BARONETAGE
Last updated 29/07/2014
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
BOYNTON of Barmston,Yorks
15 May 1618 E 1 Matthew Boynton 26 Jan 1591 12 Mar 1647 56
MP for Hedon 1620 and Scarborough
1645-1647
12 Mar 1647 2 Francis Boynton c 1618 9 Sep 1695
9 Sep 1695 3 Griffith Boynton 8 Dec 1664 22 Dec 1731 67
22 Dec 1731 4 Francis Boynton 17 Nov 1677 16 Sep 1739 61
MP for Hedon 1734-1739
16 Sep 1739 5 Griffith Boynton 24 May 1712 18 Oct 1761 49
18 Oct 1761 6 Griffith Boynton 22 Feb 1745 6 Jan 1778 32
MP for Beverley 1772-1774
6 Jan 1778 7 Griffith Boynton 17 Jul 1769 10 Jul 1801 31
10 Jul 1801 8 Francis Boynton 28 Mar 1777 19 Nov 1832 55
19 Nov 1832 9 Henry Boynton 22 Mar 1778 28 Aug 1854 76
28 Aug 1854 10 Henry Boynton 2 Mar 1811 25 Jun 1869 58
25 Jun 1869 11 Henry Somerville Boynton 23 Jun 1844 11 Apr 1899 54
11 Apr 1899 12 Griffith Henry Boynton 31 May 1849 19 Oct 1937 88
19 Oct 1937 13 Griffith Wilfrid Norman Boynton 1889 10 Mar 1966 76
to Extinct on his death
10 Mar 1966
BRABAZON of Newpark,Mayo
16 Dec 1797 I 1 Anthony Brabazon c 1750 3 Jul 1803
3 Jul 1803 2 William John Brabazon 24 Oct 1840
to MP for Mayo 1835-1840
24 Oct 1840 Extinct on his death
BRACEWELL-SMITH of Keighley,Yorks
28 Nov 1947 UK 1 Bracewell Smith 29 Jun 1884 12 Jan 1966 81
MP for Dulwich 1932-1945
12 Jan 1966 2 George Bracewell Smith 5 Nov 1912 18 Sep 1976 63
18 Sep 1976 3 Guy Bracewell Smith 12 Dec 1952 1983 30
1983 4 Charles Bracewell Smith 13 Oct 1955
BRADFORD of South Audley Street,Westminster
24 Jul 1902 UK 1 Edward Ridley Colborne Bradford 1836 13 May 1911 74
13 May 1911 2 Evelyn Ridley Bradford 16 Apr 1869 14 Sep 1914 45
14 Sep 1914 3 Edward Montagu Andrew Bradford 30 Nov 1910 1 Apr 1952 41
1 Apr 1952 4 John Ridley Evelyn Bradford 14 Sep 1941 23 Dec 1954 13
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
23 Dec 1954 5 Edward Alexander Slade Bradford 18 Jun 1952
BRADFORD of Mawddwy,Merioneth
26 Jan 1931 UK 1 John Rose Bradford 7 May 1863 7 Apr 1935 71
to Extinct on his death
7 Apr 1935
BRADSHAIGH of Haigh,Lancs
17 Nov 1679 E 1 Roger Bradshaigh 14 Jan 1628 31 Mar 1684 56
MP for Lancashire 1660
31 Mar 1684 2 Roger Bradshaigh c 1649 17 Jun 1687
MP for Wigan 1679 and Lancashire 1685-
1687
17 Jun 1687 3 Roger Bradshaigh 29 Apr 1675 25 Feb 1747 71
MP for Wigan 1695-1747
25 Feb 1747 4 Roger Bradshaigh c 1710 c 1779
to Extinct on his death
c 1779
BRADSTREET of Castilla,Dublin
14 Jul 1759 I 1 Simon Bradstreet 1693 26 Apr 1762 68
26 Apr 1762 2 Simon Bradstreet 22 Mar 1728 16 Dec 1773 45
16 Dec 1773 3 Samuel Bradstreet Oct 1738 2 May 1791 52
2 May 1791 4 Simon Bradstreet 25 Nov 1772 25 Oct 1853 80
25 Oct 1853 5 John Valentine Bradstreet 23 Sep 1815 21 Nov 1889 74
21 Nov 1889 6 Edward Simon Bradstreet 24 Aug 1820 30 Mar 1905 84
30 Mar 1905 7 Edward Simon Victor Bradstreet 27 May 1856 13 Jan 1924 67
to Extinct on his death
13 Jan 1924
BRADY of Hazelbrook,Dublin
19 Jan 1869 UK 1 Maziere Brady 20 Jul 1796 13 Apr 1871 74
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer [I]
1840-1846.Lord Chancellor [I] 1846-1852,
1853-1858 and 1859-1866. PC [I] 1839
13 Apr 1871 2 Francis William Brady 22 Jul 1824 26 Aug 1909 85
26 Aug 1909 3 Robert Maziere Brady 13 Dec 1854 22 Sep 1909 54
22 Sep 1909 4 William Longfield Brady 16 Jul 1864 7 Apr 1927 62
to Extinct on his death
7 Apr 1927
BRAHAM of New Windsor,Berks
16 Apr 1662 E 1 Richard Braham c 1613 Apr 1676
to MP for Windsor 1641 and 1661-1677
Apr 1676 Extinct on his death
BRAIN of Reading,Berks
29 Jun 1954 UK 1 Walter Russell Brain 23 Oct 1895 29 Dec 1966 71
He was subsequently created Baron Brain
(qv) in 1962 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
BRAITHWAITE of Poston,Hereford
18 Dec 1802 UK 1 John Braithwaite 1739 Aug 1803 64
Aug 1803 2 George Charles Braithwaite 1762 9 Mar 1809 46
to Extinct on his death
9 Mar 1809
BRAITHWAITE of Burnham,Somerset
28 Jan 1954 UK 1 Joseph Gurney Braithwaite 24 May 1895 25 Jun 1958 63
to MP for Hillsborough 1931-1935, Holderness
25 Jun 1958 1939-1950 and Bristol NW 1950-1955
Extinct on his death
BRAMHALL of Rathmullen,Meath
31 May 1662 I 1 Thomas Bramhall 1667
to Extinct on his death
1667
BRAMWELL of Hyde Park Gate,London
25 Jan 1889 UK 1 Frederick Joseph Bramwell 7 Mar 1818 30 Nov 1903 85
to Extinct on his death
30 Nov 1903
BRASSEY of Apethorpe,Northants
29 Nov 1922 UK 1 Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey 7 Mar 1870 22 Oct 1958 88
He was subsequently created Baron
Brassey of Apethorpe (qv) in 1938 with
which title the baronetcy remains
merged
BRENTON of London
24 Dec 1812 UK 1 Jahleel Brenton 22 Aug 1770 3 Apr 1844 73
3 Apr 1844 2 Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton 16 Feb 1807 13 Jun 1862 55
to Extinct on his death
13 Jun 1862
BRERETON of Hanford,Cheshire
10 Mar 1627 E 1 William Brereton 1604 7 Apr 1661 56
MP for Cheshire 1628-1629
7 Apr 1661 2 Thomas Brereton 1632 7 Jan 1674 41
to Extinct on his death
7 Jan 1674
BRICKWOOD of Portsmouth,Hants
29 Jun 1927 UK 1 John Brickwood 23 Jun 1852 12 Feb 1932 79
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
12 Feb 1932 2 Rupert Redvers Brickwood 18 Feb 1900 29 Apr 1974 74
29 Apr 1974 3 Basil Graeme Brickwood 21 May 1923 16 May 2006 82
to Extinct on his death
16 May 2006
BRIDGEMAN of Great Lever,Lancs
7 Jun 1660 E 1 Orlando Bridgeman 30 Jan 1609 25 Jun 1674 65
MP for Wigan 1640-1642. Lord Keeper
1667-1672
25 Jun 1674 2 John Bridgeman 16 Aug 1631 24 Aug 1710 79
24 Aug 1710 3 John Bridgeman 9 Aug 1667 21 Jul 1747 79
21 Jul 1747 4 Orlando Bridgeman 2 Jul 1695 25 Jul 1764 69
MP for Shrewsbury 1723-1727
25 Jul 1764 5 Henry Bridgeman 7 Sep 1725 5 Jun 1800 74
He was subsequently created Baron
Bradford (qv) in 1794. The 2nd Baron
was created Earl of Bradford in 1815
with which title the baronetcy remains
merged
BRIDGEMAN of Ridley,Cheshire
12 Nov 1673 E 1 Orlando Bridgeman 9 Dec 1649 20 Apr 1701 51
MP for Horsham 1669-1679
20 Apr 1701 2 Orlando Bridgeman 27 Apr 1678 5 Dec 1746 68
MP for Coventry 1707-1710, Calne 1715-
1722, Lostwithiel 1724-1727, Bletchingley
1727-1734 and Dunwich 1734-1738
[see note below]
c Jun 1738 3 Francis Bridgeman Aug 1713 c Dec 1740 27
to Extinct on his death (but see note below)
c Dec 1740
Modern scholarship appears to suggest that Sir Orlando Bridgeman
(the 2nd Baronet) faked his death in an attempt to avoid his creditors.
In the mid 1730s, Bridgeman had begun to build a new house at Bowood
Park, near Calne in Wiltshire. As a result, he appears to have gone deeply
into debt, to the extent that proceedings were commenced against him in
the Chancery Courts in 1737.
Bridgeman had previously held office as Clerk of the household of the
Prince of Wales between 1716 and 1727 and had been a Lord of Trade
between 1727 and 1737. It is probably therefore reasonable to assume
that, via the influence of friends at Court, he was appointed Governor of
Barbados in 1737 in an effort to improve his financial position and
possibly also to remove him from the reach of his creditors.
However, he never proceeded to Barbados. Instead, he disappeared.
He left his clothes by the side of the Thames and wrote farewell letters
to his family and also to King George II. Some weeks later, on 10 June
1738, a body "supposed to be him, though disfigured by lying so long
under water", was found in the river at Limehouse. John Stonehouse, the
British MP who "disappeared" from a Miami beach in 1974 appears to
have taken a leaf from Bridgeman's book.
In the diary of John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont under 30 Oct 1738
(published by the Historical Manuscripts Commission in 1923)
there is the following entry
"Sir Orlando Bridgeman who, instead of going to his government of
Barbados conferred on his last winter, made his escape (as he hoped)
from the world, to avoid his creditors, by pretending to make himself away,
and accordingly gave it out that he had drowned himself, was ferreted out
of his hole by the reward advertised for whoever should discover him, and
seized in an inn at Slough, where he had ever since concealed himself."
According to the "Gentleman's Magazine" (p. 668 for 1746) Bridgeman
apparently died in Gloucester gaol and was buried 5 Dec 1746 (as opposed
to 1745 as mentioned in Cokayne) in St Nicholas's, Gloucester.
If indeed Sir Orlando did survive until 1745 or 1746, then his son Francis did not
succeed to the baronetcy and the baronetcy became extinct in 1745 or 1746,
not circa December 1740 as shown above.
BRIDGES of Goodnestone,Kent
19 Apr 1718 GB 1 Brook Bridges 12 Aug 1679 16 Mar 1728 48
16 Mar 1728 2 Brook Bridges 12 Mar 1709 23 May 1733 24
17 Sep 1733 3 Brook Bridges 17 Sep 1733 4 Sep 1791 57
MP for Kent 1763-1774
4 Sep 1791 4 Brook William Bridges 22 Jun 1767 21 Apr 1829 61
21 Apr 1829 5 Brook William Bridges 2 Jun 1801 6 Dec 1875 74
MP for Kent East 1852 and 1857-1868
He was created Baron Fitzwalter (qv)
in 1868
6 Dec 1875 6 Brook George Bridges 12 Oct 1802 1 Apr 1890 87
1 Apr 1890 7 Thomas Pym Bridges 22 Oct 1805 28 Feb 1895 89
28 Feb 1895 8 George Talbot Bridges 10 May 1818 27 Nov 1899 81
to Extinct on his death
27 Nov 1899
BRIGGS of Haughton,Salop
12 Aug 1641 E 1 Morton Briggs c 1587 c 1650
c 1650 2 Humphrey Briggs c 1615 21 May 1691
May 1691 3 Humphrey Briggs c 1650 31 Jan 1700
31 Jan 1700 4 Humphrey Briggs c 1670 8 Dec 1734
MP for Shropshire 1701, Bridgnorth
1702-1710 and Wenlock 1716-1727
8 Dec 1734 5 Hugh Briggs c 1684 27 Oct 1767
to Extinct on his death
27 Oct 1767
BRIGGS of Briggs Dayrell,Barbados
27 Nov 1871 UK 1 Thomas Graham Briggs 30 Sep 1833 11 Oct 1887 54
to Extinct on his death
11 Oct 1887
BRIGHT of Badsworth,Yorks
16 Jul 1660 E 1 John Bright 14 Oct 1619 13 Oct 1688 68
to Extinct on his death
13 Oct 1688
BRINCKMAN of Burton,Yorks
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Theodore Henry Lavington Broadhead
(Brinckman from July 1842) 17 Jan 1798 9 Feb 1880 82
MP for Yarmouth 1821-1826
9 Feb 1880 2 Theodore Henry Brinckman 12 Sep 1830 7 May 1905 74
MP for Canterbury 1868-1874
7 May 1905 3 Theodore Francis Brinckman 26 May 1862 8 Sep 1937 75
For further information on this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
8 Sep 1937 4 Theodore Ernest Warren Brinckman 21 May 1898 26 Jul 1954 56
26 Jul 1954 5 Roderick Napoleon Brinckman 27 Dec 1902 16 Apr 1985 82
16 Apr 1985 6 Theodore George Roderick Brinckman 20 Mar 1932
BRISBANE of Brisbane,Ayr
1836 UK 1 Thomas Makdougall Brisbane 23 Jul 1773 27 Jan 1860 86
to Governor of NSW 1821-1825
27 Jan 1860 Extinct on his death
BRISCO of Crofton Place,Cumberland
11 Jul 1782 GB 1 John Brisco 15 May 1739 27 Dec 1805 66
27 Dec 1805 2 Walter Brisco 17 May 1778 1 Oct 1862 84
1 Oct 1862 3 Robert Brisco 17 Sep 1808 23 Dec 1884 76
23 Dec 1884 4 Musgrave Horton Brisco 11 Aug 1853 19 Dec 1909 56
19 Dec 1909 5 Hylton Ralph Brisco 24 Sep 1871 29 Jan 1922 50
For further information on the death of this
baronet,see the note at the foot of this page
29 Jan 1922 6 Aubrey Hilton Brisco 11 Dec 1873 16 Jun 1957 83
16 Jun 1957 7 Hylton Musgrave Campbell Brisco 5 Dec 1886 8 Jan 1968 81
8 Jan 1968 8 Donald Gilfrid Brisco 15 Sep 1920 24 Jun 1995 74
24 Jun 1995 9 Campbell Howard Brisco 11 Dec 1944
BRISCOE of Bourn Hall,Cambs
12 Jul 1910 UK 1 John James Briscoe 6 Dec 1836 1 May 1919 82
1 May 1919 2 Alfred Leigh Briscoe 26 Apr 1870 13 May 1921 51
13 May 1921 3 John Charlton Briscoe Apr 1874 28 Feb 1960 85
28 Feb 1960 4 John Leigh Charlton Briscoe 3 Dec 1911 7 Feb 1993 81
7 Feb 1993 5 John James Briscoe 15 Jul 1951 3 Jul 1994 42
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
4 Nov 1994 6 John Geoffrey James Briscoe 4 Nov 1994
BRISE of Spains,Essex
31 Jan 1935 UK See "Ruggles-Brise"
BROADBENT of Longwood,Yorks and Brook Street
10 Aug 1893 UK 1 William Henry Broadbent 23 Jan 1835 10 Jul 1907 72
10 Jul 1907 2 John Broadbent 16 Oct 1865 27 Jan 1946 80
27 Jan 1946 3 William Francis Broadbent 29 Nov 1904 29 Mar 1987 82
29 Mar 1987 4 George Walter Broadbent 23 Apr 1935 20 May 1992 57
20 May 1992 5 Andrew George Broadbent 26 Jan 1963
BROADBRIDGE of Wargrave Place,Berks
22 Nov 1937 UK 1 George Broadbridge 13 Feb 1869 17 Apr 1952 83
He was subsequently created Baron
Broadbridge (qv) in 1945 with which
title the baronetcy remains merged
BROADHEAD of Burton,Yorks
30 Sep 1831 UK See "Brinckman"
BROADHURST of North Rode,Cheshire
4 Feb 1918 UK 1 Edward Tootal Broadhurst 19 Aug 1858 2 Feb 1922 63
to Extinct on his death
2 Feb 1922
BROCKLEBANK of Greenlands,Cumberland
and Springwood,Lancs
22 Jul 1885 UK 1 Thomas Brocklebank 1814 8 Jun 1906 91
8 Jun 1906 2 Thomas Brocklebank 1 Mar 1848 12 Jan 1911 62
12 Jan 1911 3 Aubrey Brocklebank 12 Jul 1873 19 Apr 1929 55
19 Apr 1929 4 Thomas Aubrey Lawies Brocklebank 23 Oct 1899 15 Sep 1953 53
15 Sep 1953 5 John Montague Brocklebank 3 Sep 1915 13 Sep 1974 59
13 Sep 1974 6 Aubrey Thomas Brocklebank 29 Jan 1952
BROCKLEHURST of Swythamley,Staffs
27 Aug 1903 UK 1 Philip Lancaster Brocklehurst 1827 10 May 1904 76
10 May 1904 2 Philip Lee Brocklehurst 7 Mar 1887 28 Jan 1975 87
28 Jan 1975 3 John Ogilvy Brocklehurst 6 Apr 1926 9 May 1981 55
to Extinct on his death
9 May 1981
BRODIE of Boxford,Suffolk
30 Aug 1834 UK 1 Benjamin Collins Brodie 9 Jun 1783 19 Oct 1862 79
19 Oct 1862 2 Benjamin Collins Brodie 5 Feb 1817 24 Nov 1880 63
24 Nov 1880 3 Benjamin Vincent Sellon Brodie 19 Jun 1862 20 Jan 1938 75
20 Jan 1938 4 Benjamin Collins Brodie 6 Mar 1888 2 Aug 1971 83
2 Aug 1971 5 Benjamin David Ross Brodie 29 May 1925
BRODIE of Idvies,Forfar
28 Mar 1892 UK 1 Thomas Dawson Brodie 26 Dec 1832 6 Sep 1896 63
to Extinct on his death
6 Sep 1896
BROGRAVE of Hamells,Herts
18 Mar 1663 E 1 Thomas Brograve 4 Jun 1670
Jun 1670 2 John Brograve 31 Mar 1664 11 Jul 1691 27
Jul 1691 3 Thomas Brograve 25 Mar 1670 6 Jul 1707 37
to Extinct on his death
6 Jul 1707
BROGRAVE of Worstead House,Norfolk
28 Jul 1791 GB 1 Berney Brograve 10 Oct 1726 c 1797
c 1797 2 George Berney Brograve 4 Feb 1772 1 Jun 1828 56
to Extinct on his death
1 Jun 1828
BROKE of Nacton,Suffolk
21 May 1661 E 1 Robert Broke c 1630 25 Feb 1694
to MP for Suffolk 1685-1687
25 Feb 1694 Extinct on his death
BROKE-MIDDLETON of Broke Hall,Suffolk
2 Nov 1813 UK 1 Philip Bowes Vere Broke 8 Sep 1776 2 Jan 1841 64
2 Jan 1841 2 Philip Broke 15 Jan 1804 24 Feb 1855 51
24 Feb 1855 3 George Nathaniel Broke (Broke-Middleton
to from 1860) 26 Apr 1812 14 Jan 1887 74
14 Jan 1887 Extinct on his death
BROMFIELD of Southwark,Surrey
20 Mar 1661 E 1 John Bromfield c 1610 c 1666
c 1666 2 Edward Bromfield c 1631 17 Feb 1704
17 Feb 1704 3 Charles Bromfield c 1672 6 Sep 1733
to On his death the baronetcy became either
6 Sep 1733 extinct or dormant
BROMHEAD of Thurlby Hall,Lincs
19 Feb 1806 UK 1 Gonville Bromhead 20 Sep 1758 18 May 1822 63
18 May 1822 2 Edmund Francis Bromhead 26 Mar 1789 14 Mar 1855 65
14 Mar 1855 3 Edmund de Gonville Bromhead 22 Jan 1791 25 Oct 1870 79
25 Oct 1870 4 Benjamin Parnell Bromhead 22 Oct 1838 31 Jul 1935 96
31 Jul 1935 5 Benjamin Denis Gonville Bromhead 7 May 1900 18 Mar 1981 80
18 Mar 1981 6 John Desmond Gonville Bromhead 21 Dec 1943
BROMLEY of East Stoke,Notts
31 Oct 1757 GB 1 George Smith c 1714 5 Sep 1769
5 Sep 1769 2 George Smith (Bromley from 1778 to 1803
and Pauncefote-Bromley 1803 to 1808) 18 Aug 1753 17 Aug 1808 54
17 Aug 1808 3 Robert Howe Bromley 28 Nov 1778 8 Jul 1857 78
8 Jul 1857 4 Henry Bromley 6 Dec 1816 21 Sep 1895 78
21 Sep 1895 5 Henry Bromley 6 Aug 1849 11 Mar 1905 55
11 Mar 1905 6 Robert Bromley 4 Jan 1874 13 May 1906 32
13 May 1906 7 Maurice Bromley-Wilson 27 Jun 1875 7 Nov 1957 82
7 Nov 1957 8 Arthur Bromley 8 Aug 1876 12 Jan 1961 84
12 Jan 1961 9 Rupert Howe Bromley 31 Dec 1910 13 Jun 1966 55
13 Jun 1966 10 Rupert Charles Bromley 2 Apr 1936
BROOKE of Norton Priory,Cheshire
12 Dec 1662 E 1 Henry Brooke c 1611 1664
MP for Cheshire 1654-1656
1664 2 Richard Brooke c 1635 Feb 1710
Feb 1710 3 Thomas Brooke c 1664 1737
1737 4 Richard Brooke c 1719 6 Jul 1781
6 Jul 1781 5 Richard Brooke c 1753 6 Mar 1795
6 Mar 1795 6 Richard Brooke 18 Aug 1785 11 Nov 1865 80
11 Nov 1865 7 Richard Brooke 13 Dec 1814 3 Mar 1888 73
3 Mar 1888 8 Richard Marcus Brooke 26 Oct 1850 9 Oct 1920 69
9 Oct 1920 9 Richard Christopher Brooke 8 Aug 1888 1 Feb 1981 92
1 Feb 1981 10 Richard Neville Brooke 1 May 1915 9 Dec 1997 82
9 Dec 1997 11 Richard David Christopher Brooke 23 Oct 1938 24 Oct 2012 74
24 Oct 2012 12 Richard Christopher Brooke 10 Jul 1966
BROOKE of Colebrooke,Fermanagh
3 Jan 1764 I 1 Arthur Brooke 1726 7 Mar 1785 58
to PC [I] 1770
7 Mar 1785 Extinct on his death
BROOKE of Oakley,Northants
20 Jun 1803 UK See "De Capell-Brooke"
BROOKE of Colebrooke,co.Fermanagh
7 Jan 1822 UK 1 Henry Brooke 30 May 1770 24 Mar 1834 63
24 Mar 1834 2 Arthur Brinsley Brooke 1797 21 Nov 1854 57
MP for Fermanagh 1840-1854
21 Nov 1854 3 Victor Alexander Brooke 5 Jan 1843 27 Nov 1891 48
27 Nov 1891 4 Arthur Douglas Brooke 7 Oct 1865 27 Nov 1907 42
27 Nov 1907 5 Basil Stanlake Brooke 9 Jun 1888 18 Aug 1973 85
He was subsequently created Viscount
Brookeborough (qv) in 1952 with which
title the baronetcy remains merged
BROOKE of Armitage Bridge,Yorks
4 Aug 1899 UK 1 Thomas Brooke 31 May 1830 16 Jul 1908 78
to Extinct on his death
16 Jul 1908
BROOKE of Summerton,co.Dublin
12 Oct 1903 UK 1 George Frederick Brooke 13 Aug 1849 21 Aug 1926 77
21 Aug 1926 2 Francis Hugh Brooke 10 Nov 1882 4 Nov 1954 71
4 Nov 1954 3 George Cecil Francis Brooke 30 Mar 1916 27 Dec 1982 66
27 Dec 1982 4 Francis George Windham Brooke 15 Oct 1963
BROOKE of Almondbury,Yorks
13 Sep 1919 UK 1 John Arthur Brooke 22 Mar 1844 12 Jul 1920 76
12 Jul 1920 2 Robert Weston Brooke 10 Aug 1885 24 Aug 1942 57
24 Aug 1942 3 John Weston Brooke 26 Sep 1911 19 Jul 1983 71
19 Jul 1983 4 Alistair Weston Brooke 12 Sep 1947
BROOKE-PECHELL of Paglesham,Essex
1 Mar 1797 GB See "Pechell"
BROOKES of York,Yorks
15 Jun 1676 E 1 John Brookes c 1635 18 Nov 1691
MP for Boroughbridge 1679-1681
18 Nov 1691 2 James Brookes c 1675 28 Aug 1742
28 Aug 1742 3 Job Brookes 26 Jan 1770
to Extinct on his death
26 Jan 1770
BROOKS of Manchester,Lancs
4 Mar 1886 UK 1 William Cunliffe Brooks 30 Sep 1819 9 Jun 1900 80
to MP for Cheshire East 1869-1885 and
9 Jun 1900 Altrincham 1886-1892
Extinct on his death
BROOKS of Crawshaw Hall,Lancs
and Whatton House,Leics
9 Feb 1891 UK 1 Thomas Brooks 15 May 1825 5 Feb 1908 82
He was subsequently created Baron
Crawshaw (qv) in 1892 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
BROOKSBANK of Healaugh Manor,Yorks
15 Sep 1919 UK 1 Edward Clitherow Brooksbank 24 Nov 1858 24 Nov 1943 85
24 Nov 1943 2 Edward William Brooksbank 15 Jun 1915 28 Mar 1983 67
28 Mar 1983 3 Edward Nicholas Brooksbank 4 Oct 1944
BROTHERTON of Wakefield,Yorks
27 Jun 1918 UK 1 Edward Allen Brotherton 1 Apr 1856 21 Oct 1930 74
He was subsequently created Baron
Brotherton (qv) in 1929 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1930
BROUGHTON of Broughton,Staffs
10 Mar 1661 E 1 Bryan Broughton 23 May 1618 30 Jul 1708 90
30 Jul 1708 2 Thomas Broughton c 1648 c 1710
c 1710 3 Bryan Broughton 19 Sep 1677 12 Sep 1724 46
MP for Newcastle under Lyme 1715-1724
12 Sep 1724 4 Bryan Broughton (Broughton-Delves from 1727) 6 Jan 1718 11 Aug 1744 26
MP for Wenlock 1741-1744
11 Aug 1744 5 Bryan Broughton-Delves Apr 1740 16 Jan 1766 25
16 Jan 1766 6 Thomas Broughton c 1744 23 Jul 1813
23 Jul 1813 7 John Delves Broughton 17 Aug 1769 9 Aug 1847 77
9 Aug 1847 8 Henry Delves Broughton 10 Jan 1777 3 Nov 1851 74
3 Nov 1851 9 Henry Delves Broughton 22 Jun 1808 26 Feb 1899 90
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
26 Feb 1899 10 Delves Louis Broughton 1 Jun 1857 15 Apr 1914 56
15 Apr 1914 11 Henry John Delves Broughton 10 Sep 1888 5 Dec 1942 54
5 Dec 1942 12 Evelyn Delves Broughton 2 Oct 1915 5 Jan 1993 77
For information on the death of this baronet's
son and heir,see the note at the foot of this page
5 Jan 1993 13 David Delves Broughton 7 May 1942
BROUN of Colstoun,Haddington
For information on the "Colstoun Pear" see the
note at the foot of this page
16 Feb 1686 NS 1 Patrick Broun c 1630 1688
1688 2 George Broun 1718
1718 3 George Broun 1734
1734 4 Alexander Broun 1750
1750 5 Alexander Broun 1776
1776 6 Richard Broun 13 Dec 1781
13 Dec 1781 7 James Broun 12 Mar 1768 30 Nov 1844 76
30 Nov 1844 8 Richard Broun 22 Apr 1801 10 Dec 1858 57
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
10 Dec 1858 9 William Broun Jul 1804 10 Jun 1882 77
10 Jun 1882 10 William Broun 18 Dec 1848 23 Oct 1918 69
23 Oct 1918 11 James Lionel Broun 1875 8 Aug 1962 87
8 Aug 1962 12 Lionel John Law Broun 25 Apr 1927 10 Aug 1995 68
10 Aug 1995 13 William Windsor Broun 11 Jul 1917 17 Mar 2007 89
17 Mar 2007 14 Wayne Hercules Broun 23 Jan 1952
BROWN of Barbados,West Indies
17 Feb 1664 NS 1 James Brown c 1670
to Extinct on his death
c 1670
BROWN of London
14 Dec 1699 E 1 William Brown c 1720
c 1720 2 John Brown c 1738
c 1738 3 ----------- Brown c 1760
to Presumably extinct on his death
c 1760
BROWN of Edinburgh,Midlothian
24 Feb 1710 GB 1 Robert Brown 1720
to Presumably extinct on his death
1720
BROWN of Westminster,London
11 Mar 1732 GB 1 Robert Brown 5 Oct 1760
MP for Ilchester 1734-1747
5 Oct 1760 2 James O'Hara Brown c 1721 21 Apr 1784
21 Apr 1784 3 William Augustus Brown 23 May 1764 20 Oct 1830 66
to Extinct on his death
20 Oct 1830 For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
BROWN of Richmond Hill,Lancs
24 Jan 1863 UK 1 William Brown 30 May 1784 3 Mar 1864 79
MP for Lancashire South 1846-1859
3 Mar 1864 2 William Richmond Brown 16 Jan 1840 10 May 1906 66
10 May 1906 3 Melville Richmond Brown 13 Oct 1866 20 Feb 1944 77
20 Feb 1944 4 Charles Frederick Richmond Brown 6 Dec 1902 9 Jul 1995 92
9 Jul 1995 5 George Francis Richmond Brown 3 Feb 1938
BROWN of Broome Hall,Surrey
5 Jan 1903 UK See "Pigott-Brown"
BROWNE of Walcot,Northants
21 Sep 1621 E 1 Robert Browne c 1624
c 1624 2 Thomas Browne 16 Apr 1635
16 Apr 1635 3 Robert Browne c 1662
to Extinct on his death
c 1662
BROWNE of Molahiffe,Kerry
16 Feb 1622 I 1 Valentine Browne 7 Sep 1633
7 Sep 1633 2 Valentine Browne 25 Apr 1640
25 Apr 1640 3 Valentine Browne 1638 1694
1694 4 Nicholas Browne Apr 1720
Apr 1720 5 Valentine Browne 1695 30 Jun 1736 40
30 Jun 1736 6 Thomas Browne 1726 9 Sep 1795 69
9 Sep 1795 7 Valentine Browne Jan 1754 3 Oct 1812 58
He was subsequently created Earl of
Kenmare (qv) in 1801 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1952
BROWNE of Kishack,Dublin
30 Mar 1622 I 1 Richard Browne 1642
1642 2 Silvester Browne 8 May 1657
8 May 1657 3 Richard Browne c 1682
to Presumably extinct on his death
c 1682
BROWNE of Bettesworth Castle,Surrey
7 Jul 1627 E 1 Ambrose Browne 16 Aug 1661
MP for Surrey 1628-1629, 1640 and
1640-1648
16 Aug 1661 2 Adam Browne c 1626 3 Nov 1690
to MP for Surrey 1661-1679 and 1685-1687
3 Nov 1690 Extinct on his death
BROWNE of The Neale,co.Mayo
21 Jun 1636 NS 1 John Browne 1670
1670 2 George Browne May 1698
May 1698 3 John Browne c 1712
c 1712 4 George Browne c 1684 8 May 1737
8 May 1737 5 John Browne 2 Oct 1762
2 Oct 1762 6 George Browne c 1725 9 Sep 1765
9 Sep 1765 7 John Browne 1730 7 Jun 1794 63
He was subsequently created Baron
Kilmaine (qv) in 1789 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
BROWNE of Stanford,Northants
30 Jun 1641 E See "Cave-Browne-Cave"
BROWNE of Deptford,Kent
1 Sep 1649 E 1 Richard Browne c 1605 12 Feb 1683
to Extinct on his death
12 Feb 1683
BROWNE of Kiddington,Oxon
1 Jul 1659 E 1 Henry Browne c 1639 early 1689
early 1689 2 Charles Browne c 1667 20 Dec 1751
20 Dec 1751 3 George Browne c 1694 20 Jun 1754
to Extinct on his death
20 Jun 1754
BROWNE of London
22 Jul 1660 E 1 Richard Browne 24 Sep 1669
MP for Wycombe 1645-1648, London 1656-
1658,1659 and 1660 and Ludgershall
1661-1669
24 Sep 1669 2 Richard Browne c 1628 23 Sep 1684
MP for Wycombe 1660
Sep 1684 3 Richard Browne c 1656 1689
1689 4 John Browne 1701
1701 5 Thomas Browne by 1680 c Jul 1739
to On his death the baronetcy became either
c Jul 1739 extinct or dormant
BROWNE of Caversham,Oxon
10 May 1665 E 1 John Browne c 1631 c 1680
c 1680 2 Anthony Browne 23 Dec 1688
23 Dec 1688 3 John Browne c 1692
c 1692 4 George Browne 20 Feb 1730
20 Feb 1730 5 John Browne 21 Jan 1775
to Extinct on his death
21 Jan 1775
BROWNE of Palmerston,Ireland
8 Dec 1797 I 1 John Edmond Browne 1 Oct 1748 5 Sep 1835 86
5 Sep 1835 2 John Edmond de Beauvoir 10 Dec 1794 29 Apr 1869 74
MP for Windsor 1835
29 Apr 1869 3 Charles Manley Browne 1 Mar 1806 5 Sep 1890 84
to Extinct on his death
5 Sep 1890
Sir John Ridley Evelyn Bradford, 4th baronet
The following report appeared in 'The Manchester Guardian' on 28 December 1954:-
'A verdict of accidental death was recorded by the Mid-Oxfordshire coroner, Mr. Harold Franklin,
at an inquest on Friday on Sir John Ridley Evelyn Bradford, aged 13, who was killed on Thursday
when the tractor he was driving overturned at his home, Marylands Farm, Chislehampton. The
coroner said that he accepted the fact that the boy was bounced off his seat or otherwise lost
control of the machine.
'Several witnesses said that he was a highly competent tractor driver, and his mother, Mrs.
Alison Davies, said he could manage the tractor better than her husband or their man. When
she returned from the village shop she saw the tractor lying in a ditch with her son beneath it.
She thought it must have bounced on ground which was rather rough. He must have lost his
balance and put his foot on the wrong brake.
'Dr. R.H. Cowdell, assistant pathologist at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, said that the boy
broke his neck and death must have happened instantly.
'Dr. J.O.F. Davies, the boy's stepfather and senior administrative medical officer of the Oxford
Regional Hospital Board, said: "I saw him drive a tractor countless times. He was better than
any of us."
Sir John Brickwood, 1st baronet
Sir John was the son of Harry Brickwood, a Portsmouth brewer. He carried on his father's
business and retained the posts of Chairman and Managing Director until his death in 1932.
He was knighted in 1904 and created a baronet in the 1927 Birthday Honours. He married
three times - (1) on 10 January 1881 to Eliza, daughter of William Miller, by whom he had
a daughter, of whom more later. His first wife died 27 February 1889; (2) on 30 September
1893 to Jessie Eliza, daughter of John Cooper, by whom he had two sons, Arthur Cyril, who
died 15 April 1915, and Rupert Redvers, who succeeded him as 2nd baronet. His second wife
died 17 April 1917; and (3) on 8 January 1922, to Isabella Janet Gibson, daughter of James
Gordon. She survived him and died in 1967.
Although not mentioned in "Burke's Peerage," I understand that, by his third wife, he had four
sons, of which the three eldest were born before their marriage, thus rendering them
illegitimate and unable to succeed to the baronetcy. On the death of his half-brother, the
2nd baronet, in 1974, the baronetcy passed to Sir Basil Greame Brickwood, the youngest of
Sir John's four sons by his third marriage, who was the only one of the sons of Sir John and
Isabella who had been born after their marriage.
The 1st baronet's daughter mentioned above married, on 2 February 1907, Franz Wachendorff,
who was described as a "Forest Master." She, together with her 11-year-old son, Hans, were
drowned in the River Elbe on 7 July 1923.
Sir Theodore Francis Brinckman, 3rd baronet
Whenever I attend a wedding, I always heave a quiet sigh of relief when the minister's
question as to whether anyone can show just cause as to why the wedding should not take
place goes unanswered. I am therefore grateful that I did not attend the wedding of
Theodore Brinkman and his second wife on 27 April 1895, which was reported in 'The Times' of
29 April 1895 as follows:-
'On Saturday the marriage of Mr. Theodore Brinckman, son of Sir Theodore Brinckman, with
Miss Linton, the stepdaughter of Lord Aylesford, at St. Mark's Church, North Audley Street,
was made the occasion of a series of remarkable interruptions. The marriage was announced
some months ago to take place on Saturday, and on this being made known to certain
members of the English Church Union it was decided that an attempt should be made to
stop the ceremony. The ground of this action was based upon the fact that in July, 1894,
Mrs. Brinckman filed a petition for divorce against her husband, which he did not defend,
and the Divorce Court granted a decree nisi, which was not made absolute until January of
the present year. Shortly afterwards the engagement of the respondent to Miss Linton was
made public, and forthwith a number of well-known Churchmen petitioned the Bishop of
London to stop the wedding from being held in a consecrated church. They based their
objections on the undefended divorce suit, maintaining that the marriage should be legalised
before a registrar in order that a serious offence should not be made against the law of the
Church. To that petition and subsequent appeals the Bishop of London declined to reply,
with the result that the objectors at a special meeting decided to enter a public protest
against the marriage being solemnized in a consecrated church. On the doors of St. Mark's
Church being opened on Saturday, a large number of members of the English Church Union
entered the building, taking seats in the gallery, among them being the Duke of Newcastle,
Father Black, and the Rev. H. Washington, of St. Saviour's, Pimlico. When the bridal party
had taken their places before the Rev. Ker Gray at the chancel, Father Black rose and
protested against the marriage of the parties. This declaration caused the greatest excite-
ment among those present in the church, several cries of "Shame" and "Disgraceful" being
raised. The Rev. Ker Gray, for the time ignoring the interruption, recited that portion of the
marriage service which says "If any man can show just cause why they may not lawfully
be joined together, let him now speak or else hereafter forever hold his peace," Father
Black then again rose, loudly exclaiming that he, as a clerk in holy orders, protested
against the solemnization of the marriage, alluding to the fifth rubric of the service. By this
time the commotion was intense, frequent expressions of sympathy with the unfortunate
bride being raised. The Rev. Ker Gray turned angrily towards Father Black with the remark,
"Sir, I am here by the Bishop's mandate, and I refuse to hear another word from you."
The rev. gentleman then continued the marriage ceremony, but he had scarcely spoken
ten words before Father Black rose and continued his protest. He was received with hisses
and groans. During the reading of the document the Rev. Ker Gray had continued with the
service. After entering the above protest Father Black and his party left the church amidst
a remarkable demonstration of disapproval. Outside there was a strong body of police, but
the protesting party were loudly hissed by the crowd that had left the church.'
Another, doubtless sensationalised, account has the bride fainting on the altar steps and
police entering the church to forcibly remove the protestors. The bride was then revived
and the ceremony brought to an end as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the marriage
ended in divorce in 1912. For further information regarding Sir Theodore's first wife, see
the note under the baronetcy of Houston.
Sir Hylton Ralph Brisco, 5th baronet
Sir Hylton disappeared from a P & O liner somewhere near Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]
in late January 1922. According to a report in the 'Manchester Guardian' of 3 February 1922
"On the arrival of the P & O liner Narkunda here [Colombo] it was found that one of the
passengers, Sir Hylton Ralph Brisco, was missing. He had seemed quite cheerful on the
journey to Bombay, but subsequently had remained in his cabin and was believed to be
suffering from insomnia. When the steward took a cup of milk to his cabin a few hours before
the vessel reached Colombo, he found Sir Hylton Brisco was missing. A search on board failed
to reveal his whereabouts and it is feared that he has been drowned.'
In May 1922, the executors of Sir Hylton's will sought leave before the Probate, Divorce and
Admiralty Division of the High Court to presume Sir Hylton's death. The applicant stated in
evidence that Sir Hylton had had trouble with his wife (they had divorced the previous year)
and in January 1922 he had left London to travel to Sydney. On 30 January, when the liner
was off Colombo, he was found to be missing. A search was made, but no trace of him could
be found; his clothes were in his cabin and only his pyjamas were missing. It was thought that
he had gone on deck and accidentally overbalanced and fallen into the sea. After hearing all of
the evidence, the judge gave leave to presume Sir Hylton's death on or after 29 January 1922.
Sir John James Briscoe, 5th baronet
According to 'The Times' of 4 July 1994 "Sir James Briscoe was killed in a crash in his 1903
Vauxhall yesterday. Sir James, 42, was taking part in a week-long car rally based at Malvern
in Hereford and Worcester when his car and a recovery vehicle crashed head-on. The father
of two, from Swainsthorpe, Norfolk, is thought to have died instantly."
At the time of his death, his wife was pregnant. She gave birth to a son four months after her
husband's death, and this son became the 6th baronet from the moment of his birth.
Sir Henry Delves Broughton, 9th baronet
The following article appeared in the New Zealand 'Bruce Herald' on 30 May 1899:-
'Of the many thousands who cross and recross Waterloo Bridge, very few doubtless were
aware that the two dismal-looking houses abutting upon the Surrey side of the river, and in
close contiguity to the old shot tower, were tenanted by an old and wealthy but yet
eccentric, baronet.
'It was in the garret of one of these houses - No. 2, Waterloo Road - that the late Sir Henry
Delves Broughton died recently, at the advanced age of 91 years. Besides being one of the
oldest, he was probably one of the most eccentric members of the baronetage. For years, it
is said, he never crossed the threshold of the house in which he elected to live the life of a
recluse. He passed his time almost exclusively in the room in which he was found dead. The
cause of his death was senile decay. There was no one with him when he died, but a doctor
had seen him the day before and during the few weeks previously, so that there was no
necessity for an inquest.
'From the window of his garret the aged baronet was able to command an extensive view of
the river and surrounding locality, but one of the things which seemed to afford him especial
delight was to paper the walls over and over again with pictures cut from the various
illustrated papers. A dressing gown was the chief article of attire.
'He lived frugally. His meals were served and placed outside his room at stated intervals. No
servant, it is said, entered the room for years. He had a strong aversion to medical men,
and any business had to be transacted with the baronet on one side and his interrogator on
the other side of the partly opened door.
'Still, with all his peculiarities, there are those who will miss the late baronet. He was rich
and he was generous to many old dependants. To the blind paper seller who stands on the
bridge close to the house he was also a friend. And yet it is stated that he had a distrust of
members of his own sex, and always gave strict instructions against the admission of any
male, except members of his own family, to the house.
'The rent roll of this eccentric baronet amounted to 30,000 a year, and he has left
personalty to the amount of about 150,000. According to Debrett there are two family
seats: Doddington Park, Nantwich and Broughton Hall, Staffordshire, and the baronet was
the patron of five livings.'
John Evelyn Delves Broughton, son of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th baronet
John, the two-year-old son and heir of Sir Evelyn, died after falling into an ornamental pond
in the grounds of his father's house, as reported by The Times on 14 September 1964:-
'John Evelyn Delves, aged two, heir of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, and Lady Broughton, of
Doddington Park, near Nantwich, Cheshire, was found drowned on Saturday in a shallow
ornamental pool which was being built in the garden of his home. The boy was heir to a
baronetcy dating back to 1660 [1661].
'Mr. Giles Tedstone, farm manager to Sir Evelyn, said today "Sir Evelyn and Lady Broughton
had been having tea with their children and friends on the lawn, and the children wandered
off afterwards to play. Lady Broughton missed young John a couple of minutes later and he
was found in the pool.
"Artificial respiration was tried and Sir Evelyn then drove the boy to hospital but it was all too
late. The pool was only 18 inches deep and has now been filled in."
'Lady Broughton is expecting another baby in a few months' time. They have two daughters
aged five and three.'
The Times, 15 September 1964:-
'The son and heir of Sir Evelyn and Lady Broughton, of Doddington Park, near Nantwich,
Cheshire, who was found lying dead in an ornamental pool at his home was not drowned, it was
stated at today's inquest at Nantwich on John Evelyn Delves Broughton, aged two.
'Dr. John Heppleston, pathologist, said that a post-mortem showed that death was due to a
blockage of the windpipe by food, caused by vomiting which had followed immersion in water.
Questioned by Sir Evelyn, Dr. Heppleston said it was possible that the boy slipped or fell
into the water, and the shock made him vomit. He could have been dead within part of a
second.
'Mr. Leonard Culey, West Cheshire deputy coroner, recording a verdict of accidental death,
said by a chance in a million the shock of the water made the boy sick and he asphyxiated.
It was a case that could not have been foreseen.'
The baronets of Broun of Colstoun and the Colstoun Pear
One of the ancestors of the ancient house of Broun of Colstoun married the daughter of Hugo
de Gifford, who was also known as the Warlock of Gifford, famous for his supposed powers of
necromancy. As they were proceeding to the church, the wizard lord stopped the bridal
procession beneath a pear-tree and, plucking one its pears, he gave it to his daughter, telling
her that he had no dowry to give her, but that as long as she kept that gift, good fortune
would never desert her or her descendants. This event was supposed to have happened
around the year 1270. Ever since that time, the Broun family has carefully preserved the pear
in a silver box.
The fruit was said to have remained as fresh as the day it was picked until at some point during
either the 16th or 17th centuries (sources differ), a pregnant lady of the family, who had
conceived an intense longing for some fruit which was out of season, attempted to eat the
pear. The pear immediately turned to stone, but with the bite-mark clearly apparent. Following
this incident a period of litigation ensued, as the result of which the family lost two of its best
farms on its estates.
Sir Richard Broun, 8th baronet
The patents of baronets created in Scotland prior to 1633 contain a covenant that ".....at
whatever time, and so soon as, the Eldest Son and Apparent Heir-male of the said (name of the
baronet), or the Eldest Son and Apparent Heir-male of whatsoever Heirs-male succeeding to
him, shall attain the age of twenty-one years, that they, and every one of them respectively
by Us, our Heirs, and Successors, shall be inaugurated Knights whenever they, or any of them,
shall require that Order without any Fees, or expense whatever."
The patents of baronets of Scotland created after 1633 contain either the wording above, or
the following general clause - "We give, grant, and confer, on the said (name of baronet), and
his Heirs-male, for ever, the title, dignity, order and honour of Knight-Baronet......"
On 28 June 1633, the Parliament of Scotland passed a law confirming this privilege. Furthermore,
by warrant dated 10 May 1636, addressed to the Chancellor of Scotland, King Charles I
stated that ".......We will that you knight the eldest sons of all and every of such Baronets who
being the perfect age of twenty one years should desire the same, without putting them to any
charges or expenses....."
Seeking to take advantage of this privilege, in July 1836, Richard Broun, eldest son and heir to
the baronetcy of Broun of Colstoun, made formal application to the Lord Chamberlain requesting
that he be presented to the King in order that he might be knighted. His application contained
references to the covenants outlined above which rendered it compulsory for the Crown to
grant the knighthood. However, the request was rejected, on the grounds that the patent
which had created the Broun baronetcy in 1686 did not contain any clause authorising an
eldest son and heir to claim the honour of knighthood.
Broun refused to accept that decision, pointing out that his right to knighthood was enshrined
in the 1633 Act of the Scottish Parliament, and that this statute had been ratified as part of
the Act of Union in 1707. The authorities remained unmoved, however, and the matter dragged
on for a number of years until June 1842 when, at a meeting of the Baronetage, a unanimous
resolution was passed that, the constitution of the Baronetage having been broken, the
baronets directed that Broun vindicate the privilege by henceforth assuming the honour of
knighthood. As soon as the resolution had been passed, Broun rose and addressed the meeting
and formally assumed his knighthood, throwing the responsibility for his doing so upon the Lord
Chamberlain.
In later life. Broun was instrumental in founding the 'London Necropolis and National Mausoleum
Company,' which established a cemetery at Brookwood, near Woking. For a time, Brookwood
was the largest cemetery in the world, and today remains the largest cemetery in the United
Kingdom, with nearly 250,000 people buried there.
See also the note relating to the Cotter baronetcy.
Sir William Augustus Brown, 3rd baronet [GB 1732]
The following brief entry is recorded in the listing of deaths in the Annual Register for 1794:-
'At Knightsbridge, Lady Browne, relict of the late Sir James Browne. Her son, Sir William, in the
Guards, and nephew of General Browne, having long been insane, and living in the house with
her, in the absence of his keeper, took up a coal-scuttle and dashed his mother's brains out.'
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