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
I'ANSON
6 May 1652 E 1 Brian I'Anson c 1590 c 1665 83
   
c 1665 2 Henry I'Anson c 1617 c 1684 83
 
c 1684 3 Thomas I'Anson c 1648 28 Dec 1707
28 Dec 1707 4 Thomas I'Anson c 1701 10 Jun 1764
10 Jun 1764 5 Thomas Bankes I'Anson 30 Mar 1724 25 Jan 1799 74
25 Jan 1799 6 John Bankes I'Anson 13 Sep 1759 4 Nov 1799 40
4 Nov 1799 7 John I'Anson 1 Sep 1733 3 Mar 1800 66
to     Extinct on his death
3 Mar 1800
IBBETSON of Leeds,Yorks
12 May 1748 GB 1 Henry Ibbetson c 1706 22 Jun 1761
22 Jun 1761 2 James Ibbetson c 1747 4 Sep 1795
4 Sep 1795 3 Henry Carr Ibbetson c 1769 5 May 1825
5 May 1825 4 Charles Ibbetson 26 Sep 1779 9 Apr 1839 59
9 Apr 1839 5 Charles Henry Ibbetson 24 Jul 1814 6 Jul 1861 46
6 Jul 1861 6 John Thomas Selwin c 1784 20 Mar 1869
20 Mar 1869 7 Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson 26 Sep 1826 15 Jan 1902 75
He was subsequently created Baron
Rookwood (qv) in 1892 with which title the
baronetcy them merged until its extinction
in 1902
 
IMBERT-TERRY of Strete Ralegh,Devon
2 Jul 1917 UK 1 Henry Machu Imbert-Terry 28 Jun 1854 1 Jan 1938 83
1 Jan 1938 2 Henry Bouhier Imbert-Terry 10 Feb 1885 9 Oct 1962 77
9 Oct 1962 3 Edward Henry Bouhier Imbert-Terry 28 Jan 1920 27 Nov 1978 58
27 Nov 1978 4 Andrew Henry Bouhier Imbert-Terry 5 Oct 1945 5 Sep 1985 39
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
5 Sep 1985 5 Michael Edward Stanley Imbert-Terry 18 Apr 1950
  INGILBY of Kettlethorpe,Lincs
8 Jun 1781 GB 1 John Ingilby 9 May 1758 13 May 1815 57
MP for East Retford 1790-1796
13 May 1815 2 William Amcotts-Ingilby 20 Jun 1783 14 May 1854 70
to     MP for East Retford 1807-1812, 
14 May 1854 Lincolnshire 1823-1832 and Lincolnshire
North 1832-1835
He had previously succeeded to the 
baronetcy of Amcotts (qv) in 1807 - both
baronetcies extinct on his death
INGILBY of Ripley,Yorks
26 Jul 1866 UK 1 Henry John Ingilby 28 Jan 1790 4 Jul 1870 80
4 Jul 1870 2 Henry Day Ingilby 12 Oct 1826 5 Dec 1911 85
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
5 Dec 1911 3 William Ingilby 13 Dec 1829 17 Dec 1918 89
17 Dec 1918 4 William Henry Ingilby 28 Dec 1874 20 Sep 1950 75
20 Sep 1950 5 Joslan William Vivian Ingilby 1 Sep 1907 7 Jun 1974 66
7 Jun 1974 6 Thomas Colvin William Ingilby 17 Jul 1955
INGLEBY of Ripley,Yorks
17 May 1642 E 1 William Ingleby c 1603 22 Jan 1652
22 Jan 1652 2 William Ingleby 13 Mar 1621 6 Nov 1682 61
6 Nov 1682 3 John Ingleby 9 Oct 1664 21 Jan 1742 77
21 Jan 1742 4 John Ingleby c 1705 14 Jul 1772
to     Extinct on his death
14 Jul 1772
INGLEBY of Kettlethirp,Lincs
11 May 1796 GB See "Amcotts-Ingleby"
INGLEFIELD-WATSON of Earnock,Lanark
15 Jul 1895 UK See "Watson"
INGLIS of Cramond,Edinburgh
22 Mar 1687 NS 1 James Inglis 17 May 1660 6 Dec 1688 28
Dec 1688 2 John Inglis 23 Sep 1683 3 Mar 1771 87
3 Mar 1771 3 Adam Inglis 21 Oct 1714 9 Nov 1772 58
9 Nov 1772 4 John Inglis c 1716 5 Apr 1799
5 Apr 1799 5 Patrick Inglis 24 Nov 1817
to     On his death the baronetcy became either
24 Nov 1817 extinct or dormant
INGLIS of Glencorse,Ross
22 Feb 1703 NS 1 Kenneth Mackenzie              c 1673 3 Oct 1704
3 Oct 1704 2 Alexander Mackenzie            1700 9 Jun 1766 65
9 Jun 1766 3 Alexander Mackenzie            c 1730 13 Apr 1770
13 Apr 1770 4 Hector Mackenzie                 Sep 1758 26 Apr 1826 67
Lord Lieutenant Ross 1815-1826
26 Apr 1826 5 Francis Alexander Mackenzie 1798 2 Jun 1843 44
2 Jun 1843 6 Kenneth Smith Mackenzie                 25 May 1832 9 Feb 1900 67
Lord Lieutenant Ross & Cromarty 1881-1899
9 Feb 1900 7 Kenneth John Mackenzie               6 Oct 1861 4 Dec 1929 68
4 Dec 1929 8 Hector David Mackenzie             6 Jun 1893 10 May 1958 64
Lord Lieutenant Ross & Cromarty 1936-1955
   
10 May 1958 9 Maxwell Ian Hector Inglis 18 Oct 1903 22 Jul 1974 70
Lord Lieutenant Midlothian 1964-1972
22 Jul 1974 10 Roderick John Inglis 25 Jan 1936
INGLIS of Milton Bryan,Beds
6 Jun 1801 UK 1 Hugh Inglis 30 Apr 1744 21 Aug 1820 76
MP for Ashburton 1802-1806
21 Aug 1820 2 Robert Harry Inglis 12 Jan 1786 5 May 1855 69
to     MP for Dundalk 1824-1826,Ripon 1828-1829
5 May 1855 and Oxford University 1829-1854  PC 1854
Extinct on his death
INGOLDSBY of Lethenborough,Bucks
30 Aug 1661 E 1 Henry Ingoldsby 16 Jan 1623 Mar 1701 78
Mar 1701 2 William Ingoldsby 1670 25 Apr 1726 55
to     Extinct on his death
25 Apr 1726
INGRAM of Swineshead Abbey,Lincs
9 Aug 1893 UK 1 William James Ingram 27 Oct 1847 18 Dec 1924 77
MP for Boston 1874-1880,1885-1886 and
1892-1895
18 Dec 1924 2 Herbert Ingram 26 Sep 1875 1 Jun 1958 82
1 Jun 1958 3 Herbert Ingram 18 Apr 1912 3 Jul 1980 68
3 Jul 1980 4 James Herbert Charles Ingram 6 May 1966
INNES of Innes,Elgin
28 May 1625 NS 1 Robert Innes c 1655
c 1655 2 Robert Innes c 1690
c 1690 3 James Innes c 1700
c 1700 4 Harry Innes c 1670 12 Nov 1721
12 Nov 1721 5 Harry Innes 31 Oct 1762
31 Oct 1762 6 James Innes-Ker 10 Jan 1736 19 Jul 1823 87
He subsequently succeeded to the Dukedom
of Roxburghe (qv) in 1812 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
INNES of Balvenie,Banff
15 Jan 1628 NS 1 Robert Innes c 1650
c 1650 2 Walter Innes c 1670
c 1670 3 Robert Innes c 1680
c 1680 4 George Innes c 1690
c 1690 5 James Innes 1722
1722 6 Robert Innes c 1703 31 Aug 1758
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
31 Aug 1758 7 Charles Innes c 1704 8 Apr 1768
8 Apr 1768 8 William Innes Mar 1817
Mar 1817 9 John Innes 23 Jun 1757 23 Mar 1829 71
23 Mar 1829 10 John Innes 1801 3 Dec 1838 37
3 Dec 1838 11 James Milne Innes 24 Feb 1808 11 May 1878 70
11 May 1878 12 John Innes 25 Nov 1840 2 May 1912 71
2 May 1912 13 James Innes 20 Jan 1846 7 Jan 1919 72
7 Jan 1919 14 James Bourchier Innes 27 Oct 1883 20 Dec 1950 67
20 Dec 1950 15 Walter James Innes 8 Aug 1903 2 Sep 1978 75
2 Sep 1978 16 Ronald Gordon Berowald Innes 24 Jul 1907 26 May 1988 80
26 May 1988 17 Peter Alexander Berowald Innes 6 Jan 1937
INNES of Coxton,Moray
20 Mar 1686 NS 1 Alexander Innes c 1652 by 1715
by 1715 2 George Innes c Dec 1715
c Dec 1715 3 Alexander Barclay-Innes c 1715 by 1790
by 1790 4 James Innes 3 Jun 1790
3 Jun 1790 5 David Innes   8 Oct 1803  
Oct 1803 6 Alexander Innes 7 Sep 1811
7 Sep 1811 7 David Innes 1781 11 Aug 1866
11 Aug 1866 8 George Innes 1834 25 Aug 1886 52
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
25 Aug 1886  
[25 Aug 1886] 9 [Charles Innes] 20 Apr 1825 15 Jul 1907 82
[15 Jul 1907] 10 [Charles Gordon Deverell Innes] 1 May 1870 22 Oct 1953 83
[22 Oct 1953] 11 Charles Kenneth Gordon Innes 28 Jan 1910 27 Dec 1990 80
1973 Claim allowed 1973
27 Dec 1990 12 David Charles Kenneth Gordon Innes 17 Apr 1940 21 Aug 2010 70
21 Aug 2010 13 Alastair Charles Deverell Innes 17 Sep 1970
INNES of Lochalsh,Ross
28 Apr 1819 UK 1 Hugh Innes c 1764 16 Aug 1831
to     MP for Ross-shire 1809-1812,Tain Burghs
16 Aug 1831 1812-1830 and Sutherland 1831
Extinct on his death
  IRBY of Boston,Lincs
13 Apr 1704 E 1 Edward Irby 31 Jul 1676 11 Nov 1718 42
MP for Boston 1702-1708
Nov 1718 2 William Irby 8 Mar 1707 30 Mar 1775 68
He was subsequently created Baron Boston
(qv) in 1761 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
IRVINE of Ardscragh,Tyrone
31 Jul 1677 I 1 Gerard Irvine Oct 1689
to     Extinct on his death
Oct 1689
IRVING of Woodhouse,Dumfries
10 Sep 1809 UK 1 Paulus Aemilius Irving 30 Aug 1751 1828 76
1828 Paulus Aemilius Irving 19 Jan 1792 c Dec 1838 46
c Dec 1838 2 Thomas St.Lawrance Irving 18 Feb 1795 1866 71
to     Extinct on his death
1866
ISHAM of Lamport,Northants
30 May 1627 E 1 John Isham 27 Jul 1582 8 Jul 1651 68
8 Jul 1651 2 Justinian Isham 20 Jan 1610 2 Mar 1675 65
MP for Northamptonshire 1661-1675
2 Mar 1675 3 Thomas Isham 15 Mar 1656 26 Jul 1681 25
26 Jul 1681 4 Justinian Isham 11 Aug 1658 13 May 1730 71
MP for Northampton 1685-1690 and
1694-1698 and Northamptonshire 1698-1730
13 May 1730 5 Justinian Isham 20 Jul 1687 5 Mar 1737 49
MP for Northamptonshire 1730-1737
5 Mar 1737 6 Edmund Isham 18 Dec 1690 16 Sep 1772 81
MP for Northamptonshire 1737-1772
16 Sep 1772 7 Justinian Isham 8 Jul 1740 1 Apr 1818 77
1 Apr 1818 8 Justinian Isham 24 Apr 1773 26 Mar 1845 71
26 Mar 1845 9 Justinian Vere Isham 7 Nov 1816 25 Aug 1846 29
For further information on the death of this
baronet,see the note at the foot of this page
25 Aug 1846 10 Charles Edmund Isham 16 Dec 1819 7 Apr 1903 83
7 Apr 1903 11 Vere Isham 10 May 1862 11 Feb 1941 78
11 Feb 1941 12 Gyles Isham 31 Oct 1903 29 Jan 1976 72
29 Jan 1976 13 Ian Vere Gyles Isham 17 Jul 1923 20 Oct 2009 86
20 Oct 2009 14 Norman Murray Crawford Isham 28 Jan 1930
ISHERWOOD of Ruggleswood,Chislehurst,Kent
20 Jun 1921 UK 1 Joseph William Isherwood 23 Jun 1870 24 Oct 1937 67
24 Oct 1937 2 William Isherwood 28 Jan 1898 29 May 1946 48
to     Extinct on his death
29 May 1946
Sir Andrew Henry Bouhier Imbert-Terry, 4th baronet
Sir Andrew was murdered in Zimbabwe in September 1985. The following report appeared in 'The
Guardian' on 6 September 1985:-
'A baronet, Sir Andrew Imbert-Terry, was yesterday found apparently murdered at his home in
[Harare] Zimbabwe.
'Friends and neighbours who found the body said the 39-year-old former Life Guards captain
was lying fully-clothed on the living room floor with a single bullet wound in the head. They said
smashed ornaments in the room showed there had been a struggle.
'Friends informed the baronet's former wife, the former Georgina Massey-Taylor, who also lives
in Harare.
'Police said an assailant had broken a window at the house and that three shots had been fired
altogether. The witnesses said there was no sign of a weapon at the scene.
'The murder was the second in six weeks of a prominent figure in the affluent northern suburbs
of Harare, widely regarded as one of the least violent cities in Africa. 
'The Spanish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Jose Luis Blance Briones, was found strangled close to
his car in the nearby suburb of Mount Pleasant [!] on July 22 in still unexplained circumstances.
'The Eton-educated baronet, who served with the Life Guards in Northern Ireland and Oman,
came to Zimbabwe around independence in 1980 and originally worked for a food company. He
recently started his own lamp-manufacturing business.
'Friends said Sir Andrew had a licensed pistol in his house, but it was not known which weapon
was used in the killing.'
On 27 February 1987, 'The Times' reported that "Zimbabwe's High Court yesterday passed the
death sentence on a 26-year-old former convict, John Marichi, for the murder of a British
baronet, Sir Andrew Imbert-Terry, in Harare 17 months ago.
"Sir Andrew, aged 39, a former Life Guards captain, was found dead with a single gunshot
wound in the head on September 4, 1985, in his home in the suburb of Borrowdale.
"Mr. Justice Wilson Sandura, the Judge President, found Marichi guilty. Marichi was arrested
within a week of the killing with Sir Andrew's pistol in his possession. He has previous
convictions for house breaking.
"The Judge found that Marichi had broken into Sir Andrew's home at about midnight, but had
been surprised. Sir Andrew fired several shots at him but missed. Marichi tackled him, took the
pistol and shot him in the head.
"Sir Andrew, stepson of the sixth Baron of Sackville, came to Zimbabwe shortly after independ-
ence and ran a business in market gardening and lamp making."
On 26 June 1993, 'The Times' contained a short paragraph which stated that Marichi's death
sentence had been commuted to life imprisonment.
Sir Henry Day Ingilby, 2nd baronet [UK 1866]
Sir Henry committed suicide in December 1911. The following report on his death appeared in 
'The Times' on 6 December 1911:-
'Sir Henry Day Ingilby, Bt., of Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, died there yesterday morning at the 
age of 85. Sir Henry was in London until the end of July, but about a fortnight afterwards he 
was taken ill with an internal complaint, and had been practically confined to his rooms at Ripley 
Castle ever since. He underwent an operation on Saturday, and another was contemplated. On
Monday he was about as usual and went into one of the rooms of the Castle unattended. About 
4 o'clock in the afternoon his nurse and valet went in search of him and found Sir Henry 
suffering from a bullet wound in the head, with a revolver by his side. Doctors were sent for 
from  Harrogate, and an operation was performed, but it was unavailing.'
The subsequent inquest was reported in 'The Scotsman' on 7 December 1911:-
'An inquest was held at Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, yesterday, on Sir Henry Day Ingilby, Bart.,
who was found shot in a room at Ripley Castle on Monday.
'Evidence was given by a professional nurse and a valet of finding the deceased on a sofa in a
room where he occasionally sat, some little time after he had been seen writing in the smoking-
room. He was then unconscious, and there was a wound in the right side of the head and a 
pistol in his right hand.
'Deceased's medical attendant said Sir Henry had been suffering from a distressing and painful
illness for some years, which became acute in September. He was depressed at times about his
illness.
'The Coroner said among the papers found near Sir Henry was a note, unsigned and undated,
but in Sir Henry's writing, containing the words - "Be careful with the pistol; it might be loaded." 
A letter addressed to Lady Ingilby, mostly of a private character, read - "My dear wife, I think 
if you know what I am going through, and realised, as I do, the wretched prospect of a
continued life, you would not have the heart to blame me."
'A verdict was returned of suicide during a temporary fit of insanity caused by a distressing and
painful illness.'
Sir Robert Innes, 6th baronet of Balveny
The following tale appeared in "Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive and Entertaining Tracts"
published circa 1844. Unfortunately, the style of writing is incredibly prolix, so I have taken the 
liberty of summarising some passages. Words in quotations are from the original article.
When, in 1722, Robert Innes succeeded to the baronetcy, he inherited the title only, without
any landed estates or income. Whilst he had received a good education, he lacked the training
which fitted him for most professions. As a result, he joined the army as a private. 
'While standing sentry one evening at the quarters of Colonel Winram, the commander of the 
regiment, he was accosted by a stranger, apparently an officer of another regiment, who
inquired if the colonel was at that moment engaged. The sentinel courteously answered that he
believed he was, but probably would soon be at leisure, and then recommenced his short 
perambulations. The stranger followed, and continued the conversation, in order, ostensibly, to
while away the time until the colonel should be at liberty to receive him, but in reality to satisfy 
himself on a point of curiosity which had sprung up in his mind. When the gentleman who had 
been in conference with Colonel Winram was seen to depart, the stranger took leave of the
sentinel, and entered the commandant's quarters.'
The visitor, who had recognised Innes, asked Colonel Winram if he was aware of the 
identity of his sentry. When Winram answered that he was not, his visitor explained who the
sentry was and also the circumstances behind his presence in Winram's regiment. Winram
immediately summoned the sentry and questioned him as to his identity and his reasons for
enlisting in the army. Innes reluctantly confirmed his identity and explained that he "chose to
enter on the humble yet independent condition of a common soldier, rather than make any 
attempt at gaining a maintenance in my own degree by drawing on the bounty of others, and
eating what must have been, at best, the bread of dependence."
 
The kindly colonel, recognising Innes' breeding and rightful station, undertook to gain an officer's
posting for him. The young baronet and his commanding officer quickly became intimate friends,
until one day Colonel Winram invited Sir Robert to accompany him on a carriage journey to visit
his daughter at her boarding school. 
'She was a young lady in the very spring of womanhood, and beautiful in countenance, though
the full graces of her person were scarcely yet developed. The Scottish baronet thought to
himself that he had scarcely ever seen filial affection under a more captivating aspect than 
when Miss Winram, unconscious of a stranger's presence, ran into the room to welcome her 
father, whose carriage she had seen at a little distance. In short, Sir Robert Innes thought the 
daughter of his old friend the most charming girl he had yet seen, and the impression was not 
decreased by her modest, yet lively and intelligent conversation. When the visit drew to an end, 
he was even a little discomposed, while the veteran exhibited a more open degree of parting 
sadness. The young lady also looked regretful, but that of course was accounted for as relating 
to the departure of her father. 
 
'The colonel and his young friend were not very communicative for some space. At length the
conversation turned on the young lady, on whom her father expatiated with the fondness of a
parent; and his observations being assented to somewhat warmly, the colonel, to the surprise
of Sir Robert, hinted that his daughter might do worse than take him for a husband. The young
man was completely stunned for the moment by this most unlooked-for overture. He could not
believe that the veteran meant to sport with his feelings, yet some such notion suggested in
part the answer which he gave to the colonel, after a pretty lengthened pause. "Colonel 
Winram," said he. "I am poor - penniless - and you are wealthy. All I have I owe to you; but"--
'The veteran somewhat impatiently interrupted the baronet. 'Well, well, that is exactly what I 
am thinking of. Margery happens to have a small fortune of her own, the bequest of a deceased
aunt; and you have a title; a fair equivalent. I have always honoured ancestral dignities, at 
least when borne by such as yourself, whom I already love as a son. My girl has been a good
daughter, and will be a good wife."
'While the words were yet on his lips, fortune suddenly gave an unexpected turn to affairs, by
sending a troop of yearling cattle scampering into the highway from the open gate of a park.
The horses of the colonel's carriage were startled, and, by their sudden bound aside, the reins
were twitched from the coachman's hands. Feeling no control, the alarmed animals sprang
forward at full speed; but they went no great way ere their divergence from the mid-line caused
a violent overturn of the vehicle into a shallow side-ditch. The inmates, who had travelled in
barouche fashion [i.e. facing each other], were thrown clear out upon one side of the road,
which, fortunately, was a grass common. The coachman and Sir Robert Innes, being both of
light frames, were very little injured, but the poor veteran's fall was a heavy and severe one. 
He lay at first perfectly insensible, with his usually ruddy complexion changed to an ashy white-
ness. In a few minutes, however, he regained his consciousness, and in some degree his bodily
strength, but complained much of pain in his chest and shoulder. Sir Robert, as may be 
supposed, was greatly agitated, and at a loss how to get his kind friend within reach of
immediate advice and assistance. But the coachman was able, happily, to get the horses 
quieted and the coach raised with the baronet's assistance, and it was resolved to move slowly
back to the boarding-school, from which they were only a mile and a half distant.
'The distress of Miss Winram on seeing her kind-hearted father return so unexpectedly, and in
such a condition, was extreme, and her solicitude was fully shared by her instructress, Mrs.
who instantly despatched a messenger for the surgeon of the district. This functionary soon 
arrived, and relieved a material portion of the pain suffered by the veteran, who, however, 
continued to be very feeble, and was besides discovered to have fractured one of his ribs. He
occupied a sick-bed for several weeks. In that time, he had such a nurse as his daughter as 
often made him weep tears of gratitude to Heaven for its kindness in giving her to him. Our 
readers may well imagine that such a spectacle as this was a dangerous one for our Scottish 
baronet, who had also continued in attendance. In truth, this young gentleman surrendered his 
whole heart to the veteran's daughter, and did it willingly and consciously, having no alloy in his
hopes for the future, excepting in as far as the state of the young lady's affections was 
unknown to him. But, in his capacity of occasional attendant on the veteran, the young baronet 
appeared in almost as favourable a light to Miss Winram as she did to him, and the state of 
each other's affections was soon made manifest by the kindly interference of Colonel Winram.
'Our story draws to a close. Sir Robert proposed, and was accepted. The marriage took place 
as soon as the veteran could leave his couch; and the career of the young Scottish baronet,
whom our narrative took up in so unpromising a condition, was, by the remarkable incidents 
detailed, rendered one of much happiness throughout the whole of its after-duration. His 
beautiful lady brought him one sole child and daughter [Catherine], whose personal charms in 
time attracted the admiration of the noblest in the land. One suitor for her hand was a 
gentleman who afterwards acceded to the title of Duke of Roxburghe; but eventually Miss Innes 
became the wife  of the seventeenth Lord Forbes. Her grandson is the present possessor of 
that ancient title; and of her daughters, one became Duchess of Atholl, and another the wife 
of Sir John Hay of Hayston.'
Sir Justinian Vere Isham, 9th baronet
Sir Justinian blew his brains out in August 1846, as reported in the London "Morning Post" of
28 August 1846 (reprinted from "The Cheltenham Chronicle"):-
'A very remarkable and distressing suicide by a gentleman of fortune, residing in this town
[Cheltenham], was discovered yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The unfortunate deceased, Sir
Justinian Vere Isham, Bart., has been a resident of Cheltenham for about two years, and has
resided during that time at Pittville Villas. His valet was alarmed that his master did not appear
at the usual dinner hour, half-past six, and went to his bedroom for the purpose of inquiring
into the cause of his absence, when he was surprised to find the door fast, and that he could
obtain no answer from within. A police officer who was at hand was called in, as was also Mr.
Newenham, chemist, of Leamington-place, and the door being forced open the deceased was
discovered lying on his side in the bed in a pool of blood. He held a double-barrelled pistol in
his right hand, and it was found upon examination that one of the barrels had been discharged.
The ball appears to have penetrated the roof of the mouth and the brain, and it is conjectured
that the result was instantaneous death. No report was heard by the inmates of the house,
and from the state of the body life must have been extinct from two to three hours. Two other
pistols lay upon the bed, and both, as also the second barrel of the pistol found in the hand of
deceased, were loaded with ball. The unfortunate deceased was a fine athletic man, about
thirty years of age, and has but lately succeeded his father in the title and estates. He was
the eldest son of the late Sir Justinian Vere Isham, Bart., of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.
He was rather eccentric in his habits and turn of mind, and it is presumed that melancholy
induced him to the committal of the rash act.'
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