Last updated 29/04/2020
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
  SABINE of Ion House,Beds
22 Mar 1671 E 1 John Sabine                                      c 1639 26 Nov 1704
to     Extinct on his death                    
Nov 1704
SABINE-PASLEY of Craig,Dumfries
1 Sep 1794 GB See "Pasley"
SADLIER of Temple Dinsley,Herts
3 Dec 1661 E 1 Edwyn Sadlier                             c 1620 Jul 1672
Jul 1672 2 Edwin Sadlier                                         c 1656 14 Jul 1719
to     Extinct on his death                    
14 Jul 1719
  ST.AUBYN of Clowance,Cornwall
11 Dec 1671 E 1 John St. Aubyn                                    6 Apr 1645 24 Jun 1687 42
MP for Mitchell 1679-1681   
Jun 1687 2 John St. Aubyn                                    13 Jan 1670 20 Jun 1714 44
MP for Helston 1689-1695        
20 Jun 1714 3 John St. Aubyn                                    c 1702 15 Aug 1744
MP for Cornwall 1722-1744
15 Aug 1744 4 John St.Aubyn                             12 Nov 1726 12 Oct 1772 45
MP for Launceston 1747-1754 and 1758-59
and Cornwall 1761-1772     
12 Oct 1772 5 John St. Aubyn                                    17 May 1758 10 Aug 1839 81
to     MP for Truro 1784, Penrhyn 1784-1790
10 Aug 1839 and Helston 1807-1812        
Extinct on his death                    
ST.AUBYN of Pencarrow,Cornwall
19 Jul 1689 E See "Molesworth-St.Aubyn""
ST.AUBYN of St Michaels Mount,Cornwall
31 Jul 1866 UK 1 Edward St.Aubyn                         6 Nov 1799 30 Nov 1872 73
30 Nov 1872 2 John St.Aubyn                          23 Oct 1829 14 May 1908 78
He was subsequently created Baron
St.Levan (qv) in 1887 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged          
ST.BARBE of Broadlands,Hants
30 Dec 1663 E 1 John St.Barbe                                  c 1655 7 Sep 1723
to     MP for Ilchester 1681-1685               
7 Sep 1723 Extinct on his death                    
ST.CLAIR-FORD of Ember Court,Surrey
22 Feb 1793 GB 1 Francis Ford 15 Nov 1758 17 Jun 1801 42
MP for Newcastle under Lyme 1793-1796
17 Jun 1801 2 Francis Ford 15 Jan 1787 13 Apr 1839 52
13 Apr 1839 3 Francis John Ford 14 Aug 1818 26 Nov 1850 32
26 Nov 1850 4 Francis Colville Ford 11 Jun 1850 16 Nov 1890 40
16 Nov 1890 5 Francis Charles Rupert Ford 5 Apr 1877 28 Feb 1948 70
28 Feb 1948 6 Aubrey St.Clair-Ford 29 Feb 1904 8 Apr 1991 87
8 Apr 1991 7 James Anson St.Clair-Ford                 16 Mar 1952 3 Aug 2009 57
3 Aug 2009 8 Colin Anson St.Clair-Ford     19 Apr 1939 3 Dec 2012 73
3 Dec 2012 9 Robin Sam St.Clair-Ford                6 Jun 1941 12 May 2016 74
12 May 2016 10 William Sam St.Clair-Ford                 24 Jan 1982
ST.ETIENNE of France
30 Nov 1629 NS 1 Claude St.Etienne                        c 1645
c 1645 2 Charles St.Etienne                      c 1660
to     On his death the baronetcy is presumed to
c 1660 have become extinct                     
ST.GEORGE of Carrickdrumrusk,Leitrim
5 Sep 1660 I 1 Oliver St.George                        by 1640 Oct 1695
Oct 1695 2 George St.George                     c 1658 18 Aug 1735
He was subsequently created Baron
Saint George (qv) in 1715 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1735                                                 
ST.GEORGE of Athlone,co.Westmeath
12 Mar 1766 I 1 Richard St.George                   1718 25 Feb 1789 70
25 feb 1789 2 Richard Bligh St.George            5 Jun 1765 29 Dec 1851 86
29 Dec 1851 3 Theophilus John St.George                 5 Oct 1816 27 Jul 1857 40
27 Jul 1857 4 Richard de Latour St.George 2 Apr 1837 14 Oct 1861 24
14 Oct 1861 5 John St.George 3 Apr 1851 21 Dec 1938 87
21 Dec 1938 6 Theophilus John St.George 25 Feb 1856 19 Aug 1943 87
19 Aug 1943 7 Robert Alan St.George 20 Mar 1900 21 Apr 1983 83
21 Apr 1983 8 Denis Howard St.George Sep 1902 25 Apr 1989 86
25 Apr 1989 9 George Bligh St.George 23 Sep 1908 19 Apr 1995 86
19 Apr 1995 10 John Avenel Bligh St.George 18 Mar 1940
ST.JOHN of Lydiard Tregoze,Wilts
22 May 1611 E 1 John St.John 1648
MP for Wiltshire 1624-1625
1648 2 John St.John c 1637 13 Apr 1656
13 Apr 1656 3 Walter St.John May 1622 3 Jul 1708 86
MP for Wiltshire 1656-1658, 1679-1685
and 1690-1695 and Wootton Bassett
3 Jul 1708 4 Henry St.John 17 Oct 1652 8 Apr 1742 89
He was subsequently created Viscount 
St.John (qv) in 1716 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
ST.JOHN of Woodford,Northants
28 Jun 1660 E 1 Oliver St.John c 1624 3 Jan 1662
3 Jan 1662 2 St.Andrew St.John 16 Oct 1658 10 Feb 1709 50
MP for Northamptonshire 1690-1698
10 Feb 1709 3 Oliver St.John c 1683 c 1710
c 1710 4 St.Andrew St.John c 1685 early 1711
early 1711 5 Paulet St.Andrew St.John       10 May 1714
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of St.John of Bletso (qv) in 1711 with 
which title the baronetcy then merged
ST.JOHN of Longthorpe,Northants
10 Sep 1715 GB 1 Francis St.John                                     c 1680 Sep 1756
to     Extinct on his death                    
Sep 1756
9 Oct 1772 GB 1 Paulet St.John                         7 Apr 1704 8 Jun 1780 76
MP for Winchester 1734-1741 and 1751-1754
and Hampshire 1741-1747          
8 Jun 1780 2 Henry Paulet St.John             Jul 1737 8 Aug 1784 47
MP for Hampshire 1772-1780
8 Aug 1784 3 Henry Paulet St.John (St.John-Mildmay from
8 Dec 1790)                         30 Sep 1764 11 Nov 1808 44
MP for Westbury 1796-1802, Winchester
1802-1807 and Hampshire 1807-1808
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page.
11 Nov 1808 4 Henry St.John Carew St.John-Mildmay 15 Apr 1787 7 Jan 1848 60
MP for Winchester 1807-1818
For information on the death of this baronet, 
see the note at the foot of this page.
7 Jan 1848 5 Henry Bouverie Paulet St.John-Mildmay 31 Jul 1810 16 Jul 1902 91
16 Jul 1902 6 Henry Paulet St.John-Mildmay 28 Apr 1853 24 Apr 1916 62
24 Apr 1916 7 Gerald Anthony Shaw-Lefevre St.John-
Mildmay                                             30 Oct 1860 22 Feb 1929 68
22 Feb 1929 8 Anthony St.John-Mildmay       13 Aug 1894 3 Oct 1947 53
3 Oct 1947 9 Henry Gerald St.John-Mildmay 17 Apr 1926 4 Nov 1949 23
For information on the death of this baronet, 
see the note at the foot of this page.
4 Nov 1949 10 Aubrey Neville St.John-Mildmay 14 Feb 1865 30 Mar 1955 90
to     On his death the baronetcy became dormant
30 Mar 1955  
1998 11 Walter John Hugh St.John-Mildmay 3 Sep 1935
Proved his right to the title in 1998
ST.PAUL of Snarford,Lincs
29 Jun 1611 E 1 George St.Paul                          c 1562 28 Oct 1613
to     MP for Lincolnshire 1588-1589 and 1593
28 Oct 1613 and Grimsby 1604-1611          
Extinct on his death                    
ST.PAUL of Ewart Park,Northumberland
17 Nov 1813 UK 1 Horace David Cholwell St.Paul  6 Jan 1775 10 Oct 1840 65
MP for Bridport 1812-1820 and 1820-1832
10 Oct 1840 2 Horace St.Paul                              29 Dec 1812 28 May 1891 78
to     MP for Worcestershire East 1837-1841
28 May 1891 Extinct on his death                    
ST.QUINTIN of Harpham,Yorks
8 Mar 1642 E 1 William St.Quintin                                    1579 8 Oct 1649 70
Oct 1649 2 Henry St.Quintin                           c 1605 Nov 1695
Nov 1695 3 William St.Quintin                        c 1662 30 Jun 1723
MP for Hull 1695-1723             
30 Jun 1723 4 William St.Quintin                        c 1700 9 May 1770
MP for Thirsk 1722-1727         
9 May 1770 5 William St.Quintin                               4 Jul 1729 22 Jul 1795 66
to     Extinct on his death                    
22 Jul 1795
SALOMONS of Broomhill,Kent
26 Oct 1869 UK See "Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons"
SALT of Saltaire and Crow Nest,Yorks
30 Oct 1869 UK 1 Titus Salt                                              20 Sep 1803 29 Dec 1876 73
MP for Bradford 1859-1861                               
29 Dec 1873 2 William Henry Salt                       5 Dec 1831 7 Jul 1892 60
7 Jul 1892 3 Shirley Harris Salt                          4 May 1857 11 Feb 1920 62
11 Feb 1920 4 John William Titus Salt           30 Nov 1884 22 Jan 1953 68
22 Jan 1953 5 David Shirley Salt                    14 Jun 1930 3 Dec 1978 48
3 Dec 1978 6 Anthony Houlton Salt            15 Sep 1931 16 Jan 1991 59
16 Jan 1991 7 Patrick MacDonnell Salt           25 Sep 1932
SALT of Standon and Weeping Cross,Staffs
8 Aug 1899 UK 1 Thomas Salt                                 12 May 1830 8 Apr 1904 73
MP for Stafford 1859-1865, 1869-1880,
and 1881-1892                                         
8 Apr 1904 2 Thomas Anderson Salt                8 Jan 1863 22 Jun 1940 77
22 Jun 1940 3 Thomas Henry Salt                       26 Nov 1905 15 Aug 1965 59
15 Aug 1965 4 Thomas Michael John Salt           7 Nov 1946
SALUSBURY of Llewenny,Denbigh
10 Nov 1619 E 1 Henry Salusbury                       2 Aug 1632
2 Aug 1632 2 Thomas Salusbury                  Aug 1643
MP for Denbighshire 1640                
Aug 1643 3 Thomas Salusbury                  8 Jun 1634 1658 24
1658 4 John Salusbury                       23 May 1684
to     MP for Denbigh 1661-1684              
23 May 1684 Extinct on his death                    
SALUSBURY of Llanwern,Monmouth
4 May 1795 GB 1 Robert Salusbury                        10 Sep 1756 17 Nov 1817 61
MP for Monmouthshire 1792-1796 and
Brecon 1796-1812                     
17 Nov 1817 2 Thomas Robert Salusbury    18 May 1783 14 Feb 1835 51
14 Feb 1835 3 Charles John Salusbury                       7 Feb 1792 30 Mar 1868 76
to     Extinct on his death                    
30 Mar 1868
of Trelawney,Cornwall
1 Jul 1628 E 1 John Trelawny 24 Apr 1592 16 Feb 1664 71
Feb 1664 2 Jonathan Trelawny c 1623 5 Mar 1681
MP for East Looe 1660-1661 and 1679-1681,
Cornwall 1661-1679 and Liskeard 1679-1681
Mar 1681 3 Jonathan Trelawny 24 Mar 1650 19 Jul 1721 71
19 Jul 1721 4 John Trelawny 26 Jul 1691 2 Feb 1756 64
MP for West Looe 1713-1715 and 1722-1727,
Liskeard 1715-1722 and East Looe 1727-1734
2 Feb 1756 5 Harry Trelawny 15 Feb 1687 7 Apr 1762 75
MP for East Looe 1708-1710
7 Apr 1762 6 William Trelawny c 1722 11 Dec 1772
MP for West Looe 1757-1767. Governor of
Jamaica 1767
11 Dec 1772 7 Harry Trelawny 26 Jun 1756 24 Feb 1834 77
24 Feb 1834 8 William Lewis Salusbury-Trelawny 4 Jul 1781 15 Nov 1856 75
MP for Cornwall East 1832-1837. Lord
Lieutenant Cornwall 1839-1856
15 Nov 1856 9 John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny 2 Jun 1816 4 Aug 1885 69
MP for Tavistock 1843-1852 and 1857-1865
and Cornwall East 1868-1874
4 Aug 1885 10 William Lewis Salusbury-Trelawny 26 Aug 1844 30 Nov 1917 73
30 Nov 1917 11 John William Salusbury-Trelawny 6 May 1869 7 Feb 1944 74
7 Feb 1944 12 John William Robin Maurice Salusbury-
Trelawny 16 Jan 1908 28 Nov 1956 48
28 Nov 1956 13 John Barry Salusbury-Trelawny 4 Sep 1934 29 Jul 2009 75
29 Jul 2009 14 John William Richard Salusbury-Trelawny 30 Mar 1960
  SAMBROOKE of London
31 Jan 1701 E 1 Nicholas Vanacker                        c 1651 19 Feb 1702
19 Feb 1702 2 John Vanacker                                 24 Mar 1711
Mar 1711 3 Samuel Vanacker Sambrooke                           c 1677 27 Dec 1714
MP for Bramber 1704-1705 and Great
Bedwyn 1708-1710           
27 Dec 1714 4 Jeremy Vanacker Sambrooke                                c 1703 5 Jul 1740
MP for Bedford 1731-1740         
5 Jul 1740 5 Jeremy Sambrooke                             4 Oct 1754
to     Extinct on his death                    
4 Oct 1754
SAMMAN of Routh,Yorks
19 Jan 1921 UK 1 Henry Samman                                14 Jul 1849 7 Mar 1928 78
7 Mar 1928 2 Henry Samman                                18 Feb 1881 1 Dec 1960 79
to     Extinct on his death                    
1 Dec 1960
SAMUEL of Nevern Square,London
8 Mar 1898 UK 1 Sir Saul Samuel                                  2 Nov 1820 29 Aug 1900 79
29 Aug 1900 2 Edward Levien Samuel               28 Apr 1868 24 Nov 1937 69
24 Nov 1937 3 Edward Louis Samuel            6 Nov 1896 25 Apr 1961 64
25 Apr 1961 4 John Oliver Cecil Samuel           24 Jun 1916 24 Oct 1962 46
24 Oct 1962 5 John Michael Glen Samuel                 25 Jan 1944
SAMUEL of the Mote and Portland Place
26 Aug 1903 UK 1 Marcus Samuel                              5 Nov 1853 17 Jan 1927 73
He was subsequently created Viscount
Bearsted (qv) in 1925 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged         
SAMUEL of Chelwood Vetchery,Sussex
8 Jul 1912 UK 1 Stuart Montagu Samuel          24 Oct 1856 13 May 1926 69
to     MP for Whitechapel 1900-1916
13 May 1926 Extinct on his death                    
SAMUEL of Mancroft,Norfolk
15 Jan 1932 UK 1 Arthur Michael Samuel                                        6 Dec 1872 17 Aug 1942 69
He was subsequently created Baron
Mancroft (qv) in 1937 with which title the 
baronetcy remains merged. The 2nd baronet had
previously changed his surname to Mancroft by
deed poll in 1925                                      
SAMUELSON of Bodicote Grange,Oxon
and Prince's Gate,Westminster
29 Jul 1884 UK 1 Bernhard Samuelson           22 Nov 1820 10 May 1905 84
MP for Banbury 1859 and 1865-1895.  
PC 1895                                                      
10 May 1905 2 Henry Bernhard Samuelson              30 Sep 1845 14 Mar 1937 91
MP for Cheltenham 1868-1874 and Frome
14 Mar 1937 3 Francis Samuelson                       26 Feb 1861 3 Jan 1946 84
3 Jan 1946 4 Francis Henry Bernard Samuelson 22 Feb 1890 8 Jan 1981 90
8 Jan 1981 5 Bernard Michael Francis Samuelson 17 Jan 1917 21 Nov 2008 91
21 Nov 2008 6 James Francis Samuelson     20 Dec 1956
  SAMWELL of Upton,Northants
22 Dec 1675 E 1 Thomas Samwell                          c 1654 23 Feb 1694
MP for Northamptonshire 1689-1690 and
Northampton 1690-1694          
23 Feb 1694 2 Thomas Samwell                          14 Apr 1687 16 Nov 1757 70
MP for Coventry 1715-1722
16 Nov 1757 3 Thomas Samwell                          28 Feb 1711 3 Dec 1779 68
3 Dec 1779 4 Wenman Samwell                           24 Oct 1728 18 Oct 1789 60
to     Extinct on his death                    
18 Oct 1789
SANDEMAN of Kenlygreen,St Andrews,Fife
5 Jul 1929 UK 1 Nairne Stewart Sandeman   12 Oct 1876 23 Apr 1940 63
to     MP for Middleton and Prestwich 1923-1940
23 Apr 1940 Extinct on his death                    
SANDERS of Bayford,Somerset
28 Jan 1920 UK 1 Robert Arthur Sanders           20 Jun 1867 24 Feb 1940 72
He was subsequently created Baron
Bayford (qv) in 1929 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1940                                            
SANDERSON of Greenwich,Kent
19 Jul 1720 GB 1 William Sanderson                      17 May 1727
17 May 1727 2 William Sanderson                      20 Sep 1692 16 Jan 1754 61
16 Jan 1754 3 William Sanderson                      30 Mar 1746 30 Oct 1760 14
to     Extinct on his death                    
30 Oct 1760
6 Dec 1794 GB 1 James Sanderson                        30 Dec 1741 21 Jun 1798 56
to     MP for Malmesbury 1792-1796 and
21 Jun 1798 Hastings 1796-1798                      
Extinct on his death                    
SANDERSON of Banbury Road
10 Aug 1899 UK See "Burden-Sanderson"
SANDERSON of Malling Deanery,Sussex
26 Jun 1920 UK 1 Frank Bernard Sanderson             4 Oct 1880 18 Jul 1965 84
MP for Darwen 1922-1923 and 1924-1929,
Ealing East 1931-1945 and Ealing East 1945-1950
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
18 Jul 1965 2 Frank Philip Bryan Sanderson 18 Feb 1910 4 Dec 1992 82
4 Dec 1992 3 Frank Linton Sanderson                21 Nov 1933
SANDFORD of Howgill,Westmorland
11 Aug 1641 E 1 Thomas Sandford                     c 1655
MP for Cockermouth 1642-1644
c 1655 2 Richard Sandford                    8 Sep 1675
8 Sep 1675 3 Richard Sandford                    8 Sep 1675 2 Apr 1723 47
to     MP for Westmorland 1695-1700 and 1701-
2 Apr 1723 1702, Morpeth 1701 and 1705-1713 and 
Appleby 1713-1723              
Extinct on his death                    
For further information on the coincidence of the
date of death of the 2nd baronet and the date
of birth of the 3rd baronet,see the note at the 
foot of this page                
SANDS of Dublin
21 Dec 1676 I 1 William Sands                            14 Aug 1687
14 Aug 1687 2 John Sands                               c 1704
to     Extinct on his death                    
c 1704
SANDYS of Wilberton,Cambs
25 Nov 1611 E 1 Miles Sandys                           29 Mar 1563 1645 82
MP for Cambridge University 1614,
Huntingdon 1621-1622 and Cambridgeshire
1645 2 Miles Sandys                               23 Feb 1654
to     Extinct on his death                    
Feb 1654
SANDYS of Northborne,Kent
15 Dec 1684 E 1 Richard Sandys                         6 Jan 1670 5 May 1726 56
to     Extinct on his death                    
5 May 1726
SANDYS of Missenden,Gloucs
26 Sep 1809 UK See "Bayntun-Sandys"
SARSFIELD of Carrickleamlery,Cork
30 Sep 1619 I 1 Dominick Sarsfield                    Dec 1636
He was subsequently created Viscount
Sarsfield (qv) in 1627 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its forfeiture
in 1691                                                                                          
SASSOON of Kensington Gore,London
22 Mar 1890 UK 1 Albert Abdullah David Sassoon 25 Jul 1818 24 Oct 1896 78
For information on this baronet (and his father),
see the note at the foot of this page
24 Oct 1896 2 Edward Albert Sassoon           20 Jun 1856 24 May 1912 55
MP for Hythe 1899-1912          
24 May 1912 3 Philip Albert Gustave Sassoon 4 Dec 1888 3 Jun 1939 50
to     MP for Hythe 1912-1939. First Commissioner
3 Jun 1939 of Works 1937-1939.  PC 1929
Extinct on his death                    
SASSOON of Bombay,India
9 Feb 1909 UK 1 Jacob Elias Sassoon                  1843 22 Oct 1916 73
For details of the special remainder included 
in the creation of this baronetcy,see the note
at the foot of this page
23 Oct 1916 2 Edward Elias Sassoon            6 Jan 1853 2 Dec 1924 71
2 Dec 1924 3 Ellice Victor Sassoon                 30 Dec 1881 12 Aug 1961 79
to     Extinct on his death                    
12 Aug 1961
SAS VAN BOSCH of Holland
22 Oct 1680 E 1 Gelebrand Sas van Bosch        c 1720
to     Presumed extinct on his death
c 1720
SAUMEREZ of Guernsey
13 Jun 1801 UK 1 James Saumerez 11 Mar 1757 9 Oct 1836 79
He was subsequently created Baron de
Saumerez (qv) in 1831 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
SAUNDERS-PRYSE of Gogerddan,Cardigan
28 Jul 1866 UK See "Pryse"
SAUNDERSON of Saxby,Lincs
25 Nov 1611 E 1 Nicholas Saunderson                       c 1561 17 May 1630
He was subsequently created Viscount
Castleton (qv) in 1627 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction 
in 1723                                                 
SAVAGE of Rocksavage,Cheshire
29 Jun 1611 E 1 John Savage                             14 Jul 1615
Jul 1615 2 Thomas Savage                         c 1586 20 Nov 1635
He was subsequently created Viscount
Savage (qv) in 1626 with which title the 
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1735                                                
SAVILE of Thornhill,Yorks
29 Jun 1611 E 1 George Savile                                    c 1550 12 Nov 1622
MP for Boroughbridge 1586-1587 and
Yorkshire 1592                            
12 Nov 1622 2 George Savile                                     c 1611 19 Dec 1626
19 Dec 1626 3 William Savile                                   c 1612 24 Jan 1644
MP for Yorkshire 1640 and Old Sarum
24 Jan 1644 4 George Savile,Marquess of Halifax                                       11 Nov 1633 5 Apr 1695 61
5 Apr 1695 5 William Savile,Marquess of Halifax 1665 31 Aug 1700 35
31 Aug 1700 6 John Savile                                        15 Feb 1651 c 1704
c 1704 7 George Savile                                18 Feb 1678 16 Sep 1743 65
MP for Yorkshire 1728-1734
16 Sep 1743 8 George Savile                               18 Jul 1726 10 Jan 1784 57
to     MP for Yorkshire 1759-1784
10 Jan 1784 Extinct on his death                      
SAVILE of Methley,Yorks
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Henry Savile                                  6 Oct 1579 23 Jun 1632 52
to     MP for Aldborough 1604 and 1614,and
23 Jun 1632 Yorkshire 1629                             
Extinct on his death                      
SAVILE of Copley,Yorks
24 Jul 1662 E 1 John Savile                                c 1640 1689
to     Extinct on his death                      
SAVORY of The Woodlands,Bucks
24 Mar 1890 UK 1 William Scovell Savory             30 Nov 1826 4 Mar 1895 68
4 Mar 1895 2 Borradaile Savory                    5 Oct 1855 12 Sep 1906 50
12 Sep 1906 3 William Borradaile Savory          14 May 1882 16 Sep 1961 79
to     Extinct on his death                      
16 Sep 1961
SAVORY of Buckhurst Park,Berks
14 Sep 1891 UK 1 Joseph Savory                                23 Jul 1843 1 Oct 1921 78
to     MP for Appleby 1892-1900                 
1 Oct 1921 Extinct on his death                      
SAWLE of Penrice,Cornwall
22 Mar 1836 UK See "Graves-Sawle"
SAXTON of Circourt,Berks
26 Jul 1794 GB 1 Charles Saxton c 1730 11 Nov 1808
11 Nov 1808 2 Charles Saxton 2 Oct 1773 25 Jan 1838 64
to     MP for Cashel 1812-1818
25 Jan 1838 Extinct on his death                      
SCARISBRICK of Greaves Hall,Lancs
17 Jul 1909 UK 1 Thomas Talbot Leyland Scarisbrick 28 Apr 1874 18 May 1933 59
MP for Dorset South 1906-1910
18 May 1933 2 Everard Talbot Scarisbrick           10 Dec 1896 29 Aug 1955 58
to     Extinct on his death                      
29 Aug 1955
SCHRODER of The Dell,Berks
13 Dec 1892 UK 1 John Henry William Schroder 13 Feb 1825 20 Apr 1910 85
to     Extinct on his death                      
20 Apr 1910
SCHUSTER of Collingham Road,London
24 Jul 1906 UK 1 Felix Schuster                        21 Apr 1854 13 May 1936 82
13 May 1936 2 Felix Victor Schuster                  26 May 1885 22 Dec 1962 77
22 Dec 1962 3 Felix James Moncrieff Schuster 8 Jan 1913 12 Mar 1996 83
to     Extinct on his death                      
12 Mar 1996
SCLATER of Cambridge,Cambs
25 Jul 1660 E 1 Thomas Sclater                          9 Jul 1615 10 Dec 1684 69
to     Extinct on his death                      
10 Dec 1684
SCOTT of Kew Green,Middlesex
9 Aug 1653 E 1 William Scott                              1681
1681 2 William Scott                          c 1700
c 1700 3 William Scott                            1723
1723 4 William Scott                            c 1775
to     On his death the baronetcy became either
c 1775 dormant or extinct                             
SCOTT of Thirlstane,Selkirk
22 Aug 1666 NS 1 Francis Scott                         11 May 1645 7 Mar 1712 66
7 Mar 1712 2 William Scott                          c 1680 8 Oct 1725
8 Oct 1725 3 Francis Napier                       c 1702 11 Apr 1773
He had previously succeeded to the Barony
of Napier of Merchistoun (qv) in 1706 with
which title the baronetcy then merged,although,
as at 30/06/2014,the baronetcy does not appear
on the Official Roll of the Baronetage
SCOTT of Ancrum,Roxburgh
27 Oct 1671 NS 1 John Scott                             1712
1712 2 Patrick Scott                         1734
1734 3 John Scott                               21 Feb 1746
21 Feb 1746 4 William Scott                       16 Jun 1769
16 Jun 1769 5 John Scott                                 24 Dec 1812
24 Dec 1812 6 William Scott                               26 Jul 1803 12 Oct 1871 68
MP for Carlisle 1829-1830 and
Roxburghshire 1859-1870                              
12 Oct 1871 7 William Monteath Douglas Scott         1829 21 May 1902 72
to     Extinct on his death                      
21 May 1902
SCOTT of Great Barr,Staffs
30 Apr 1806 UK 1 Joseph Scott                           31 Mar 1752 17 Jun 1828 76
MP for Worcester 1802-1806
17 Jun 1828 2 Edward Dolman Scott         22 Oct 1793 27 Dec 1851 58
MP for Lichfield 1831-1837                      
27 Dec 1851 3 Francis Edward Scott               25 Feb 1824 21 Nov 1863 39
He had previously succeeded to the
baronetcy of Bateman of Hartington Hall,
Derby (qv) in 1824 when the baronetcies
21 Nov 1863 4 Edward William Dolman Scott 23 Dec 1854 1 Apr 1871 16
1 Apr 1871 5 Arthur Douglas Bateman Scott 3 Sep 1860 18 Mar 1884 23
18 Mar 1884 6 Edward Dolman Scott          12 Feb 1826 8 Mar 1905 79
8 Mar 1905 7 Douglas Edward Scott                          2 Feb 1863 22 Aug 1951 88
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
22 Aug 1951 8 Edward Arthur Dolman Scott 14 Dec 1905 Jan 1980 74
For further information on this baronet and his 
wife, see the notes at the foot of this page
Jan 1980 9 Douglas Francis Scott                           26 Aug 1908 ?
SCOTT of Dunninald,Forfar
13 Dec 1806 UK 1 James Sibbald                                           17 Sep 1819
For details of the special remainder included 
in the creation of this baronetcy,see the note
at the foot of this page
17 Sep 1819 2 David Scott Scott                   25 Jul 1782 18 Jun 1851 68
MP for Yarmouth IOW 1806                
18 Jun 1851 3 James Sibbald David Scott                   14 Jun 1814 26 Jun 1885 71
26 Jun 1885 4 Francis David Sibbald Scott 30 Mar 1851 11 Aug 1906 55
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
11 Aug 1906 5 Francis Montagu Sibbald Scott 23 Jul 1885 10 Aug 1945 60
to     Extinct on his death                      
10 Aug 1945
SCOTT of Hartington Hall,Derby
15 Dec 1806 UK See "Bateman"
SCOTT of Abbotsford,Roxburgh
22 Apr 1820 UK 1 Walter Scott                            15 Aug 1771 21 Sep 1832 61
21 Sep 1832 2 Walter Scott                           28 Oct 1801 8 Feb 1847 45
to     Extinct on his death                      
8 Feb 1847
SCOTT of Lytchet Minster,Dorset
8 Sep 1821 UK 1 Claude Scott                         11 May 1742 27 Mar 1830 87
27 Mar 1830 2 Samuel Scott                        29 Apr 1772 30 Sep 1849 77
MP for Malmesbury 1802-1806,Camelford
1812-1818 and Whitchurch 1818-1832
30 Sep 1849 3 Claude Edward Scott                 15 Apr 1804 27 Jul 1874 70
27 Jul 1874 4 Claude Edward Scott                 11 Jul 1840 28 Jun 1880 39
28 Jun 1880 5 Edward Henry Scott                              19 Feb 1842 1 Aug 1883 41
1 Aug 1883 6 Samuel Edward Scott               25 Oct 1873 21 Feb 1943 69
MP for Marylebone West 1898-1918 and
St.Marylebone 1918-1922           
For further information on this baronet's wife
and the scandal in which she was involved, see
the note at the foot of this page.
21 Feb 1943 7 Robert Claude Scott              25 Oct 1886 21 Dec 1961 75
to     Extinct on his death                      
21 Dec 1961
SCOTT of Connaught Place,London
23 Feb 1899 UK 1 John Edward Arthur Murray Scott                         23 Feb 1847 17 Jan 1912 64
to     Extinct on his death                      
17 Jan 1912 For further information on this baronet, see the
notes at the foot of the pages containing
details of the baronetcy of Wallace, created in 
1871 and the barony of Sackville
SCOTT of Beauclerc,Northumberland
27 Jul 1907 UK 1 Walter Scott                             17 Aug 1826 8 Apr 1910 83
8 Apr 1910 2 John Scott                             23 Aug 1854 29 Apr 1922 67
29 Apr 1922 3 Walter Scott                              31 Mar 1895 8 Jun 1967 72
8 Jun 1967 4 Walter Scott                          29 Jul 1918 29 Nov 1992 74
29 Nov 1992 5 Walter John Scott                   24 Feb 1948
SCOTT of The Yews,Westmorland
27 Jul 1909 UK 1 James William Scott              23 Jun 1844 4 Aug 1913 69
4 Aug 1913 2 Samuel Haslam Scott                      7 Aug 1875 23 Jun 1960 84
23 Jun 1960 3 Oliver Christopher Anderson Scott 6 Nov 1922 4 Nov 2016 93
4 Nov 2016 4 Christopher James Scott                                    16 Jan 1955
SCOTT of Witley,Surrey
3 Feb 1913 UK 1 Sir Percy Moreton Scott                          10 Jul 1853 18 Oct 1924 71
18 Oct 1924 2 Douglas Winchester Scott       4 Feb 1907 10 Apr 1984 77
10 Apr 1984 3 Anthony Percy Scott               1 May 1937 2019 82
2019  4 Henry Douglas Edward Scott 1964
SCOTT of Abbotsford,Roxburgh
23 Jun 1932 UK See "Maxwell-Scott"
SCOTT of Rotherfield,Hants
16 Feb 1962 UK 1 Jervoise Bolitho Scott          3 Feb 1892 21 Jun 1965 73
21 Jun 1965 2 James Walter Scott                  26 Oct 1924 2 Nov 1993 69
Lord Lieutenant Hampshire 1982-1993
2 Nov 1993 3 James Jervoise Scott                    12 Oct 1952
SCOTT-DOUGLAS of Maxwell,Roxburgh
27 Jun 1786 GB See "Douglas"
SCOTTER of Eastbourne,Sussex
16 Jul 1907 UK 1 Sir Charles Scotter                              22 Oct 1835 13 Dec 1910 75
13 Dec 1910 2 Frederick Charles Scotter           29 Jun 1868 26 Nov 1911 43
to     Extinct on his death                      
26 Nov 1911
SCOURFIELD of Williamston,Pembroke
18 Feb 1876 UK 1 John Henry Scourfield            30 Jan 1808 3 Jun 1876 68
MP for Haverfordwest 1852-1868 and
Pembrokeshire 1868-1876. Lord Lieutenant
Haverfordwest 1857-1876             
3 Jun 1876 2 Owen Henry Philipps Scourfield 10 Oct 1847 5 Feb 1921 73
to     Extinct on his death                      
5 Feb 1921
  SCROPE of Cockerington,Lincs
16 Jan 1667 E 1 Carr Scrope                                        20 Sep 1649 1680 30
to     Extinct on his death                      
SCUDAMORE of Holme Lacy,Hereford
1 Jun 1620 1 John Scudamore                          22 Mar 1601 19 May 1671 70
He was subsequently created Viscount
Scudamore (qv) in 1628 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1716                                               
SCUDAMORE of Ballingham,Hereford
23 Jun 1644 E 1 John Scudamore                          2 Aug 1600 c 1649
c 1649 2 John Scudamore                                 30 Jul 1630 22 Aug 1684 54
Aug 1684 3 Barnaby Scudamore                  c 1720
to     Extinct on his death                      
c 1720
SEAGER of St Mellons,Monmouth
1 Jul 1952 UK 1 George Leighton Seager            11 Jan 1896 17 Oct 1963 67
He was subsequently created Baron Leighton
of St.Mellons (qv) in 1962 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
SEALE of Mount Boone,Devon
31 Jul 1838 UK 1 John Henry Seale                       25 Dec 1780 29 Nov 1844 63
MP for Dartmouth 1832-1844
29 Nov 1844 2 Henry Paul Seale                      17 Feb 1806 17 Dec 1897 91
17 Dec 1897 3 John Henry Seale                      14 Nov 1843 29 Jul 1914 70
29 Jul 1914 4 John Carteret Hyde Seale               23 Jul 1881 22 May 1964 82
22 May 1964 5 John Henry Seale                 3 Mar 1921 26 Jan 2017 95
26 Jan 2017 6 John Robert Charters Seale              17 Aug 1954
SEAMAN of Bouverie Street,London
17 Mar 1933 UK 1 Sir Owen Seaman                             18 Sep 1861 2 Feb 1936 74
to     Extinct on his death                      
2 Feb 1936
SEBRIGHT of Besford,Worcs
20 Dec 1626 E 1 Edward Sebright                           c 1585 c 1658
c 1658 2 Edward Sebright                       c 1645 11 Sep 1679
11 Sep 1679 3 Edward Sebright                           1668 15 Dec 1702 34
15 Dec 1702 4 Thomas Saunders Sebright           11 May 1692 12 Apr 1736 43
MP for Hertfordshire 1715-1736
12 Apr 1736 5 Thomas Saunders Sebright             21 Dec 1723 30 Oct 1761 37
30 Oct 1761 6 John Sebright                            19 Oct 1725 23 Feb 1794 68
MP for Bath 1763-1774 and 1775-1780
23 Feb 1794 7 John Saunders Sebright        23 May 1767 15 Apr 1846 78
MP for Hertfordshire 1807-1835
15 Apr 1846 8 Thomas Gage Saunders Sebright 1802 29 Aug 1864 62
29 Aug 1864 9 John Gage Saunders Sebright 20 Aug 1843 15 Nov 1890 47
15 Nov 1890 10 Egbert Cecil Saunders Sebright 12 Jun 1871 1 Apr 1897 25
1 Apr 1897 11 Edgar Reginald Saunders Sebright 27 May 1854 25 Dec 1917 63
25 Dec 1917 12 Guy Thomas Saunders Sebright 19 Aug 1856 11 Sep 1933 77
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
11 Sep 1933 13 Giles Edward Sebright            12 Nov 1896 9 Dec 1954 58
9 Dec 1954 14 Hugo Giles Edmund Sebright 2 Mar 1931 16 Apr 1985 54
16 Apr 1985 15 Peter Giles Vivian Sebright            2 Aug 1953 25 Oct 2003 50
25 Oct 2003 16 Rufus Hugo Giles Sebright                     31 Jul 1978
SEDLEY of Ailesford,Kent
29 Jun 1611 E 1 William Sedley c 1558 27 Feb 1618
27 Feb 1618 2 John Sedley c 1597 13 Aug 1638
13 Aug 1638 3 Henry Sedley c 1623 1641
1641 4 William Sedley 1656
1656 5 Charles Sedley 30 Mar 1639 20 Aug 1701 62
to     MP for New Romney 1668-1681,1690-1695 and
20 Aug 1701 1696-1701
Extinct on his death
SEDLEY of Great Chart,Kent
24 Sep 1621 E 1 Isaack Sedley 1627
1627 2 John Sedley c 1600 21 Nov 1673
Nov 1673 3 Isaac Sedley by 1695
by 1695 4 Charles Sedley Oct 1702
Oct 1702 5 John Sedley c 1710
c 1710 6 George Sedley 27 Feb 1665 by 1722
by 1722 7 George Sedley 5 Aug 1737
Aug 1737 8 Charles Sedley c 1770
to     Extinct on his death
c 1770
  SEDLEY of Southfleet,Kent
10 Jul 1702 E 1 Charles Sedley c 1695 18 Feb 1730
18 Feb 1730 2 Charles Sedley c 1721 23 Aug 1778
to     MP for Nottingham 1747-1754 and 1774-1778
23 Aug 1778 Extinct on his death
SEELY of Sherwood Lodge,Notts
and Brooke House,Isle of Wight
19 Feb 1896 UK 1 Charles Seely                                          11 Aug 1833 16 Apr 1915 81
MP for Nottingham 1869-1874 and 1880-1885
and Nottingham West 1885-1886 and 
16 Apr 1915 2 Charles Hilton Seely                7 Jul 1859 26 Feb 1926 66
MP for Lincoln 1895-1906 and Mansfield 1916-1918
26 Feb 1926 3 Hugh Michael Seely,later [1941] 1st
Baron Sherwood                        2 Oct 1898 1 Apr 1970 71
1 Apr 1970 4 Victor Basil John Seely           18 May 1900 10 May 1980 79
10 May 1980 5 Nigel Edward Seely                  28 Jul 1923
SELBY of Whitehouse,Durham
3 Mar 1664 E 1 George Selby                          Sep 1668
Sep 1668 2 George Selby                            Sep 1668
to     Extinct on his death - he held the
Sep 1668 baronetcy for only one hour                         
SELBY-BIGGE of Kings Sutton,Northants
14 Feb 1919 UK 1 Sir Lewis Amherst Selby-Bigge 3 Apr 1860 24 May 1951 91
24 May 1951 2 John Amherst Selby-Bigge           20 Jun 1892 3 Oct 1973 81
to     Extinct on his death
3 Oct 1973
Sir Henry Paulet St.John-Mildmay, 3rd baronet [GB 1772]
From 'The Times' of 16 December 1797:-
'Sir Henry St. John Mildmay, Bart, a few days since, met with the following extraordinary
accident at his seat in Hampshire: returning from a hard chace [sic] with his horse, Telegraph,
(which he bought of Lord Villiers for 600 guineas) he dismounted, and told his groom he thought 
he might venture to pat him, and accordingly put his right hand towards his neck, when the
horse seized it in his mouth, and held it there for more than a minute, in despite of all the
endeavours of two grooms to disengage it. The consequence was, that Sir Henry was
compelled to suffer an amputation of all of his fingers from that hand in the course of the day.'
Sir Henry St.John Carew St.John-Mildmay, 4th baronet [GB 1772]
Sir Henry committed suicide in January 1848. The following report on the subsequent inquest
appeared in 'The Morning Chronicle' of 19 January 1848:-
'An inquest was held this morning by Mr. Wakley, M.P., at the Bedford Arms, Pont-street, 
Cadogan-place, Chelsea, on the body of Sir Henry St.John Mildmay, Bart., aged 62 [sic], who
committed suicide on Monday morning last, under the following circumstances:-
'Thomas Tremier, valet to deceased, proved finding him dead in bed at 1/4 to six on Monday
morning last, having called him at 5 by his own request. Witness put out deceased's clothes
for him, as they were about going into the country. At half-past 5, witness returned to
deceased's bed-room, when he asked for his box, which witness gave him, and then left the
room. At twenty minutes to 6, witness went to see if deceased was up, when he looked very
strangely at him, and said something witness could not understand. He did not speak in his
usual way. Witness was about to take the box away, but at deceased's request he left [it]
on the bed, and went down stairs; and in about three minutes heard a noise in the room, like
that caused by the falling of table. In two minutes he returned to deceased's room, and found
him still in bed, with a pistol in both hands. He was quite dead. Witness called the landlord,
and then went for a surgeon, Mr. Tirann, who came immediately. His services were useless.
'By the Coroner: I do not know where the deceased had obtained the pistol. He had no pistol
case, and did not keep powder or bullets. Lived with deceased for seven years, and noticed a
strange alteration in his manner for three days previously to his death. He gave his orders in a
strange way. On Saturday evening he appeared very low, and said he had met with an 
accident - broken the shaft of his brougham. He said he wished particularly to go into Hampshire
on the following day to join his brother on a shooting excursion. Six weeks ago he was seriously
indisposed, complained of his head, and passed sleepless nights. Knew of nothing to annoy him
particularly. No letter or scrap of paper had been found addressed by Sir Henry to anybody.
'Deceased's coachman and landlord were examined, and merely said that they had observed
lately a slight change in his manner.
'Mr. Augustus Warren, solicitor to deceased, said he saw him on Sunday evening, when he
appeared in a most undetermined state relative to pecuniary embarrassments, which, he said,
he was quite sure he could not face. He feared being arrested, or taken in execution on 
Monday, and said he had better be out of the world. Witness believed he hardly knew what he
was doing. His judgment was not in a sound state.
'Mr. Thorne, deceased's medical adviser, said that about a month ago he was labouring under
great depression of mind.
'Verdict, "Temporary Insanity."
Sir Henry Gerald St.John-Mildmay, 9th baronet [GB 1772]
 "The Times" of 10 November 1949:-
'Sir Henry St.John-Mildmay, 9th baronet, was killed in a motor car accident near Kampala,
Uganda, on Friday [4 November] at the age of 23, according to a message from our
Kampala Correspondent. He was the only son of Captain Sir Anthony St.John-Mildmay,
the eighth baronet, and was educated at Eton. He was gazetted a lieutenant in the
Grenadier Guards in 1945 and served with them in the occupation forces in Germany. About
a year ago he went to Uganda, where he was employed by a firm of estate agents. The
heir to the baronetcy is his kinsman the Rev. Aubrey Neville St.John-Mildmay, a descendant
of the second son of the third baronet.'
Sir Frank Bernard Sanderson, 1st baronet
Sir Frank made a valiant, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to rescue a child who had fallen
into a stream, as described in an article in 'The Irish Times' of 11 October 1927:-
'Alfred Reginald Tillstone, of Spring Gardens, Lewes, was drowned in a stream at Lewes 
yesterday afternoon. Sir Frank Sanderson, Bart., M.P., who lives at Lewes, was attracted by
the cries of the mother, and dived, fully dressed, into the water and brought the boy to land.
While artificial respiration was being applied he ran to telephone for the police and a doctor, and
afterwards lent his car to take the boy to hospital, but all efforts at revival were unavailing.
"The spot where the child fell in," said Sir Frank Sanderson, "was near to some fields which 
adjoin my estate. I was out walking when I saw a woman on the bank of the stream waving 
frantically and pointing to something floating on the water. I ran towards her, and she cried: 
"My child, my child!" I then saw the poor little child floating downstream. I immediately plunged 
in and brought him to the bankside.
"I left the boy with his mother and gave her instructions how to try and revive him, while I
dashed for the police and a doctor, whom I summoned by telephone. I then had my car brought
out and took the child to hospital. All efforts to revive him were in vain.
"He had been playing with a little friend by the side of the stream and had accidentally fallen in.
His little friend, frightened by what had happened, ran to Tillstone's mother, who lives nearby,
and told her of the accident. She immediately ran to the bankside, and that was where I saw
her when she attracted my attention."
Sir Richard Sandford, 3rd baronet
At first glance, the date of birth of the 3rd baronet, when considered in conjunction with the 
date of death of his father, the 2nd baronet, might seem to be incorrect. The natural inference
would be that I have incorrectly copied the date of death of the father as being the date of 
of birth of the son. However, the dates as they stand are correct. The reason for these dates
is simply that the 2nd baronet was murdered in Whitefriars, London, on the same day (some
sources say the same hour) as his son was born. The 3rd baronet therefore inherited the
baronetcy on the day he was born. The murderers of the 2nd baronet, two men named Henry
Symbal and William Jones, were both executed shortly afterwards.
Sir Albert Abdullah David Sassoon, 1st baronet, and his father, David Sassoon
The following article, which traces the rise of the Sassoon family, appeared in the Australian
monthly magazine "Parade" in its issue for February 1954:-
'The crowd at famous Epsom racecourse went wild with delight as the winner, Pinza, passed 
the finishing post in the greatest race of the century - last year's [i.e.1953] Coronation Derby. 
They would have liked the Queen's horse, Aureole, to win, but not even that disappointment 
could dampen the general delight that Gordon Richards, the champion jockey, had at last won 
the greatest race in the world and become Sir Gordon in the same week. It is not surprising, 
therefore, that, in the ovation given to Sir Gordon, only the discriminating had a thought for
the immaculate, quietly-dignified owner who walked to the enclosure beside the  winner.
To Sir Victor Sassoon, the victory crowned a record of family achievement which reads like a
chapter from the Arabian Nights.
'The rise of the Sassoon family is one of the great romances of modern times. Their ancestors,
driven from Bagdad by the strangling mutes of the Sultan, had in two generations built an
industrial and trading empire which girdled the world. They were the intimates of the tolerant,
pleasure-loving Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). In their mansions in London and 
Brighton they entertained the Prince and the sparkling bare-shouldered beauties of his
"Marlborough House Set," which included the glamorous Lily Langtry.
It was a far cry from the Royal enclosure at Epsom to the teeming, colourful streets of old 
Bagdad, where the ancestors of the Sassoon dynasty lived for centuries in the small Jewish
settlement of traders and money-changers. They had a proud heritage, claiming descent from
a famous family of Spanish Jews in Toledo which produced scholars, merchants and physicians
until the Jews were driven from Spain in 1492. According to family tradition, the Sassoons fled
from Spain eastward to Salonika, then to Constantinople and finally to Bagdad.
'Mesopotamia (now Iraq) was part of the Turkish empire. Bagdad was ruled for the Sultans by
a series of corrupt, bloody and licentious pashas. By the end of the 18th century the Sassoons
had become the acknowledged leaders of the colony of 5000 Jews clustered on the northern
bank of the historic River Tigris. Head of the family was Sason ben Sakeh. He was Treasurer to
the Pasha, and had been granted the ancient Jewish title of "Prince of the Nativity." This gave
him great power over the Jewish colony, including the right to punish criminals by flogging on
the soles of their feet with bastinadoes or by death.
'His son David, founder of the modern family fortune, was born in 1792. By the time he reached
manhood the Jewish settlement was threatened with extermination from an attack of plague
and the persecutions of Daoud, the most savage pasha of all. Four-fifths of the colony had 
been wiped out. Several leading merchants had been strangled with the bowstring by Daoud's
officers. Sason ben Saleh himself had been threatened with hanging. It was then that the aged
patriarch and his son decided to fly for their lives. Heaping as much gold as they could into two
small chests, father and son fled the city one moonless night in 1829 and bribed an Arab 
boatman to take them down river to Basra. The threats of the infuriated Pasha still pursued
them, so they escaped again across the Persian Gulf to the little port of Bushire. The hardship
of the journey killed the 80-years-old Sason ben Saleh.
'Alone in the world, his son David set painfully to work rebuilding the family fortunes from what
remained of the two small chests of gold. British officials at Bushire advised him not to waste
time on the trumpery bazaars of Persia, but go to India, where vast opportunities were waiting
under the peaceful rule of the British Raj. Their stories of the splendour of the princes' courts
dazzled him. The thought of the millions of Indian customers waiting to buy his goods appealed
to his shrewd business instincts.
'Accordingly, in 1833, he transferred his business to Bombay - the gateway to western India.
The decision was momentous for the Sassoon dynasty. Bombay in the early 19th century was a
raw, bustling, rapidly-growing city where a handful of British, Parsee, Arab and Jewish traders
were making fortunes. Into this scramble for power and riches David Sassoon flung himself with
energy. He sold Lancashire textiles to Persia and Mesopotamia, importing in return Oriental
cloths and carpets which he sold to traders in India for re-export to Britain. By 1845 he was 
the largest merchant in the Persian Gulf trade and was reaching out for more. He scattered his
eight sons over all the strategic trading centres of the East. His chartered ships carried opium
and Indian cotton yarn to China and Japan, and brought back silk and lacquer ware. Sheffield
cutlery, Birmingham pots and pans, and Manchester cotton goods from the Sassoon ware-
houses in Bombay poured into every bazaar in the East.
'He was already a millionaire when the American Civil War of 1861-65 doubled his fortune. The
war cut American supplies of cotton from the voracious mills of Lancashire. The price of Indian
cotton rocketed from 6d to 24d a pound, and Sassoon was the biggest exporter. Despite his
fabulous wealth, David Sassoon remained to the end a simple, dignified patriarch. He lived
mostly in a few rooms above his Bombay counting-house. He always wore the turban, robes
and slippers of his ancestors, and preferred learned discussions on the Talmud to the 
ostentatious splendour of other merchant princes. He gave vast sums to charity. A poor native
of Bombay could be educated in a Sassoon school, improve his mind in a Sassoon library or
museum, be nursed in a Sassoon hospital, be taken in hand by a Sassoon model reformatory,
and, finally, be buried in a Sassoon-financed cemetery.
'When David died of fever at Poona in 1864 his rocketing trade empire was taken over by his
eldest son Albert Abdullah. Albert inherited all his father's business acumen, but none of his 
taste for the simple, austere life. His display of wealth dazzled the snobbish European official
caste. He abandoned his father's antique Oriental dress and customs and built himself a huge
mansion in Bombay, modelled on an Italian Renaissance palace and named Sans Souci [Without
Care], after the Kaiser's palace at Potsdam. Fir summer retreats he had two sumptuous villas
in the hills above Poona.
Albert's hospitality was on an equally fabulous scale. When the Prince of Wales visited Bombay
in 1875 the 1400 guests in the glittering Sassoon ballroom included the Prince himself, the
Viceroy of India, and many Indian princes and rajahs. His social ambitions did not prevent Albert
Sassoon from greatly extending the family's trading and industrial empire. With his brothers he
built up a huge cotton clothing industry in Bombay. His factories played a major part in turning
the city from an exotic Eastern metropolis into a smoke-grimed, sprawling industrial giant. His
most spectacular feat was the Sassoon Dock, It enabled the biggest cargo steamers to reach
Bombay, and swept the picturesque Arab and Indian sailing ships out of the Indian Ocean for
'The Sassoon star was now racing in the ascendant. In 1872 Albert was knighted. The following
year he went to live permanently in England, where several of his younger brothers, armed with
their share of the family fortune, were already cutting sensational figures in London society. 
The doors of Queen Victoria's stiff, sedate, and lonely Court were closed to swarthy Eastern
millionaires, no matter how rich. Nevertheless, the Sassoons found a ready welcome in the gay,
cosmopolitan set that surrounded the jovial Prince of Wales, who was still sowing his wild oats.
Albert's younger brothers, Reuben and Arthur, were soon among the Prince's most intimate
companions at country house card tables, shooting boxes in Scotland, and Continental casinos.
'Arthur Sassoon, who had one of the most beautiful hostesses in London as his wife, settled in
a mansion in Knightsbridge. Reuben's palace in Belgrave Square had the stables at the top of
the house. Horses and carriages had to be taken up and down in a lift. The extravagant Prince
was fascinated by the financial genius of the Sassoons. He insisted they accompany him in the
Royal boxes at Ascot and Newmarket to look after his bets. One spiteful rival described Arthur
as "that Jew pageboy who bobs up from his seat after every race to put on the Royal bets."
Reuben, wearing more jewels than English gentlemen thought becoming, was frequently seen
in the Prince's box at the theatre. It was even rumoured that, in his unofficial capacity of
"keeper of the Prince's purse for pastimes," he lent his host money.
'The Royal friendship was not without strains. The Prince, who had a schoolboy fondness of
practical jokes, once slipped a costly jewel into Reuben's pocket in a jeweller's shop in Germany
and left his embarrassed friend to explain to the irate and suspicious shopkeeper. On another
occasion, resenting what he regarded as undue familiarity, the Prince pushed Reuben so
violently that he fell down the marble staircase of his Belgrave Square mansion and was badly
'The highlight of Sir Albert Sassoon's hospitality was the visit of the Shah of Persia to Britain
in 1889. When the Shah visited Britain 16 years earlier his hosts were distressed by his
unfortunate behaviour in feminine company and by the trail of unpaid bills left by his suite. 
Only at the Prince of Wales' urgent request did the City of London grudgingly consent to
give the Shah an official reception on his second visit. There was a sigh of relief, therefore,
when the urbane Sir Albert Sassoon, who had been given the Order of the Lion by the Shah for
his services to Persian trade and banking, offered to be personally responsible for the 
embarrassing guest and to send him away happy. Sassoon knew his man. He hired a theatre in
Brighton, engaged a company of shapely ballet dancers - a gesture warmly appreciated by the
Shah - and provided a costly and sumptuous banquet of Oriental dishes. The visit was a 
diplomatic and social success [and no doubt was a factor behind Sir Albert receiving a
baronetcy in the following year].
'Sir Albert Sassoon died on October 24, 1896, and was buried in his exotic private mausoleum
at Brighton.'
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Sassoon created in 1909
From the "London Gazette" of 2 February 1909 (issue 28220, page 826):-
'The King has been pleased to give directions for the preparation of a Warrant for His Majesty's
Royal Sign Manual, authorizing Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, conferring the dignity of a Baronet of the said United
Kingdom upon Jacob Elias Sassoon, of the City of Bombay, in the Empire of India, Esquire, and
the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, with remainder to Edward Elias Sassoon, of
Grosvenor-place, in the City of Westminster, Esquire, and the heirs male of his body lawfully
Lady Sophia Cadogan (1874-1937), wife of Sir
Samuel Edward Scott, 6th baronet
After succeeding to the baronetcy as a child of 9, Sir Samuel married, on 29 June 1896, Sophia
Beatrix Mary Cadogan, younger daughter of the 5th Earl Cadogan, the then Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland. She was born 6 April 1874, and she was therefore 22 at the time of her marriage.
On 17 April 1899, Lady Scott suddenly disappeared. She drove from her residence in 
Grosvenor Square to Bond Street to do some shopping. Once there, she dismissed her 
coachman and subsequently failed to return to her house.
The following summary of the resulting scandal is taken from the 'Chicago Daily Tribune' of 5
December 1901:-
'………Lady Sophie...…..became afflicted in 1899 with melancholia, the result of a severe illness,
following the premature birth of a child [presumably a miscarriage]. It was while suffering from
this melancholia that she allowed herself to be persuaded by Algernon Burnaby, one of her
husband's fellow officers and best friends, to desert Sir Samuel, leaving a letter behind her
telling him that she had eloped.
'According to the story told at the time by the relatives and friends of the family, and which 
was popularly believed, Lady Sophie before reaching Dover, on her way to the Continent - that
is to say, within a couple of hours of her elopement - recovered her senses sufficiently to
become aware of what she was doing, and, parting from the companion of her flight, sought
refuge with some of her cousins in the south of England.
'According to the story Sir Samuel, realising that his wife had not been responsible for her
action, asked her parents to take care of her until she had recovered her health, and then,
resigning his commission in the army, started off on a yachting trip with her around the world.
They had reached India when the war in south Africa broke out. Sir Samuel, who is 29, sent his
wife home, presented his magnificent yacht to the government for use as a hospital ship, and
rejoined the army, taking an active share in the campaign, and, since his return to England,
after distinguishing himself in the field, has been living on the happiest terms with his wife,
whose canvassing contributed largely to his election to Parliament.
'Society received her everywhere, taking the story, which had been circulated as true, and
regarding her rather as the irresponsible victim of a false friend, at a time when her mind was
unbalanced by illness, rather than guilty of any serious wrongdoing. True, she has not 
reappeared at court, but she has been repeatedly received by Queen Alexandra and by her
daughters privately and been treated by the royal family with the utmost kindness and
consideration. In fact, the story published in the newspapers, according to which she has been
subjected to ostracism since the elopement episode, is altogether untrue, and as the law had
not been invoked in the case, there was no reason why Lady Sophia should not in course of 
time reappear at court.
'Sir Samuel, Lord Cadogan, and their relatives and friends, however, counted without the Hon.
Sybil Burnaby, that is to say, the wife of the officer who eloped with Lady Sophie, for he was
a married man. Apparently the Hon. Mrs Burnaby, sister of Lord Delamere, is anxious to marry,
and for this purpose to secure a dissolution of her marriage to Algernon Burnaby. So, in spite
of all the influence that could be brought to bear by the King, the royal family, and by the
most powerful leaders of London society, she proceeded to sue her husband for a divorce, 
naming Lady Sophie as co-respondent, and producing evidence to show that the story until
now current about Lady Sophie was untrue, in so far that it asserted that she had left
Burnaby within a couple of hours after her elopement, and that she had quitted him as soon 
as ever the London train had reached Dover. For, according to the testimony on the strength
of which Mrs Burnaby got her divorce, Lady Sophie had spent nearly two months at Baggrave
Hall, the Leicestershire county seat of Algernon Burnaby, that is to say the time when,
according to the story hitherto believed, she had been under the care of relatives in the 
south of England. 
'Of course the publication of this evidence does not in any way affect the statement that
Lady Sophie was mentally irresponsible at the time when she deserted her husband. But the
placing on official record in court that she had lived with Algernon Burnaby at Baggrave 
Hall as his wife for a couple of months practically destroys her position in London society,
in spite of her reconciliation with her husband and renders it impossible that she should ever
resume her place at King Edward's court.'
After being reconciled to her husband, it appears that they lived happily together until Lady
Sophie died in 1937. The former Mrs Burnaby died in May 1911, as a result of falling out of a
third-floor window at her house in Wilton Place. Algernon Burnaby was quietly dismissed from
the army and, after being divorced by Sybil, married an American heiress, Minna Field, in
1906. Burnaby, prior to his involvement in the scandal, was already well-known in England. He
was the nephew of Colonel Fred Burnaby, one of England's most famous soldiers of the 19th
century. Algernon had also gained fame as one of the participants of the famous midnight
steeplechase which had taken place at Melton Mowbray in March 1890, this event having 
arisen from a challenge made at a dinner party at the home of Lady Augusta Fane. The 
riders had hoped for a moonlit night, but when it the moon was obscured by clouds, they
borrowed sufficient oil-lamps from the local railway station to light the 3-mile course, while
all of the riders wore white night-shirts. Burnaby died in November 1938 at the age of 70,
having been Master of the Quorn, probably the most famous hunt in England, for 14 years.
Sir Douglas Edward Scott, 7th baronet of Great Barr [UK 1806]
Sir Douglas appeared before the courts in March 1918, charged with bigamy. The following
report appeared in 'The Times' on 29 March 1918:-
'At Westminster Police Court yesterday, before Mr. Francis, the Rev. Sir Douglas Edward
Scott, 54, of Devonshire House, Theale, Berks, was charged with marrying Vanda Marion
Williams at Caversham, his wife, Lady Scott, being alive; with obtaining a naval uniform and
a lady's costume, and other articles, from Messrs. Burberry by false pretences; and with
obtaining £15 by false pretences from Messrs. Selfridge's.
'Lady Scott deposed that she was the wife of the prisoner, and resided at Theale. She was
married on December 11, 1899, at the Registry Office, Lambeth. During the last three years
they had lived at Theale. There were six children of the marriage, five living. She last saw her
husband before his arrest on January 14. Ostensibly he left for France in connexion with the 
Church Army.
'Vanda Marion Williams, a young woman living at St.George's-road, Pimlico, stated that she was
the widow of a Cardiff shipping clerk. Since last Easter she had been employed as assistant in
the refreshment room at Reading Railway Station. She made the acquaintance of the defendant
there. He asked her if she would assist him in France, and she sais she had no desire to go. 
Afterwards the defendant said that he cared for her, and that he had lost his wife two years 
ago. Her asked her on several occasions to become his wife. At first she refused him, but
ultimately agreed to marry him on December 24. Arrangements were made for the banns to be
put up at St.Peter's Church, Caversham. At the beginning of the year Sir Douglas went 
hurriedly to France, but returned in February. They were married on February 18, and stayed
at hotels in London. The witness remained with the defendant at the Grosvenor Hotel until
his arrest. Their marriage was announced in the Morning Post on the instruction of the 
'Detective-sergeant Purkiss stated that while the defendant was in custody he (the witness)
asked him if the lady at the Grosvenor Hotel was his wife. The defendant replied "Certainly
she is. Lady Scott, my first wife, is dead." On March 21, when identified by the real Lady
Scott and told that he would be charged with bigamy, the defendant said, "I quite expected
that would happen. I am sorry I told you a lie." The prisoner, in reply to the statutory charge, 
said, "I will reserve what I have to say for elsewhere."
Another report, which appeared in the Melbourne 'Argus' on 29 June 1918, stated that Sir
Douglas had pretended that he was a commander in the navy, hence the naval uniform already
mentioned above. The article further states that Sir Douglas was an undischarged bankrupt,
and that he appeared to be a serial bigamist, since it reports that "becoming engaged to a 
well-connected young woman in the north, he inserted in a newspaper an untrue statement
of Lady Scott's death. The banns were published, but the young woman's father discovered
the facts. She gave birth to a child."
At the conclusion of his trial, Sir Douglas was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months'
imprisonment with hard labour.
Sir Edward Arthur Dolman Scott, 8th baronet of Great Barr  [UK 1806]
After leaving England as a 17-year-old, Scott lived in Australia, and while living there succeeded
his father as 8th baronet in 1951. He told his story in an interview with the Adelaide "Mail" which
was published on 8 December 1951:-
'Adelaide's 46 year old baronet Sir Edward Arthur Dolman Scott, who is a painter and decorator of        
Plympton, in an exclusive story to "The Mail" today told how he ran away from his ancestral home
on the Thames near London when he was 17.
'This week cables from London announced that Mr. Scott had inherited the title from his father, 
Sir Douglas Edward Scott, seventh baronet of Great Barr, Staffordshire, England who died on 
August 22 this year.
'Mr. Scott has been living in a comfortable home in Alice street, South Plympton, with his wife and
12-year-old daughter for the past 11 years. 
'I found the Scott family taking the news of the title calmly. Mr. Scott, just back from a painting 
job at Salisbury, had changed into shorts. Sun-tanned and quietly spoken, he told the story of
the decision he made early in his life 'to see the world and make my way through life on my own
merits.' He said: "Australia sounded like the 'promised land.' "I knew going there would virtually 
mean cutting myself off from my family. But I have never regretted my decision. I boarded a boat
in England and landed in Adelaide as Ted Scott, without a friend in the world and with less than
£2 in my pocket. I was then about 17. In England I had learned painting and decorating. Soon
after arriving here, I resumed this trade and have since been all over the country enjoying the 
free, open life that is typically Australian. Thirteen years ago I married Dorothy Winchcombe, from
Yorketown, SA. Two years later we settled in our present home. We knew that I, as the eldest 
son, would automatically inherit the baronetcy and the whole of its estates on my father's death.
But we never mentioned it to anyone. I rarely corresponded with my parents or my brother and
two sisters in England. 
"At the end of August this year an airmail letter arrived from my mother, now about 80, briefly
stating that my father had died on August 22, and telling me I was now Sir Edward Arthur Dolman
Scott, Baronet. I wrote back immediately for further particulars. Apart from the title I hadn't the
faintest idea what the estate consisted of, or what the baronetcy might mean to me financially.
My wife and I will visit England in 1953, when I hope to finish straightening everything out.
"Our daughter, Jeanette, will be finished her schooling by then, and will be able to go with us.
But we will come back here to live. All our interests are here. We have a comfortable seven-room 
home we've worked hard for. I have never received a penny from England. We have been "Ted 
and Dot" to a lot of friends here for so long, and we want it to go on like that. As far as we know
now, I will continue with my painting and decorating, and my wife will still run her two hairdress-
ing salons at Plympton."
For information on his wife, see the next note below….
Dorothy Elsie Scott, wife of Sir Edward Arthur Dolman Scott, 8th baronet of 
Great Barr [UK 1806]                  
In 1970 Lady Scott took legal action against the large paper products company Bowater-Scott,
alleging that they had used her name without permission in an advertising campaign for toilet
paper. The following report is from "The Canberra Times" of 26 August 1970 [in common with
almost every newspaper when referring to a baronet's or knight's wife, she is wrongly referred to 
as 'Lady Dorothy Scott' - the only occasions when the style Lady [Christian name] [Surname] is
correct is if that person is the daughter of a duke, a marquess or an earl - for example, Lady
Diana Spencer.]
'Adelaide's Lady Dorothy Scott [sic] is upset because of a national advertisement urging people
to buy Lady Scott lavatory paper. She says it is embarrassing for her.
"I am not very pleased about it, carrying my name and all," she said today. "People think it was
done with my sanction. They say to me, 'We knew you were a good businesswoman. But now 
you have it made. We all have to use it.' Some of the things that women say to me when they
come into my hairdressing salons are embarrassing," she said. [Lady Scott has several hair-
dressing salons in Adelaide suburbs.] Even schoolchildren are singing the tune to the ad," she 
'She had received a number of offensive anonymous letters. Recently a group came past her
house in Sussex Street, Glenelg, singing the song, she said. "I don't know where the kiddies
came from. I didn't even know that they knew I lived there, but I don't blame them. How
would Sir Ian Bowater like the name of the toilet roll changed to 'Lady Bowater toilet rolls.'
Then he would see how awful it would be." [The toilet rolls are manufactured by Bowater-Scott,
the family company of Sir Ian Bowater, the Lord Mayor of London (1969-1970), who is now in
'Lady Scott said she had asked the Adelaide solicitor and former Liberal Cabinet Minister, Sir
Baden Pattinson [1899-1978], to see what he could do to stop the advertisement appearing. 
Sir Baden has written to the company in Melbourne and a company spokesman said today that
the advertisement had been withdrawn a fortnight ago. Company solicitors were looking at the
position, he said.
'The advertisement has had full-page treatment in national womens' magazines and 30 and 60-
second showings on national television. Part of the advertisement invites viewers to "have an
affair with Lady Scott." Some of the lyrics to the tune read, "Lady Scott tissues are so soft, 
tra-la, soft pastels in your tra-la-la."
"We consulted the Broadcasting Control Board right from the copy stage of the commercial.....
it approved the ad's issue," a Bowater-Scott spokesman said tonight. "The Board had a seminar
on how to treat personal products in a tasteful fashion and picked our ad to show how." The
spokesman would not say whether the company was considering pulling "Lady Scott" off the
Lady Scott continued with her legal action and was eventually successful, as reported in "The
Canberra Times" on 10 October 1970:-
'Lady Scott, of Adelaide, announced yesterday that she had received "X amount of thousands
of dollars" from the Bowater-Scott Tissue Company, after threatening legal action.
'The company recently offended Lady Scott in an advertising campaign. It has increased its
profits during recent publicity.
'Lady Scott, of Glenelg, an Adelaide suburb, said it was "embarrassing" when Bowater-Scott
screened a television commercial to advertise toilet tissue which used the same name as her
own. The commercial was taken off TV for four weeks after Lady Scott threatened legal
action. But it will be on screen again from today.
"I won't say how much I got, but I feel it covers the damage done to me," Lady Scott said.
'The general manager of Bowater-Scott, Mr. B.F. Turner, said he could not disclose what
settlement had been reached. He said that Bowater-Scott sales had increased "considerably"
during recent weeks of publicity. "I can't say if the Lady Scott matter has been the reason,
but sales have gone up and up," he said.'
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Scott created in 1806
From the "London Gazette" of 8 November 1806 (issue 15973, page 1466):-
'The King has been pleased to grant the Dignity of a Baronet of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland to James Sibbald, of Sittwood Park, in the County of Berks, Esq; with 
Remainder to David Scott, of Dunninald, in the County of Forfar, Esq; Nephew to the said James
Sibbald, Esq; and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten.'
Sir Francis David Sibbald Scott, 4th baronet  [UK 1806]
Sir Francis committed suicide in August 1906. The result of the subsequent inquest was 
reported in the London "Telegraph" of 14 August 1906:-
'In connection with the tragic death of Sir Francis David Sibbald Scott, fourth baronet, of
Dunninald, who was found shot at his residence, Waterloo Villa, near Portsmouth, on Saturday,
there were some painful revelations at the inquest, which was held yesterday by the South
Hampshire county coroner (Mr. E. Goble).
'It was stated that the deceased baronet had given way extensively to intemperance, and 
when under the influence of drink he had threatened to commit suicide. His son, Lieutenant
Francis Montagu Sibbald Scott, the successor to the title, informed the coroner, however,
that he did not believe his father intended to carry out the threat. He was obliged to have an
attendant to look after his father, who was not allowed to use a gun. All cartridges in the
house were locked up.
'Lilian Marshall Brown, a certificated nurse, had been nursing Sir Francis on and off for five
years. She described how he "gave her the slip" on Saturday, and afterwards admitted having 
gone to an hotel, whence he returned in half an hour. Sir Francis was having his luncheon, and
witness had left him to get some more soup when the report of the gun was heard. Asked if
deceased had ever threatened suicide, witness replied, "When he has been under the influence
of drink he has talked of committing suicide, but said that when he is sober he would not have
the pluck to do it." Latterly deceased's drinking bouts had been much more frequent - about
every fortnight - and he had not got over the last one properly. Witness found the cartridge
produced in deceased's despatch-box, which was open. This the deceased kept locked, as it
contained private papers, and he wore the key on his watch-chain. In the box there was a
small bottle of gin.
'William Garland, of Eastney, who had also been in attendance upon Sir Francis, stated that
when he entered deceased's service on the 7th inst Sir Francis had a very bad attack, and
was inclined to be very violent. Witness tried to keep drink from him.
'Dr. T. Baker described the finding of the body. The muzzle of the gun had evidently been 
placed under the right eye and discharged. The wound was self-inflicted.
'The jury returned a verdict of suicide during a fit of temporary insanity.'
Sir Guy Thomas Saunders Sebright, 12th baronet
Sir Guy was the victim in a conspiracy to blackmail him, commonly known as a "badger game."
The following article appeared in the London "Daily Mail" on 28 October 1930:-
'A plot by a man and his wife to catch a 74-years-old baronet in a compromising position
in the flat which he provided for the woman was described in the Divorce Court yesterday.
'An application, said to be without precedent, was made in a suit in which Mr. Henry Gladwin
Grayson, an estate agent of Marlborough-place, St.John's Wood, N.W., obtained a decree
nisi with costs and £500 damages on November 15 last on the ground of adultery between
his wife and Sir Guy Sebright.
'The case was not defended, but later the King's Proctor intervened, with the result that
the decree was rescinded. The questions of the payment out to Sir Guy of the damages and
the King's Proctor's costs arose.
'The matter was postponed until yesterday, when Mr. F.L. Hodson, for Sir Guy Sebright, asked
for the dismissal of the petition and for the payment out of court to Sir Guy of the £500
damages. Mr. W.N. Stable, for the King's Proctor, contended that this was a case where the
King's Proctor ought to be paid his costs as a condition of Sir Guy recovering the £500. The
wife had been the mistress for some time of the co-respondent, who did not know apparently
that Mrs. Grayson was a married woman. A flat was provided by the co-respondent for the
wife, where the husband also resided, and the husband, when it was suspected that the co-
respondent would call, would conveniently disappear.
'Apparently, said Mr. Stable, the generosity of Sir Guy had its limits, but these two people,
thinking they could get more money out of him, staged a surprise visit when the wife would
be caught flagrante delicto with Sir Guy. Then the husband filed a divorce petition, claiming
£3,000 damages, but only recovered £500.
'Mr. Justice Bateson: It looks as if they succeeded in blackmailing the co-respondent and now
the co-respondent wants the damages. Mr. Stable: I am told that the petitioner and his wife
are people of no substance, and the question is whether the costs of the King's Proctor's
intervention should fall on the taxpayer or on the co-respondent.
'Mr. Justice Bateson said as he understood the case husband and wife put their heads together
to catch Sir Guy in a compromising position so that the husband, by divorcing his wife, could
get damages against Sir Guy, the latter not knowing the woman was married. Sir Guy was no
party to the trick which was being played on him by which the husband obtained £500 
damages. Neither was Sir Guy a party to the King's Proctor's intervention.
'In the circumstances it did not seem right that Sir Guy should pay those costs. The £500
damages would be paid out to Sir Guy's solicitor and the petition dismissed, with costs against
both husband and wife.'
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