Last updated 02/05/2020
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
HARNAGE of Belswardyne,Salop
28 Jul 1821 UK 1 George Harnage                     5 Jul 1767 19 Nov 1836 69
19 Nov 1836 2 George Harnage                          19 Jul 1792 10 Mar 1866 73
10 Mar 1866 3 Henry George Harnage                  24 Jun 1827 13 Jan 1888 60
to     Extinct on his death                                   
13 Jan 1888
HARPUR-CREWE of Calke Abbey,Derby
8 Sep 1626 E 1 Henry Harpur                                     c 1585 1638
1638 2 John Harpur                                 c 1616 1669
1669 3 John Harpur                                  c 1645 1681
1681 4 John Harpur                                      23 Mar 1679 24 Jun 1741 62
24 Jun 1741 5 Henry Harpur                                        c 1708 7 Jun 1748
MP for Worcester 1744-1747 and Tamworth
7 Jun 1748 6 Henry Harpur                                                c 1739 10 Feb 1789
MP for Derbyshire 1761-1768
10 Feb 1789 7 Henry Harpur (Harpur-Crewe from 11 Apr 1808) 13 May 1763 7 Feb 1819 55
7 Feb 1819 8 George Harpur-Crewe                        1 Feb 1795 1 Jan 1844 48
MP for Derbyshire South 1835-1841
1 Jan 1844 9 John Harpur-Crewe                        18 Nov 1824 1 Mar 1886 61
1 Mar 1886 10 Vauncey Harpur-Crewe                14 Oct 1846 13 Dec 1924 78
to     Extinct on his death                                
13 Dec 1924 For further information, see the note at the
foot of this page                                           
HARRIES of Tong Castle,Salop
12 Apr 1623 E 1 Thomas Harries                                  c 1649
to     Extinct on his death                                
c 1649
HARRIS of Boreatton,Salop
22 Dec 1622 E 1 Thomas Harris                                     27 Jan 1628
Jan 1628 2 Paul Harris                                    30 Dec 1595 Jul 1644 48
Jul 1644 3 Thomas Harris                                     c 1629 c 1661
c 1661 4 George Harris                               31 Oct 1631 c 1664
c 1664 5 Paul Harris                                         8 Apr 1634 19 Jul 1666 32
Jul 1666 6 Roger Harris                                     7 Oct 1601 1685 83
1685 7 Robert Harris                                   24 May 1612 26 May 1693 81
to     Extinct on his death                                
26 May 1693
  HARRIS of Stowford,Devon
1 Dec 1673 E 1 Arthur Harris                                c 1650 20 Feb 1686
to     MP for Okehampton 1671-1685
Feb 1686 Extinct on his death                                
HARRIS of Bethnal Green,London
14 Jan 1932 UK 1 Percy Alfred Harris                   6 Mar 1876 28 Jun 1952 76
MP for Harborough 1916-1918 and Bethnal
Green SW 1922-1945.  PC 1940
28 Jun 1952 2 Jack Wolfred Ashford Harris 23 Jul 1906 26 Aug 2009 103
26 Aug 2009 3 Christopher John Ashford Harris 26 Aug 1934
HARRIS of Chipping Wycombe,Bucks
24 Jan 1953 UK 1 Arthur Travers Harris                   13 Apr 1892 5 Apr 1984 91
Marshal of the RAF 1945                 
5 Apr 1984 2 Anthony Kyrle Travers Harris 18 Mar 1918 6 Sep 1996 78
to     Extinct on his death                                
6 Sep 1996
HARRISON of Le Court,Greatham,Hants
12 Jul 1917 UK 1 Heath Harrison                                        1 Oct 1857 16 May 1934 76
to     Extinct on his death                                
16 May 1934
HARRISON of Eaglescliffe,Durham
15 Jun 1922 UK 1 Sir John Harrison                                        27 Dec 1856 14 Feb 1936 79
14 Feb 1936 2 John Fowler Harrison                8 Feb 1899 24 May 1947 48
24 May 1947 3 John Wyndham Harrison                     13 Jan 1933 24 Jun 1955 22
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
24 Jun 1955 4 Robert Colin Harrison                 25 May 1938 1 Apr 2020 81
1 Apr 2020 5 John Wyndham Fowler Harrison 1972
HARRISON of Bugbrooke,Northants
6 Jul 1961 UK 1 James Harwood Harrison                  6 Jun 1907 11 Sep 1980 73
MP for Eye 1951-1979                
11 Sep 1980 2 Michael James Harwood Harrison 28 Mar 1936 19 Aug 2019 83
19 Aug 2019 3 Edwin Michael Harwood Harrison 1981
HART of Kilmoriaty,Armagh
17 Jul 1893 UK 1 Sir Robert Hart                                   20 Feb 1835 20 Sep 1911 76
20 Sep 1911 2 Edgar Bruce Hart                     8 Jul 1873 4 Feb 1963 89
4 Feb 1963 3 Robert Hart                                       4 Aug 1918 15 Oct 1970 52
to     Extinct on his death                                
15 Oct 1970
HART-DYKE of Horsham,Sussex
3 Mar 1677 E 1 See "Dyke"
HARTLAND of Middleton Manor,Sussex
13 Oct 1892 UK See "Dixon-Hartland"
HARTOPP of Freathby,Leics
3 Dec 1619 E 1 Edward Hartopp                         1652
MP for Leicestershire 1628-1629
1652 2 Edward Hartopp                               1608 1657 49
1657 3 John Hartopp                               31 Oct 1637 1 Apr 1722 84
MP for Leicestershire 1679-1681
1 Apr 1722 4 John Hartopp                               1680 13 Jan 1762 81
to     Extinct on his death                                
13 Jan 1762
HARTOPP of Freithby,Leics
12 May 1796 GB See "Cradock-Hartopp"
HARTSTONGE of Bruff,Limerick
20 Apr 1681 I 1 Standish Hartstonge                       c 1630 c 1697
c 1697 2 Standish Hartstonge                                       c 1672 20 Jul 1751
20 Jul 1751 3 Henry Hartstonge                          c 1725 25 Mar 1797
to     Extinct on his death                                
25 Mar 1797
HARTWELL of Dale Hall,Essex
26 Oct 1805 UK 1 Francis John Hartwell             15 Feb 1757 28 Jun 1831 74
28 Jun 1831 2 Brodrick Hartwell                   17 Jul 1813 11 Dec 1888 75
11 Dec 1888 3 Francis Houlton Hartwell         18 Sep 1835 23 Sep 1900 65
23 Sep 1900 4 Brodrick Cecil Denham Arkwright Hartwell 10 Jul 1876 24 Nov 1948 72
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
24 Nov 1948 5 Brodrick William Charles Elwin Hartwell 7 Aug 1909 14 Dec 1993 84
14 Dec 1993 6 Francis Anthony Charles Peter Hartwell 1 Jun 1940
HARTY of Prospect House,Dublin
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Robert Way Harty                  27 Dec 1779 18 Oct 1832 52
MP for Dublin 1831                               
18 Oct 1832 2 Robert Harty                                   8 Sep 1815 3 Jan 1902 86
3 Jan 1902 3 Henry Lockington Harty             9 May 1826 5 Apr 1913 86
5 Apr 1913 4 Lionel Lockington Harty                  29 Aug 1864 May 1939 74
to     Extinct on his death                                
May 1939
HARVEY of Killoquin,Antrim
26 Aug 1789 I See "Bateson"
HARVEY of Langley Park,Bucks
28 Nov 1868 UK 1 Robert Bateson Harvey               17 Nov 1825 23 Mar 1887 61
MP for Buckinghamshire 1863-1868 and
23 Mar 1887 2 Robert Grenville Harvey              1 Jul 1856 4 Apr 1931 74
to     For further information on the death of this
4 Apr 1931 baronet,see the note at the foot of this page
Extinct on his death                                
HARVEY of Crown Point,Norfolk
8 Dec 1868 UK 1 Robert John Harvey Harvey 16 Apr 1817 19 Jul 1870 53
MP for Thetford 1865-1868
For further information on the death of this
baronet,see the note at the foot of this page
19 Jul 1870 2 Charles Harvey                            25 Feb 1849 30 Jan 1928 78
30 Jan 1928 3 Charles Robert Lambart Edward Harvey 16 Apr 1871 15 Nov 1954 83
15 Nov 1954 4 Oliver Charles Harvey            26 Nov 1893 29 Nov 1968 75
He had previously been created Baron 
Harvey of Tasburgh (qv) in 1954 with which
title the baronetcy then merged,although as at
30/06/2014 it does not appear on the Official
Roll of the Baronetage
HARVEY of Threadneedle Street,London
19 Jan 1933 UK 1 Sir Ernest Musgrave Harvey              27 Jul 1867 17 Dec 1955 88
17 Dec 1955 2 Richard Musgrave Harvey             1 Dec 1898 1 Sep 1978 79
1 Sep 1978 3 Charles Richard Musgrave Harvey 7 Apr 1937
HARVIE-WATT of Bathgate,Linlithgow
5 Sep 1945 UK 1 George Steven Harvie-Watt 23 Aug 1903 18 Dec 1989 86
MP for Keighley 1931-1935 and Richmond
(Surrey) 1937-1959                               
18 Dec 1989 2 James Harvie-Watt                       25 Aug 1940
  HASTINGS of Redlinch,Somerset
7 May 1667 E 1 Richard Hastings                          3 Sep 1668
to     Extinct on his death                                
Sep 1668
HASTINGS of Willesley Hall,Derby
28 Feb 1806 UK 1 Charles Hastings                 30 Sep 1823
30 Sep 1823 2 Charles Abney-Hastings                    1 Oct 1792 30 Jul 1858 65
to     MP for Leicester 1826-1831
1858 Extinct on his death                                
HATCH of Portland Place,London
2 Dec 1908 UK 1 Ernest Frederick George Hatch 12 Apr 1859 17 Aug 1927 68
to     MP for Gorton 1895-1906          
17 Aug 1927 Extinct on his death                                
For information on the death of his widow,
see the note at the foot of this page
HATTON of Long Stanton,Cambs
5 Jul 1641 E 1 Thomas Hatton                             c 1583 23 Sep 1658
MP for Corfe Castle 1621-1622, Malmesbury
1624-1625 and Stamford 1628-1629 and
23 Sep 1658 2 Thomas Hatton                                            Jun 1637 19 Apr 1682 44
MP for Cambridgeshire 1674-1679
Apr 1682 3 Christopher Hatton                   26 Sep 1683
Sep 1683 4 Thomas Hatton                             15 Mar 1685
Mar 1685 5 Christopher Hatton                       Oct 1720
Oct 1720 6 Thomas Hatton                            23 Jun 1733
23 Jun 1733 7 John Hatton                                  1 Jul 1740
1 Jul 1740 8 Thomas Hatton                             14 Sep 1728 7 Nov 1787 59
7 Nov 1787 9 John Hatton                                29 Jul 1811
29 Jul 1811 10 Thomas Dingley Hatton               c 1771 19 Sep 1812
to     Extinct on his death                                
19 Sep 1812 For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
HAVELOCK-ALLAN of Lucknow,India
22 Jan 1858 UK 1 Henry Marshman Havelock (Havelock-Allan 6 Aug 1830 30 Dec 1897 67
from 1880) VC
For details of the special remainder included 
in the creation of this baronetcy,see the note
at the foot of this page
MP for Sunderland 1874-1881 and Durham
Southeast 1885-1892 and 1895-1897
For further information on this baronet and VC
winner,see the note at the foot of this page
30 Dec 1897 2 Henry Spencer Moreton Havelock-Allan 30 Jan 1872 28 Oct 1953 81
MP for Bishop Auckland 1910-1918
28 Oct 1953 3 Henry Ralph Moreton Havelock-Allan 31 Aug 1899 4 Nov 1975 76
4 Nov 1975 4 Anthony James Allan Havelock-Allan 28 Feb 1904 11 Jan 2003 98
11 Jan 2003 5 Anthony Mark David Havelock-Allan 4 Apr 1951
HAWKESWORTH of Hawkesworth,Yorks
6 Dec 1678 E 1 Walter Hawkesworth 22 Nov 1660 21 Feb 1683 22
21 Feb 1683 2 Walter Hawkesworth 17 Mar 1735
to     Extinct on his death                                
17 Mar 1735
HAWKEY of Woodford,Essex
5 Jul 1945 UK 1 Sir (Alfred) James Hawkey 12 Sep 1877 22 May 1952 74
22 May 1952 2 Roger Pryce Hawkey 25 Jun 1905 11 Nov 1975 70
to     Extinct on his death                                
11 Nov 1975
HAWKINS of Kelston,Somerset
25 Jul 1778 GB 1 Caesar Hawkins 10 Jan 1711 13 Feb 1786 75
13 Feb 1786 2 Caesar Hawkins c 1781 10 Jul 1793
10 Jul 1793 3 John Caesar Hawkins 9 Feb 1782 9 Nov 1861 79
9 Nov 1861 4 John Caesar Hawkins 27 Jan 1837 18 Jan 1929 91
18 Jan 1929 5 John Scott Caesar Hawkins 12 Jun 1875 11 Feb 1939 63
11 Feb 1939 6 Villiers Godfrey Caesar Hawkins 18 Aug 1890 14 Feb 1955 64
14 Feb 1955 7 Humphry Villiers Caesar Hawkins 10 Aug 1923 23 Apr 1993 69
23 Apr 1993 8 Howard Caesar Hawkins 17 Nov 1956 2 Apr 1999 42
2 Apr 1999 9 Richard Caesar Hawkins 29 Dec 1958
HAWKINS of Trewithan,Cornwall
28 Jul 1791 GB 1 Christopher Hawkins 29 May 1758 6 Apr 1829 70
to     MP for Mitchell 1784-1799, Grampound
6 Apr 1829 1800-1807, Penrhyn 1818-1820 and St.Ives
Extinct on his death                                
of Killincarrick,Wicklow
16 May 1834 UK 1 James Hawkins-Whitshed 1762 28 Oct 1849 87
28 Oct 1849 2 St.Vincent Keene Hawkins-Whitshed 28 Jul 1801 13 Sep 1870 69
13 Sep 1870 3 St.Vincent Bentinck Hawkins-Whitshed 12 Feb 1837 9 Mar 1871 34
to     Extinct on his death                                
9 Mar 1871
HAWLEY of Buckland,Somerset
14 Mar 1644 E 1 Francis Hawley c 1608 22 Dec 1684
He was subsequently created Baron Hawley
(qv) in 1646 with which title the 
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1790
HAWLEY of Leybourne Grange,Kent
14 May 1795 GB 1 Henry Hawley 12 Nov 1745 20 Jan 1826 80
20 Jan 1826 2 Henry Hawley 20 Oct 1776 29 Mar 1831 54
29 Mar 1831 3 Joseph Henry Hawley 27 Oct 1814 20 Apr 1875 60
20 Apr 1875 4 Henry James Hawley 14 Jul 1815 5 Oct 1898 77
5 Oct 1898 5 Henry Michael Hawley 25 Mar 1848 2 Jul 1909 61
2 Jul 1909 6 Henry Cusack Wingfield Hawley 23 Dec 1876 18 Nov 1923 46
18 Nov 1923 7 David Henry Hawley 13 May 1913 19 Mar 1988 74
19 Mar 1988 8 Henry Nicholas Hawley 26 Nov 1939 10 Jan 2015 75
to     Extinct on his death                                
10 Jan 2015        
HAWORTH of Dunham Massey,Cheshire
3 Jul 1911 UK 1 Arthur Adlington Haworth 22 Aug 1865 31 Aug 1944 79
MP for Manchester South 1906-1912
31 Aug 1944 2 Arthur Geoffrey Haworth 5 Apr 1896 7 Apr 1987 91
7 Apr 1987 3 Philip Haworth 17 Jan 1927 3 Sep 2019 92
3 Sep 2019 Christopher Haworth 1951
HAY of Smithfield,Peebles
20 Jul 1635 NS 1 James Hay 1654
1654 2 John Hay c 1659
c 1659 3 James Hay 1652 c 1683
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
c 1683
9 Nov 1805 4 James Hay 21 Oct 1810
Served as heir 1805
21 Oct 1810 5 John Hay 15 Jan 1755 23 May 1830 75
23 May 1830 6 John Hay 3 Aug 1788 1 Nov 1838 50
MP for Peebles 1831-1837
1 Nov 1838 7 Adam Hay 14 Dec 1795 18 Jan 1867 71
MP for Lanark 1826-1830
18 Jan 1867 8 Robert Hay 8 May 1825 29 May 1885 60
29 May 1885 9 John Adam Hay 5 May 1854 4 May 1895 40
4 May 1895 10 Duncan Edwyn Hay 25 Sep 1882 7 Dec 1965 83
7 Dec 1965 11 Bache McEvers Athole Hay 24 Sep 1892 2 Apr 1966 73
to     Dormant on his death                                
2 Apr 1966
HAY of Park,Wigtown
25 Aug 1663 NS 1 Thomas Hay c 1680
c 1680 2 Charles Hay 1662 1737 75
1737 3 Thomas Hay c 1730 1777
1777 4 Thomas Hay 30 Apr 1794
30 Apr 1794 5 James Hay c 1775 1794
1794 6 William Hay 1793 7 Oct 1801 8
7 Oct 1801 7 John Hay 29 Aug 1799 15 Jun 1862 62
15 Jun 1862 8 Arthur Graham Hay 5 Jun 1839 18 Nov 1889 50
18 Nov 1889 9 Lewis John Erroll Hay 17 Nov 1866 14 May 1923 56
14 May 1923 10 Arthur Thomas Erroll Hay 13 Apr 1909 4 Feb 1993 83
4 Feb 1993 11 John Erroll Audley Hay 3 Dec 1935
HAY of Linplum,Haddington
26 Mar 1667 NS 1 James Hay 1704
1704 2 Robert Hay c 1673 20 Dec 1751
to     Extinct on his death                                
20 Dec 1751
HAY of Alderston,Peebles
22 Feb 1703 NS 1 John Hay 1706
1706 2 Thomas Hay 26 Nov 1769
26 Nov 1769 3 George Hay-Makdougall 24 Feb 1777
24 Feb 1777 4 Henry Hay-Makdougall c 1750 13 Apr 1825
13 Apr 1825 5 Thomas Hay 1832
1832 6 James Douglas Hamilton Hay 28 Dec 1800 30 Jul 1873 72
30 Jul 1873 7 Hector Maclean Hay 28 Mar 1821 15 Sep 1916 95
15 Sep 1916 8 William Henry Hay 30 May 1867 3 Jul 1927 60
3 Jul 1927 9 Edward Hamilton Hay 30 May 1870 1936 66
1936 10 Frederick Baden-Powell Hay 24 Jun 1900 20 Jun 1985 84
20 Jun 1985 11 Ronald Nelson Hay 9 Jul 1910 6 Apr 1988 77
6 Apr 1988 12 Ronald Frederick Hamilton Hay 1941
HAY of Park,Wigtown
27 Apr 1798 GB See "Dalrymple-Hay"
HAYES of Drumboe Castle,Donegal
27 Aug 1789 I 1 Samuel Hayes 1737 21 Jul 1807 70
21 Jul 1807 2 Samuel Hayes Feb 1773 16 Sep 1827 54
16 Sep 1827 3 Edmund Samuel Hayes 2 Jul 1806 30 Jun 1860 53
MP for Donegal 1831-1860
30 Jun 1860 4 Samuel Hercules Hayes 3 Feb 1840 7 Nov 1901 61
7 Nov 1901 5 Edmund Francis Hayes 1850 27 Jan 1912 61
to     For information on the death of his widow,
27 Jan 1912 see the note at the foot of this page
Extinct on his death                                
HAYES of Westminster,London
6 Feb 1797 GB 1 John Macnamara Hayes 1750 19 Jul 1809 59
19 Jul 1809 2 Thomas Pelham Hayes 18 Nov 1794 5 Sep 1851 56
5 Sep 1851 3 John Warren Hayes 12 Aug 1799 23 Jan 1896 96
to     Extinct on his death                                
23 Jan 1896
HAYTER of South Hill Park,Berks
19 Apr 1858 UK 1 William Goodenough Hayter 28 Jan 1792 26 Dec 1878 86
MP for Wells 1837-1865. Judge Advocate
General 1847  PC 1848
26 Dec 1878 2 Arthur Divett Hayter 9 Aug 1835 10 May 1917 81
He was subsequently created Baron 
Haversham (qv) in 1906 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1917
HAZLERIGG of Noseley Hall,Leics
21 Jul 1622 E 1 Thomas Hasilrigg 1564 11 Jan 1629 64
MP for Leicestershire 1614 and 1624-1625
11 Jan 1629 2 Arthur Hesilrige 7 Jan 1661
MP for Leicestershire 1640 and 1640-1645
and Leicester 1654-1659
7 Jan 1661 3 Thomas Hesilrige c 1625 24 Feb 1680
24 Feb 1680 4 Thomas Hesilrige 1664 11 Jul 1700 36
MP for Leicestershire 1690-1695
11 Jul 1700 5 Robert Hesilrige c 1640 22 May 1713
22 May 1713 6 Robert Hesilrige 19 May 1721
19 May 1721 7 Arthur Hesilrige 23 Apr 1763
23 Apr 1763 8 Robert Hesilrige c 1790
c 1790 9 Arthur Hesilrige 1805
1805 10 Thomas Maynard Hesilrige 24 Apr 1817
24 Apr 1817 11 Arthur Grey Hesilrige (Hazlerigg from 8 Jul 1818) 24 Oct 1819
24 Oct 1819 12 Arthur Grey Hazlerigg 20 Oct 1812 11 May 1890 77
11 May 1890 13 Arthur Grey Hazlerigg 17 Nov 1878 25 May 1949 70
He was subsequently created Baron 
Hazlerigg (qv) in 1945 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
   HEAD of Hermitage,Kent
19 Jun 1676 E 1 Richard Head c 1609 18 Sep 1689
MP for Rochester 1667-1679
18 Sep 1689 2 Francis Head c 1670 Aug 1716
Aug 1716 3 Richard Head c 1692 May 1721
May 1721 4 Francis Head c 1693 27 Nov 1768
27 Nov 1768 5 John Head c 1702 4 Dec 1769
4 Dec 1769 6 Edmund Head 1733 21 Nov 1796 63
21 Nov 1796 7 John Head 3 Jan 1773 4 Jan 1838 65
4 Jan 1838 8 Edmund Walker Head 16 Feb 1805 28 Jan 1868 62
to     Governor of New Brunswick 1847-1854 and
28 Jan 1868 Governor General of Canada 1854-1861
PC 1857
Extinct on his death                                
HEAD of Rochester,Kent
14 Jul 1838 UK 1 Francis Bond Head 1 Jan 1793 25 Jul 1875 82
25 Jul 1875 2 Francis Somerville Head 26 May 1817 26 Aug 1887 70
26 Aug 1887 3 Robert Garnett Head 18 Mar 1845 6 Mar 1907 61
6 Mar 1907 4 Robert Pollock Somerville Head 7 Apr 1884 21 Jun 1924 40
21 Jun 1924 5 Francis David Somerville Head 17 Oct 1916 16 Dec 2005 89
16 Dec 2005 6 Richard Douglas Somerville Head 16 Jan 1951
HEADLAM of Holywell,Durham
5 Jul 1935 UK 1 Cuthbert Morley Headlam 27 Apr 1876 27 Feb 1964 87
to     MP for Barnard Castle 1924-1929 and
27 Feb 1964 1931-1935 and  Newcastle North 1940-1951
PC 1945
Extinct on his death                                
HEALEY of Wyphurst,Surrey
6 May 1919 UK See "Chadwyck-Healey"
HEATH of Ashorne Hill,Warwicks
15 Dec 1904 UK 1 James Heath 26 Jan 1852 24 Dec 1942 90
to     MP for Staffordshire North West 1892-1906
24 Dec 1942 Extinct on his death                                
of Knightshayes Court,Devon
21 Mar 1874 UK 1 John Heathcoat Heathcoat-Amory 4 May 1829 26 May 1914 85
MP for Tiverton 1868-1885
26 May 1914 2 Ian Murray Heathcoat-Amory 16 Apr 1865 4 Jan 1931 65
4 Jan 1931 3 John Heathcoat-Amory 2 May 1894 22 Nov 1972 78
22 Nov 1972 4 Derick Heathcoat-Amory,1st Viscount Amory 26 Dec 1899 20 Jan 1981 81
20 Jan 1981 5 William Heathcoat-Amory 19 Aug 1901 27 Aug 1982 81
27 Aug 1982 6 Ian Heathcoat-Amory 3 Feb 1942
  HEATHCOTE of London
17 Jan 1733 GB 1 Sir Gilbert Heathcote  [kt 1702] 2 Jan 1652 25 Jan 1733 81
MP for London 1701-1710, Helston 1715-
1722, Lymington 1722-1727 and St.Germans
1727-1733. Governor of the Bank of England
1709-1711 and 1723-1725
25 Jan 1733 2 John Heathcote c 1689 5 Sep 1759  
MP for Grantham 1715-1722 and Bodmin
5 Sep 1759 3 Gilbert Heathcote c 1723 2 Nov 1785
MP for Shaftesbury 1761-1768
2 Nov 1785 4 Gilbert Heathcote 6 Oct 1773 26 Mar 1851 77
MP for Lincolnshire 1796-1807 and 
Rutland 1812-1841
26 Mar 1851 5 Gilbert John Heathcote,later [1856] 1st
Baron Aveland 16 Jan 1795 6 Sep 1867 72
6 Sep 1867   6 Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-
Willoughby,2nd Baron Aveland later [1892] 1st
Earl of Ancaster 1 Oct 1830 24 Dec 1910 80
MP for Boston 1852-1856 and Rutland
1856-1867. PC 1880
24 Dec 1910 7 Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby,2nd 29 Jul 1867 19 Sep 1951 84
Earl of Ancaster. 
MP For Horncastle 1894-1910. Lord
Lieutenant Rutland 1921-1951
19 Sep 1951 8 Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-
  Willoughby,3rd Earl of Ancaster 8 Dec 1907 29 Mar 1983 75
  MP for Rutland 1933-1950. Lord 
Lieutenant Lincolnshire 1950-1975
29 Mar 1983 9 Gilbert Simon Heathcote 21 Sep 1913 15 Apr 2014 100
15 Apr 2014 10 Simon Robert Mark Heathcote 1 Mar 1941
HEATHCOTE of Hursley,Hants
16 Aug 1733 GB 1 William Heathcote 15 Mar 1693 10 May 1751 58
MP for Buckingham 1722-1727 and
Southampton 1729-1741
10 May 1751 2 Thomas Heathcote 23 Jul 1721 27 Jun 1787 65
27 Jun 1787 3 William Heathcote 21 Jun 1746 26 Jun 1819 73
MP for Hampshire 1790-1806
26 Jun 1819 4 Thomas Freeman-Heathcote 3 Sep 1769 27 Feb 1825 55
MP for Bletchingley 1807-1808 and
Hampshire 1808-1820
27 Feb 1825 5 William Heathcote 17 May 1801 17 Aug 1881 80
MP for Hampshire 1826-1831, Hampshire
North 1837-1849 and Oxford University
1854-1868. PC 1870
17 Aug 1881 6 William Perceval Heathcote 7 Sep 1826 29 Oct 1903 77
29 Oct 1903 7 William Arthur Heathcote 22 Jul 1853 9 Sep 1924 71
9 Sep 1924 8 Gilbert Redvers Heathcote 25 Dec 1854 6 Nov 1937 82
6 Nov 1937 9 Francis Cooke Caulfeild Heathcote 20 Apr 1868 11 Sep 1961 93
11 Sep 1961 10 Leonard Vyvyan Heathcote 7 Sep 1885 24 Jun 1963 77
24 Jun 1963 11 Michael Perryman Heathcote 7 Aug 1927 13 Apr 2007 79
13 Apr 2007 12 Timothy Gilbert Heathcote 25 May 1957
HEATON of Mundarrah Towers,Australia
31 Jan 1912 UK See "Henniker-Heaton"
HELE of Fleet,Devon
28 May 1627 E 1 Thomas Hele c 1595 7 Nov 1670
MP for Plympton Erle 1626,1628-1629,1640
and 1640-1644 and Okehampton 1661-1670
7 Nov 1670 2 Samuel Hele 18 Jan 1672
Jan 1672 3 Henry Hele Apr 1677
to     Extinct on his death                                
Apr 1677
HENDERSON of Fordell,Fife
15 Jul 1664 NS 1 John Henderson 1683
1683 2 William Henderson 1709
1709 3 John Henderson 28 Dec 1686 c 1730
c 1730 4 Robert Henderson 19 Oct 1781
19 Oct 1781 5 John Henderson 8 Jan 1752 12 Dec 1817 65
MP for Fifeshire 1780, Dysart Burghs
1780-1784, Seaford 1785-1786 and Stirling
Burghs 1806-1807
12 Dec 1817 6 Robert Bruce Henderson c 1763 3 Aug 1833
to     Extinct on his death                                
3 Aug 1833
HENDERSON of Buscot Park,Berks
5 Aug 1902 UK 1 Alexander Henderson 28 Sep 1850 17 Mar 1934 83
He was subsequently created Baron 
Faringdon (qv) in 1916 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
of Callumshill,Perth
28 Mar 1957 UK 1 James Henderson-Stewart 6 Dec 1897 3 Sep 1961 63
MP for Fife East 1933-1961
3 Sep 1961 2 David James Henderson-Stewart 3 Jul 1941
HENDLEY of Cuckfield,Sussex
8 Apr 1661 E 1 Walter Hendley 17 Jul 1675
to     Extinct on his death                                
Jul 1675
HENE of Winkfield,Berks
1 Oct 1642 E 1 Henry Henn c 1577 c 1668
c 1668 2 Henry Hene c 1632 c 1675
c 1675 3 Henry Hene 14 Oct 1651 16 Jan 1705 53
16 Jan 1705 4 Richard Hene c 1675 c 1710
to     Extinct on his death                                
c 1710
HENLEY of Henley,Somerset
30 Jun 1660 E 1 Andrew Henley 7 May 1622 17 May 1675 53
MP for Portsmouth 1660
17 May 1675 2 Robert Henley by 1655 7 Aug 1681
MP for Bridport 1679-1681
7 Aug 1681 3 Andrew Henley 14 Sep 1703
14 Sep 1703 4 Robert Henley 1740
to     Extinct on his death                                
HENNESSEY of Winchester
24 Jan 1927 UK 1 George Richard James Hennessey 23 Mar 1877 8 Oct 1953 76
He was subsequently created Baron 
Windlesham (qv) in 1937 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
HENNIKER of Worlingworth Hall,Suffolk
15 Jul 1765 GB 1 John Major 17 May 1698 22 Feb 1781 82
MP for Scarborough 1761-1768
For details of the special remainder included
in this creation, see the note at the foot of
this page
22 Feb 1781 2 John Henniker 15 Jun 1724 18 Apr 1803 78
He was subsequently created Baron 
Henniker (qv) in 1800 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
HENNIKER of Newton Hall,Essex
2 Nov 1813 UK 1 Brydges Trecothic Henniker 10 Nov 1767 3 Jul 1816 48
3 Jul 1816 2 Frederick Henniker 1 Nov 1793 6 Aug 1825 31
6 Aug 1825 3 Augustus Brydges Henniker 24 Jan 1795 28 Jan 1849 53
28 Jan 1849 4 Brydges Powell Henniker 3 Sep 1835 12 Jul 1906 70
12 Jul 1906 5 Frederick Brydges Major Henniker 12 Aug 1862 19 Aug 1908 46
19 Aug 1908 6 Arthur John Henniker-Hughan 24 Jan 1866 4 Oct 1925 59
MP for Galloway 1924-1925
4 Oct 1925 7 Robert John Aldborough Henniker 26 May 1888 19 Feb 1958 69
19 Feb 1958 8 Mark Chandos Auberon Henniker 23 Jan 1906 18 Oct 1991 85
18 Oct 1991 9 Adrian Chandos Henniker 18 Oct 1946
of Mundarrah Towers,Australia
31 Jan 1912 UK 1 Sir John Henniker-Heaton 18 May 1848 8 Sep 1914 66
MP for Canterbury 1885-1910
8 Sep 1914 2 John Henniker-Heaton 19 Apr 1877 21 Feb 1963 85
21 Feb 1963 3 John Victor Peregrine Henniker-Heaton 15 Jan 1903 Oct 1971 68
For further information on the death of this
baronet, see the note at the foot of this page
Oct 1971 4 Yvo Robert Henniker-Heaton 24 Apr 1954
HENRY of Parkwood,Surrey
7 Feb 1911 UK 1 Charles Solomon Henry 28 Jan 1860 27 Dec 1919 59
to     MP for Wellington 1906-1918 and The Wrekin
27 Dec 1919 1918-1919
Extinct on his death                                
HENRY of Campden House Court,London
6 Nov 1918 UK 1 Sir Edward Richard Henry 26 Jul 1850 19 Feb 1931 80
to     Extinct on his death                                
19 Feb 1931 For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
HENRY of Cahore,co.Londonderry
26 Feb 1923 UK 1 Denis Stanislaus Henry 7 Mar 1864 1 Oct 1925 61
MP for Londonderry Co. South 1916-1921. 
Solicitor General [I] 1918. Attorney General [I]
1919-1921. PC [I] 1919
1 Oct 1925 2 James Holmes Henry 22 Sep 1911 19 Feb 1997 85
19 Feb 1997 3 Patrick Denis Henry 20 Dec 1957
HEPBURN of Smeaton,Haddington
6 May 1815 UK See "Buchan-Hepburn"
HEPBURN-MURRAY of Glendoich,Perth
2 Jul 1676 NS 1 Thomas Murray 1684
1684 2 Thomas Murray Dec 1701
Dec 1701 3 John Murray (Hepburn-Murray from c 1703) 8 Jan 1714
8 Jan 1714 4 Patrick Hepburn-Murray 2 Nov 1706 5 Apr 1756 49
5 Apr 1756 5 Alexander Hepburn-Murray 4 Dec 1754 c 1774
to     Extinct on his death                                
c 1774
HERBERT of Red Castle,Montgomery
16 Nov 1622 E 1 Percy Herbert c 1600 19 Jan 1667
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of Powis (qv) in 1656 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1748
HERBERT of Derrogh,King's Co.
4 Dec 1630 I 1 George Herbert c 1650
c 1650 2 Edward Herbert c 1620 May 1677
May 1677 3 George Herbert c 1673 Dec 1712
to     Extinct on his death                                
Dec 1712
HERBERT of Tintern,Monmouth
3 Jul 1660 E 1 Thomas Herbert 4 Nov 1606 1 Mar 1682 75
1 Mar 1682 2 Henry Herbert 19 Mar 1639 13 Aug 1687 48
Aug 1687 3 Humphrey Herbert c 1674 28 Jun 1701
Jun 1701 4 Thomas Herbert c 1700 13 Mar 1724
Mar 1724 5 Henry Herbert c 1675 23 Jan 1733
Jan 1733 6 Charles Herbert 7 Jan 1680 Apr 1740 60
to     Extinct on his death                                
Apr 1740
HERBERT of Bromfield,Salop
18 Dec 1660 E 1 Matthew Herbert 30 Oct 1668
to     Extinct on his death                                
Oct 1668
HERBERT of Llanarth and Treowen,Monmouth
19 Jul 1907 UK 1 Ivor John Caradoc Herbert 15 Jul 1851 18 Oct 1933 82
He was subsequently created Baron
Treowen (qv) in 1917 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1933
HERBERT of Boyton,Wilts
18 Jul 1936 UK 1 Sidney Herbert 29 Jul 1890 22 Mar 1939 48
to     MP for Scarborough and Whitby 1922-1931
22 Mar 1939 and Abbey 1932-1939
Extinct on his death                                
HERBERT of Wilton,Wilts
1 Mar 1937 UK 1 George Sidney Herbert 8 Oct 1886 30 Jan 1942 55
to     Extinct on his death                                
30 Jan 1942
HERMON-HODGE of Accrington,Lancs
6 Aug 1902 UK 1 Robert Trotter Hermon-Hodge 23 Sep 1851 3 Jun 1937 85
He was subsequently created Baron Wyfold
(qv) in 1919 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1999
Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe, 10th and final baronet
The following article appeared in the "Daily Mail" of 19 December 1925:-
'The most remarkable private collection ever formed of British birds, eggs, animals and moths
was offered for sale in London recently.
'The collection, which included one of the few great auk's eggs in existence, was formed by a
wealthy and eccentric baronet, the late Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe, of Calke Abbey, Derbyshire,
who spent between £20,000 and £30,000 in pursuing his hobby all over the British Isles.
'It included such extreme rarities as the Sacred Glossy Ibis of Egypt, which somehow wandered
to Norfolk, a flamingo, which found its way from North Africa to the Calke Abbey estate, a black
stork, and a specimen of the extremely rare Andalusian Hemipode, a small quail-like bird, which
was captured in Yorkshire in 1865 by two Irish labourers, who sold it to a naturalist for sixpence,
thinking it was a young partridge. 
'A white bat, a white otter, hedgehog, and badger, and a pure white stoat with no black tip to 
its tail, were included among dozens of strangely and curiously marked albino birds and animals."
Sir John Wyndham Harrison, 3rd baronet
Sir John died following an asthma attack in June 1955. The following report of the subsequent
inquest into his death appeared in 'The Manchester Guardian' on 28 June 1955:-
'A verdict of death by natural causes was recorded at the inquest at Loughborough last night
on Sir John Wyndham Harrison, Bt., on Nunthorpe, near Middlesbrough. Sir John, an engineering
student who was in the middle of his final examinations at the Loughborough College of
Technology, collapsed and died in his hostel room on Friday evening. He was 22.
'Mr Hugh Robert William Hughes, a fellow student, said that Sir John suffered from asthma and
had been "pretty bad" during the last few weeks. On Friday he saw Sir John leaning out of his
window breathing heavily. When he ran out to call the matron, he heard a crash, and, on going
back to the room, found Sir John on the floor.
'Dr E. M. Ward, senior group pathologist, Leicester Hospitals, said that death was due to 
bronchial asthma. Sir John's heart had been beginning to fail and Dr Ward thought that "if he
had not died on Friday he would not have had a long life ahead of him."
Sir Brodrick Cecil Denham Arkwright Hartwell, 4th baronet
Sir Brodrick first appeared in the newspapers in 1907, when his name was associated with a
scandal that appears to have attracted far more attention in Australia and New Zealand than 
it did in England. The following edited report, which was published under the headline of "The
Bold Bad Baronet elopes to Australia," appeared in the 'New Zealand Truth' on 4 May 1907:-
'……during the last week the cables have informed us of a …. matrimonial bust-up which is
likely to create as great interest in this country as it already has in England, It is scarcely
likely, however, that these fugitive lovers will…..rush off to the newspapers with information
as to their doings and their whereabouts. They are more likely to follow the example of Brer
Rabbit and "lay low and say nuffin'." But they are carrying on, nevertheless, in a most brazen
fashion, for the baronet's lady friend is travelling under the name of "Lady Hartwell." and the
pair are now living as man and wife in Sydney. The story is an interesting one, and, as the
juvenile reporter puts it, "interesting developments are expected shortly."
'All the parties move in very high society. Engineer-Lieutenant Edgar Warner Chamberlain, of 
the torpedo-destroyer Foyle, is suing in the English Divorce Court for a dissolution of his
marriage on the ground of his wife's adultery with Sir Brodrick Hartwell, as bold and as bad a
baronet as is to be found in England or upon the melodramatic stage. It was stated in court
that the guilty couple had eloped to Australia. The divorce judge declared that he was quite
satisfied as to the adultery having taken place but he adjourned the pronouncing of the decree
nisi pending further proof of the wronged husband's marriage to his faithless spouse.
'The petitioner, Lieutenant Chamberlain, is not unknown in Australia. He was formerly on H.M.S.
Goldfinch, a screw surveying vessel which at one time was on the Australian station. He 
became a lieutenant in January, 1899, and is now attached to the Foyle, a torpedo destroyer 
belonging to the second cruiser squadron of the Atlantic Fleet.
'It is stated that his wife is an Australian lady to whom he was married three or four years ago,
the issue being one child, a boy. Chamberlain is said to be a nephew of General Sir Neville
Chamberlain, K.C.B., who was private secretary to Lord Roberts during the South African War
[but whose major claim to fame is that he invented the game of snooker while serving in India
in 1875], and is a very "big bug" in military circles. The general resides at "Oatlands,"
Castleknock, county Dublin [where he was Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary].
Lieutenant Chamberlain's depot was Plymouth, and presumably his wife resided in that
neighbourhood while her officer husband was cruising about the Atlantic.
'Sir Brodrick Hartwell appears to be a particular chum of the husband. Sir Brodrick Cecil Denham
Arkwright Hartwell, Baronet, is one of the "landed gentry" of England. His family is a very old 
one, but he is only the fourth baronet of the existing creation…..Brodrick the Bart was the only
son of Edward Hughes Hartwell a retired captain of the Royal Navy, who was British Consul in 
South Italy, and who died in 1895. The present co-respondent was born in July, 1876, and is
consequently not yet 31 years of age. His uncle, the third baronet, Sir Francis Houlton Hartwell,
died in 1900, leaving a widow, Lady Emma Jane, who resides at Courtfield Gardens, London, and
is a grand dame in West End society circles. He also left three daughters. Failing male issue,
the title descended to his nephew, the present fugitive. For two years Sir Brodrick….enjoyed his
and estates, the latter being very extensive, in single blessedness.
'But In July, 1902, he took to himself a wife, in the charming person of Mdlle. Georgette
Madeleine, the daughter of Mons. Georges Pilon-Fleury, a French gentleman residing at Djenan-
es-Saka, El Biar, Algiers and as a result there was born to them in June, 1903, a daughter
who was named Leila Ruth Madeleine. The heir presumptive to the title is Lieutenant Barry
Hartwell, of the 7th Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army. Sir Brodrick has also seen military service,
for he was a lieutenant in the Leicestershire Regiment during the South African campaign.
'But he appears to have preferred the charms of Venus to the attractions of Mars, for soon
after his marriage he retired from the Army and "settled down" to country life on his estates in
Essex. Dale Hall, Colchester, is the name of his seat, and old country people may remember the
residence as one of the most picturesque Elizabethan buildings extant. Sir Brodrick also has a 
place in Germany [Guernsey?] and possibly it was in that Anglo-French island that he met his
(former) Georgette. It is interesting to note that the fugitive baronet's family motto is "Sorte
sua Contentus" which being translated, means "content with his lot." Sir Brodrick has evidently 
reason to be content with his lot so far as having the good things of the earth without the 
necessity of working for them, but whether he is, and how, long he will continue to be, content
with his lot in an amorous sense remains to be seen.
'His deserted wife is already following the example set by Lieutenant Chamberlain, and is 
seeking a divorce. But in order to give her erring and errant husband a run for his money she
has agents on his track. Private enquiry agents already have the case in hand, and Sir Brodrick
and his companion may anticipate a lively time.
'The Australian history of the fugitive lovers possesses several uncommon features. Exactly
when the baronet's desertion of his wife and daughter, and his flight with Mrs. Chamberlain,
took place is not generally known. It was, however, probably during the latter part of last year,
for in December [1906] he turned up in Sydney, being accompanied by the lady who passes as
"Lady Hartwell."  Whether it arose from love of adventure or in order to arouse enthusiasm and
admiration on the part of his companion or to prevent the course of love becoming stale, flat
and uninteresting, Sir Brodrick became bitten by the microbe of South  Island treasure
hunting.  In partnership with one John Henry Broadwood, he purchased the schooner, Stanley,
84 tons, a well known N.S.W. coaster, and the vessel was fitted out, regardless of expense, as
a private yacht. It was given out that the baronet, his wife and his partner intended to 
proceed upon a cruise among the South Sea Islands, and the vessel duly "cleared" at Sydney
two days before Christmas Day. But whether "content with his lot or not," Sir Brodrick evidently
wanted more, because the actual object of the expedition was to seek for sunken treasure.
'Twenty three years ago the ship Ramsay of the Blackwall line, was wrecked on the Middleton
Reef, off the north coast of Queensland, while on a voyage from Brisbane to London. The
greater part of her cargo consisted of wool, which was salved. But she also carried a large
shipment of copper, and it was with the idea of recovering some of the now valuable mineral 
that Hartwell and his party set out. When the Stanley, which was under the command of 
Captain Henderson, a well-known Sydney mariner, arrived at the Middleton Reef, the first
experience was not the finding of the treasure, but the discovery of the castaway crew of
the barque Annasona, which was wrecked there in January last while on a voyage, in ballast,
from the west coast of South America to Sydney. The baronet and his associates took the
shipwrecked sailors on board the trim little schooner, and conveyed them to Lord Howe Island,
whence they were later on carried to Sydney. Having performed this act of common sea 
humanity, the owners of the Stanley once more headed for Middleton Reef, and began the
search for the copper. They succeeded in finding the wreck of the Ramsay, which was lying
in seven fathoms of water, and partly on the reef. But there was no trace of the copper 
'The schooner encountered very severe weather during March. On the 26th a S.E. gale arose,
which by the 28th increased to hurricane force. So heavy was the weather that Captain
Henderson states that he never experienced anything like it since the memorable Cawarra gale
[on 12 July 1866, when the Cawarra was wrecked off Newcastle; only 1 out of the 61 aboard
was saved]. However, the Stanley proved staunch. The heavy chain and anchor held on to the
reef, and the little ship escaped with the loss of a few fathoms of chain and the lifeboat, which
was smashed to atoms.
'The Stanley returned to Sydney on Friday, April 5, and the papers of that city duly record her
arrival in the following words:- "Stanley, schooner, private yacht, Captain Henderson, from a 
South Sea cruise. Passengers - Sir Brodrick Cecil Denham Arkwright Hartwell, Bart., Lady 
Hartwell, and Mr. John Henry Broadhurst, Master agent." Thus the lady who, until the decree
of divorce is pronounced, will be Mrs. E.W. Chamberlain, is travelling as "Lady Hartwell." What
will be the end of it? Will the baronet marry, when he can, the lady with whom he became
infatuated? Or will he, as often happens in such cases, tire of her and desert her?'
Notwithstanding the newspaper's dire prediction, after his wife had successfully divorced him in
1907, Sir Brodrick married his lover on 16 May 1908, and remained married to her for over 40
During this period, his name continued to appear in the newspapers. Firstly, in July 1913, he
was bankrupted; in 1923 and 1924, during the American Prohibition period, Sir Brodrick was 
engaged in raising money from investors in order to finance the smuggling of alcohol into
America, for which the Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald, described him as a 'disgraceful
blot,' but in 1925, after a shipment was seized by American prohibition officers, this venture
collapsed and he was again forced into bankruptcy.
Sir Robert Grenville Harvey, 2nd baronet
Sir Robert committed suicide in April 1931. This report of the subsequent inquest appeared in
the Gloucester "Citizen" on 7 April 1931:-
"A verdict of suicide whilst comparatively insane was returned at the inquest today on Sir
Robert Grenville Harvey, Bart., of Langley Park, Bucks., who was found shot dead in bed, 
following a severe attack of influenza, to which the tragedy was attributed by the widow.
"The inquest was held at Langley Park, Buckinghamshire, the pretty moat-encircled house where
Sir Robert, who was 74 years of age, had lived so long. Sir Robert had just returned from a 
fishing visit to Scotland, and on reaching home was found to be suffering from influenza. 
Accordingly, he remained in bed, and was alone on Saturday afternoon, when Lady Harvey and 
other members of the household were startled to hear a pistol shot. On entering Sir Robert's 
room he was found dead with a pistol by his side. Sir Robert had been a magistrate for Bucking-
hamshire since 1887, and was a noted sportsman and collector of antiques.
"The inquest was held in the drawing room. Lady Harvey was present, but sat behind a screen.
It was explained that she was very ill. Lady Harvey's depositions were read by the Coroner. On
Saturday about 11 a.m., the depositions stated, Sir Robert went to his room. When Lady Harvey
saw him later he said he felt "so ill," but he refused to have a doctor. Later in the afternoon she
returned to the room, but did not speak to him, as she thought he was asleep. At five o'clock
a communication was made to her by the doctor. Lady Harvey's statement concluded, "I am
convinced this is all caused the influenza that Sir Robert had."
"Edmund George Mendham, who for 23 years had been butler in Sir Robert's family, was the next
witness. He showed great emotion. At 4.30 on Saturday, on Lady Harvey's instructions, he took
tea up to Sir Robert. "I went to the bedside, and found he was lying on his left side in a pool of
blood. The revolver was lying on the bed." Sir Robert had for many years kept a loaded revolver
hanging on the head of the bedstead.
Dr. A.M. Amsler said that he last saw Sir Robert shortly before Christmas, and then and on 
previous occasions he had noticed that Sir Robert had been remarkably depressed. Very 
frequently influenza led to depression and loss of balance.
"Police Inspector Westmore said that a book on big game hunting was lying on the bed in a
position which indicated that Sir Robert had been reading it.
"The Coroner recorded a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity."
Sir Robert John Harvey Harvey, 1st baronet
Sir Robert was the principal of the Norwich Crown Bank which suspended payment in July
1870. It appears that Sir Robert believed that the French would win the then ongoing
Franco-Prussian War - when they failed to do so, all of the money he had invested in
France was lost. In addition, he had speculated heavily in Spanish and other foreign stocks.
The immediate catalyst for the suspension of payment was the death by suicide of Sir
Robert Harvey. The following account of the inquest into Sir Robert's death appeared in
The Times' on 21 Jul 1870:-
'The jury having been sworn proceeded to view the body, the Coroner having previously
remarked that there was no doubt that the deceased died from a pistol shot, the pistol
having, in all probability, been fired by his own hand, although this was a point which the
jury would have to investigate.
'On the return of the jury, Charles Elvin deposed that about a quarter past 3 on Friday
afternoon he saw Sir Robert Harvey going towards a shrubbery in his grounds. Shortly
afterwards witness heard the report of a pistol. Then he saw the Hon. Mr. Lambert run
across the lawn, and heard him call to Mr. Abel. Mr. Abel called to witness and some other
men, and they went to the shrubbery. There they saw the Hon. Mrs. Lambert kneeling by
the side of Sir Robert, who was lying on the ground. Mrs. Lambert called out, "Go and get
a board." Witness and some other men assisted to put Sir Robert on a board. Witness asked
Sir Robert whether they should put him on the board, and Sir Robert shifted himself onto
it. Sir Robert was then brought to the house. He was bleeding on his left side. Sir Robert
said to witness and the other men, "My good fellows, go steadily, or I shall be dead before
you get to the house." Sir Robert also told them to go over the grass, and as they were
going along he more than once told them to stop, as he could not bear the jarring. About
a quarter of an hour before witness heard the report of firearms he saw Mr. and Mrs. 
Lambert walking in the grounds. Sir Robert was not walking with them then. Witness looked
about the spot where Sir Robert was found to see if he could discover a pistol, but he did
not find one.
'Mr. W.P.Nichols, surgeon, deposed, - On Friday last I was summoned to Crown Point [the
name of Sir Robert's estate] by one of the servants of the late Sir R. Harvey, to see his
master, who, to use the expression of the man, "had met with a dreadful accident." I came
down immediately and found Sir R. Harvey lying on a mattress in a room called the Library.
He appeared to me to be fast dying from loss of blood, which was flowing from a wound in 
the chest and also from the back. After a short time he revived, and I assisted to take him
to his bedroom, where I believe he now lies dead. Before I removed him I sent for Mr. Cadge,
another surgeon, from Norwich, who agreed with me that he might be taken upstairs
without danger. Sir Robert continued to lose blood more or less from the time of the
occurrence until his death. I was in almost constant attendance upon him from the time of
the occurrence until he died. The external wound in front was small, and was situated on the
left side, two inches in a direct line below the nipple. The posterior wound, also of small size,
was situated about two or three inches from the spinal column, and between the seventh 
and eighth rib on the left side. I have no doubt that the wound was the result of a pistol
shot, and I think it was such a wound as would be produced by a weapon held close to the
person. It might have been self-inflicted, and I think it most probable that it was. It is
possible that it was an accident. I think, however, that the wound was self-inflicted. I have
known Sir Robert Harvey from his childhood, and I have known his family for many years. I 
know that he inherited a strong tendency towards mental disorder. He himself has always 
been during my knowledge of him very excitable, and on any sudden trouble the excitement
would increase. I knew that lately Sir Robert Harvey had been subject to great excitement
from several causes. I had professionally seen him respecting it. I believe there was a great
increase in excitement with him on Friday morning, and upset his reason for a time. The
increased excitement ensued from certain news which he had received. When I saw him on
Friday afternoon, when he had recovered his consciousness, his reason returned in some
degree. This partial return to reason was, I think, brought about by loss of blood. Sir Robert
was never perfectly rational after Friday afternoon for any length of time. As he was 
recovering, Sir Robert asked me what he had done. He seemed to recollect something, but
not much, when I explained to him what had occurred.
'By Mr. Coaks - There was a sudden accession of further trouble on the Friday morning, but
I believe it is quite possible that he was of sound mind on the Thursday. I saw Sir Robert
on the Monday, and he was of sound mind then. I believe the sudden accession of further
trouble on the Friday morning upset his reason.
'Edward Shield, coachman to the deceased, stated that on Saturday he was asked by Mrs.
Gant, the housekeeper at Crown Point, to go and search for the pistol which Sir Robert was
supposed to have fired. Witness found a pistol about 20 yards from the rosery or shrubbery.
It was a five-chambered revolver. Three chambers were empty. Witness gave the pistol to
Captain Lambert.
'No further evidence was offered, and the jury proceeded to consider their verdict, which
was as follows - "The jury are of opinion that Sir R. Harvey's death was caused by fire-arms,
discharged by himself while in a state of temporary insanity."
Lady Constance Hatch, widow of Sir Ernest Frederick George Hatch, 1st baronet
Lady Constance was found dying on the footpath beneath the window of her room in her nursing 
home. I should point out that, in normal circumstances, she, as a baronet's widow, would be
styled Lady Hatch. However, she was the daughter of the ninth Duke of Leeds, and therefore
entitled to be addressed as Lady Constance. 
The inquest was reported in the "Daily Telegraph" of 20 July 1939:-
'A verdict was recorded at a Paddington inquest yesterday that Lady Constance Hatch, aged 
64, aunt of the Duke of Leeds and widow of Sir Ernest Hatch, took her life while she was of
unsound mind.
She had been a patient at a nursing home in Wimpole-street, and was found dying on the pave-
ment on Tuesday morning.
Lady Alice Susan Godolphin Egerton, of St. James's Court, S.W., said that Lady Constance, her 
sister, had been living at the Ashdown Forest Hotel, Sussex, lately.
'She had never had good health. Some time ago she had an operation on her head and had head-
aches afterward. She lost her only daughter last January.
'Lady Alice handed the coroner, Mr. W.R.H. Heddy , a letter from her sister's solicitors, which
showed that Lady Constance had no need to worry about her financial position.
Miss Constance Murphy, a nurse, said that Lady Constance slept well except when she had 
'PC Donnelly, who found Lady Constance in her nightdress on the footpath outside the nursing
home, said the window of her room on the third floor was wide open, and there were finger-
prints on the inside of the window-frame.
'On a soot-covered ledge about 7ft below the window were footmarks, "consistent," he said,
"with someone having climbed out of the window and let herself down, holding on to the window-
sill with her hands and with her feet resting on this ledge."
'Recording a verdict that Lady Constance took her life while not of sound mind, the coroner said:
"I feel there is no doubt that she threw herself from this window or climbed out and let herself 
Sir Thomas Dingley Hatton, 10th baronet
'The Morning Chronicle' of 21 September 1812:-
'Saturday se'nnight, Sir Thomas Hatton, Bart., of Long Stanton, was returning home from 
Cambridge, in his curricle [a light two-wheeled chaise, usually drawn by two horses], one of 
the reins broke, and the horses running away, overturned the carriage, by which Sir Thomas's
skull was fractured, and a servant who was with him dreadfully bruised. We are sorry to add
that Sir Thomas lies without hope of recovery.'
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Havelock created in 1858
From the "London Gazette" of 19 January 1858 (issue 22085, page 261):-
'The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, 
granting the dignity of a Baronet of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto
Henry Marshman Havelock, Captain in the Army (eldest son of the late Major-General Henry
Havelock, of Lucknow, K.C.B.), and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, with
remainder, in default of issue, to the heirs male lawfully begotten of the body of his father,
the said Major-General Henry Havelock.'
Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-Allan VC, 1st baronet
Havelock (he added the additional name of Allan in 1880) was the son of Major-General Sir
Henry Havelock, one of the heroes of the Indian Mutiny. Born in Cawnpore, he was a Lieutenant
in the 10th Regiment of Foot during the Mutiny. On 16 July 1857, in Cawnpore, the mutineers
were seen to be rallying their last 24 lb gun, when the order was given to advance. Havelock
immediately placed himself, on his horse, in the front line and advanced at walking pace towards
the gun, into the shot being fired from the gun. Finally the gun was rushed and taken by the
soldiers, with Havelock being awarded the Victoria Cross for his courage. 
In 1858, he was created a baronet, the honour being awarded to replace the baronetcy which 
had been due to be awarded to his late father. He later entered politics and sat in the House of
Commons for Sunderland 1874-1881 and Durham South East 1885-1892 and 1895-1897.
Havelock-Allan later became Colonel of the Royal Irish Regiment, at that time stationed in India.
On 30 December 1897, he was killed by Afridi tribesmen near the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan.
The following report appeared in the "Belfast News-Letter" of 1 January 1898:-
'Considerable consternation was caused in London yesterday by the announcement that Major-
General Sir Henry Havelock-Allan, V.C., M.P. for South East Durham who recently went for a 
trip to India, had been kidnapped or killed on the North Western frontier by the Lakka Khels.
The report was that Sir Henry, who was in the reserve list of British army officers, went up the
Khyber Pass on Wednesday with an escort, which he left yesterday afternoon. As he did not 
return search was made, and Sir Henry's horse was found stripped and shot through the jaws.
From this the worst fears were at once entertained that Sir Henry had lost his life, and later
on his body was discovered…….'
As previously noted, Major-General Sir Henry Havelock's son was created a baronet in honour
of his late father. In addition, in the London Gazette (issue 22085, page 261) contains a notice
dated 18 January 1858, which states that "The Queen has been pleased to ordain and declare
that Hannah Shepherd Havelock, the widow of the late Major-General Henry Havelock, Knight
Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, shall have, hold, and enjoy the same style,
title, place, and precedence to which she would have been entitled had her said husband survived
and been created a Baronet."
Alice, Lady Hayes, widow of Sir Edmund Francis Hayes, 5th baronet  [I 1789]
Lady Hayes, together with her sister, was knocked down by a tram when crossing a Sydney 
street and suffered fatal injuries. The "Gundagai Independent" of 2 October 1933 reported that:-
'Alice Lady Hayes, widow of Sir Edmund Hayes, of Ireland, and her sister, Miss Lucy Wilkinson,
were seriously injured on Friday afternoon, when they were struck down by a tram while crossing
William-street, Sydney. 
'Both were thrown heavily to the ground and the tram came to a stop only a few feet past them.
The driver applied the brakes so suddenly that many passengers were jolted from their seats.
'Lady Hayes and Miss Wilkinson were taken to the Sydney Hospital by the Central District
Ambulance, both semi-conscious. Lady Hayes, who is 70 years of age, is suffering from a probable
fractured skull, fractured nose, ruptured eyeball, lacerations to face, and severe shock. Her sister,
who is 64, received a probable fracture of the skull, fractured left thigh, lacerations and 
'The accident was another link in a chain of misfortune which has befallen the family in recent
months. Mr. Frederick B[ushby] Wilkinson, a solicitor of the firm Wilkinson and Osborne, died just
over two weeks ago [16 September 1933]. Another brother, Mr. E. W. Wilkinson, a solicitor, of
Hay, is seriously ill in Lister Private Hospital.
'Lady Hayes, a daughter of the late Judge Wilkinson, formerly of Glebe, returned to Sydney from
abroad at the end of February……..Sir Edmund Hayes, fifth and last baronet of Drumboe, Ireland,
died in 1912.'
Lady Hayes's injuries were too extensive to permit her to recover, and she died on 2 October. Her
sister appears to have fully recovered and was soon discharged from hospital.
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Major (later Henniker) created in 1765
From the "London Gazette" of 6 July 1765 (issue 10537, page 1):-
"The King has been pleased to grant unto John Major, or Worlingworth-Hall in the County of
Suffolk, Esq.; and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten; and, in Default of such Issue,
to his son-in-law John Henniker, of Newton-Hall in the County of Essex, Esq.; and the Heirs
Male of his Body lawfully begotten, the dignity of a Baronet of the Kingdom of Great Britain.'
Sir John Victor Peregrine Henniker-Heaton, 3rd baronet
Sir Peregrine Henniker-Heaton was a former RAF security officer who became Deputy Provost
Marshal in the Levant in 1945, and was in charge of RAF Police in Palestine during the mandate.
He remained in Palestine until 1948 and, during that time, his car was blown up several times.
He retired in 1958 as a Wing Commander, but continued his involvement with the Middle East,
serving as a member of the Anglo-Arab Association.
He vanished on 5 October 1971, after setting out from his home in Ealing, west London. 
Subsequent police searches throughout the country proved fruitless and reports were received
that the baronet had been seen in various places, including New York and Paris. There was also
speculation that he had been murdered because of his connection with security work and the
Middle East.
On Sunday 23 June 1974, his body was found by his son Yvo in a locked lumber room in the
family home in Ealing. Yvo opened the room with a key he found in a desk in the hall and 
entered the room to search a cabinet for some gramophone records. "When I opened the door,
it [the room] seemed the same as when I had last seen it. A suit of clothes was on the bed. It
was only when I went into the room and turned around to face the bed that I realized it was
my father."
The subsequent inquest was reported in "The Times" on 5 July 1974:-
'An open verdict was recorded yesterday by Dr. John Burton, the Hammersmith coroner, at the
inquest on Sir Peregrine Henniker-Heaton, whose body was found at his home two weeks ago.
Dr. Burton said the cause of death was not ascertainable but there was no evidence of violence.
'Sir Peregrine, the third baronet, vanished in October 1971, after setting out from his home in
Ealing, west London. A police search proved fruitless. His skeleton was found on June 23 in a 
tweed suit on a bed in a lumber room, by his son, Mr. Yvo Henniker-Heaton.
'Mr. Henniker-Heaton told the inquest yesterday that his father had tried to shoot himself in 
1967 and had had to be treated in hospital seven times for drug overdoses. Lady Henniker-
Heaton said the family had not regarded any of the suicide attempts as serious. At the time
of his disappearance Sir Peregrine was worried about his sister, who was in hospital with a brain
'Mr. Henniker-Heaton said six rooms in the house were fitted with Yale locks, one of them being
the lumber room, the key of which had disappeared. He had found it in a hall drawer while
looking for something.
'He had not looked in there as his father had no reason to go there; his friends had told him
they had seen his father in various places, including New York and Paris.
'The coroner asked whether it was immediately obvious that something was amiss when he
opened the lumber room. "Not at all," Mr. Henniker-Heaton replied. "When I opened the door, it
seemed the same as when I had last seen it. A suit of clothes was on the bed. It was only
when I went into the room and turned round to face the bed that I realised it was my father."
'Beside the body he had found a letter written by Sir Peregrine, wrapped in three £5 notes. He
was taking university examinations the month his father disappeared, and thought the money
had been meant to help him.
'Inspector Ronald Hutchinson said Sir Peregrine's body was found seated on a bed, almost bent
double. To someone casually looking into the room it would have looked like a folded-up suit.
'Sir Peregrine had been reported missing by his wife, who told the police the house had been
thoroughly searched by herself and her family. There were many reports that Sir Peregrine had
been seen.
'The coroner suggested to Det Chief Inspector John Wheler that Sir Peregrine's home would 
have been taken apart by the police if he had not been a baronet. The reply was: "There is
a popular misconception that there is one law for the titled and one for the working class.
Whilst one respects titles, one does not get unduly influenced by them."
'Miss Priscilla Henniker-Heaton said she had opened the door of the lumber room one day last
summer but had not entered.
'Mr. Leonard Banting, a tenant of Sir Peregrine's home, said he lived in the room next to the
lumber room. "It might seem a bit strange but I didn't notice anything," he said.
'Dr. Burton said the case had attracted a great deal of publicity, and misunderstandings had
arisen. It was not true that the police would march into a house and tear the garden apart
when someone was reported missing. Anyone in such a tragic situation would be treated 
"I hope that the facts are now sufficiently well established for everyone to be aware of what
has happened," Dr. Burton added.'
Sir Edward Richard Henry, 1st and only baronet
The following biography of Sir Edward Henry, one of the pioneers of the science of finger-
printing, appeared in the Australian monthly magazine "Parade" in its issue for January 1956:-
  'A meticulously-dressed man of average height with the air of aloof authority that stamps the
responsible Indian civil servant walked through the gates of New Scotland Yard, Thames
Embankment, London, on May 31, 1901. The policeman on duty watched him with a speculative
eye. He was rumoured to be bringing many new-fangled notions to crime detection much to the
amusement and contempt of diehards and old timers. The diehards were soon in retreat. When
Edward Henry slipped into his chair as Assistant-Commissioner in charge of C.I.D., science
struck the Yard with the shattering force of a thunderbolt. Brain superseded brawn on what
ranks as the darkest day for crooks the world over. 
'Edward Henry, later Sir Edward Henry, Bart., worked out the first effective system of fingerprint
classification and founded the fingerprint department which has brought so many criminals to
gaol and the gallows. He established Peel House, where young recruits are trained and tested
in scientific detection. He guided the Yard through the great period of upheaval when mass 
mass crime, poverty, squalor and industrial, political and religious hatred were grudgingly giving
way to the more enlightened era of today. His rule was one long struggle against prejudice.
Misguided idealists clamoured it was unsportsmanlike and un-British to use a man's fingerprints
without his permission to convict him of murder or robbery. He had to fight charges of wide-
spread police corruption. In the end he won through to establish the impeccable London police
tradition of today. 
'Edward Richard Henry was born on July 26, 1850, son of an Anglo-Irish doctor. He went 
straight from London University College into the Indian Civil Service, being posted to Bengal as
private secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Steuart Bayley. He proved his excellence
as assistant magistrate, Secretary to the Board of Revenue and, finally, as Inspector-General
of police. In all roles, he studied the limited use of fingerprints made by his predecessors in
commercial and other transactions.
'Many years earlier, Mr. (later Sir) William Herschel, a Bengal administrator, had been impressed
by the clear outline of a palm print accidentally left by a road metalling contractor on a contract
he was signing. It solved Hershel's greatest problem. For years natives had been robbing his
pensions department by impersonation and other forms of fraud. From then, he required every
pensioner who could not write to sign his receipt with one or more fingerprints. He quickly
sensed that the scheme was foolproof. The study of fingerprinting was then taken up by 
Francis (later Sir Francis) Galton, one of the first to assess that the chance of two fingerprints
being alike was about one in 64,000,000,000. 
'Galton's own plan for "fingerprint directors" was turned down because no one could conceive
how one fingerprint could be found among hundreds of thousands with sufficient speed to be
effective. It was left to Sir Edward Henry to supply the answer. He had already begun to record
fingerprints of Bengal criminals as a means of identification. They were becoming unwieldy and
he was seeking some means of simple and rapid classification. The basic idea came to him 
during a solitary ride through the Bengal jungle. He decided to group fingerprints according to
their ridge patterns. Back at his desk, he worked out that ridges followed four main patterns.
Some were like arches, others loops. Some resembled whirlpools. Others included variations
of the three. He called his four patterns arches, loops, whorls and composites, and proceeded
to break them down into sub-patterns till he had a primary classification of 1024 types.
'In August, 1897, his new system had its first test. The manager of a tea plantation at 
Jalpaiguri, Bengal, was found dead with his throat cut. Henry took over himself. In the murder
room he found an almanac with a fingerprint in blood. He checked through his records and found
and found it belonged to a house boy named Charon, who had been previously convicted on a
theft charge brought by the dead man. Charon had been amnestied on Queen Victoria's 
Diamond Jubilee. The court, however, was unwilling to demand a man's life on the strength of
of an unproved system. Thus the first murderer to be trapped by fingerprints received only a
gaol sentence on a minor charge of theft. [Although the article states that Charon was the
first murderer to be trapped by fingerprints, it is generally agreed that another follower of the
work of Francis Galton, a Croatian-born Argentinean police official named Juan Vucetich had
achieved the first successful conviction based on fingerprint evidence in Argentina in 1892.]
'The event, however, caused a furore through the police world. Henry, who had been seconded
to reorganise the police in Pretoria and Johannesburg, was summoned to London to report
before the Belper Committee [a five-man Home Office committee chaired by Lord Belper which
met in 1900 to consider the relative merits of anthropometry - i.e. the Bertillon system as used
in France, and fingerprinting in the identification and conviction of criminals]. The committee
unanimously recommended the adoption of the fingerprint system in England and Wales and the
Home Secretary took the logical step of summoning Edward Henry to Scotland Yard to install it.
Within two months the Central Fingerprint Branch was born.
'It was none too soon. London was in the grip of a crime wave. The police, who relied mainly on
their "photographic memory," were "hamstrung" by the alibi system. Whenever they dragged in
an "old lag," there were always cronies to swear he was miles away at the time. Time and again,
juries refused to convict and criminals and murderers went free to continue their reign of terror.
'At first Henry proceeded cautiously. There was much violent criticism of his fingerprints. Some
members of the Government regarded them as an infringement of civil liberty. Several judges
  were openly adverse to accepting them as evidence. The shady set were glamorously hostile.
The 1902 Epsom Derby gave him his first flash of publicity. Detectives netted 54 pickpockets
and sneak-thieves on the course. They rushed their fingerprints to Scotland Yard with the
result that the records of 29 were presented to the magistrate next morning, and they were 
given longer sentences. 
'Still many law officials and the bulk of the public were unconvinced. It needed a murder case
to prove the effectiveness of Henry's fingerprint department. This came in 1903, soon after
Henry had been promoted Commissioner. An elderly couple named Farrow were found battered
to death at their small oil­ and colour-shop. Earlier in the morning a milkman and his boy had
seen two men leave the shop hurriedly. The police found a thumb print on the tray of Farrow's
cash box, which had been rifled and thrown aside. They believed the crime had been committed
by local criminals and accordingly hunted all who had vanished from their customary haunts. 
Among those pulled in were brothers Alfred and Albert Stratton. The thumbprint from the cash
box corresponded with Alfred's. In view of the general prejudice it was still doubtful if the Old
Bailey jury would convict on thumb-print evidence alone. Fortunately, Albert Stratton panicked
when shown the thumbprint. He admitted he was present but accused his brother, Albert, of
committing the murder. Albert in turn blamed Alfred. Both went to the gallows.
'Meanwhile, more storm clouds were gathering round Henry. The great British public had grave
misgivings about the new efficiency of the police. They were certainly rounding up crooks, but
there was some uneasiness that their zeal might be violating that nebulous British code known
as "Fair Play." The use of police to disperse rioting workless miners in Wales produced a roar of
protest. Police were accused of assault and wrongful arrest. The crisis came to a head in the
Madame d'Angely case. 
'Madame d'Angely was picked up on April 24, 1906, while allegedly hawking her affections. She
counter-charged with wrongful arrest and perjury by police. Certain newspapers took up the
attack and hammered Edward Henry and his administration. There were charges that the police
were corruptly in league with bookmakers, publicans and harpies who ran houses of ill-fame. 
They were charged with brutality. Uproar shook the House of Commons as the Opposition leapt
leapt to the attack. The Government had to concede a Royal Commission. It completely 
vindicated Henry. Out of 210,000 arrests in three years only 19 were proved wrongful, and they
were mere drunks. Of houses of ill-fame, none were substantiated.
'Still times were hot for Henry. He had to mediate when Protestants threatened to break up a
procession of Catholics at Westminster. He took a firm stand when idealists protested strongly
against rough police handling of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst and her militant suffragettes. In their
drive for votes for women, the suffragettes fought with all the fury of fanatical Dervishes. Henry
ordered the police to do their duty and treat these well-bred furies as ordinary lawbreakers. The
soft-hearted British public were not happy to see them bundled to gaol. It was not playing the
game to treat women roughly, though what the police should do no one would say. The clamour
reached its peak when a burly inspector took Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst in a mighty grip round
the waist and carried her still struggling into captivity.
'Henry was again under fire when police and troops cornered three burglar anarchists in a
tenement Sidney Street and let them burn to death after a dramatic siege. Misguided critics 
said Henry should have allowed the fire brigades to rescue the gunmen, though they had 
already murdered three policemen and fired at all who showed themselves during the siege.
'Sir Edward Henry was fairly notorious, therefore, when, on November 27, 1912, he said good-
night to his sergeant driver and started up the path to his house. As he reached the door, a 
man pushed through the shrubbery and demanded a word with him. The man drew a revolver
fired wildly. The third bullet lodged in Henry's stomach. Only an immediate operation saved him.
His assailant, Albert George Bowes, had taken this drastic means of protesting against police
refusal to grant him a taxi-cab licence on the grounds of an earlier conviction for drunkenness.
He was sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude.
'Still suffering from his wounds, Henry wanted to retire. The world was trembling on the brink
of war and the Government begged him to stay on. He did so till 1918, when a sudden strike
by 6,000 police left many centres unprotected. The police had had a rough deal during the
war. Enlistment thinned their ranks. They had to protect important visitors to London, patrol
special installations, hunt spies and deserters in addition to their normal duties.
'On August 19, 1918, when it was apparent the war was won, 6,000 left their posts. There
were incidents. Shops were looted, women attacked. Lloyd George himself intervened with
union chiefs to persuade the men back to duty. Henry took this as a personal rebuff. He was
already a tired man of 68. He sent in his resignation again and was thankful when it was
accepted. The King showed appreciation of his services by creating him a baronet. Sir Edward
Henry died on February 21, 1931.'
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