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
NAESMYTH of Possos,Peebles
31 Jul 1706 NS 1 James Naesmyth                                20 Jul 1720
10 Jul 1720 2 James Naesmyth                                c 1704 4 Feb 1779
MP for Peebles 1732-1741                       
4 Feb 1779 3 James Naesmyth                                4 Dec 1829
4 Dec 1829 4 John Murray Naesmyth          30 Dec 1803 19 Jul 1876 72
19 Jul 1876 5 James Naesmyth                                9 Feb 1827 10 Oct 1896 69
10 Oct 1896 6 Michael George Naesmyth       19 Oct 1828 11 Sep 1907 78
11 Sep 1907 7 James Tolme Naesmyth        6 Aug 1864 24 Jul 1922 57
24 Jul 1922 8 Douglas Arthur Bradley Naesmyth 1 Jan 1905 Jan 1928 23
to     Extinct on his death                   
Jan 1928
NAGLE of Jamestown,Westmeath
4 Jan 1813 UK 1 Richard Nagle                        1827
   
1827 2 Richard Nagle                        12 Aug 1800 10 Nov 1850 50
to     MP for Westmeath 1832-1841
10 Nov 1850 Extinct on his death                   
NAIRN of Rankeilour and Dysart House,Fife
16 Dec 1904 UK 1 Michael Barker Nairn                       29 May 1838 24 Nov 1915 77
24 Nov 1915 2 Michael Nairn                           19 Feb 1874 24 Sep 1952 78
24 Sep 1952 3 Michael George Nairn            30 Jan 1911 2 Sep 1984 73
2 Sep 1984 4 Michael Nairn                                 1 Jul 1938
NAIRN of Monimail,Fife
20 Jan 1933 UK See "Spencer-Nairn"
NAIRNE of Dunsinnan,Perth
1 Mar 1704 NS 1 Thomas Nairne                       c 1721
c 1721 2 William Nairne                         26 Jun 1754
26 Jun 1754 3 Thomas Nairne                    14 Dec 1760
For further information on this baronet's daughter,
see the note at the foot of this page
14 Dec 1760 4 William Nairne                           Aug 1744 12 Jan 1790 45
12 Jan 1790 5 William Nairne                          c 1731 25 Mar 1811
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
25 Mar 1811
NAIRNE of Kirkcudbright
29 Jun 1917 UK 1 John Gordon Nairne                  4 Jan 1861 9 Feb 1945 84
to     Extinct on his death                   
9 Feb 1945
NALL of Hoveringham Hall,Notts
25 Jan 1954 UK 1 Joseph Nall                        24 Aug 1887 2 May 1958 70
MP for Hulme 1918-1929 and 1931-1945
2 May 1958 2 Michael Joseph Nall            6 Oct 1921 8 Sep 2001 79
8 Sep 2001 3 Edward William Joseph Nall 24 Oct 1952
NALL-CAIN of the Node
1 Jul 1921 UK 1 Charles Alexander Nall-Cain 29 May 1866 21 Nov 1934 68
He was subsequently created Baron
Brocket (qv) in 1933 with which title the
baronetcy continues to be merged             
NANNEY of Gwynfryn,Carnarvon
7 Mar 1898 UK See "Ellis-Nanney"
NAPIER of Luton Hoo,Beds
24 Sep 1611 E 1 Robert Napier                        22 Apr 1637
MP for Bedfordshire 1611-1612 and 
Corfe Castle 1626-1628     
Apr 1637 2 Robert Napier                         c 1603 7 Mar 1661
MP for Weymouth 1628-1629 and
Peterborough 1640-1648     
Mar 1661 3 Robert Napier                             5 Apr 1675
Apr 1675 4 John Napier                                 5 Jul 1636 Aug 1711 75
MP for Bedfordshire 1664-1679
Aug 1711 5 Theophilus Napier                   25 Oct 1672 early 1719
early 1719 6 John Napier                                 2 Jan 1748
to     Extinct on his death                   
2 Jan 1748
NAPIER of Merchistoun,Midlothian
2 Mar 1627 NS 1 Archibald Napier,1st Lord Napier of
Merchistoun                             c 1575 Nov 1645
Nov 1645 2 Archibald Napier,2nd Lord Napier of
Merchistoun                             c 1625 4 Sep 1658
4 Sep 1658 3 Archibald Napier,3rd Lord Napier of
Merchistoun                             7 Aug 1683
7 Aug 1683 4 Alexander Napier                     1702
1702 5 John Napier                            1686 1735 49
1735 6 William Napier                          c 1775
c 1775 7 Robert John Milliken-Napier                      1765 1808 43
1808 8 William John Milliken-Napier 1788 4 Feb 1852 63
4 Feb 1852 9 Robert John Milliken-Napier 7 Nov 1818 4 Dec 1884 66
4 Dec 1884 10 Archibald Lennox Milliken Napier 2 Nov 1855 18 Jan 1907 51
18 Jan 1907 11 Alexander Lennox Napier        30 May 1882 15 Jul 1954 72
15 Jul 1954 12 Robert Archibald Napier     19 Jul 1889 25 Jun 1965 75
25 Jun 1965 13 William Archibald Napier     19 Jul 1915 31 Aug 1990 75
31 Aug 1990 14 John Archibald Lennox Napier 6 Dec 1946
NAPIER of Middle Marsh,Dorset
25 Jun 1641 E 1 Gerrard Napier                            19 Oct 1606 14 May 1673 66
MP for Wareham 1628-1629 and Melcombe
Regis 1640-1645                 
14 May 1673 2 Nathaniel Napier                        c 1636 21 Jan 1709
MP for Corfe Castle 1679-1689,Poole
1689-1698 and Dorchester 1702-1705
21 Jan 1709 3 Nathaniel Napier                          c 1668 24 Feb 1728
MP for Dorchester 1695-1708 and 1710-
1722                                                         
24 Feb 1728 4 William Napier                                 c 1696 27 Jan 1753
27 Jan 1753 5 Gerard Napier                                c 1701 23 Oct 1759
23 Oct 1759 6 Gerrard Napier                             c 1740 25 Jan 1765
to     MP for Bridport 1761-1765   
25 Jan 1765 Extinct on his death                   
NAPIER of Luton Hoo,Beds
4 Mar 1661 E 1 John Napier                                       5 Jul 1636 Aug 1711
MP for Bedfordshire 1664-1679
He succeeded to the baronetcy of Napier [1611
creation] in 1675 with which title this baronetcy
then merged until both became extinct in 1748
  NAPIER of Punknoll,Dorset
25 Feb 1682 E 1 Robert Napier                                c 1640 31 Oct 1700
MP for Weymouth 1689-1690 and 
Dorchester 1690 and 1698-1700
31 Oct 1700 2 Charles Napier                                 c 1673 1743
Nothing further is known of this baronetcy
NAPIER of Merrion Square,Dublin
9 Apr 1867 UK 1 Joseph Napier                             26 Dec 1804 9 Dec 1882 77
MP for Dublin University 1848-1858. 
Attorney General [I] 1852.  PC [I] 1852
PC 1868. Lord Chancellor [I] 1858
9 Dec 1882 2 Joseph Napier                             28 May 1841 13 Nov 1884 43
13 Nov 1884 3 William Lennox Napier              12 Oct 1867 13 Aug 1915 47
13 Aug 1915 4 Joseph William Lennox Napier 1 Aug 1895 13 Oct 1986 91
13 Oct 1986 5 Robert Surtees Napier             5 Mar 1932 2 Jul 1994 62
2 Jul 1994 6 Charles Joseph Napier        15 Apr 1973
  NARBOROUGH of Knowlton,Kent
15 Nov 1688 E 1 John Narborough                            14 Oct 1684 22 Oct 1707 23
to     Extinct on his death                   
22 Oct 1707
NAYLOR-LEYLAND 
of Hyde Park House,London
31 Aug 1895 UK 1 Herbert Scarisbrick Naylor-Leyland 24 Jan 1864 7 May 1899 35
MP for Colchester 1892-1895 and
Southport 1898-1899                    
For further information on the death of this
baronet's father,and the scandal surrounding the
granting of his baronetcy,see the note at the
foot of this page.                                 
7 May 1899 2 Albert Edward Herbert Naylor-Leyland 6 Dec 1890 23 Sep 1952 61
For further information on this baronet,see
see the note at the foot of this page
23 Sep 1952 3 Vivyan Edward Naylor-Leyland 5 Mar 1924 2 Sep 1987 63
2 Sep 1987 4 Philip Vyvyan Naylor-Leyland 9 Aug 1953
NEAL of Cherry Hinton,Cambs
29 Oct 1931 UK 1 William Phene Neal                        22 Oct 1860 7 Jul 1942 81
to     Extinct on his death                   
7 Jul 1942
NEALE of Wollaston,Northants
26 Feb 1646 E 1 William Neale                                  28 Mar 1691
to     Extinct on his death                   
Mar 1691
NEALE of Walhampton,Hants
3 Apr 1769 GB See "Burrard"
NEAVE of Dagnam Park,Essex
13 May 1795 GB 1 Richard Neave                           22 Nov 1731 28 Jan 1814 82
28 Jan 1814 2 Thomas Neave                            11 Nov 1761 11 Apr 1848 86
11 Apr 1848 3 Richard Digby Neave                9 Dec 1793 10 Mar 1868 74
10 Mar 1868 4 Arundell Neave                        5 Jun 1829 21 Sep 1877 48
21 Sep 1877 5 Thomas Lewis Hughes Neave 26 Jan 1874 12 May 1940 66
12 May 1940 6 Arundell Thomas Clifton Neave 31 May 1916 5 Aug 1992 76
5 Aug 1992 7 Paul Arundell Neave                  13 Dec 1948
NEELD of Grittleton House,Wilts
20 Apr 1859 UK 1 John Neeld                                    20 Jul 1805 3 Sep 1891 86
MP for Cricklade 1835-1859 and
Chippenham 1865-1868             
3 Sep 1891 2 Algernon William Neeld               11 Jun 1846 11 Aug 1900 54
11 Aug 1900 3 Audley Dallas Neeld               23 Jan 1849 1 May 1941 92
to     Extinct on his death                    
1 May 1941
NELSON of Acton Park,Denbigh
5 Feb 1912 UK 1 William Nelson                           8 Dec 1851 7 Jul 1922 70
7 Jul 1922 2 James Hope Nelson                  26 Feb 1883 5 May 1960 77
5 May 1960 3 William Vernon Hope Nelson 25 May 1914 27 May 1991 77
27 May 1991 4 Jamie Charles Vernon Hope Nelson 23 Oct 1949
NELSON of Hilcote Hall,Staffs
11 Jul 1955 UK 1 George Horatio Nelson 26 Oct 1887 16 Jul 1962 74
He was subsequently created Baron Nelson
of Stafford (qv) in 1960 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
  NELTHORPE of Grays Inn,London
10 May 1666 E 1 John Nelthorpe                          1614 c Oct 1669 55
c Oct 1669 2 Goddard Nelthorpe              c 1630 22 Jan 1704
22 Jan 1704 3 Montagu Nelthorpe                    21 Feb 1722 60
21 Feb 1722 4 Henry Nelthorpe                      c 1717 16 Mar 1729
16 Mar 1729 5 Henry Nelthorpe                    28 Jun 1746
28 Jun 1746 6 John Nelthorpe                   5 Mar 1746 24 Jun 1799 53
24 Jun 1799 7 Henry Nelthorpe                   25 Dec 1773 12 May 1830 56
12 May 1830 8 John Nelthorpe                         1814 22 Nov 1865 51
to     Extinct on his death                    
22 Nov 1865
NEPEAN of Bothenhampton,Dorset
16 Jul 1802 UK 1 Evan Nepean                                         9 Jul 1751 2 Oct 1822 71
MP for Queenborough 1796-1802 and
Bridport 1802-1812.  PC  1804
2 Oct 1822 2 Molyneux Hyde Nepean             20 Sep 1783 4 Jun 1856 72
4 Jun 1856 3 Molyneux Hyde Nepean               2 Jul 1814 13 Mar 1895 80
13 Mar 1895 4 Evan Yorke Nepean                         1825 15 Jun 1903 77
15 Jun 1903 5 Charles Evan Molyneux Yorke Nepean 24 Mar 1867 1 Jan 1953 85
1 Jan 1953 6 Evan Yorke Nepean                     23 Nov 1909 11 Mar 2002 92
to     Extinct on his death                    
11 Mar 2002  
NEVILL of Holt,Leics
25 May 1661 E 1 Thomas Nevill                             c 1625 25 Feb 1712
to     Extinct on his death                    
25 Feb 1712
NEVILL of Grove,Notts
24 Feb 1675 E 1 Edward Nevill                                    c 1651 20 Dec 1685
to     MP for East Retford 1679-1685
20 Dec 1685 Extinct on his death                    
NEVILLE of Sloley,Norfolk
2 Jul 1927 UK 1 Reginald James Neville Neville 22 Feb 1863 28 Apr 1950 87
MP for Wigan 1910-1918 and Norfolk
East 1924-1929                       
28 Apr 1950 2 James Edmund Henderson Neville 5 Jul 1897 24 Jun 1982 84
24 Jun 1982 3 Richard Lionel John Baines Neville Jul 1921 2 Aug 1994 73
to     Extinct on his death                 
2 Aug 1994  
NEWCOMEN of Kenagh,Longford
30 Dec 1623 I 1 Robert Newcomen                        28 Sep 1629
28 Sep 1629 2 Beverley Newcomen             28 Apr 1637
28 Apr 1637 3 Thomas Newcomen                         29 Apr 1642
Apr 1642 4 Robert Newcomen                           12 Aug 1677
12 Aug 1677 5 Thomas Newcomen                   1689
1689 6 Robert Newcomen                   1664 6 Mar 1735 69
6 Mar 1735 7 Arthur Newcomen                    1701 25 Nov 1759 58
25 Nov 1759 8 Thomas Newcomen                    1740 27 Apr 1789 48
to     Extinct on his death                    
27 Apr 1789
NEWCOMEN of Carrickglass,Longford
16 Nov 1781 I See "Gleadowe-Newcomen"
NEWDIGATE of Arbury,Warwicks
24 Jul 1677 E 1 Richard Newdigate              17 Sep 1602 14 Oct 1678 76
MP for Tamworth 1660      
14 Oct 1678 2 Richard Newdigate              4 May 1644 4 Jan 1710 65
MP for Warwickshire 1681-1685 and 1689-1690
4 Jan 1710 3 Richard Newdigate                  29 Apr 1668 22 Jul 1727 59
22 Jul 1727 4 Edward Newdigate                          c 1715 14 Apr 1734
14 Apr 1734 5 Roger Newdigate                        20 May 1719 2 Dec 1806 87
to     MP for Middlesex 1742-1747 and Oxford
2 Dec 1806 University 1751-1780
Extinct on his death                    
NEWDIGATE-LUDFORD-CHETWODE
of Oakley,Bucks
6 Apr 1700 E See "Chetwode"
  NEWMAN of Fifehead-Magdalen,Dorset
20 Dec 1699 E 1 Richard Newman                         c 1675 30 Dec 1721
MP for Milborne Port 1701         
30 Dec 1721 2 Samuel Newman                       c 1700 4 Jun 1747
to     Extinct on his death                    
4 Jun 1747
NEWMAN of Stokeley and Mamhead,Devon
17 Mar 1836 UK 1 Robert William Newman               18 Aug 1776 24 Jan 1848 71
MP for Bletchingley 1812-1818 and Exeter   
1818-1826                                                       
24 Jan 1848 2 Robert Lydston Newman             19 Feb 1822 5 Nov 1854 32
He was killed at the Battle of Inkerman
5 Nov 1854 3 Lydston Newman                        14 Nov 1823 29 Dec 1892 69
29 Dec 1892 4 Robert Hunt Stapylton Dudley Lydston
Newman,later [1931] 1st Baron Mamhead 
of Exeter                                           27 Oct 1871 2 Nov 1945 74
2 Nov 1945 5 Ralph Alured Newman             23 Apr 1902 20 Jul 1968 66
20 Jul 1968 6 Geoffrey Robert Newman     2 Jun 1947
NEWMAN of Cecil Lodge,Newmarket,Cambs
6 Feb 1912 UK 1 Sigmund Newman                     25 May 1857 13 Sep 1916 59
13 Sep 1916 2 Cecil Gustavus Jacques Newman 9 Jun 1891 21 May 1955 63
21 May 1955 3 Gerard Robert Henry Sigismund Newman 19 Jul 1927 15 Aug 1987 60
15 Aug 1987 4 Francis Hugh Cecil Newman 12 Jun 1963
NEWNES of Wildcroft,Surrey
15 Feb 1895 UK 1 George Newnes                    13 Mar 1851 9 Jun 1910 59
MP for Newmarket 1885-1895 and Swansea 
1900-1910                                                  
9 Jun 1910 2 Frank Hillyard Newnes         28 Sep 1876 10 Jul 1955 78
to     MP for Bassetlaw 1906-1910
10 Jul 1955 Extinct on his death                    
NEWPORT of Newpark,Kilkenny
25 Aug 1789 I 1 John Newport                        24 Oct 1756 9 Feb 1843 86
MP for Waterford 1803-1832.  PC [I] 1806
9 Feb 1843 2 John Newport                             Aug 1800 15 Feb 1859 58
to     Extinct on his death                    
15 Feb 1859
NEWSON of Framlingham,Suffolk
18 Jun 1921 UK 1 Percy Wilson Newsom             4 Apr 1874 17 May 1950 76
to     MP for Tamworth 1922-1923
17 May 1950 Extinct on his death                    
NEWSON-SMITH of Totteridge,Herts
1 Dec 1944 UK 1 Frank Edwin Newson-Smith 25 Mar 1879 23 Apr 1971 92
23 Apr 1971 2 John Kenneth Newson-Smith 9 Jan 1911 11 Nov 1997 86
11 Nov 1997 3 Peter Frank Graham Newson-Smith 8 May 1947
NEWTON of Charlton,Kent
2 Apr 1620 E 1 Adam Newton 13 Jan 1630
13 Jan 1630 2 William Newton c 1635
c 1635 3 Henry Newton (Puckering from 1652) 13 Apr 1618 22 Jan 1700 81
to     Extinct on his death
22 Jan 1700
NEWTON of Barrs Court,Gloucs
16 Aug 1660 E 1 John Newton                            c 1611 14 Feb 1662
14 Feb 1662 2 John Newton                                9 Jun 1626 31 May 1699
MP for Grantham 1660-1681
31 May 1699 3 John Newton                        c 1651 12 Feb 1734
12 Feb 1734 4 Michael Newton                      c 1695 6 Apr 1743
to     MP for Beverley 1722-1727 and Grantham
6 Apr 1743 1727-1743                                  
Extinct on his death                    
NEWTON of London
25 Jan 1661 E 1 Robert Newton                             3 Nov 1670
to     Extinct on his death                    
Nov 1670
NEWTON of Newton,Haddington
23 Apr 1697 NS 1 Richard Newton                               by 1727
to     Extinct on his death                    
by 1727
NEWTON of The Wood,Kent
18 May 1900 UK 1 Alfred James Newton                 19 Oct 1849 20 Jun 1921 71
20 Jun 1921 2 Harry Kottingham Newton            2 Apr 1875 22 Jun 1951 76
MP for Harwich 1910-1922
22 Jun 1951 3 Harry Michael Rex Newton              7 Feb 1923 29 Feb 2008 85
29 Feb 2008 4 George Peter Howgill Newton 26 Mar 1962
NEWTON of Beckenham,Kent
27 Oct 1924 UK 1 Louis Arthur Newton          17 Dec 1867 17 Apr 1945 77
17 Apr 1945 2 Edgar Henry Newton              6 May 1893 4 Feb 1971 77
4 Feb 1971 3 Kenneth Garnar Newton               4 Jun 1918 12 Aug 2008 90
12 Aug 2008 4 John Garnar Newton             10 Jul 1945
NICHOLLS of Darlaston,Staffs
29 Nov 1960 UK See "Harmar-Nicholls"
NICHOLSON of Luddenham,New South Wales
8 Apr 1859 UK 1 Charles Nicholson                      23 Nov 1808 8 Oct 1903 94
8 Oct 1903 2 Charles Archibald Nicholson 27 Apr 1867 4 Mar 1949 81
4 Mar 1949 3 John Charles Nicholson           10 Jan 1904 16 Mar 1986 82
to     Extinct on his death                    
16 Mar 1986
NICHOLSON of Harrington Gardens,Kensington
7 Feb 1912 UK 1 Charles Norris Nicholson 30 Jul 1857 29 Nov 1918 61
MP for Doncaster 1906-1918
29 Nov 1918 2 John Norris Nicholson 19 Feb 1911 30 Aug 1993 82
Lord Lieutenant Isle of Wight 1980-1985
30 Aug 1993 3 Charles Christian Nicholson 15 Dec 1941
NICHOLSON of Winterbourne Roy,Berks
21 Mar 1958 UK 1 Godfrey Nicholson                9 Dec 1901 14 Jul 1991 89
to     MP for Morpeth 1931-1935 and Farnham
14 Jul 1991 1937-1966                                      
Extinct on his death                    
NICOLLS of Hardwick,Northants
28 Jul 1641 E 1 Francis Nicolls                       c 1587 4 Mar 1642
MP for Bishops Castle 1621-1622 and
Northamptonshire 1628-1629
4 Mar 1642 2 Edward Nicolls                          c 1619 28 Feb 1683
28 Feb 1683 3 Edward Nicolls                              1717
to     Extinct on his death                    
1717
NICOLSON of Cocksburnpeth,Aberdeen
17 Dec 1625 NS 1 James Nicolson  
Nothing further is known of this baronetcy
NICOLSON of Lasswade,Midlothian
27 Jul 1629 NS 1 John Nicolson                                May 1651
May 1651 2 John Nicolson                       c 1680
c 1680 3 John Nicolson                            May 1681
May 1681 4 William Nicolson                  29 Jan 1687
Jan 1687 5 John Nicolson                            30 Oct 1689
Oct 1689 6 Thomas Nicolson                   8 Apr 1693
Apr 1693 7 James Nicolson                  May 1743
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
May 1743
1826 8 Arthur Nicolson                 1794 16 Sep 1863 69
16 Sep 1863 9 Arthur Bolt Nicolson            6 Mar 1811 14 Jul 1879 68
14 Jul 1879 10 Arthur Thomas Bennett Robert Nicolson 1842 27 May 1917 74
27 May 1917 11 Arthur John Frederick William Nicolson 8 Jun 1882 25 Apr 1952 69
Lord Lieutenant Shetland 1948-1952
25 Apr 1952 12 Harold Stanley Nicolson              22 Oct 1883 5 Jun 1961 77
to     On his death the baronetcy again became
5 Jun 1961 dormant                                         
1984 13 David Henry Arthur Nicolson,4th Baron Carnock 10 Jul 1920 26 Dec 2008 88
He established his right to the baronetcy in 1984.
He had previously succeeded to the barony of
    Carnock in 1982. The baronetcy then merged 
with this peerage,although as at 30/06/2014 the
baronetcy does not appear of the Official Roll
of the Baronetage                                      
NICOLSON of Carnock,Stirling
16 Jan 1637 NS 1 Thomas Nicolson               8 Jan 1646
8 Jan 1646 2 Thomas Nicolson                 10 Jun 1628 24 Jul 1664 36
24 Jul 1664 3 Thomas Nicolson                          15 Sep 1649 20 Jan 1670 20
20 Jan 1670 4 Thomas Nicolson,Lord Napier of               
Merchistoun                                          14 Jan 1669 9 Jun 1686 17
9 Jun 1686 5 Thomas Nicolson                          2 Jan 1699
2 Jan 1699 6 George Nicolson                     Oct 1771
Oct 1771 7 Walter Philip Nicolson             1786
1786 8 David Nicolson                       19 Oct 1806
19 Oct 1806 9 William Nicolson                      1758 5 Aug 1820 62
5 Aug 1820 10 Frederick William Erskine Nicolson 22 Apr 1815 29 Dec 1899 84
29 Dec 1899 11 Arthur Nicolson                           19 Sep 1849 5 Nov 1928 79
He was subsequently created Baron Carnock
(qv) in 1916 with which title the baronetcy 
remains merged,although as at 30/06/2014 the
baronetcy does not appear on the Official Roll
of the Baronetage
NICOLSON of Glenbervie,Kincardine
15 Apr 1700 NS 1 Thomas Nicolson                         c 1664 31 Aug 1728
31 Aug 1728 2 William Nicolson                       c 1673 7 Jun 1766
7 Jun 1766 3 James Nicolson                        Jan 1722 11 Mar 1782 60
11 Mar 1782 4 James Nicolson                        c 1810
c 1810 5 Joseph Nicolson                    28 Mar 1800 c 1839
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
c 1839
NIGHTINGALE of Newport Pond,Essex
1 Sep 1628 E 1 Thomas Nightingale                   Jan 1645
Jan 1645 2 Thomas Nightingale                   15 Oct 1629 19 Oct 1702 73
Oct 1702 3 Bridges Nightingale                   c 1715
c 1715 4 Robert Nightingale                     24 Jul 1722
Jul 1722 5 Edward Nightingale                             27 Aug 1658 2 Jul 1723 64
2 Jul 1723 6 Gamaliel Nightingale                 c 1730
c 1730 7 Edward Nightingale                 1696 c 1750
c 1750 8 Edward Nightingale                   4 Sep 1726 Jul 1782 55
Jul 1782 9 Gamaliel Nightingale                 15 Feb 1731 Jan 1791 59
Jan 1791 10 Edward Nightingale                      14 Oct 1760 4 Dec 1804 43
4 Dec 1804 11 Charles Ethelston Nightingale 1 Nov 1784 5 Jul 1843 58
5 Jul 1843 12 Charles Nightingale                  30 Apr 1809 17 Sep 1876 67
17 Sep 1876 13 Henry Dickonson Nightingale 15 Nov 1830 17 Jul 1911 80
17 Jul 1911 14 Edward Manners Nightingale 30 Dec 1888 26 Aug 1953 64
26 Aug 1953 15 Geoffrey Slingsby Nightingale 24 Nov 1904 3 Sep 1972 67
3 Sep 1972 16 Charles Athelstan Nightingale 23 Jul 1902 7 Mar 1977 74
7 Mar 1977 17 Charles Manners Gamaliel Nightingale 21 Feb 1947
NISBET of Dean,Midlothian
2 Dec 1669 NS 1 Patrick Nisbet                                  1682
1682 2 Henry Nisbet                                        Aug 1713
Aug 1713 3 John Nisbet                                         30 Mar 1728
30 Mar 1728 4 Henry Nisbet                                     11 Oct 1746
11 Oct 1746 5 Alexander Nisbet                              7 Oct 1753
7 Oct 1753 6 Henry Nisbet                                       1762
1762 7 John Nisbet                                 1776
1776 8 John Nisbet                            18 Sep 1827
to     Extinct on his death                    
18 Sep 1827
NIVISON of Branch Hill Lodge,Hampstead
21 Jul 1914 UK 1 Robert Nivison                      3 Jul 1849 14 Jun 1930 80
He was subsequently created Baron
Glendyne (qv) in 1922 with which title 
the baronetcy remains merged                  
NIXON of Roebuck Grove,co.Dublin
14 Jul 1906 UK 1 Christopher John Nixon             29 Jun 1849 19 Jul 1914 65
19 Jul 1914 2 Christopher William Nixon    19 Nov 1877 23 Apr 1945 67
23 Apr 1945 3 Christopher John Louis Joseph Nixon 21 Mar 1918 31 Jan 1978 59
31 Jan 1978 4 Kenneth Michael John Basil Nixon 22 Feb 1919 2 Jun 1997 78
2 Jun 1997 5 Simon Michael Christopher Nixon 20 Jun 1954
NOBLE of Ardmore and Ardardan Noble,Dumbarton
25 Jul 1902 UK 1 Andrew Noble                         13 Sep 1831 22 Oct 1915 84
22 Oct 1915 2 George John William Noble     3 Mar 1859 29 Jul 1937 78
29 Jul 1937 3 Saxton William Armstrong Noble 13 Feb 1863 12 Oct 1942 79
12 Oct 1942 4 Humphrey Brunel Noble         9 May 1892 14 Aug 1968 76
14 Aug 1968 5 Marc Brunel Noble                      8 Jan 1927 2 Jan 1991 63
2 Jan 1991 6 David Brunel Noble                 25 Dec 1961
NOBLE of West Denton Hall,Northumberland
24 Jun 1921 UK 1 William Joseph Noble               13 Jan 1863 11 Sep 1935 72
  He was subsequently created Baron Kirkley
(qv) in 1930 with which title the baronetcy
then merged until its extinction in 1935
NOBLE of Ardkinglass,Argyll
26 Jul 1923 UK 1 John Henry Brunel Noble        18 May 1865 8 Jan 1938 72
8 Jan 1938 2 Andrew Napier Noble           16 Sep 1904 30 Apr 1987 82
30 Apr 1987 3 Iain Andrew Noble               8 Sep 1935 25 Dec 2010 75
25 Dec 2010 4 Timothy Peter Noble                     21 Dec 1943
NOEL of Brook,Rutland
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Edward Noel                                  10 Mar 1643
He subsequently succeeded to the 
Viscountcy of Campden (qv) in 1629 with
which title the baronetcy then merged
until its extinction in 1798                                                 
NOEL of Kirkby Mallery,Leics
4 Jul 1660 E 1 Verney Noel                              1670
1670 2 William Noel                                   1642 13 Apr 1675 32
13 Apr 1675 3 Thomas Noel                                          c 1662 1688
1688 4 John Noel                                 c 1668 1 Jul 1697
1 Jul 1697 5 Clobery Noel                              c 1695 30 Jul 1733
30 Jul 1733 6 Edward Noel                                 30 Aug 1715 31 Oct 1774 59
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of Wentworth (qv) in 1745 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its 
extinction in 1815                           
NOEL of the Navy
23 Oct 1781 GB See "Middleton"
NORIE-MILLER of Cleeve,Perth
7 Feb 1936 UK 1 Francis Norie-Miller              11 Mar 1859 4 Jul 1947 88
MP for Perth 1935              
4 Jul 1947 2 Stanley Norie-Miller                        4 Aug 1888 21 Dec 1973 85
to     Extinct on his death                            
21 Dec 1973
NORMAN of Honeyhanger,Surrey
22 Jun 1915 UK 1 Henry Norman                              19 Sep 1858 4 Jun 1939 80
MP for Wolverhampton South 1900-1910
and Blackburn 1910-1923.  PC 1918
4 Jun 1939 2 Henry Nigel St.Valery Norman 21 May 1897 19 May 1943 45
19 May 1943 3 Mark Annesley Norman          8 Feb 1927 9 Sep 2013 86
9 Sep 2013 4 Nigel James Norman               5 Feb 1956
NORREYS of Mallow,Cork
6 Aug 1838 UK See "Jephson-Norreys"
  NORRIS of Speke,Lancs
3 Dec 1698 E 1 William Norris                                 c 1658 10 Oct 1702
to     MP for Liverpool 1695-1701
10 Oct 1702 Extinct on his death                            
NORTH of Mildenhall,Suffolk
14 Jun 1660 E 1 Henry North                                  c 1609 26 Aug 1671
MP for Suffolk 1656-1658 and 1661-1671
26 Aug 1671 2 Henry North                                5 Jul 1695
to     MP for Suffolk 1685-1687   
5 Jul 1695 Extinct on his death                            
NORTH of Southwell,Notts
1 Mar 1920 UK 1 William Norton Hicking        12 Dec 1865 18 Apr 1947 81
He had previously been created a baronet, with
the usual remainder to the heirs male of his body
in 1917 (see "Hicking'). He obtained a fresh
creation in 1920 with remainder, failing heirs male
of his body, to the heirs male of his daughters
successively                                            
18 Apr 1947 2 William Jonathan Frederick North 6 Feb 1931
NORTHCOTE of Haine,Devon
16 Jul 1641 E 1 John Northcote                          c 1600 24 Jun 1676
MP for Ashburton 1640-1648, Devon 1654-
1655,1656-1658,1659 and 1660-1661 and 
Barnstaple 1667-1676            
Jun 1676 2 Arthur Northcote                           25 Mar 1628 c Jul 1688 60
c Jul 1688 3 Francis Northcote                    c 1659 1709
1709 4 Henry Northcote                           c 1667 Feb 1730
Feb 1730 5 Henry Northcote                          1710 28 May 1743
MP for Exeter 1735-1743    
28 May 1743 6 Stafford Northcote             6 May 1736 11 Mar 1770 33
11 Mar 1770 7 Stafford Henry Northcote   6 Oct 1762 17 Mar 1851 88
17 Mar 1851 8 Stafford Henry Northcote   27 Oct 1818 12 Jan 1887 68
He was subsequently created Earl of
Iddesleigh (qv) in 1885 with which title 
the baronetcy remains merged,although as at
30/06/2014 the baronetcy does not appear on 
the Official Roll of the Baronetage
NORTHCOTE of Seamore Place,Middlesex
23 Nov 1887 UK 1 Henry Stafford Northcote   18 Nov 1846 29 Sep 1911 64
He was subsequently created Baron
Northcote (qv) in 1900 with which title 
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1911                                                       
NORTON of Rotherfield,Hants
18 May 1622 E 1 Richard Norton                       1582 c 1645
MP for Petersfield 1621-1622
c 1645 2 Richard Norton                     1619 1652 33
1652 3 John Norton                              7 Dec 1619 9 Jan 1687 67
to     MP for Hampshire 1661-1679 and
9 Jan 1687 Petersfield 1679-1687           
Extinct on his death                            
NORTON of Charlton,Berks
27 Apr 1624 I 1 Gregory Norton                       26 Mar 1652
MP for Midhurst 1645-1652
Mar 1652 2 Henry Norton                     c 1690
to     MP for Petersfield 1659          
c 1690 Extinct on his death                            
NORTON of Cheston,Suffolk
18 Jun 1635 NS 1 Walter Norton                             c 1656
c 1656 2 Edward Norton                        c 1673
to     Extinct on his death                            
c 1673
NORTON of Coventry,Warwicks
23 Jul 1661 E 1 Thomas Norton                          c 1616 1691
to     Extinct on his death                            
1691
NORTON-GRIFFITHS
of Wonham,Betchworth,Surrey
14 Jun 1922 UK 1 John Norton-Griffiths                 13 Jul 1871 27 Sep 1930 59
MP for Wednesbury 1910-1918 and
Wandsworth Central 1918-1924
For further information on this baronet,see
see the note at the foot of this page
27 Sep 1930 2 Peter Norton-Griffiths                3 May 1905 13 Oct 1983 78
13 Oct 1983 3 John Norton-Griffiths           4 Oct 1938
NORWICH of Brampton,Northants
24 Jul 1641 E 1 John Norwich                            19 Sep 1613 9 Oct 1661 48
MP for Northamptonshire 1654-1655 and
Northampton 1660-1661          
9 Oct 1661 2 Roger Norwich                            29 Sep 1636 24 Sep 1691 54
MP for Northamptonshire 1679 and 1685-89
24 Sep 1691 3 Erasmus Norwich                          24 Jul 1668 Aug 1720 52
Aug 1720 4 William Norwich                             11 Nov 1711 Jan 1742 30
to     On his death the baronetcy is presumed to
Jan 1742 have become extinct            
NUGENT of Moyrath,Westmeath
14 Jan 1622 I 1 Thomas Nugent                     c 1665
c 1665 2 Robert Nugent                            1675
1675 3 Thomas Nugent                          c 1700
to     Extinct on his death                            
c 1700
NUGENT of Donore,Westmeath
18 Jul 1768 I 1 James Nugent                         c 1730 29 Mar 1794
29 Mar 1794 2 Peter Nugent                             c 1745 Aug 1799
to     Extinct on his death                            
Aug 1799
NUGENT of Dysery,Westmeath
3 Dec 1782 I 1 Nicholas Nugent                      21 Oct 1811
to     Extinct on his death                            
21 Oct 1811
NUGENT of Ballinbough,co.Westmeath
23 Jul 1795 I 1 Hugh O'Reilly (Nugent from 11 Sep 1812) 1741 18 Oct 1821 80
18 Oct 1821 2 James Nugent                           by 1790 26 Apr 1843
26 Apr 1843 3 John Hugh Nugent                 5 Apr 1800 16 Feb 1859 58
16 Feb 1859 4 Hugh Joseph Nugent                29 Dec 1845 23 Oct 1863 17
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
23 Oct 1863 5 Charles Nugent                       7 Feb 1847 22 May 1927 80
22 May 1927 6 Hugh Charles Nugent             26 May 1904 30 Oct 1983 79
30 Oct 1983 7 John Edwin Lavallin Nugent 16 Mar 1933 9 Oct 2009 76
9 Oct 2009 8 Nicholas Myles John Nugent 17 Feb 1967
NUGENT of Waddesdon,Berks
28 Nov 1806 UK 1 George Nugent                           10 Jun 1757 11 Mar 1849 91
MP for Buckingham 1790-1802,Aylesbury 1806-
1812 and Buckingham 1818-1832
11 Mar 1849 2 George Edmund Nugent         12 Oct 1802 3 May 1892 89
3 May 1892 3 Edmund Charles Nugent            12 Mar 1839 4 Dec 1928 89
4 Dec 1928 4 George Guy Bulwer Nugent 5 Nov 1892 17 Aug 1970 77
17 Aug 1970 5 Robin George Colborne Nugent 11 Jul 1925 26 Nov 2006 81
26 Nov 2006 6 Christopher George Ridley Nugent 5 Oct 1949
NUGENT of Cloncoskoran,Waterford
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 John Nugent Humble 1785 13 Jan 1834 48
13 Jan 1834 2 John Nugent Humble 24 May 1818 11 Jun 1886 68
11 Jun 1886 3 John Nugent Nugent 10 Jan 1849 22 Sep 1929 80
to     Extinct on his death                            
22 Sep 1929      
NUGENT of Donore,co.Westmeath
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Percy Fitzgerald Nugent                       29 Sep 1797 25 Jun 1874 76
MP for Westmeath 1847-1852
25 Jun 1874 2 Walter George Nugent               23 Jan 1827 26 Feb 1893 66
26 Feb 1893 3 Percy Thomas Nugent           11 Jun 1861 5 Feb 1896 34
5 Feb 1896 4 Walter Richard Nugent 12 Dec 1865 12 Nov 1955 89
MP for Westmeath South 1907-1918
12 Nov 1955 5 Peter Walter James Nugent 26 Jan 1920 12 Dec 2002 82
12 Dec 2002 6 Walter Richard Middleton Nugent 15 Nov 1947
NUGENT of Dunsfold,Surrey
27 Jan 1960 UK 1 George Richard Hodges Nugent 6 Jun 1907 16 Mar 1994 86
He was subsequently created Baron Nugent
of Guildford [L] (qv) in 1962 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its 
extinction in 1994                            
NUGENT of Portaferry,Down
4 Jul 1961 UK 1 Roland Thomas Nugent               19 Jun 1886 18 Aug 1962 76
to     PC [NI] 1944. Lord Lieutenant Down 1959-62
18 Aug 1962 Extinct on his death                            
NUSSEY of Rushwood Hall,Yorks
26 Jul 1909 UK 1 Thomas Willans Nussey                            12 Oct 1868 12 Oct 1947 79
MP for Pontefract 1893-1910
12 Oct 1947 2 Thomas Moore Nussey        19 Jul 1898 25 Oct 1971 73
to     Extinct on his death                            
25 Oct 1971
NUTTALL of Chasefield,Cheshire
22 Jun 1922 UK 1 Edmund Nuttall                           29 May 1870 11 Oct 1923 53
11 Oct 1923 2 Edmund Keith Nuttall                                  27 Mar 1901 31 Aug 1941 40
31 Aug 1941 3 Nicholas Keith Lillington Nuttall 21 Sep 1933 29 Jul 2007 73
29 Jul 2007 4 Harry Nuttall                                                2 Jan 1963
NUTTING of St Helens,Booterstown,co.Dublin
12 Jan 1903 UK 1 John Gardner Nutting 24 Jul 1852 18 Feb 1918 65
18 Feb 1918 2 Harold Stansmore Nutting 14 Aug 1882 1 May 1972 89
1 May 1972 3 Harold Anthony Nutting 11 Jan 1920 24 Feb 1999 79
MP for Melton 1945-1956. Minister of
State for Foreign Affairs 1954-1956.
PC 1954
24 Feb 1999 4 John Grenfell Nutting            28 Aug 1942
 
Catherine Nairne, daughter of Sir Thomas Nairne, 3rd baronet
Catherine Nairn was the central figure in one of the most celebrated crimes of 18th century
Scotland. She was charged and convicted of incest and murder, but escaped from prison and
fled abroad.
The following edited narrative is from William Jackson's "The New and Complete Newgate 
Calendar; or, villainy displayed in all its branches" [London, 1795]. This publication should not 
be confused with the better-known "Newgate Calendar."
'As the case of these malefactors made a great noise in the world at and after the commission
of the crime, we shall be the more careful to give all the particulars of it.
'At East-Miln, in the county of Forfar in Scotland, lived Mr. Thomas Ogilvie, a man of moderate
fortune, whose life was of the domestic kind, with his mother, till he was about forty years of
age, when he married Catherine, the beautiful daughter of Sir Thomas Nairn of Dunsinan, on 
the 31st of January, 1765, the young lady being then about 21 years of age.
'Patrick Ogilvie, the brother of Thomas, having served as a lieutenant in the East Indies,
returned to Scotland soon after the celebration of the nuptials, and went to congratulate his
brother on the occasion.
'From this visit arose all that scene of distress which gives rise to the following narrative; for
Patrick having beheld his sister[-in-law] with eyes of unwarrantable love, they were seen 
within three weeks after the wedding, by the servants, walking in the fields with too great
familiarity, and kissing each other with all the fondness of enraptured lovers.
'Soon afterwards Anne Clarke, a kinswoman of Mr. Ogilvie, paying a visit in the family, remarked
a great intimacy between the lovers, who frequently went to bed together without the
precaution of shutting the chamber-door. Mrs. Clarke remarked on the scandalous impropriety
of her conduct; but, so far from blushing at it, she boasted of her love for her brother-in-law,
with whom she said she would abscond, or otherwise give a dose to her husband, whom she 
detested.
'Mr. Ogilvie the elder was of so pacific a disposition, that, though the criminal conversation 
[i.e. adultery] became every day more conspicuous, he contented himself with representing to
his brother how much he dishonoured the family by so sinful a practice; but he did not even 
forbid him the house.
'At length he paid the lieutenant a sum of money bequeathed him by his father; and then
Patrick departed, to take the diversions of the country; but he still corresponded with his 
sister-in-law; and they left letters for each under a stone, and even occasionally met
together in the fields.
'When this was known, the injured husband, so far from resenting the conduct of his brother,
wrote to him, expressing his inclination to bequeath him both his wife and the principal part
of his estate, saying he would consult his own peace of mind in retirement; he even intreated
him to return, adding "my wife cannot be happy without you."
Mrs. Nairn [i.e. Ogilvie - it was the practice in Scotland at that time for married women to
retain their maiden names] had, in the mean time, written to Patrick Ogilvie, to send her some
poison; and accordingly he sent her some white arsenic, under the name of salts, for her use.
'Mrs. Clarke above-mentioned no sooner heard that the packet was arrived, that she cautioned
Mr. Ogilvie not to drink any thing given him by his wife, unless she first partook of it; but this
precaution proved fruitless, for the unhappy man being ill one morning, his wife conveyed a
quantity of the arsenic into a basin of tea which the maid-servant was carrying to him; and
then the base woman waited at his bed-side while he drank it.
'The most excruciating pains in his bowels, accompanied with a violent retching, was the
consequence of this draught, and at nine at night Mr. Ogilvie expired in the greatest agony.
'His brother now gave directions respecting the funeral; but, in the mean time, Mrs. Clarke
wrote to a younger brother of the deceased, who was then a student at Edinburgh, intimating
her suspicions that Mr. Ogilvie had been poisoned. Hereupon the young gentleman set out for
East-Miln, being determined to enquire into the real state of the case. He took with him the 
under-sheriff of the county, and two surgeons. The under-sheriff recommended opening the
body of the deceased; but as he had been dead for six days, and as it was now the middle
of June, and the weather intensely hot, this was opposed by the surgeons, lest some
noisome effluvia should arise from the body.
'The presumed murderers were now taken into custody, and committed to the prison of
Forfar, whence they were removed to Edinburgh, to take their trials in the high court of
justiciary. Mrs. Clarke had concealed herself from the time that the murder was committed;
but on the 3rd of April, 1765, she went to Edinburgh, and surrendered herself to the lord
advocate, as the trials of the offenders were to commence on the Monday following. Hereupon
his lordship committed her, and two women-servants of the deceased, to the castle, that
there might be no obstruction to the course of public justice.
'The prisoners being brought into court on the appointed day, a copy of their indictments,
with a list of the jury and witnesses, was respectively delivered to them; and then the court
was adjourned to the 12th of the same month, at eight in the morning.
[After an unsuccessful attempt was made to separate Mrs. Clarke from the two servants, on
the grounds that she might attempt to persuade them to perjure themselves], 'the trial was at
length proceeded upon on Monday the 12th of August [1765], and continued without 
intermission till three o'clock on the Wednesday morning, when the jury retired, and at four in
the afternoon of that day gave their verdict that the prisoners were both guilty.
'The lord advocate now demanded that judgment should be passed on them; but this was
opposed by their council, who urged that there were several informalities in the trial, which 
would destroy the force of the verdict, as they were incompatible with the principles of the
laws of Scotland.
'On this a debate ensued, which continued near five hours; when the lord justice clerk 
declared, that, unless a special plea was stated in arrest of judgment, he would pronounce
sentence against the prisoners.
'Hereupon it was agreed, that, on the following day, at eleven o'clock, the arguments in
writing should be delivered into court; and when that was done, a farther argument of six
hours ensued thereon.
'The council for the prisoners, having at length no other plea left to urge, hinted that Mrs.
Nairn was with child, but did not pretend to say how far she might be advanced in her 
pregnancy.
'On this, the sentence of death was passed against Patrick Ogilvie, to be executed on the
25th of September, in the Grass-market, Edinburgh; and Mrs. Nairn being remanded to prison,
orders were given for a jury of matrons to be summoned on the following day, to enquire
into her real situation.
'The court being once more assembled, the matrons were sworn and retired, and, on their
return, declared they could not determine whether she was pregnant or not. On this the
judgment against her was suspended till November; and the matrons were directed to visit
her frequently in the interval.
[Despite appeals being made on his behalf before the king in council], 'Mr. Ogilvie was left
to suffer the sentence of the law.' [Still protesting his innocence] 'no sooner was he turned
off, than, the rope slipping, he dropped to the ground, but being immediately tied up again…
he was executed….'
 
'Mrs. Nairn having remained in custody till November, it then appeared that she was pregnant;
on which she was respited till the time when she should be brought-to-bed, which was in the
month of January, 1766. After she had been delivered a month, an order was issued for her
execution; but, a short time before this event would have taken place, she escaped from the
prison at nine at night, in the uniform of an officer; and an old footman, who had lived in her
father's family, being waiting for her with a post-chaise, they set off together.' [Other 
accounts have her escaping in the guise of her midwife, her head completely muffled up,
in the pretence of a violent attack of toothache.]
The escape occurred on 16 March 1766. By all accounts, she fled to France, having received,
it is alleged, great assistance from her relative, William Nairne, who was later to become a
Scottish Lord of Session under the title of Lord Dunsinann and also the 5th baronet. Various
stories of her later life have her marrying a Dutchman and producing a large family, or of 
'taking the veil' and retiring into a convent.
Sir Herbert Scarisbrick Naylor-Leyland, 1st baronet
 
In an article published in the "Chicago Daily Tribune" on 11 October 1903, it is stated that
'the late Sir Herbert Naylor Leyland was a good looking and popular man, but his entire life
was blighted by the fact that when a young fellow of 18 he had the misfortune to kill his
father by an accidental discharge of his gun while out shooting with him, I believe somewhere
on the coast of Syria.'
The true facts were somewhat different, however. Naylor-Leyland's father was indeed killed
by the accidental discharge of a gun on 26 August 1886, when his son was aged 22, not 18,
and the accident happened in Scotland, not Syria. According to a report in "The Times" on
30 August 1886 'on Thursday Colonel Naylor Leyland met with his death by accident on
Stathvaich moor, near Garve, Ross-shire. He was out deer stalking with his son, and had shot
one stag, when, seeing another within range, he asked his son to hand him his rifle. When he
was in the act of seizing the rifle it went off. The ball struck him behind the ear completely
shattering the side of his head. Death was instantaneous.'
In a wonderful example of macabre humour, Naylor-Leyland was subsequently known as
"Bagdad".
                                               ***************************
Naylor-Leyland sat in the House of Commons for Colchester in the Unionist interest between the
general election in 1892 and early 1895, when he resigned. After the change of government 
later that year, he received a baronetcy in the Resignation Honours List. This appointment 
created something of a scandal when it was announced, given Naylor-Leyland's short period of 
service in the Commons, together with his young age of 31.
The newspapers of the day were savagely critical of the granting of this honour. A selection of 
some of the press comment is appended below, although it must be recognised that some of 
the opinions expressed are obviously biased by the politics of the various papers.
The Times - "There is one appointment in the [resignation honours] list which we cannot help 
regarding as a scandal. It is nothing less than a gross abuse of a prerogative of the Crown, 
which ought to be exercised by Ministers with extreme caution, that Capt. Naylor-Leyland
should be created a baronet. Capt. Naylor-Leyland never did anything of which the public heard
until he suddenly deserted the Unionist Party, and by quitting his seat in Colchester at an 
inconvenient moment, deliberately threw the representation of that borough into the hands of
his Radical opponent. He has now undertaken to oppose Mr. Curzon, one of the members of the
Government, at Southport. Considering that down to the time when he resigned his seat for
Colchester, a few months ago, Capt. Naylor-Leyland had never given any hint in public that
that the avowed opinion on which he had been elected had been changed, it is not too much
to say that such an apostasy, whatever reward it may deserve from those who profit by it,
ought not to be singled out for honour by the responsible advisers of the Queen."
 
The Daily Chronicle - "On what conceivable principle, and for what conceivable service, has his 
honour been bestowed? We know the practice of asking the Sovereign to recognise service
of as purely party character, though it is open to grave objection, and needs to be watched 
with great care. But what services has Captain Naylor-Leyland rendered to the Liberal Party?
We remember him in the days of the Home Rule Bill delivering interminable and mainly obstructive
speeches from his place before Mr. Balfour and Mr. Carson. He has been nominally a Liberal for
weeks. He has, so far as we know, been a Tory for the rest of his life. Finally, he is not a man 
of any especial intellectual distinction. We can, indeed, see only one merit to this appointment,
namely, that it discredits the whole system of rewards for mere partisanship, and ought to
strengthen the hands of the Queen in refusing to sanction appointments which have no national
or personal justification."
The Westminster Gazette - "The honour most open to exception is the baronetcy conferred on
Captain Naylor-Leyland. This, we must confess, does not smell at all sweetly."
The St.James's Gazette - (In an article headed 'The Great Democratic Joke') "It is a pity that 
there is no means of distinguishing between the 'honour' conferred on the man who has done 
good service to the State, and the 'honour' conferred on the other man who has merely emptied
his money-bags, or turned his coat, to help a party.....Naylor-Leyland has never done anything
which in the smallest degree entitles him to honours."
Sir Albert Edward Herbert Naylor-Leyland, 2nd baronet
The following article appeared in the very obscure 'Queanbeyan Age' on 9 November 1909.
Queanbeyan is a country town in New South Wales, 15 km east of Canberra, although Canberra
did not yet exist at the time of the publication of this article.
'Day and night detectives are keeping watch and ward over two boys at Eton College. The boys
in question are Sir Albert Edward Naylor-Leyland, Bart., aged 17, and his brother George Vivian,
aged 15. The lads are heirs to an immense fortune, and their relatives have got wind of a plot
on the part of certain designing persons to kidnap them. Hence the surveillance of the 
detectives.
'The watch commenced about eight weeks ago, when an anonymous letter was received by
Lady Naylor-Leyland warning her that mischief was afoot with regard to her sons. The latter
are residents in Mr. R.S. De Havilland's house in Keats lane, the young baronet having gone
there in 1904 and his brother in 1906. The boys do not move a yard without one of the 
detectives moving with them. During working hours one of them squats silently on the wall in
front of the college chapel; when the boys go to the playing-fields a silent watcher plods
patiently after them, and when they are in bed another one is waiting outside the house in
Keats lane all through the night.
'Mr. De Havilland, the house-master, when seen by a pressman, said he was very sorry that 
the news of the strange affair had leaked out, as he was afraid that the publication of his
pupils' names in the papers might cause their removal from Eton, and to a certain extent
spoil their careers. Another Eton master said the boys were most popular with their school-
fellows.
'Several curious things have happened at Eton recently which seem to bear on the mystery.
A few weeks ago a stranger was seen trying to get into conversation with the twp brothers.
After a time he succeeded in getting a few minutes' conversation with the younger boy. Next
day a man calling himself John Carter was arrested in Mr. Lubbock's house at Eton and given
a months' hard labour as a suspicious character.
'A few days later another man, much better dressed than the first, was seen trying to speak
with Sir Albert Naylor-Leyland. In appearance he was quite a gentleman, and after some
persistence he succeeded in getting a long talk with both the boys. A third man was seen
loitering round near Mr. Havilland's house about a week later, and, walking past Sir Arthur
Naylor-Leyland, whom he did not recognise, he spoke to the younger brother. Then the 
detectives came to Eton, and this man was not seen again.
'An army officer, who knows the family well, does not believe in the kidnapping theory. He
thinks that somebody is tyring to obtain money by frightening the boys with some trumped-up
story of the family. Lady Naylor-Leyland, hearing of this, secured the services of the three
detectives.
'Both boys are heirs to big fortunes. Their mother, Lady Naylor-Leyland was, as Miss Jennie
Chamberlain of Ohio, famous for her wealth and beauty. She married the late Sir Albert Naylor-
Leyland in 1889. Sir Albert died in 1899. The eldest boy, who has succeeded to the title, was
born in 1890. He had the King as his godfather, while the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince
of Wales were sponsors for his brother George.
'One of our representatives who called at Lady Naylor-Leyland's town house was received by
one of her ladyship's friends, who made the following statement: - "In consequence of threats
which were made against her sons Lady Leyland put detectives to watch a strange man who
had been seen about the grounds of Eton a short time ago, behaving in a suspicious manner.
Lady Leyland is naturally nervous, but wishes the report that the boys are guarded to be
contradicted."
'Additional interest is given to the affair by the fact that a cousin of the two boys - Amelia
Mary Chetwynd - was the victim of an attempted  kidnapping in Northumberland Avenue, in
November, 1905. In this case a Mr. Thomas Duguid and Miss Hetty C. Quayle were charged
with attempting  to kidnap Amelia Mary Chetwynd and her sister, the daughters of the Hon.
Richard Walter and Mrs Chetwynd, from the lawful custody of Mr. C.J. Leyland, into whose 
care the children had been entrusted by their parents. 
'Mrs Chetwynd is a sister of the late Sir Herbert Naylor-Leyland, father of the two boys now
guarded so closely at Eton. In this case a most elaborate scheme of kidnapping had been 
prepared. The children were to be taken by force upon a small steamer, and conveyed from 
Beal, a small place on the Northumberland coast, to San Sebastian, in Spain. The prosecuting
counsel in the case stated that arrangements had been made to tamper with any motor-cars
that might be used to pursue the prisoners, and, if necessary, even telegraph wires were to be
cut. Legal proceedings dragged on from November, 1905, until April, 1906, when the sentence
of 9 months' imprisonment and a fine of £100 was passed upon Duguid. Miss Quayle was 
acquitted.
'Mr. James Cudahy, the American millionaire, who is now in London, has taken the greatest
interest in the Naylor-Leyland case, because he himself has suffered at the hands of
kidnappers. Mr. Cudahy's little son was carried off some time ago in America [then follows
a brief, but in places inaccurate report describing this kidnapping. For a more accurate 
version I recommend "Mysteries of the Missing" by Edward H. Smith published by The Dial Press
New York 1927]
Sir John Norton-Griffiths, 1st baronet
Sir John Norton-Griffiths was an engineer by profession and governing director of Norton-
Griffiths & Co. Limited, contractors, a firm which carried out important engineering works in
various parts of the world.
Sir John was in command of the Scouts in the Matabele War of 1896, and later served in the
South African Field Force, becoming captain and adjutant of Lord Roberts's bodyguard. Between
1910 and 1918 he sat as MP for Wednesbury, and between 1918 and 1924 he sat for
Wandsworth Central. At the outbreak of the Great War, he raised the 2nd King Edward's Horse,
and was subsequently attached to the staff of the Engineer-in-Chief, G.H.Q., eventually being
promoted to temporary lieutenant-colonel. It was he who originated and initiated the layout of
the deep mines at Messines Ridge in a series of tunnels beneath the German lines, in which 
were placed 455 tonnes of explosives. At 3.10 am on 7 June 1917, the mines were exploded
causing the deaths of an estimated 10,000 German soldiers. It was reported that the explosion
was heard in London. The Allied attack was a complete success. Norton-Griffiths was also
responsible for the destruction of the Romanian oil-wells, thus denying the Germans much-
needed fuel for their war effort. He was knighted in 1917 and promoted to baronet in 1922.
Although he never visited Australia, his firm was responsible for many railway projects in NSW
during the years 1915-1917. However, there was considerable public disquiet regarding the
undertaking of such costly public works during war-time, and eventually the State government
took over all such works, paying a reported £350,000 in compensation for the cancellation of
the various contracts.
In 1930, Norton-Griffiths & Co. were engaged by the Egyptian government to raise the height
of the Aswan dam. After disputes had broken out between the on-site engineers and the
Egyptian government inspectors, Sir John went to Egypt in an attempt to resolve the dispute,
and ordered all work to be suspended. 
The following edited report of what happened next appeared in 'The Times' of 29 September 
1930:-
'Sir John Norton-Griffiths left the Casino Hotel at San Stefano [near Alexandria] at 7.45
yesterday morning [i.e. 27 September], clad in bathing costume and dressing-gown. He took a
surf-boat and paddled out to sea, and after cruising about for three-quarters of an hour
returned to the hotel. A few minutes later he went out again and paddled out to sea in his
surf-boat. Shortly after, M. Pizzigalli, his newly appointed agent for the work of heightening
the Aswan dam, who is also staying at the hotel, on looking out from his bedroom window,
noticed that the surf-boat was floating unoccupied, with a paddle floating some distance away.
M. Pizzigalli informed the management, and a boat was sent out. M. Pizzigalli and other
observers then saw what might have been a man swimming or floating; to this the boat was
directed, and it was discovered to be the body of Sir John with a pistol-bullet wound through
the right temple, and a wound of exit above the left ear.
'The body was brought ashore and identified in the presence of the British Consul....The Consul
has sealed up Sir John's papers and belongings, and the consular doctor made an autopsy
which established that the wound had been self-inflicted......Sir John during recent weeks had
obviously been suffering from extreme nervous strain, and his friends had felt anxiety about 
him.'
Sir Hugh Joseph Nugent, 4th baronet
Sir Hugh died following a gun accident, aged only 17. The following account is taken from 'The
Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald' of 27 October 1863:-
'A very sad occurrence took place in this parish [Stoke-by-Nayland] on Friday last, Sir Hugh
Nugent, Bart., a pupil of Mr. Wordsworth, of Gifford's Hall, meeting with his death by a gun
accident. It seem that the deceased gentleman, who was only 18 years of age, went out with
another of Mr. Wordsworth's pupils (a young Spaniard named Jourequi), and that the former, in
crossing a ditch, was handing his gun to his friend, holding it by the muzzle, when one of the
barrels exploded, and the charge entered his side, inflicting a mortal wound. An inquest was
held at Mr. Wordsworth's house on the following day, before J. Greene, Esq., Deputy Coroner,
and Adolphus O'Ryan, Gent., of Stoke-by-Nayland, having been sworn to interpret, the
following evidence was given:-
'Nicholas Jourequi deposed: I am a Spaniard, and a pupil of Mr. Wordsworth, staying at his
house. Sir Hugh Nugent was also a pupil, and was about 18 years of age. He had a gun of his
own - one which he brought with him to this house; it was a double-barrelled gun. He went
out with this gun yesterday afternoon, and I went with him. Sir Hugh loaded it just before going
out. I had not a gun. We went together to a ditch - there was a pole across the ditch, high
above the water. I got over it astride. Sir Hugh had the gun, and I advised him to go round; he
was then trying to get over on his chest and hands, moving from left to right. He asked me to
take the gun, and held it by the muzzle in handing it to me. I think the stock of the gun 
touched the wood - one barrel immediately went off, and wounded Sir Hugh in the right side, I
was on the pole at the time. Sir Hugh immediately fell, with his feet in the ditch and his body on
the bank from which he was starting. He said nothing - only made an exclamation, "Oh!' I asked
him if he could walk with me: he said "No." I tried to help him to get up - he said he could not.
I then went for assistance, and asked some workmen to help. As speedily as possible a cart
was brought and he was put into it, but he died just before arriving at the house. I did not
hear him say anything as he came along. The other barrel of the gun was loaded. There was no
rail below the pole on which the feet could rest.
'Mr. Thomas Harold Fenn, surgeon, of Nayland, deposed: About four o'clock yesterday afternoon
I saw the deceased, who was then dead, at Mr. Wordsworth's house (Gifford's Hall). I examined
the wound, a gunshot wound; it was on the right side, penetrating between the 8th and 9th
ribs. The charge passed through the whole length of the liver and lodged in the spine. It was a
hopelessly mortal wound - he could not have lived more than a few minutes after receiving it.
The wound is just at the side, and nearly horizontal.
'The Jury returned a verdict, of "Accidental Death."
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