Monday, July 4, 2016

{82} Ruvigny Elaboration: Exeter Descent and Issue of Hon. Annette (née Palk) Baird (1851-1884)

Annette Palk with her brothers
Walter (l.) and Edward (r.) in 1860
Muriel Jane Baird, the wife of Byron Noel, appears (unmarried) on p. 130 of Ruvigny's 1907 Anne of Exeter volume, along with her mother and siblings. Following is a full account of Hon. Annette (née Palk) Baird and her children, which provides full dates of birth, marriage and death, elaborating on and continuing the account begun by Ruvigny.

Hon. ANNETTE MARIA PALK, b. 19 Sept. 1851 Haldon House, Kenn, Devon, bap. 19 Oct. 1851 St Michael & All Angels Church, Dunchideock, Devon; d. 21 May 1884 Ury House, Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland, bur. Howff Park, Ury, er dau. of Lawrence Palk, 1st Baron Haldon (1818-1883 - see Generation A19 below) and Maria Harriet Hesketh (1826-1905, descended from Edward III); m. 16 July 1873 St Peter Eaton Square, London, Sir ALEXANDER BAIRD, 1st Baronet of Ury, b. 22 Oct. 1849 Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland; d. 20 June 1920 Cairo, Egypt, son of John Baird of Ury House (1798-1870) and Margaret Findlay (d. 1883), and had issue, two sons and five daughters.

Issue of Hon. Annette Maria (Palk) and Sir Alexander Baird, 1st Baronet:

1) JOHN LAWRENCE BAIRD, 1st Viscount Stonehaven, b. 27 Apr. 1874 Eaton Square, London, bap. 28 May 1874 St Peter Eaton Square; d. 20 Aug. 1941 Ury House, bur. 23 Aug. 1941 Howff Park, Ury; m. 16 Feb. 1905 St Paul Knightsbridge, London, (ETHEL) SYDNEY KEITH-FALCONER, 11th Countess of Kintore, b. 20 Sept. 1874 Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; d. 21 Sept. 1974 Surrey, England, er dau. of Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930, descended from James IV) and Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (1851-1932, descended from Henry VII), and had issue, two sons and three daughters.
1st Viscount Stonehaven (1874-1941)

2) EVELYN MARGARET BAIRD, b. 25 Apr. 1875 Eaton Square, London, bap. 25 May 1875 St Peter Eaton Square; d. 12 Oct. 1944 Blighmount Nursing Home, Southampton, Hampshire; m. 5 Dec. 1907 Holy Trinity Church, Kensington, London, ALBERT EDWARD STANLEY CLARKE of Chelsea, b. 19 Jan. 1879 Kensington, London, bap. 24 Feb. 1879 St Peter Cranley Gardens, Kensington; d. 8 June 1926 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, only son of Sir Stanley de Astel Calvert Clarke of Hyde Park (1837-1911) and Mary Temple Rose (1844-1913, descended from Edward III), and had issue, one son and one daughter.

3) Brig-Gen. ALEXANDER WALTER FREDERICK BAIRD of Westminster, b. 2 Oct. 1876 Ury House; d. 20 Feb. 1931 Popham, Hampshire, bur. 24 Feb. 1931 Howff Park, Ury; m. 16 Feb. 1907 Registry Office, Bombay, India, MAUD CONSTANCE (WAYLEN) BELL, b. 4 Aug. 1866 Allahabad, Bengal, India, bap. there 5 Jan. 1867; d. 15 June 1952 Folkestone, Kent, formerly wife of Francis Carbutt Bell of Hammersmith (1860-1936)[*1], and dau. of Charles William Waylen of Marylebone, surgeon (1839-1900) and Eliza McIntosh (1835-1911)[*2], and had issue, one son.

Issue of Alexander and Maud (Waylen) (Bell) Baird:

3A) ALEXANDER 'Sandy' WILLIAM BERTIE GORDON BAIRD, b. 23 Jan. 1908 Peshawar, Bengal, India, bap. 18 Apr. 1908 St John Church, Peshawar; d. (apparently) unm. and s.p. 1972 Devon, England. "Aunt Prim said Sandy owned an island in the South Seas and he was a lot of fun
to be with" [Kit Withers, 'Waylen of Devizes, Wiltshire', 2008]. Immigration records show that Sandy Baird travelled to Polynesia at least twice in the 1930s.
Ruvigny's account of Hon. Annette (née Palk) Baird and her children
[Anne of Exeter volume, p. 130]

4) JANET NORAH BAIRD, b. 7 Jan. 1878 Knightsbridge, London, bap. 6 Feb. 1878 St Saviour Church, Chelsea; d. 3 Oct. 1943 Aberdeen, Scotland, bur. 6 Oct. 1943 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cuckfield, Sussex; m. 1 Oct. 1902 St Peter Eaton Square, London, Sir ARTHUR GEORGE FERGUSON of Cuckfield House, Sussex, b. 22 June 1862 Mayfair, London, bap. 21 July 1862 St George Hanover Square; d. 14 Feb. 1935 Cuckfield House, bur. 18 Feb. 1935 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Cuckfield, son of Lt-Col. George Arthur Ferguson, 6th Laird of Pitfour House (1836-1924, descended from James II of Scotland) and Hon. Nina Maria Hood (1841-1923, descended from Edward III), and had issue, four sons and one daughter.

5) EDITH ANNETTE BAIRD, b. 6 Jan. 1880 Cairo, Egypt; d. 20 Oct. 1881 Ury House, bur. Howff Park, Ury.

6) NINA ISABEL BAIRD, b. 20 Mar. 1882 Torquay, Devon; d. unm. (of typhoid fever) 10 Aug. 1919 Deaconess' Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt.

7) MURIEL JANE BAIRD, b. 4 Apr. 1884 Ury House, Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland; d.s.p. 31 Dec. 1968 Scotland; m. 17 July 1909 Fetteresso Parish Church, BYRON VINER BASIL NOEL of Browns Hill, Irstead, Norfolk, b. 28 Nov. 1880 Achmetaga, Euboea (Evia), Greece, bap. 31 May 1881 St Paul Anglican Church, Athens; d.s.p. 23 Apr. 1959 Norwich Hospital, Norfolk, only son of Francis Edward Noel of Achmetaga (1844-1919, descended from Edward III) and Edith Ellen Viner (1856-1893).
Baird of Ury Coat of Arms

[*1] Maud Waylen married her first husband Francis Carbutt Bell in 1886, and bore him a son and two daughters before their divorce in 1906. She and her second husband Brig-Gen. Alexander Baird became estranged after the Great War, and lived apart. He took up with various lady companions, the last of whom, Florence Gwendolen Anderson Pelham, was with him in a fatal motor accident in February 1931. Driving an MG Midget from London to Bournemouth, Baird was involved in a headlong collision with a motor coach and died instantly at the scene of the accident. His passenger,  aged 49, died later in hospital. Maud Baird, who had been receiving an income of £1,800 a year while separated from her husband, found herself reduced to a pension from the War Office of £120/year. She sued the motor coach company in 1932, and was awarded £9,000 in damages by the jury. These details are from a Facebook post by the 18th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Interestingly, just over a year previous, in December 1929, Brig-Gen. Baird and a different lady companion, Theophalia Yeatman, were admitted to London Hospital with minor injuries to the head, resulting from the car that Baird was driving colliding into "a runaway horse" on Chiswick High Road (Dundee Evening Telegraph, Monday, December 2, 1929, p. 3). If the jury had been aware of this in 1932, Maud may not have been awarded such a large settlement.

[*2] Eliza McIntosh was the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish-born surgeon in the Bengal Army and an East Indian woman. Eliza married Arthur Tulloch, a major-general in the Indian Army in 1857 in Mussoorie, but later took up with Charles Waylen, a surgeon in the Indian Medical Service. Though it's certain that Eliza's firstborn child, daughter Jessie May Tulloch (1860-1945), was her husband's, the next four children she bore in India--Frank Arthur in 1864, Maud Constance in 1866, Hermione in 1869, and Ella Mabel in 1870--were baptized with the surname Tulloch, but later in England assumed the surname Waylen, so are presumed to be the biological children of the surgeon. Maj-Gen. Tulloch and Eliza were divorced on 21 July 1874, and she married Charles Waylen on 5 September following. She bore her second husband three more daughters in England. Most of these details are from this account of the Waylens by genealogist Kit Withers.
Ury House, Kincardineshire, Scotland
The two lines of descent for Hon. Annette Baird from Anne, Duchess of Exeter (sister of Edward IV & Richard III), traced by Ruvigny, are as follows, with elaboration.

Edward III had a 2nd surviving son:
Anne (née Plantagenet), Duchess
of Exeter
- see Generation A6
A1) Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
A2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
A3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
A4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
A5) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411-1460) m. Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495, descended from Edward III), and had
A6) Anne Plantagenet, Duchess of Exeter (1439-1476) m. 2) Sir Thomas St Leger (by 1438-1483), and had
A7) Lady Anne St Leger (1475-1526) m. George Manners, 11th Lord Ros (1470-1513, descended from Edward I), and had a son A8 and a dau B8 (see below)
A8) Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland (c.1497-1543) m. 2) Eleanor Paston (c.1505-1551, descended from Edward I), and had
2nd Earl of Rutland -
see Generation A9
A9) Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (1526-1563) m. 2) Lady Margaret Neville (c.1525-1559, descended from Edward III), and had
A10) Lady Elizabeth Manners (c.1555-by 1596) m. Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle (1553-1630, descended from Edward III), and had
A11) ELIZABETH COURTENAY, b. c.1580 (the 3rd daughter of parents married in 1573); living 24 Dec. 1634 (mentioned in husband's will); m. by 1600, Sir WILLIAM WREY, 1st Baronet of Trebeigh, b. c.1560 (his elder brother was returned as age 40 in 1596); d. June 1636 [Complete Baronetage], will proved 11 Dec. 1636, 2nd son of John Wrey of Trebeigh House, St Ives, Cornwall (d. 1577) and Blanche Killigrew (d. 1596), and had
A12) Sir WILLIAM WREY, 2nd Baronet of Trebeigh, b. c.1600 (aged 20 in 1620 Visitation of Devon); d. Aug. 1645 [Complete Baronetage]; m. 4 Nov. 1624 All Saints Church, Eggesford, Devon, Hon. ELIZABETH CHICHESTER, b. 29 June 1607 Ruxford Barton, Sandford, Devon, bap. 12 July 1607 St Swithin Church, Sandford; d. by 30 June 1670 (when administration of estate was granted), dau. of Edward, 1st Viscount Chichester of Carrickfergus (1566-1648, descended from Edward III) and Anne Copleston (1588-1617), and had
Wrey of Trebeigh Coat of Arms
A13) Sir CHICHESTER WREY, 3rd Baronet of Trebeigh, b. 1628 [Complete Baronetage]; d. 14 May 1668 London, bur. 17 May 1668 St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex; m. c.1652, as her 2nd husband, Lady ANNE BOURCHIER (see B12 below), and had
A14) Sir BOURCHIER WREY, 4th Baronet of Trebeigh, b. c.1653 [HOP]; d. 28 July 1696, bur. 18 Aug. 1696 St Peter Church, Tawstock, Devon; m. 3 May 1681 St Giles Church, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, FLORENCE ROLLE, b. 26 Nov. 1657 Bicton House, Devon, bap. 29 Nov. 1657 Holy Trinity Church, Bicton; d. 24 Aug. 1724, bur. St Peter Church, Tawstock, dau. of Sir John Rolle of Stevenstone House (1627-1706) and Florence Rolle (1631-1705, descended from Edward III), and had
A15) Sir BOURCHIER WREY, 5th Baronet of Trebeigh, b. 15 July 1683 Stevenstone House, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, bap. 22 July 1683 St Giles Church, St Giles in the Wood; bur. 12 Nov. 1726 St Peter Church, Tawstock; m. 17 Feb. 1708 St Peter Cornhill, London, as her 2nd husband, his first cousin, DIANA (ROLLE) SPARK, b. 25 June 1683 Stevenstone House, bap. 12 July 1683 St Giles Church, St Giles in the Wood; d. 1721, widow of John Spark of Plymouth, Devon, M.P. Newport (c.1673-1707), and dau. of John Rolle of Bicton House (c.1649-1689, descended from Edward III) and Lady Christiana Bruce (c.1658-1720, descended from Edward III), and had
A16) Sir BOURCHIER WREY, 6th Baronet of Trebeigh, b. 7 Jan. 1715 Westminster, London, bap. 13 Jan. 1715 St James Church, Westminster; d. 13 Apr. 1784, bur. 22 Apr. 1784 St Peter Church, Tawstock; m. 2nd 1 May 1755 St Bartholomew Church, Corsham, Wiltshire, ELLEN THRESHER, bap. 20 Aug. 1733 Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire; d. 3 Dec. 1813 Bath, Somersetshire, bur. 13 Dec. 1813 St Peter Church, Tawstock, dau. of John Thresher of Bradford on Avon (1689-1741) and Ellen Long (1711-1753, descended from Edward III), and had
Sir Bourchier Wrey, 6th Bt
- see Generation A16
A17) Sir BOURCHIER WREY, 7th Baronet of Trebeigh, b. 22 Feb. 1757 Tawstock Court, Devon, bap. 23 Feb. 1757 St Peter Church, Tawstock; d. 20 Nov. 1826 Holne Chase House, Ashburton, Devon, bur. 2 Dec. 1826 St Peter Church, Tawstock; m. 1st 14 Mar. 1786 St John the Baptist Church, Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, ANNE PALK, bap. 3 Aug. 1764 Fort St George, Madras, India; d. 5 Sept. 1791 Tawstock Court, Devon, bur. 16 Sept. 1791 St Peter Church, Tawstock, dau. of Sir Robert Palk, 1st Baronet of Haldon House (1717-1798) and Anne Vansittart (1738-1788, descended from Henry IV), and had
A18) ANNA ELEANORA WREY, b. 12 Jan. 1787 Tawstock Court, bap. 18 Jan. 1787 St Peter Church, Tawstock; d. 25 Jan. 1846 Dieppe, Normandy, France; m. 2nd 9 Dec. 1815 St Peter Church, Tawstock, as his 1st wife, her first cousin, Sir LAWRENCE VAUGHAN PALK, 3rd Baronet of Haldon Houseb. 25 Apr. 1793 Westminster, London, bap. 30 May 1793 St George Hanover Square; d. 16 May 1860 Haldon House, Kenn, Devon, bur. 23 May 1860 St Michael & All Angels Church, Dunchideock, Devon, son of Sir Lawrence Palk, 2nd Baronet of Haldon House (1766-1813, descended from Henry IV) and Lady Dorothy Elizabeth Vaughan (1764-1849, descended from Edward III), and had
A19) LAWRENCE PALK, 1st Baron Haldon of Haldon, b. 30 Jan. 1818 Marylebone, London, bap. 26 Feb. 1818 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. 22 Mar. 1883 Haldon House, bur. 29 Mar. 1883 St Andrew Churchyard, Kenn, Devon; m. 15 Nov. 1845 St Mary Church, Rufford, Lancashire, MARIA HARRIET HESKETH, bap. 26 Nov. 1826 St Mary Church, Rufford; d. 18 Dec. 1905 Eastfield House, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, bur. 21 Dec. 1905 St Andrew Churchyard, Kenn, only dau. of Sir Thomas Henry Hesketh, 4th Baronet of Rufford (1799-1843, descended from Edward III) and Annette Maria Bomford (c.1799-1879, descended from Edward III), and had
A17) Hon. ANNETTE MARIA PALK (1851-1884 - see details above) m. Sir Alexander Baird, 1st Baronet of Ury
3rd Earl of Bath-see Generation B10

B8) Eleanor Manners (c.1507-1547) m. John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath (c.1499-1561, descended from Edward III), and had
B9) John Bourchier, Lord FitzWarin (1529-1557) m. Frances Kitson (c.1536-1586), and had
B10) William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath (1557-1623) m. 2) Lady Elizabeth Russell (1555-1605), and had
B11) Edward Bourchier, 4th Earl of Bath (1590-1637) m. 1) Dorothy St John (1601-1632, descended from Edward I), and had
B12) Lady ANNE BOURCHIER, b. 29 June 1628; bur. 9 Sept. 1662 St Giles in the Fields; m. 2nd c.1652, Sir CHICHESTER WREY, 3rd Baronet of Trebeigh (see A13 above)

The whole of Line B above appears in Table XLV (p. 50) of Ruvigny's Exeter volume.

The next blogpost will look at a line of descent for Hon. Annette (née Palk) Baird from George, Duke of Clarence that is an addition to Ruvigny's Clarence volume.

Cheers,                                    -------Brad

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