Bromley baronets

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The Smith, later Bromley, later Pauncefote-Bromley, later Bromley-Wilson, later Bromley Baronetcy, of East Stoke in the County of Nottingham, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 31 October 1757 for George Smith,[1] High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire from 1757 to 1759. He was the eldest son of Abel Smith (1686–1757) and Jane Beaumont (d. 1743) and grandson of Thomas Smith (1631–1699), the founder of the bank in Nottingham. He was brother of Abel Smith, father of Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington, of John Smith, great-grandfather of Vivian Smith, 1st Baron Bicester (see Baron Carrington and Baron Bicester for more information on these branches of the family) and Thomas Smith, grandfather of Julian Pauncefote, 1st Baron Pauncefote. The first Baronet married Mary, daughter of Major William Howe and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Pauncefote. Major William Howe was the son of Lieutenant-General Emanuel Scrope Howe and his wife Ruperta, daughter of Prince Rupert of the Rhine. The first Baronet was succeeded by his son, the second Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1775. In 1778 he assumed by Royal licence the surname of Bromley in lieu of his patronymic. In 1803 he assumed by Royal licence the surname of Pauncefote in addition to that of Bromley.

He was succeeded by his son, the third Baronet, who used the surname of Bromley only. He was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire from 1816 to 1817. On his death the title passed to his eldest son, the fourth Baronet. His grandson, the sixth Baronet (who succeeded his father), was Administrator of St Kitts and Nevis from 1904 to 1906. He had no sons and on his early death the title passed to his younger brother, the seventh Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Westmorland in 1901 and also served as a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. In 1897 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Wilson. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the eighth Baronet. He was a Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy and also served as a Gentleman Usher from 1927 to 1961 to successively George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II. As of 2013 title is held by his grandson, the tenth Baronet, who succeeded his father in 1966.

Smith, later Bromley, later Pauncefote-Bromley, later Bromley-Wilson, later Bromley baronets, of East Stoke (1757)[edit]

Sir Henry Bromley, 4th Baronet
  • Sir George Smith, 1st Baronet (c. 1714–1769)
  • Sir George Pauncefote-Bromley, 2nd Baronet (1753–1808)
  • Sir Robert Howe Bromley, 3rd Baronet (1778–1857)
  • Sir Henry Bromley, 4th Baronet (1816–1895)
  • Sir Henry Bromley, 5th Baronet (1849–1905)
  • Sir Robert Bromley, 6th Baronet (1874–1906)
  • Sir Maurice Bromley-Wilson, 7th Baronet (1875–1957)
  • Sir Arthur Bromley, 8th Baronet (1876–1961)
  • Sir Rupert Howe Bromley, 9th Baronet (1910–1966)
  • Sir Rupert Charles Bromley, 10th Baronet (born 1936)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Charles Howard Bromley (born 1963).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Robert Charles Bromley (born 1999).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 9734". The London Gazette. 25 October 1757. p. 2. 

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