Fletcher-Vane baronets

Hutton in the Forest, seat of the Fletcher-Vane baronets

The Vane-Fletcher, later Fletcher-Vane Baronetcy, of Hutton in the County of Cumberland, was a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain.[1] It was created on 27 June 1786 for Lionel Vane-Fletcher.[1] His son, the second Baronet, was a Member of Parliament for Winchelsea and Carlisle.[1] He assumed the surname of Fletcher-Vane in lieu of Vane-Fletcher.[1] The fifth Baronet was involved in the Scouting movement.[2] The title became extinct on his death in 1934.[2]

The family estates at Hutton-in-the-Forest passed to William Vane, a distant kinsman of the Fletcher-Vane baronets, who took the surname Fletcher-Vane in 1931 and was created Baron Inglewood in 1964.[3] The surname reflects descent from the Fletcher baronets of Hutton, but Inglewood was not a descendant of the Fletcher family, unlike the Fletcher-Vane baronets who were direct descendants.[1]

Vane-Fletcher, later Fletcher-Vane baronets, of HuttonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e The Baronetage and Knightage of The British Empire, for 1882, by Joseph Foster. Published Westminster, Chapman and Hall Limited, 11 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1882
  2. ^ a b Obituary in The Times, Sir Francis Vane, 11 June 1934, p.17
  3. ^ Hutton in the Forest Guide book, no date