Thursday, September 29, 2022

The 18th Baron Zouche 1943-2022

The Lord Zouche, 18th Baron, died 21 September, 2022. He was 79.

His peerage was created in 1308, by Writ of Summons, for his ancestor William La Zouche, who was born circa 1276, and has descended through the female line from that family, through Bisshopp, Curzon and Frankland.

The 18th Baron was born James Assheton Frankland, 23 February, 1943, son of Maj the Hon Sir Thomas William Assheton Frankland, 11th Baronet [born 11 Aug, 1902], son of Sir Frederick William Francis George Frankland, 10th Baronet [1868-1937], and his wife Mary Cecil Curzon [1875-1965], in her own right Baroness Zouche.

James Frankland succeeded to his father's baronetcy, aged only one, 5 Aug, 1944, when the 11th baronet was killed in a motoring accident. On 25 September, 1965, he succeeded to the Barony of Zouche of Haryngworth on the death of his paternal grandmother.

Lord Zouche, of The Abbey, Charlton Adam, Somerset, was a Captain in the 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars, and served as ADC to the Gov of Tasmania 1965-68. He was a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell.

He married 15 Dec, 1978, Sally Olivia Barton, daughter of Roderic Barton, of Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, by whom he had issue, a daughter, the Hon Victoria Lucy Frankland [born 23 Nov, 1982], and a son, the Hon William Thomas Assheton Frankland [born 23 July, 1984], who now succeeds as 19th Baron Zouche, and the 13th baronet, of Thirkelby, created in 1660.


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