Sir John Baddeley, 1st Baronet

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Sir John James Baddeley

Sir John James Baddeley, 1st Baronet, Kt, JP (22 December 1842 – 28 June 1926)[1] was a British magistrate and baronet.


He was the eldest son of John Baddeley and his wife Frances Beresford, fifth daughter of James Beresford.[2] Baddeley was educated at Cambridge House School in Hackney.[2]


Baddeley was alderman of Farringdon Within and a member of the Court of Common Council from 1886.[3] He was nominated Sheriff of the City of London in 1908 and was made a Knight Bachelor in the following year.[4][5] In 1921, Baddeley was appointed the 593rd Lord Mayor of London.[5] After the end of his tenure in the following year, he was created a baronet, of Lakefield, in the Parish of St Mary, Stoke Newington, in the County of London on 24 November.[6] Baddeley was a Commander of the Swedish Royal Order of Vasa and of the Russian Order of St Anna.[3] He served as Justice of the Peace for the County of London.[5]


On 13 August 1868, he married firstly Mary Elizabeth Locks, daughter of William Locks, and had by her nine children, four daughters and five sons.[7] After her death in 1906, Baddeley remarried Florence Bertha Mathews, daughter of Joseph Douglas Mathews on 25 July 1912.[7] He died in 1926 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son John.[8]


  • A History of St Giles's Church (1880)
  • The Aldermen of the City of London from 1276 (1900)
  • A History of the Guildhall (1912)
  • Cripplegate: One of the Twenty-Six Wards of the City of London (1921)


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. 
  3. ^ a b Who is Who 1914. London: Adam & Charles Black. 1914. p. 75. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28275. p. 5805. 30 July 1909.
  5. ^ a b c Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companioage. J. Whitaker & Sons. 1923. p. 132. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 32779. p. 9029. 22 December 1922. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  7. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir John James Baddeley, 1st Bt". Retrieved 24 January 2007. 
  8. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1929). Armorial Families. vol. I. London: Hurst & Blackett. p. 68. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Roll
Lord Mayor of London
1921 – 1922
Succeeded by
Edward C. Moore
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Lakefield)
1922 – 1926
Succeeded by
John William Baddeley