Mary Wakefield, wife of Dominic Cummings, chief adviser to the present PM, is descended from Evelyn Baring, Governor of Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising, through her mother née Katherine Mary Alice Baring, wife of Sir Humphry Wakefield, whose views on class and race are no secret. Katherine Mary Alice Baring (b. [2], Baring followed in the footsteps of his father, the famed "Maker of Modern Egypt"–– Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer. Catherine Herbert, Lady, * 1814, + 1886, Md. Katherine Mary Alice Baring was born on 30 March 1936. and Hon. references? She attended Wycombe Abbey, an independent girl’s boarding school, and later studied an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh. To install click the Add extension button. Comments, especially in the form of corrections, additional information or new illustrations, are very welcome. 12 March 1941) daughter of The 1st Viscount De L'Isle, V.C., K.G. He retired in 1959 and was raised to the peerage the following year as Baron Howick of Glendale. ", "Spectator rejigs team as Stuart Reid retires", "Long-standing Spectator deputy editor Reid stands down", "Mary Wakefield | The Spectator Journalist", "Journalist Apologises after 'Disgusting' Knife Crime Piece", "Dominic Cummings has 'done' Brexit. Working in close collaboration with Percivale Liesching, who was Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations at the time, Baring was able to persuade government ministers not only that Khama should be prevented from becoming king but that he should be exiled from his country. [1], The vast Baring family fortune was made partly from the slave trade. Deceased persons do not fall within the scope of these legal provisions. Wakefield is the daughter of Katherine Mary Alice (née Baring) and Sir Humphry Wakefield, of Chillingham Castle in Northumberland. Katherine Mary Alice Baring (b. [8], Wakefield has worked at the weekly magazine The Spectator for decades, since Boris Johnson was editor, and is now commissioning editor,[3] assistant editor from 2001[9] and then deputy editor. In 1903, at the age of 62, when his sons by his first marriage were already grown men, Lord Cromer unexpectedly became a father for a third time. Wakefield has made his career a study of antique furniture and historic restoration. The design of the centre was derived ultimately from the facade of Palladio's Villa Capra, but was perhaps inspired more immediately by Paine's 1766 design of Bywell Hall (Northbld), which both architect and client will have known. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. 1936), 2nd bt., of Chillingham Castle (Northbld. Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Baronet, FRGS (born 11 July 1936) is an English baronet and expert on antiques and architecture. In December 1974 Wakefield's third marriage was to the Hon. [2], He has been a director of the Tree of Life Foundation since 1976 and patron of The Wilderness Foundation since 1999. They have one son and one daughter; another son died shortly after birth. Chairman, 1938; Chairman, 1939), P&O, British India Steam Navigation Co, the National Provincial Bank, Lloyds, and the National Provincial Foreign Bank; he was Receiver-General of the Order of St. John, 1943-47; vice-president of Gordon Memorial College and President of the MCC, 1934-35; married, 4 April 1908, Lady Ruby Florence Mary GCStJ (1886-1961), second daughter of. Since then, he has developed the interest of the gardens, creating a major new arboretum with trees from around the world, an achievement for which he was awarded the Victoria Medal for Horticulture in 2009. Wyatt also enlarged the straight links to the pavilions, so that they appeared as quadrants from the south side although they remained straight-fronted from the north, and new terraces were constructed in front of the south facade, allowing the development of new gardens here. Susan is worried Katherine will never forgive her. He was then prepared for a military life at the Ordnance School in Carshalton and the Woolwich Academy, and entered the Royal Artillery, but his real aptitude was for administration and diplomacy, and he was seconded to act as private secretary to his cousin, Lord Northbrook when he became Viceroy of India in 1872. They are Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, Baronet, and his wife, the former Katherine Mary Alice Baring, elder daughter of Evelyn Baring, Baronet, and his now late wife Lady Mary Grey. 30 March 1936), elder daughter of The 1st Baron Howick of Glendale and his wife Lady Mary Cecil Grey (died 2002), elder daughter of The 5th Earl Grey. Married to (Edward) Humphrey Tyrell WAKEFIELD with. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the British Academy, and was awarded the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1908. [5], In June 1957, Baring passed on to Alan Lennox-Boyd a secret memorandum[6] written by Eric Griffiths-Jones, the attorney general of Kenya. They have one son and one daughter; another son died shortly after birth. 1975), born 26 March 1975; lives at Howick Grange; married, Apr-Jun 2003, Victoria Jane Sutherland (b. The eldest son, Sir Thomas Baring (1772-1848), 2nd bt., lived at Stratton Park (Hants), and was the progenitor of both the Earls of Northbrook, his successors at Stratton, and the Barings of Beaudesert Park, High Beach and Ardington House. He was a director of Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd, from 1971 to 1978 and executive vice-president of Mallett America Ltd. from 1970 to 1975. '[4], Wakefield's first wife was Priscilla Bagot (b. In general, high things in the tree of life have quality, have skills, and they get wonderful degrees at university. [15] In 2016, they had a son,[16][17] Alexander Cedd, named after an Anglo-Saxon saint. The centre windows of each part of the facade on the first floor are also pedimented. He then joined Britain's Foreign Office, where he was sent first to Southern Rhodesia before being posted in South Africa as High Commissioner.[3]. Howick Hall: painting of 1829 by Tobias Young showing the south front of the hall, from much the same positionas the previous view. [2], In December 1974 Wakefield married, for a third time, the Hon. Educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. After the death of the 5th Earl Grey in 1963, the centre block of the house was abandoned, and in the 1970s the west pavilion of Newton's house was remodelled as a new family home for 2nd Baron Howick. 30 March 1936), elder daughter of The 1st Baron Howick of Glendale and his wife Lady Mary Cecil Grey (died 2002), elder daughter of The 5th Earl Grey. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? But I want parents and grandparents who've had hands on success, running their battles well, and proving they're wonderful. (1910); and a series of political and literary essays which were collected in three volumes (1913-16), in which he sought to distil his political philosophy. In 1949, as British High Commissioner in South Africa, Baring played a key role in preventing Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, from becoming its king. On 22 May it was reported, following a joint investigation by The Daily Mirror and The Guardian, that Wakefield and Cummings had driven over 260 miles (c. 420 km) from London to Durham in late March to stay in a cottage at her father-in-law's farm,[26] while both, reportedly, were exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms,[27] although Cummings states that his symptoms appeared the day after the journey was made. He has stated that 'in general, to be elitist, I think the quality climbs up the tree of life. Wakefield was educated at the independent girls' boarding school Wycombe Abbey before studying at the University of Edinburgh and obtaining an undergraduate degree. The estate then passed to his son and heir, Charles Evelyn Baring (b. She did not want to risk a nearly 300-mile drive with our child [back to London], given how ill I had been. They have one son and … 1 She married Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrell Wakefield, 2nd Bt., son of Sir Edward Birkbeck Wakefield, 1st Bt. The gardens are now open to the public on a regular basis. Baring died on 10 March 1973 at the age of 69 and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Charles. Reinstatement was carried out from 1928 by Sir Herbert Baker & Scott, who reduced the size of the house by converting the large central staircase hall into a new inner courtyard at first floor level, open to the north through a classical screen of giant Tuscan columns flanked by circular and shoulder-headed windows, beneath a carved pediment which had in fact been added to this facade about twenty years earlier. references? In general, high things in the tree of life have quality, have skills, and they get wonderful degrees at university. The land it had occupied became part of the landscaped grounds of the house. As always, any additions or corrections to the account given above will be gratefully received and incorporated. In about 1800, Sir Henry Grey gave Howick to his brother, Charles, 1st Earl Grey, who in turn established his son (later the 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister at the time of the Great Reform Act) there. Howick Hall: the predecessor of the present house, recorded in a watercolour of 1776 by J. Thirlwall shortly before demolition. [3] Wakefield has professed an interest in the heritability of success and intelligence. [2], Wakefield, whose father-in-law, Lord Howick, acted as Governor of Kenya during the Mau Mau crisis, owns a horse called Barack, named after the half-Kenyan American President Barack Obama, 'because the horse is half black and half white'. Governor of Southern Rhodesia, 1942-44, UK High Commissioner for South Africa, Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, 1944-51; and Governor of Kenya, 1952-59, where he served throughout the Mau-Mau Crisis; Chairman of the East Africa Commission, 1952-59; member of the Commonwealth Development Corporation, 1960-72 (Deputy Chairman, 1960-61; Chairman, 1961-72). His eldest son, E... © Nicholas Kingsley. [3] Wakefield has professed an interest in the heritability of success and intelligence. 1974), only daughter of Owen Sutherland, and had issue two sons. Nicholas Albany Gibbs (d. 1984) of 9th Royal Lancers, and had issue one son and two daughters; He died as a result of fall while rock climbing, 10 March 1973; his will was proved 5 July 1973 (estate £249,880). Because one is the subject of one's genes, and I like the idea of them being successful genes, and winning through to successful puppies. He is also president of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team, the Avison Trust, and the Tibetan Spaniel Association. They have accumulated five peerages and two baronetcies, and the ramifying branches of the family tree have owned many country houses for longer or shorter periods. + 14. This action he recommended to the British government on the grounds that Khama had wed a white English woman, Ruth Williams, and that the inter-racial marriage had been opposed by apartheid South Africa, a neighbouring state.