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Subject: Re: [CON-GEN] West Briton, Friday September 30, 1853
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 20:59:37 GMT
Following up on the DEATHS portion of the "West Briton" for Friday, 30 Sep 1853, as posted on CORNISH-GEN-L on 3 Dec 2005:
>At her residence, Royal Crescent, Bath, on the 19th instant, Lady
>Palmer ACLAND, widow of the late Sir John Palmer Acland, Bart.,
>formerly of Fairfield, Somerset, and the Royal Crescent, Bath, 78
Working from "Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage," 1921 edition, page 68:
This would have been Sir John PALMER ACLAND's second wife, Sarah Maria, daughter of Robert KNIPE of New Lodge, Co. Herts. She married Sir John on 5 Nov 1818; they had no children.
Sir John ACLAND was born 11 Feb 1786, son of Arthur ACLAND and Elizabeth OXENHAM, and grandson of Sir Hugh ACLAND, 6th Bart., of Columb-John. He married first Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Henry FULLER and sister of John Rose FULLER, of Rosehill, Co. Sussex. In 1818, Sir John "assumed by sign-manual the additional name of PALMER" (I assume some of you out there know what that means!). The PALMER name came into this family through his father Arthur's maternal relations, the PALMERS (details if desired): "at the decease of Peregrine PALMER, MP for the University of Oxford," Arthur succeeded to the PALMER estates, including Fairfield in Somerset. (This is in the parish of Stogursey, near Bridgwater.)
Sir John PALMER ACLAND was created the first Baronet of Fairfield, Somerset, on 9 Dec 1818 (I gather he also assumed the name of PALMER at this time). He died 23 Feb 1831, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, Sir Peregrine FULLER PALMER ACLAND (1789-1871). (Sir Peregrine added his mother's surname of FULLER to PALMER ACLAND on 12 August 1834.) The baronetcy became extinct at Sir Peregrine's death.
I have no blood connection with this family; instead, I became interested because Sir John PALMER ACLAND's younger brother, Thomas Palmer ACLAND, Esquire, was the local "squire" for the area of my OPC parishes in North Devon--Charles and High Bray. T.P. ACLAND had his "seat" at Little Bray in Charles Parish; maintained a town house on Boutport Street in Barnstaple; and held numerous other estates in Devon and Somerset. He was born 13 April 1768; died 21 March 1844 (Burke's erroneously places his death in 1843); was buried in High Bray Parish on 30 March 1844; and his remains were moved to Fairfield in Somerset on 10 July 1844. T.P. ACLAND never married or had issue.
Any errors in interpretation of Burke's are mine; corrections will be most gratefully received!
Hope this helps someone--
Sue Budlong in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A.
OPC for Charles and High Bray parishes, North Devon
Researching LYLE in Cornwall and North Devon
QUICK in North Devon and ?Somerset
and allied families
1800s and earlier