Accreditation Redcar & Saltburn News 09/05/1873


     We deeply regret to announce the death of the Earl of Zetland, which took place on Tuesday, a little before 11 a.m., at Aske Hall, Richmond.

     His Lordship has been in a somewhat precarious condition of health for the last few years from the result of an accident, by which he was all but disabled from walking. Notwithstanding this his Lordship’s general health was good and his mind unclouded to the last. Last week, preparations were being made for his Lordship’s usual journey to London, and on Sunday last the Earl was in his usual health and spirits. On Monday morning, however, he awoke in a very exhausted condition, and Dr. Carter, of Richmond, was summonsed to Aske, and Sir William Gull was telegraphed for. When the latter arrived about midnight, he did not consider his patient without hope, and hopes were raised which were speedily disappointed. About 10 a.m. on Tuesday, matters became worse, and at 10.40, life became extinct. The deceased Earl was born in 1795, and is consequently 78 years of age. His Lordship’s father was created Earl of Zetland in 1838. The deceased Earl, married in 1823, Sophia Jane, daughter of Sir Hedworth Williamson, Bart, who died in 1865, by whom he had no issue. The title and estates devolve upon Lawrence Dundas, Esq., now Earl of Zetland, was born in 1844, and married in 1871, to Lady Lilian Lumley, third daughter of the Earl and Countess of Scarborough. The late Earl was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his M.A. degree in 1814, the year before the battle of Waterloo. His Lordship was created a Knight of the Garter last year. Up to a recent date he was Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the North Riding, which offices he resigned and was succeeded by the Marquis of Ripon. He was Grand Master of the Freemasons of England for more than a quarter of a century, succeeding the Duke of Sussex in 1843, and, resigning office in 1869 was succeeded by the Marquis of Ripon.

     The Noble Earl was a liberal in politics, and a member of the Church of England; he was a great patron of education and of the industries on his large estates. The schools at Redcar, and more recently the gift of ground for a cemetery, and £1000 towards the necessary buildings, are examples in Redcar of his Lordship’s magnificence. The new church at Marske, though commenced by subscription, was built chiefly at Lord Zetland’s expense, at a cost of £6000; and on all parts of his property judicious and liberal patronage of education, hospitals, and institutions tending to benefit of the community, marked by his Lordship’s career.

     Lord Zetland was consistent friend and patron of the turf, being fond of horses he bred and ran them for the love of sport, and his usual conscientious and honourable spirit was manifested in this as in all other matters.

     The Noble Earl’s remains will be interred in the family Vault at Marske, on Monday next, at 1 p.m. We understand that a number of the tradesmen of Redcar have signified their intention of closing their places of business from 11 till 2 on that day as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, and we hope this will be general.






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