He was born the son of John Newton Lane of King's Bromley, Staffordshire and educated at Balliol College, Oxford. Through his father, he was a descendant of the Lane family of Bentley, West Midlands, one of whom was Jane Lane, Lady Fisher, a heroine of the English Civil War.  A fine rower who represented Oxford in the 1858 Boat Race he was ordained in 1862 and was a curate at Baldersby, Rector of Leigh, Staffordshire and then a prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral until 1888 when he became Archdeacon of Stoke.
He married in 1879 Evelyn, the daughter of J. W. Philips of Heybridge, Staffordshire.
- “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Boat race details
- Archdeacon of Stoke
- He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford – The Times, 28 May 1860; pg. 6; Issue 23631; col E, University Intelligence
- The Dean Of Rochester The Times Friday, Jan 17, 1913; pg. 41; Issue 40111; col C
- Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (Volume 2). ebooksread.com
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