Near Penrith, Cumberland.—Vane, Baronet.
Hutton Hall is pleasantly situated on. rising ground above a branch of the river Petherill, whose stream gives that accompaniment to the surrounding scenery without which no landscape can be considered complete.
The park is ornamented with fine trees, and its varied grounds give many fine views of the neighbouring country.
As I remarked in a former volume of this work, when a family has to be described which claims an Ancient British origin, going back before Norman or Saxon times, the account of its descent must needs be a long one. This at the same time prevents anything beyond an outline, in a case like the present, when space is necessarily limited.
A mere catena of the names is all then that I can give, as follows:—
Howell ap Vane, living before the Conquest.
Griffydd (=Griffith) ap Howell.
Enyon, surnamed “The Fayre.”
Jenn, married Gwenlyan, daughter of Keynan ap Meredith.
Henry, whose wife was Johan, daughter of David Lloyd.
Henry, married Margaret, daughter and heiress of John de la Dene.
John, married a sister of Sir Richard Harley, Knight.
Sir Henry Vane, Knighted for his valour at the battle of Poictiers, married Grace, daughter and heiress of Sir Stephen de la Leke, a French gentleman.
John Vane, married to Isabel, daughter and heiress of Martyn St. Owen.
Richard Vane, who wedded Ellyn, daughter of Sir John Pembridge.
Henry Vane, whose wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Trayford, Esq.
Henry Vane, of Hilden, Kent, married, in 1455, to Isabel, daughter and coheiress of Henry Persall.
John Vane, or Fane, of Hilden, married Isabel, daughter of John Darkenoll, of Canterbury.
John Fane, of Hadloe, whose wife was Joan, daughter and coheiress of Sir Edward Hawte, Knight.
Henry Fane, of Hadloe, died June 11th., 1580, leaving by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Henry White, Esq., of Christchurch, and widow of Sir John Godsalve, Knight.
Henry Fane, of Hadloe, whose second wife, married in 1584, was Margaret, daughter of Roger Twisden, of East Peekham.
Sir Henry Fane, of Raby Castle, Durham, who resumed the sirname of Vane. He married Frances, daughter and coheiress of Thomas D’Arcy, of Tolleshunt Darcy, Essex.
Sir George Vane, of Long Newton, Durham, married to Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress of Sir Lionel Maddison, Knight.
Lionel Vane, of Long Newton, married Catherine, daughter of Sir George Fletcher, Bart.
Walter Vane, who on the death of his elder brother succeeded to the Hutton estates, and took in consequence the additional sirname of Fletcher. By his second wife, only daughter and heiress of Godfrey Woodward, Esq., of Putney, he left at his death in 1775, an eldest son,
Sir Lionel Wright Fletcher-Vane, created a Baronet June 28th., 1723. He married Rachael, daughter of David Griffith, Esq., of Llandkennan, Carmarthenshire, and their eldest son was
Sir Frederick Fletcher-Vane, born February 27th., 1760, who married, March 9th., 1797, Hannah, daughter of John Bowerbank, Esq., of Johnby, Cumberland, and dying in March, 1832, was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,
Sir Francis Fletcher-Vane, born March 22nd., 1797, and married April 10th., 1823, to Diana Olivia, third daughter of Charles George Beauclerk, Esq., of St. Leonard’s Lodge, Horsham, and died February 15th., 1842. His eldest sou, who succeeded him, was
Sir Henry Ralph Fletcher-Vane, born January 13th., 1830, and married, April 12th., 1871, to Margaret, eldest surviving daughter of J. Steuart Gladstone, Esq., of Capenoch, Dumfriesshire.
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