brought with him a bundle of papers. These papers Mr. Stuart refused to
receive, but required to be put in possession of the original manuscripts of those 
articles which reflected upon himself, particularly of that one which was made the
foundation of the prosecution. These were accordingly selected from the parcel, and
delivered up to Mr. Stuart, who gave a receipt for them, and a letter discharging his
action. A precognition into the circumstances of the transaction was commenced
before the Sheriff of Edinburgh; and on Monday se'nnight, we believe, Mr. Stuart
underwent a long examination. The papers given to Mr. Stuart, or one or more of them,
having been found to have been in the handwriting of Sir Alexander Boswell, or to have
been transmitted by him to the Sentinel, led, we understand, to a correspondence,
which terminated in the melancholy result we have stated. The parties had been
previously bound over by the Sheriff of Edinburgh to keep the peace; in consequence of
which they proceeded to the neighbouring county of Fife. We forbear at present from
making any remark on this unpleasant subject; but we may be allowed to express our
satisfaction, that no blame whatever attaches to those in the present management of
the Glasgow Sentinel.
'Since writing the above, we find that intelligence has been received of the death of
Sir Alexander, yesterday at three o'clock.'
It is apparent, therefore, that James Stuart had been subjected to a number of anonymous
attacks (which took the form of songs) that had been published in the Glasgow Sentinel, 
and that Stuart had believed that the author of such attacks was Sir Alexander Boswell,
under the pseudonym "Ignotus." At his subsequent trial for murder held on 10 June 1822, 
Stuart was found not guilty. A complete account of the duel, the subsequent trial and 
copies of the offending songs can be found in Google books by searching on the phrase 
"Trial of James Stuart".
Sir Theodosius Edward Allesley Boughton, 7th baronet
In around 1776, Anna, Lady Boughton, widow of the 6th baronet, and her daughter, 
Theodosia, visited Bath, but on arriving, they found that every bed in every inn was
already occupied and it looked as though they would be reduced to sleeping on chairs.
One of the other guests at the inn, a man named John Donellan, made the gallant gesture
of giving up his own room for the ladies. In return, the ladies invited Donellan to breakfast
with them the next morning and the friendship ripened until, in June 1777, Donellan married
Theodosia.
Donellan was born around 1737, the son of an army officer. He too joined the army and
his regiment was sent to India in 1754. When it came time for his regiment to return home,
Donellan stayed in India, where he distinguished himself in the taking of Mazulapatam. Being
appointed one of the agents for prize-money, he was accused of accepting corrupt gifts 
from some Indian merchants and was tried by a court martial and cashiered.
On 30 March 1781, Donellan was tried at the Warwick Assizes for the murder by poisoning
of his brother in law, Sir Theodosius Boughton, 7th baronet.
The following is the report of the case from the Newgate Calendar:-
'Mr Powell, apothecary of Rugby, deposed that on Wednesday morning, the 27th of February,
hen was sent for to Lawton Hall, and on his arrival there, at a little before 9 o'clock, Captain
Donellan conducted him to the apartment of Sir Theodosius. On entering, he perceived that
the baronet was dead; and on examining the body he concluded that it was about an hour
since life had fled. He had some conversation with Captain Donellan with regard to the
deceased, and he was told by him that he had 'died in convulsions.'
'Lady Boughton, the mother of the deceased, deposed that Sir Theodosius was twenty years
old….. On his coming of age he would have been entitled to above £2,000 a year, and in the
event of his dying a minor the greater part of his fortune was to descend to his sister, the
wife of Mr Donellan. It was known in his family on the evening of Tuesday, the 26th that Sir
Theodosius was to take his physic the next morning. He used to put his physic in the
dressing-room. He happened once to omit to take it; upon which Mr Donellan said, 'Why
don’t you set it in your outer room? - then you would not so soon forget it.' After this he
several times put the medicines upon his shelf over the chimney-piece in his outer room.
On the evening of Tuesday, the 26th, about 6 o'clock, Sir Theodosius went out fishing
attended only by one servant, Samuel Frost. Witness and Mrs Donellan took a walk in the
garden, and were there over an hour. To the best of her recollection she had seen nothing
of Mr Donellan after dinner till about 7 o'clock, when he came out of the house door in the 
garden, and told them that he had been to see them fishing, and that he would have 
persuaded Sir Theodosius to come in, lest he should take cold, but he could not. Sir
Theodosius came home a little after nine, apparently very well; he went up into his own
room soon after, and then to bed. He requested her to call him the next morning and give
him his physic. She accordingly went into his room about 7 in the morning, when he
appeared to be very well. She asked him where the bottle was, and he said, 'It stands
there upon the shelf.' He desired her to read the label, which she accordingly did, and
found there was written upon it: 'Purging draught for Sir Theodosius Boughton.' As he was
taking it he observed that it smelled and tasted very nauseous; upon which she said, 'I
think it smells very strongly like bitter almonds.' He then remarked that he thought he
should not be able to keep the medicine upon his stomach.
'Here a bottle was delivered to Lady Boughton containing the genuine draught, which she 
was desired to smell, and inform the Court whether it smelled like the medicine Sir 
Theodosius took. She answered in the negative. She was then desired to smell another 
containing the draught, with the addition of laurel-water, which she said had a smell very 
much like that of the medicine she gave to Sir Theodosius. Lady Boughton then proceeded
with her evidence. Two minutes after Sir Theodosius had taken the draught he struggled 
very much. It appeared to her as if it was to keep the draught down. He made a prodigious
rattling in his stomach, and guggling; and these symptoms continued about ten minutes.
He then seemed as if he were going to sleep, or inclined to doze; and, perceiving him a
little composed, she went out of the room. She returned in about five minutes, and to her
great surprise found him with his eyes fixed upwards, his teeth clenched, and foam running
out of his mouth. She instantly desired a servant to take the first horse he could get and
go for Mr Powell.
'She saw Mr Donellan less than five minutes after. He came into the room where Sir
Theodosius lay, and said to her: 'What do you want?' She answered that she wanted to
inform that a terrible thing had happened; that it was an unaccountable thing in the doctor
to send such medicine, for if it had been taken by a dog it would have killed it; and she did
not think her son would live. He inquired in what way Sir Theodosius then was. When told,
he asked her where the physic bottle was; on which she showed him two draughts; when 
he took up one of the bottles and said, 'Is this it?' she answered, 'Yes.' He then rinsed it, 
and emptied it into some dirty water that was in a wash hand-basin; and on his doing so she 
said, ''What are you at? You should not meddle with the bottles.'  Upon that he snatched
up the other bottle and rinsed it, and then he put his finger to it and tasted it. She 
repeated that he ought not to meddle with the bottles; upon which he replied that he did it
to taste it. Two servants, named Sarah Blundell and Catherine Amos, afterwards came into
the room and he desired the former to take away the basin and the bottles, and he put the
bottles into her hands. The witness, however, took the bottles from her and set them down, 
bidding her not to touch them; and the prisoner then desired that the room might be 
cleaned, and the dirty clothes thrown into the inner room. This being done, the witness 
turned her back for a moment on which the prisoner again handed the servant the bottles,
and bade her take them away, and she accordingly removed them.
'Witness soon afterwards went into the parlour, where she found Mr and Mrs Donellan; and
the former told his wife that her mother had been pleased to take notice of his washing the 
bottles, and that he did not know what he should have done if he had not thought of saying
that he had put the water into them to put his finger to it to taste.
'Dr Rattray, of Coventry, described the external appearances of the body, and its
appearances in the dissecting. He was asked whether, as he had heard the evidence of Mr
Powell and Lady Boughton, he could, from that evidence, totally independent of the 
appearances he had described, form a judgment as to the cause of the death of Sir 
Theodosius. He answered that, exclusive of these appearances, he was of [the] opinion,
from the symptoms that followed the taking of the draught, that it was poison, and the
certain cause of his death. Being desired to smell the bottle, and asked what was the
noxious medicine in it, he said it was a distillation of laurel leaves, called laurel-water. Here
he entered into a detail of several experiments on animals, tending to show the 
instantaneous and mortal effects of the laurel-water. He knew nothing in medicine that
corresponded in smell with that mixture, which was like that of bitter almonds. He further
said that the quantity of laurel-water contained in the bottle shown to him was sufficient
to cause the death of any human creature; and that the appearance of the body confirmed
him in his opinion that the deceased was poisoned, so far as, upon viewing a body so long
after the death of the subject, one could be allowed to form a judgment upon such 
appearances.
'Mr Wilmer and Dr Parsons, professor of anatomy at Oxford, confirmed the evidence of Dr
Rattray.
'John Darbyshire deposed that he had been a prisoner in Warwick jail for debt, and that Mr
Donellan and he had had a bed in the same room for a month or five weeks. He remembered
to have had a conversation with him about Sir Theodosius being poisoned. On his asking
him whether the body was poisoned or not, he said there was no doubt of it. The witness
said, 'For God's sake, Captain, who could do it?' He answered that it was amongst 
themselves; he had no hand in it. The witness asked whom he meant by themselves. He 
said, 'Sir Theodosius himself, Lady Boughton, the footman and the apothecary.' The
witness replied, 'Sure, Sir Theodosius could not do it himself!' He said he did not think he 
did - he could not believe he would. The witness answered: 'The apothecary could hardly
do it - he would lose a good patient; the footman could have no interest in it; and it is
unnatural to suppose that Lady Boughton would do it.' The Captain said how covetous Lady
Boughton was; she had received an anonymous letter the day after sir Theodosius' death
charging her plump with poisoning him; that she called him and read it to him, and trembled.
She desired he would not let his wife know of that letter, and asked him if he would give up
his right to the personal estate, and to some estates of about £200 a year belonging to the
family. The conversation was about a month after the Captain came into the jail. At other
times he said it was impossible he could do a thing that never was in his power.
'This being the chief evidence, the prisoner, in his defence, pleaded a total ignorance of the
fact, and several respectable characters bore testimony to his integrity. The jury, however,
found him guilty, and he received sentence of death.
'At 7 o'clock on the next day, the 2nd of April 1781, he was carried to the place of execution
at Warwick, in a mourning-coach, followed by a hearse and the sheriff officers in deep
mourning. As he went on he frequently put his head out of the coach, desiring the prayers 
of the people around him.
'On his arrival at the fatal spot he alighted from the coach and, ascending a few steps of 
the ladder, prayed for a considerable time, and then joined in the usual service with the 
greatest appearance of devotion; he next, in an audible tone of voice, addressed the 
spectators to this effect: that he was then going to appear before God, to Whom all deceit 
was known; he solemnly declared that he was innocent of the crime for which he was to 
suffer; that he had drawn up a vindication of himself, which he hoped the world would 
believe, for it was of more consequence to him to speak truth than falsehood, and he had 
no doubt but that time would reveal the many mysteries that had arisen in his trial.
'After praying fervently [for] some time he let his handkerchief fall - a signal agreed upon
between him and the executioner - and was launched into eternity. When the body had 
hung the usual time it was put into a black coffin and conveyed to the town hall to be 
dissected.'
Sir John Edward Mortimer Bowen, 3rd baronet
Sir John was killed during a motor race in August 1939. The following report on the subsequent
inquest appeared in 'The Scotsman' on 22 August:-
'The Briton's preference for sport with an element of danger attached to it was referred to by
the North Leicestershire Coroner (Mr. H.J. Deane) at the inquest yesterday on Sir John Edward
Mortimer Bowen, Bart., aged 21, of Langham Street, London, who was killed at Donington Park
race track, Leicestershire, on August 12.
'A verdict of accidental death was returned.
'Sir John was hurled from his car when travelling down the straight of the inner circuit in a
handicap race promoted by the Vintage Car Club.
'The Coroner said: "The car must have been travelling at a terrific speed, but he was indulging
in a race, and you would not wish me to say anything to check anyone's sporting liberties, even
if those liberties involve an element of danger. It is often that element of danger which attracts
the Briton indulging in sport. This young man took his pleasure in motor racing, set apart and
specially made for the indulgence of that sport."
Sir William Bowyer-Smijth, 11th baronet
In December 1917, the Scottish Courts heard an action brought by seven children of the
11th baronet who sought a declaration that they were the lawful children, according to
Scottish law, of that baronet. The following edited article appeared in the Melbourne
'Argus' of 8 February 1918:-
'A remarkable story was related in the Edinburgh Court of Sessions yesterday [i.e. 5
December 1917] (states the London 'Daily Telegraph' of December 6) when William Baird
Bowyer Smith, of Melbourne, and six others sought a declarator of legitimacy in an action
against Lady Eliza Fechnie Malcolm, or Bowyer-Smijth, and two others. Pursuers state that
Lady Bowyer-Smijth, when just over 16 became attached to an English gentleman at Blair
Athol whom she knew as Mr. William Smijth, but who she subsequently learned was Sir
William Bowyer-Smijth, Bart. He represented that he was unmarried, and gaining her aunt's
permission to their marriage, he took her for a drive one day, and producing a ring put it
on her finger, saying, "With this ring I thee wed," after which he assured her she was his
lawful wife. She had no reason to doubt the validity of the marriage for many years, and
they lived together in London and abroad until 1873. Twelve children were born. Sir William
having some years before this admitted that he had been previously married and had three
children, but representing himself [to be] a widower, she believed this until 1873, when she
learned that Sir William's wife was still alive. Then on receiving his promise to marry her if he
became free she consented to continue living with him as his wife.
'Lady Marianne Frances Meux, whom Sir William had married in [2 April] 1839, died in March
1875 and about a week later Sir William married Lady Eliza Fechnie Malcolm, or Bowyer-
Smijth, who is called as one of the defenders. Two children were born after the marriage,
and Sir William died in 1883. Lady Bowyer-Smijth subsequently married William Herbert
Stanford, a lieutenant in the army, but had been separated from him for some time. 
Pursuers only recently became acquainted with the facts on which they base their present
action. They were advised that, not having been born in wedlock, they were not entitled
to claim real estate dignities in England, and they desire to have their legitimacy declared
according to Scottish law. The sole defenders are two children born after the 1875 
marriage, Lady Bowyer-Smijth not having put in defences.
'Defenders claim that their parents were not domiciled in Scotland at the time of the 
marriage, and had not lived there for 21 days as required. They claim that Sir William was a
domiciled Englishman, to whom English law must apply, and they aver that Lady Smijth knew 
in 1859 that Sir William had a wife still living. They further claim that the Scottish Court has
no jurisdiction. The record was closed, and the case sent to the procedure roll.
'The Edinburgh Court of Sessions on Wednesday [6 February 1918] gave judgment for the
plaintiffs…………'
The judgment had the effect of declaring the 12 children born of the 1875 marriage to be
legitimate, although such judgment had no effect upon the inability of any of such children
to inherit the baronetcy.
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