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de Bathe, of Knightstown, Co. Meath (UK Baronet, 1801 - 1941)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Aug 1801


Extinct: Jun 1941


Family name: de Bathe




Gules a Cross between four Lions rampant Argent


A Lion rampant Argent holding a Dagger of the first


Nec Parvis Sisto



Sir James Michael Bath later de Bathe, 1st Bt.


17 Dec 1758


24 Jan 1792 Anna Maria Wynne (d. 20 Jan 1796), dau. of William Wynne


1. Sir James Butler Wynne de Bathe, 2nd Bt.

2. Lt-Col Sir William Plunkett de Bathe, 3rd Bt.


22 Feb 1808


11 Aug 1801 a Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Knightstown in County Meath"

suc. by



Sir James Butler Wynne de Bathe, 2nd Bt.




s.p. Aug 1838

suc. by



Lt-Col Sir William Plunkett De Bathe, 3rd Bt. KFM


26 Dec 1793

mar.2 Feb 1897)

18 Nov 1820 Mary Earle (d. 14 Sep 1854), 1st dau. of Thomas Earle, of Spekelands, co. Lancaster, by his first cousin Mary Earle, dau. of Thomas Earle, of Leghorn, Italy


1. General Sir Henry Perceval de Bathe, 4th Bt. KM JP DL

1. Rosia Mary de Bathe (d. 20 May 1895), mar. 6 Nov 1850 Lt-Col Villiers La Touche Hatton JP DL, of Clonard, co. Wexford, High Sheriff of Co. Wexford 1862-63 (b. 15 Apr 1824; d. 2 Feb 1897), son of Villiers Francis Hatton (by his wife Harriet La Touche, dau. of Col David La Touche MP, by his wife Lady Cecilia Leeson, dau, of Joseph [Leeson], 1st Earl of Milltown), son of George Hatton MP, by his wife Lady Isabel Seymour-Conway, dau. of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and had issue


10 Mar 1870

suc. by



General Sir Henry Perceval de Bathe, 4th Bt. KCB KM JP DL


19 Jun 1823


27 Dec 1870 Charlotte Clare, dau. of William Clare


1. Henry Percival de Bathe, not in succession to the Baronetcy (b. 1860; d. Sep 1909), mar. Dec 1885 Grace Fanny Denslow Hooper (b. 1867; d. Mar 1957), and had issue:

1a. Lieut Henry Michael de Bathe (b. Mar 1889; d. in action in France 11 Apr 1918)

1a. Olive Grace de Bathe (b. 23 Jan 1888; d. 3 Sep 1980)

2. Lt-Col Maximilian John de Bathe, not in succession to the Baronetcy but in 1928 received a declaration of legitimacy under the Legitimacy Act 1926 (b. 1867; d. 1927), mar. 1907 Ada Mary Paget

3. Sir Hugo Gerald de Bathe, 5th Bt.

4. Patrick Wynn de Bathe (b. 29 Apr 1876; d. 22 Apr 1939), mar. (1) 30 Nov 1904 (div. 1920) Violet Lindsay Wood, 1st dau. of Nicholas Wood JP DL MP, of Gayton House, co. Northampton, by his wife Edith Florence Jervis, dau. of John Swinfen St Vincent Jervis, of Darlaston and Chatkyll, co. Stafford, and had issue:

1a. Sir Christopher Albert de Bathe, 6th Bt.

Patrick Wynn de Bathe mar. (2) 26 Jul 1921 Marjorie O'Brien (b. 1884; d. Sep 1965), and had further issue:

1a. Bridget de Bathe (b. 22 May 1922), mar. Sep 1942 Capt Timothy John Gurney (b. 24 Oct 1921; d. 2001), 1st son and heir of Christopher William Gurney, of Hatfield Hyde, Welwyn Garden City, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1933, by his wife Joan Doris Grenfell, yr. dau. of Riversdale Francis John Grenfell JP, of St John's Wood Court, London NW8, and had issue

1. Mary Kate de Bathe (b. 2 Sep 1857; d. 17 Nov 1990), mar. Dec 1883 Lt-Col Mervyn Henry Archdale (b. 1851; d. 25 Mar 1925), son of Capt Mervyn Edward Archdale (by his wife Emma Inez Gouding, dau. of Jacob Gouding), son of Edward Archdale, of Riverside, Co. Fermanagh (by his wife Matilda Humphreys, dau. of William Humphreys, of Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan), son of Col Mervyn Archdale JP DL MP, of Castle Archdale, Co. Fermangh, by his wife Hon Mary Dawson, 1st dau. of William Henry [Dawson], 1st Viscount Carlow, and had issue

2. Olive de Bathe, in 1928 received a declaration of legitimacy under the Legitimacy Act 1926 (b. 20 Nov 1862; d. 20 Dec 1939), mar. Mar 1884 Henry Lawson Webster [Levy later Lawson-Levy], 1st Viscount Burnham, and had issue

3. Winifred de Bathe, in 1928 received a declaration of legitimacy under the Legitimacy Act 1926 (b. 1863), mar. (1) Mar 1882 William Atmar Fanning, and (2) 5 Jul 1897 Harry Leslie Blundell McCalmont CB MP (b. 10 May 1861; d. 8 Dec 1902), and had issue by her first husband

4. Phyllis de Bathe CBE, in 1928 received a declaration of legitimacy under the Legitimacy Act 1926 (b. 1869; d. 22 Nov 1948), mar. 14 Dec 1887 Savile Brinton [Crossley], 1st Baron Somerleyton, and had issue


5 Jan 1907

suc. by



Sir Hugo Gerald de Bathe, 5th Bt., OBE


10 Aug 1871

mar. (1)

27 Jul 1899 Emily Charlotte "Lillie" Langtry, socialite, actress and producer (b. 13 Oct 1853; d. 12 Feb 1929; bur. in St Saviour's Church, Jersey, 23 Feb 1929), forner wife of Edward Langtry and only dau. of Very Rev William Corbet Le Breton, Rector and Dean of Jersey, by his wife Emily Martin

mar. (2)

12 May 1931 Deborah Henius, former wife of Paul Henius and dau. of Samuel Warschowsky


s.p. 1940

suc. by



Sir Christopher Albert de Bathe, 6th Bt.


17 Sep 1905


Mar 1932 Edna Winifred Terrell (b. 29 May 1904; d. 1988)

only child

1. Charlotte Louise de Bathe (b. 1934), mar. Jun 1967 Arthur Cyril Bryan


s.p.m. Jun 1941


served in World War II as Pilot Officer RAFVR


The Baronetcy of de Bathe became extinct on the death of the 6th Baronet.


First written 15 Mar 2021



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