The Clifton Family
Newspaper report concerning Lord Donington's will, 1895. Lord Donington
was the brother of A. Wykeham Clifton, Warton Hall.
LORD DONINGTON'S WILL.—Our readers will be interested to learn the particulars
of the will of the late Lord Donington, brother of Mr A. Wykeham Clifton, Warton Hall. Baron
Donington was the third son of the late Mr T. Clifton, of Lytham and Clifton, and died on the 24th
July 1895, aged 71 years. His estates are Donington Park, Leicester, Farleigh, Hungerford Castle,
Somerset ; Rawdon Hall, Leeds, and Loudoun Castle, Ayr, N.B. Estate duty has been paid on £33,471
3s. as the net value, the gross value having been entered at £76,520 Os 11d.
The executors of Lord Donington's will, with a codicil thereto, both bearing date April 2, 1892,
are, Henry, Duke of Norfolk, of Arundel Castle, Sussex, and of Norfolk House, London, K.G., Earl
Marshall, and Mr G. E. Lake, of 10, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, solicitor. Probate has been
renounced by the testator's third son, the Hon. Gilbert Theophilus Clifton Rawdon-Hastings, also
named as an executor in the will.
The Donington estate in the counties of Leicester, Derby, York, and Sussex, to be offered to the
late Lord Donington's eldest son, Charles Edward, 11th Earl of Loudoun, Baron Botreaux, Hungerford,
and Hastings, upon condition that he concurs in the settlement of the Willesley Estate,
Ashby-de-la-Zouch (inherited from Sir Charles Abney-Hastings, Bart.), and the Rowallan estate in
Scotland, upon terms specified in Lord Donington's will, If Lord Loudoun agrees thereto the
trustees are to settle the Donington estate upon him and his first and other sons successively,
with remainder to Lord Donington's second son, the Hon Paulyn Rawdon Hastings, and with strict
provision that the tenant for life shall always bear or assume the name of Clifton Mure Campbell
The Willesley estate is then to be settled upon the Hon. Paulyn Rawdon Hastings, his first and
other sons successively with remainder to Lord Donington's third son, the Hon. Gilbert Rawdon
Hastings, in favour of whom the Loudoun estate is to be settled ; and the Farleigh Hungerford
estate in Somerset is to be settled on the Hon. Gilbert Rawdon Hastings, second son, and his first
and other sons, but subject to strict provision—the settlements that the person entitled to
possession of the Loudoun estate shall bear or assume the name of Hastings Campbell and the person
entitled to the Farleigh Hungerford estate the name of Hungerford Hastings.
Lord Donington bequeaths certain plate and other articles to devolve as heirlooms, and he orders
that the business of the Moira Collieries shall be carried on by the trustees for the benefit of
the Donington estate. He leaves all the residue of the personal estate in equal shares to his sons,
Paulyn and Gilbert. It was Lord Donington's desire to be buried by the side of his late wife, Lady
Edith Maud (daughter of the second Marquis of Hastings, and of Barbara, 22nd Baroness Grey de
Ruthyn), in their own right Countess of Loudoun who died in 1874.
Blackpool Times 1895
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