Friday, 21 August 2020

The Hart Baronetcy

The family of HART is said to descend from Captain Van Hardt, who came from Holland with Prince William of Orange to the battle of the Boyne.  

The said captain was granted Kilmoriarty, an estate near Portadown, County Armagh, for services rendered.  

Stanley Bell has written about the Hart family.

HENRY HART (1806-75), of Portadown, County Armagh, married Anne, daughter of John Edgar, of Portadown, and was father of

SIR ROBERT HART, BARONET, GCMG (1835-1911), of Kilmoriarty, County Armagh, and Peking, China, Inspector-General, Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs and Posts, who wedded, in 1866, Hester Jane, eldest daughter of the Dr Alexander Bredon, of Portadown, County Armagh, and had issue,
EDGAR BRUCE, his successor;
Evelyn; Mabel.

Sir Robert, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG), was created a baronet in 1893, designated of Kilmoriarty, County Armagh.

Sir Robert's son and heir,

SIR (EDGAR) BRUCE HART, 2nd Baronet (1873-1963), married, in 1894, Caroline, only daughter of William Moore Gillson, of Barsby Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight, and had issue, an only child, ROBERT.

Sir Bruce, Commissioner in England of Chinese Customs, Blue Button (3rd rank), and Order of the Double Dragon of China, was succeeded by his son,

SIR ROBERT HART, 3rd Baronet (1918-70), educated at Eton, and University College, Oxford, who died unmarried.

Sir Robert Hart, 3rd Baronet (Image: the Queen's University of Belfast)

The baronetcy expired following the 3rd Baronet's decease in 1970. 

Former London residence ~ 30 Hyde Park Place, W2

First published in August, 2012.

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