Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan

F, b. 22 March 1808, d. 15 June 1877
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton née Sheridan
Reference4825
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan was born on 22 March 1808 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander.2 She married George Chapple Norton, son of Hon Fletcher Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Balmain, on 30 July 1827 in St George Hanover Square, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by CB Sheridan, Georgina Callendae, Douglas Kinward, Caroline Sheridan, JG Sheridan, HJ Blackwood and many others.3 Caroline Norton is primarily remembered today for her work in repealing the divorce and child custody laws of the Victorian period. The granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the famous Restoration playwright, Norton, herself a prolific and widely read poet and novelist. Her marriage to George Chapple Norton was a notoriously unhappy one that culminated in separation in 1836, when her husband brought suit of adultery against Lord Melbourne. The suit failed, but, in accordance with the matrimonial laws of the time, her husband retained custody of their children. Norton immediately began a long fight for custody. Because the laws of the time denied married women most rights of property and even juridical status, the popular press was the arena for her struggle; in 1839 she published A Plain Letter to the Lord Chancellor on the Infant Custody Bill under the pseudonym Pearce Stevenson. When her youngest son died in 1842, largely due to neglect on the part of her husband, he relented and granted her custody of their two surviving children.

Between 1827 and 1842, despite the difficulties of what was rapidly becoming a very public private life and the demands of her writing to reform child custody laws, Norton published a book of verse, The Sorrows of Rosalie (1829), a long poem, The Undying One (1830), her first novel, The Wife and Woman's Reward (1835), and her important factory reform poem, A Voice from the Factories (1836). In 1853, she was sued for debt by her husband, who upon the death of Norton's mother had been cut short of allowance and seized her copyright interests. In response to this lawsuit, Norton once again pamphleteered for her cause, this time in support of the Divorce Bill. Her open Letter to the Queen on this topic was published in 1855. Although she was still active as a writer, she was nearing the end of her literary career. She had published a novel, Stuart of Dunleath, in 1851, but her last long poem, The Lady of La GarayeCaroline Norton is primarily remembered today for her work in repealing the divorce and child custody laws of the Victorian period.1 She was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in 24 Bolton Street, St George Hanover Square, London, England. Caroline is living with her brother Charles Sheridan.4 She was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in 3 Chesterfield Street, St George Hanover Square, London, England. Caroline was living with her son Fletcher descibed as a Diplomatist and six servants.5 She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in 3 Chesterfield Street, St George Hanover Square, London, England. Caroline was living with four servant.6 Her husband George died on 24 February 1875 in Wonersh Mansion, Wonersh, Surrey, England.2,7 She married William Stirling-Maxwell on 1 March 1877 Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, a historical writer and politician, with whom Caroline had been good friends for nearly 25 years. Unlike her first husband, Sir William offered her love, security and comfort.8,1 She died on 15 June 1877 in St George Hanover Square, London, England, at age 69 of jaundice and peritonitis.7,9 Sir William, Carlotta, Richard ad Caroline's brother Brinsley escorted her body to Scotland for the funeral and interment in the vault at Lecropt at Keir. Her son Brin was too ill to attend. He died six weeks later.7 Her estate was probated on 26 July 1877 Administration papers were issued in the Principal Registry to her husband Sir William Stirling-Maxwell of 10 Upper Grosvenor Street. Her effects were valued at under £7,000.10

Family 1

George Chapple Norton b. 31 Aug 1800, d. 24 Feb 1875
Children

Family 2

William Stirling-Maxwell b. 8 Mar 1818, d. 15 Jan 1878

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a Grave.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  3. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931.
  4. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 1 June 1841 HO107 Piece 734 Book 3 Folio 51 Page 19.
  5. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1476 Folio 345 Page 21.
  6. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 46 Folio 44 Page 21.
  7. [S14] Book owned by me The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson.
  8. [S7] Ancestry Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes 1877/Q2 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 27.
  10. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  11. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson.

William Stirling-Maxwell

M, b. 8 March 1818, d. 15 January 1878
William Stirling-Maxwell
Reference4827
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     William Stirling-Maxwell was born on 8 March 1818 in Kenmure, Lanarkshire, Scotland, he was the only son of Archibald Stirling and Elizabeth Maxwell.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Perthshire between 1852 and 1868. He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire. He succeeded to the title of 9th Baronet Maxwell, of Auldhouse [N.S., 1682] on 6 June 1865.2 He graduated with a Doctor of Law (LL.D.) He graduated with a Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Perthshire between 1874 and 1878. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) He held the office of Rector of Edinburgh University. He married Anna Maria Leslie Melville on 26 April 1865 in Paris, France, Anna was the third daughter of Davis Leslie Melville.2,1 He married Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton, daughter of Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta Callander, on 1 March 1877 Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, a historical writer and politician, with whom Caroline had been good friends for nearly 25 years. Unlike her first husband, Sir William offered her love, security and comfort.1,3 He received the probate of the estate of Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan on 26 July 1877 Administration papers were issued in the Principal Registry to her husband Sir William Stirling-Maxwell of 10 Upper Grosvenor Street. Her effects were valued at under £7,000.4 He died on 15 January 1878 at age 59 from a fever in Venice on his way home from Capri.4,1,3 His estate was probated on 30 March 1878 at the Principal Registry by Wiliam Stuart Stirling Crawford of 88 Eaton Square as one of the Executors. His personal estate was valued at under £20,000 in England and resworn in May 1878 as under £25,000. A further grant was issued on 5 June 1878 in the Principal Registry by Thomas Leslie Melville Cartwright of 10 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, John Glenairn Carter Hamilton of 54 Eaton Place, Ronald Leslie Melville of 41 Lombard Street and Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart of 11 Grosvenor Place in Grosvenor Square. His personal estate was valued at under £25,000 in England.4

Family 1

Anna Maria Leslie Melville d. 8 Dec 1874
Children

Family 2

Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan b. 22 Mar 1808, d. 15 Jun 1877

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22.
  2. [S14] Book owned by me The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Find a Grave.
  4. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

John Stirling-Maxwell

M, b. 6 June 1866, d. 30 May 1956
Reference4828
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     John Stirling-Maxwell was born on 6 June 1866. He was the son of William Stirling-Maxwell and Anna Maria Leslie Melville. He died on 30 May 1956 at age 89.

Archibald Stirling-Maxwell

M, b. 14 September 1867, d. 18 February 1931
Reference4829
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Archibald Stirling-Maxwell was born on 14 September 1867. He was the son of William Stirling-Maxwell and Anna Maria Leslie Melville. He died on 18 February 1931 at age 63.

Thomas Brinsley Norton

M, b. 4 November 1831, d. 24 July 1877
Reference4830
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Thomas Brinsley Norton was born on 4 November 1831 in Westminster, London, England.1 He was the son of George Chapple Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire and then at University College, Oxford University, Oxford.1 Thomas sustained a serious head injury in 1851 as a result of falling from his horse while hunting in Yorkshire and was sent to Italy to convalesce, he was never to fully recover.1 He married Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo on 1 August 1854 in Florence, Italy, they met in Naples. Maria was the daughter of a local lawyer.1 He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court, Surrey, England. Thomas was described as a fundholder living with his wife, two children and two servants.2 He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, County York [G.B., 1782] on 28 August 1875. He died on 24 July 1877 in Capri, Italy, at age 45.1 He was buried in Capri, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy.3

Family

Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo b. 1834, d. 1 Feb 1892
Children

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 458 Folio 82 Page 11.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.

Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo

F, b. 1834, d. 1 February 1892
Reference4831
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo was born in 1834 in Capri, Italy. She married Thomas Brinsley Norton, son of George Chapple Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan, on 1 August 1854 in Florence, Italy, they met in Naples. Maria was the daughter of a local lawyer.1 She was the wife of Thomas Brinsley Norton in the 1861 census in Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court, Surrey, England. Thomas was described as a fundholder living with his wife, two children and two servants.2 She witnessed the death of Thomas who died on 24 July 1877 in Capri, Italy.1 She died on 1 February 1892 in Casa Federigo, Capri, Italy. She was buried in Roman Catholic Cemetery, Capri, Italy.

Family

Thomas Brinsley Norton b. 4 Nov 1831, d. 24 Jul 1877
Children

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 458 Folio 82 Page 11.

Carlotta Chiara Mary Norton

F, b. 26 August 1854, d. 21 March 1931
Reference4832
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Carlotta Chiara Mary Norton was born on 26 August 1854 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Brinsley Norton and Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo. She was the daughter of Thomas Brinsley Norton and Maria Chiara Elisa Norton in the 1861 census in Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court, Surrey, England.2 She appeared in the household as a lodger in the 1881 census in 16 Alfred Place, Brompton, London, England. She was lodging with Victoria Evry and her son Edward.3 She was listed in the household in the 1891 census as a visitor in 35 Eaton Square, St George Hanover Square, London, England. Carlotta was visiting Helena C Sheridan.4 She appeared in the household in the 1901 census in Conference Hall, Deaconess House, Islington, London, England. She was boarding with Harriet A Hogg who was described as Directress of Deaconess House. Carlotta and all the other female single boarders were described as Deaconesses.5 She appeared in the household as a boarder in the 1911 census in St Judes, 72 Mildmay Park, Islington, London, England. She was described as a Mildmay Deaconesss along with other boarding there.6 She died on 21 March 1931 in St Catherine, Deaconess House, 90 Grosvenor Road, Highbury, London, England, at age 76 she was unmarried.7,8 She was buried in Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy.1 Her estate was probated on 4 May 1932 in London to Richard Henry Brinsley Norton. Her effects were valued at £11,470 7s.8

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.
  2. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 458 Folio 82 Page 11.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 47 Folio 101 Page 14.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 72 Folio 75 Page 17.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 199 Folio 162 Page 44.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN973 RG78PN33 RD10 SD7 ED4 SN351.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1932/Q1 Islington Volume 1b Page 64 age 77.
  8. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

John Richard Brinsley Norton

M, b. 1 October 1855, d. 5 August 1943
John Richard Brinsley Norton
Reference4833
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     John Richard Brinsley Norton was born on 1 October 1855 in Florence, Italy, He was given the name of Giovannia Richard Brinsley Norton at birth. He was the son of Thomas Brinsley Norton and Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo. He was the son of Thomas Brinsley Norton and Maria Chiara Elisa Norton in the 1861 census in Hampton Court Green, Hampton Court, Surrey, England.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Middlesex Yeomanry cavalry. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, co. York [G.B., 1782] on 24 July 1877. He was a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Yorkshire. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Yorkshire.2 John invited his cousin Charles Grantley Norton and his wife Katharine to lunch shortly after he gained the title of Lord Grantley. A few hours later Lord Grantley had eloped with his cousin's wife and they were aboard is yacht 'Polly' en route for the Greek Islands. When they returned they set up home in Wonersh Park. Naturally divorce for Charles and Katherine ensued.2 He married Katherine Buckner Norton on 5 November 1879 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, the next day they discovered that Katherine's divorce absolute had not been decreed. So this being completed they married again in Caxton Hall.3,4,5 Lewis and Lewis of 10 Ely Place filed of John Richard Brinsley Baron Grantley swore on 13 December 1879 and filed on 23 December 1879 that he is the lawful father and Guardian of Joan Mary Conyers Norton.6 By 1884, the Settled Land Acts having come into force, John decdied to sell all his Surrey properties. The sales were spread over three years, from 1885 - 1888.2 His wife Katherine died on 17 February 1897 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.7 He died on 5 August 1943 in Pancras, London, England, at age 87.8 He was buried in Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy.9

Family

Katherine Buckner McVickar b. c 1849, d. 17 Feb 1897
Children

Sources

  1. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 458 Folio 82 Page 11.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1879/Q4 St Geo H Sq Volume 1d Page 836.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1879/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 241.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1916.
  6. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1916 (after her mothers divorce from her previous husband).
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1897/Q1 St Geo H Sq Volume 1a Page 286 age 48.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes 1943/Q3 Pancras Volume 1b Page 11 age 87.
  9. [S7] Ancestry Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.

Katherine Buckner McVickar

F, b. circa 1849, d. 17 February 1897
Reference4834
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Katherine Buckner McVickar was born circa 1849 in USA she was the daughter of Commodore William Henry McVickar.1 She married Charles Grantley Campbell Norton, son of Charles Francis Norton and Maria Louisa Campbell, on 22 June 1870. John invited his cousin Charles Grantley Norton and his wife Katharine to lunch shortly after he gained the title of Lord Grantley. A few hours later Lord Grantley had eloped with his cousin's wife and they were aboard is yacht 'Polly' en route for the Greek Islands. When they returned they set up home in Wonersh Park. Naturally divorce for Charles and Katherine ensued.1 She and Charles Grantley Campbell Norton were divorced on 11 October 1878.1,2 She married John Richard Brinsley Norton, son of Thomas Brinsley Norton and Maria Chiara Elisa Federigo, on 5 November 1879 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, the next day they discovered that Katherine's divorce absolute had not been decreed. So this being completed they married again in Caxton Hall.3,4,2 She died on 17 February 1897 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.5

Family 1

Charles Grantley Campbell Norton b. 23 May 1835, d. 10 Apr 1921

Family 2

John Richard Brinsley Norton b. 1 Oct 1855, d. 5 Aug 1943
Children

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1916.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1879/Q4 St Geo H Sq Volume 1d Page 836.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1879/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 241.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1897/Q1 St Geo H Sq Volume 1a Page 286 age 48.

Charles Grantley Campbell Norton

M, b. 23 May 1835, d. 10 April 1921
Reference4835
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Charles Grantley Campbell Norton was born on 23 May 1835.1 He was the son of Charles Francis Norton and Maria Louisa Campbell. He married Katherine Buckner McVickar on 22 June 1870. John invited his cousin Charles Grantley Norton and his wife Katharine to lunch shortly after he gained the title of Lord Grantley. A few hours later Lord Grantley had eloped with his cousin's wife and they were aboard is yacht 'Polly' en route for the Greek Islands. When they returned they set up home in Wonersh Park. Naturally divorce for Charles and Katherine ensued.1 He and Katherine Buckner Norton were divorced on 11 October 1878.1,2 He married Mary Elizabeth Mina Smith on 6 September 1886.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, raising to a Colonel in the service of the Imperial Ottoman Gendarmerie and was decorated with the award of the Military Knight of Windsor.1 He died on 10 April 1921 at age 85 aged 85.1

Family 1

Katherine Buckner McVickar b. c 1849, d. 17 Feb 1897

Sources

  1. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1916.

Maria Louisa Campbell

F, d. 1888
Reference4836
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
     Maria Louisa Campbell married Charles Francis Norton, son of Hon Fletcher Norton and Caroline Elizabeth Balmain, on 29 December 1831. She married Edmund Phipps on 15 May 1838. She died in 1888.

Family 1

Charles Francis Norton b. 4 Feb 1807, d. 27 Oct 1835
Children

Family 2

Edmund Phipps
Child

Edmund Phipps

M
Reference4837
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
     Edmund Phipps married Maria Louisa Campbell on 15 May 1838.

Family

Maria Louisa Campbell d. 1888
Child

Caroline Helen Jocelyn Norton

F, d. 1914
Reference4838
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
     Caroline Helen Jocelyn Norton was the daughter of Charles Francis Norton and Maria Louisa Campbell. She died in 1914.

Constantine Edmund Henry Phipps

M, b. 23 May 1840, d. 15 March 1911
Reference4839
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
     Constantine Edmund Henry Phipps was born on 23 May 1840. He was the son of Edmund Phipps and Maria Louisa Campbell. He died on 15 March 1911 at age 70.

Winifred Chapple Norton

F, b. 1881, d. 11 July 1914
Reference4840
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Winifred Chapple Norton was born in 1881 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, Winifred was the twin of Eleanor.1 She was the daughter of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar. She was baptised on 23 July 1881 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, with her twin.2 She married ... ... in 1907 in Kensington, London, England, possibly William Galbraith Tennant.3 She died on 11 July 1914.

Family

... ...

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1881/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 142.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1907/Q2 Kensington Volume 1a Page 199.

Eleanor Trehane Norton

F, b. 1881, d. 16 March 1951
Reference4841
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Eleanor Trehane Norton was born in 1881 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, Eleanor was the twin of Winifred.1,2 She was the daughter of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar. She was baptised on 23 July 1881 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, with her twin.3 Eleanor was a poetess.1 She died on 16 March 1951 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England.4 She was buried in St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Eleanor and Katherine were buried under the same gravestone.1

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1881/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 142.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1951/Q1 Eton Volume 6a Page 545.

Katharine Edith Carlotta Norton

F, b. 18 December 1883, d. 9 February 1961
Reference4842
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Katharine Edith Carlotta Norton was born on 18 December 1883 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, she was the twin sister of Eleanor.1,2 She was the daughter of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar. She was baptised on 19 January 1884 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3 She died on 9 February 1961 in Westminster, London, England, at age 77.4 She was buried in St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Eleanor and Katherine were buried under the same gravestone.1

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1884/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 139.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1961/Q1 Westminster Volume 5c Page 498 age 78.

Joan Mary Conyers Norton

F, b. 10 November 1879, d. 22 July 1942
Reference4843
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     Joan Mary Conyers Norton was born on 10 November 1879 in St George Hanover Square, London, England, five days after her parents wedding.1,2 She was the daughter of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar. Lewis and Lewis of 10 Ely Place filed of John Richard Brinsley Baron Grantley swore on 13 December 1879 and filed on 23 December 1879 that he is the lawful father and Guardian of Joan Mary Conyers Norton.3 She married Edmund Henry Bevan on 11 February 1903.2 She died on 22 July 1942 in Pancras, London, England, at age 62.4

Family

Edmund Henry Bevan
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1879/Q4 St Geo H Sq Volume 1d Page383.
  2. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  3. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1916 (after her mothers divorce from her previous husband).
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1942/Q3 Pancras Volume 1b Page 4 age 62.

unnamed Norton

M, b. 25 January 1889, d. 25 January 1889
Reference4844
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
     unnamed Norton died on 25 January 1889. He was born on 25 January 1889 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1 He was the son of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar.

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1889/Q1 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 415.

Richard Henry Brinsley Norton

M, b. 2 April 1892, d. 16 July 1954
Richard Henry Brinsley Norton
Reference4845
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Richard Henry Brinsley Norton was born on 2 April 1892 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,2 He was the son of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar. Richard fought in the First World War, where he was wounded. He was Staff Captain, War Office in 1915 gaining the rank of Captain in the service of the Scots Guards SR. He married Jean Mary Kinloch on 3 April 1919. Richard and Jean sailed on SS Aquitania leaving Southampton on 28 January 1922 bound for New York. Richard was listed as a banker and gave his father Lord Grantley of Winchester as his next of kin.3 Richard succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, Co. York [G.B., 1782] on 5 August 1943. His wife Jean died on 16 January 1945 in Wellbottom Cottage, Leatherhead, Surrey, England.4,5 He received the probate of the estate of Jean Mary Norton on 26 May 1945 in Llandudno. Administration papers were issued to her husband and daughter. Her effects were valued at £12,656 18s 10d.5 He died on 16 July 1954 in London, England, at age 62.1 He was buried in St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Family

Jean Mary Kinloch b. 1898, d. 16 Jan 1945
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1892/Q2 St Geo H Sq Volume 1a Page 423.
  3. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q1 Surrey Mid Eastern Volume 2a Page 433.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

Jean Mary Kinloch

F, b. 1898, d. 16 January 1945
Jean Mary Norton née Kinloch
Reference4846
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Jean Mary Kinloch was born in 1898 in St George Hanover Square, London, England, she was the daughter of Brig.-Gen. Sir David Alexander Kinloch of Gilmerton, 11th Battalion and Elinor Lucy Davenport.1,2 She married Richard Henry Brinsley Norton, son of John Richard Brinsley Norton and Katherine Buckner McVickar, on 3 April 1919. Richard and Jean sailed on SS Aquitania leaving Southampton on 28 January 1922 bound for New York. Richard was listed as a banker and gave his father Lord Grantley of Winchester as his next of kin.3 She died on 16 January 1945 in Wellbottom Cottage, Leatherhead, Surrey, England, her death is registered under the surname of Grantley.4,5 Her estate was probated on 26 May 1945 in Llandudno. Administration papers were issued to her husband and daughter. Her effects were valued at £12,656 18s 10d.5 She was buried in St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.1 Her husband Richard died on 16 July 1954 in London, England.1

Family

Richard Henry Brinsley Norton b. 2 Apr 1892, d. 16 Jul 1954
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1898/Q4 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 420.
  3. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q1 Surrey Mid Eastern Volume 2a Page 433.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton

F, b. 20 January 1920, d. 4 February 2013
Sarah Kathleen Elinor Norton later Astor and Baring
Reference4847
Last Edited6 Apr 2017
     Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton was born on 20 January 1920 in Paddington, London, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Henry Brinsley Norton and Jean Mary Kinloch. She received the probate of the estate of Jean Mary Norton on 26 May 1945 in Llandudno. Administration papers were issued to her husband and daughter. Her effects were valued at £12,656 18s 10d.2 She married William Waldorf Astor on 14 June 1945 in Westminster, London, England.3 Sarah and her father in law Waldorf Astor of Clivedon, Taplow in Buckinghamshire arrived in Southampton on board HMS Queen Mary on 19 May 1946 from New York. She gave her address as 45 Upper Gosvenor Square, Mayfair in London.4 She and William Waldorf Astor were divorced in 1953. She married Thomas Michael Baring on 17 April 1953 in Marylebone, London, England.5 Thomas and Sarah disembarked on 13 September 1855 the Ile de France in Plymouth. Thomas gave his occupation as a publisher and they gave their address as 16 Clareville Street in Kensington, London.4 Thomas and Sarah arrived in Southampton on board Queen Mary on 4 December 1957 from New York. Thomas was a publisher and they gave their address as The Manor House, Pilton in Somerset.4 She and Thomas Michael Baring were divorced in 1965. Sarah was living alone in 2003 in 42 Melton Court, Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, England. She died on 4 February 2013 at age 93. She was buried in St Peter and St Paul, Belton, Lincolnshire, England.6

Family 1

William Waldorf Astor b. 13 Aug 1907, d. 7 Mar 1966
Child
  • William Waldorf Astor

Family 2

Thomas Michael Baring b. 24 Jan 1927

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1920/Q1 Paddington Volume 1a Page 181.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q2 Westminster Volume 1a Page 1023.
  4. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1953/Q2 Marylebone Volume 5d Page 606.
  6. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.

John Richard Brinsley Norton

M, b. 30 July 1923, d. June 1995
John Richard Brinsley Norton
Reference4848
Last Edited5 Feb 2018
     John Richard Brinsley Norton was born on 30 July 1923 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1 He was the son of Richard Henry Brinsley Norton and Jean Mary Kinloch. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire and later New College, Oxford University, Oxford. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He fought in the Second World War and was decorated with the award of Military Cross (M.C.) for his leadership, courage ad tenacity in operationsat the Anzio beachhead in 1944.2,3 John flew using his passport number 780026 on Pam Am 57 from London to New York he was bound to stay in New Weston Hotel 50th Street New York.4 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, Co York on 17 July 1954.2 He married Deirdre Elizabeth Mary Freda Hare on 18 January 1955 in Marylebone, London, England.5 John arrived in New York on 12 November 1957 on board Queen Elizabeth . He is listed as John Grantley born 30.7.1923 and gave his address as 53 Lower Belgrave Street in London.6 He died in June 1995 in Claro, Yorkshire, England, at age 71.7 He was buried in St Giles Churchyard, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.2

Family

Deirdre Elizabeth Mary Freda Hare
Children
  • Richard William Brinsley Norton
  • Francis John Hilary Norton

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1923/Q4 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 617.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Bulletin 31 - Spring 2007 and Daily Telegraph 11 July 1995.
  4. [S7] Ancestry Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1955/Q1 Marylebone Volume 5d Page 761.
  6. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes June 1995 Claro Reg C41A District 6501C Entry 84 age 71.

William Waldorf Astor

M, b. 13 August 1907, d. 7 March 1966
William Waldorf Astor
Reference4849
Last Edited13 Feb 2017
     William Waldorf Astor was born on 13 August 1907 in Eton, Berkshire, England.1,2 He married Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton, daughter of Richard Henry Brinsley Norton and Jean Mary Kinloch, on 14 June 1945 in Westminster, London, England.3 He and Sarah Katherine Elinor Astor were divorced in 1953. He died on 7 March 1966 in Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas, at age 58 The Third Viscount Astor had homes in Clivedon in Taplow in Buckinghamshire and 45 Upper Grosvenor Street in London.1,4 He was buried in Clivedon Chapel, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England.5 His estate was probated on 22 April 1966 in London to Lazard brothers and Company Ltd and the honerable Gavin Astor a company director. His effects were valued at £661,672.4

Family

Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton b. 20 Jan 1920, d. 4 Feb 2013
Child
  • William Waldorf Astor

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Find a grave.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1907/Q3 Eton Volume a Page 953.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1945/Q2 Westminster Volume 1a Page 1023.
  4. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  5. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.