1870 William Wyndham Baring Esq. Photo, Evershot, Dorset, England
This is a beautiful old Victorian gilt and black wood framed albumen photo, recently found in Honiton, Devon, England. It dates from the late 1860's to early 1870's, and the image is of William Wyndham Baring 1826–1876, known to be a barrister, standing next to his donkey cart with his named beautifully painted on the cart. He died in 1876. The title Esq. is used as an honorific, generally in its abbreviated form, and in use especially after the name of an attorney or a consular officer. In English law, this is a title of dignity which would prove to be next above a gentleman, and below a knight. A "Barrister" is a lawyer, solicitor or attorney entitled to practice as an advocate, particularly in the higher courts.
The cart sign reads:
William Wyndham Baring, Esq.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
William Wyndham Baring 1826–1876 (also seen as William Windham Baring) born in Mayfair, London, Middlesex, England and died age 50 in Beaminster, County Dorset, England.
His parents were Henry Baring 1776–1848 and Cecilia Anne Wyndham Baring 1803–1874, also seen as Windham.
His siblings were:
Edward Charles Baring 1828–1897, The 1st Lord Baron Revelstock
Cecilia Annetta Baring 1832–1911, Baroness Suffield Baring
Colonel Robert Baring 1833–1915
Richard Baring Esq. 1833–1883
Thomas Baring 1839–1923
Evelyn Baring 1st Earl Of Cromer 1841–1917
Walter Baring 1844–1915
His father's first wife was Maria Matilda Bingham Baring 1780–1852
His Half Siblings from that marriage were:
Henry Bingham Baring 1804–1869
Frances Emily Baring 1813–1886
William Frederick Baring 1822–1903
His wife was Selina Barbara Wilhelmina Ponsonby 1835–1919, born in Malta and died in London, Middlesex, England. She is known as Barbara Ponsonby in census records. We do not believe they had any children.
Windham Baring in the 1851 England Census
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Mother's name: Cecilia Baring
Where born: St George Hanover Sq
Sub-registration district: May Fair
Household Members: Name Age
Cecilia Baring 45
Windham Baring 24
Cecilia A Baring 19
Walter Baring 6
Learner Studeman 35
Christiance Ann Fiber 31
Harriet Grant 50
Anne Cocks 57
Elizerr Bettles 25
Elizeth Polard 45
Sarah Bensley 18
Jennet Rogers 23
John Sewell 33
Jonathan Ress 28
Richard Dowell 14
William Windham Baring in England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1837-1915
Registration Year: 1862
Registration district: St George Hanover Square
Spouse: Selina Barbara Wilhelmina Ponsonby
Book, Source: "Stephen Spaldinq, University Of Michigan: Five Hundred Copies Only Of The Twelfth Volume Of 'The Visitation Of England And Wales' Have Been Printed At My Private Press. This Copy Is No. 23, Damark Hill, S.E., Edited By Frederick Arthur Crisp. Volume 12. Privately Printed, 1904": "Selina Barbara Ponsonby, born at Govemment House, Malta, 20 January 1835, and baptized at Malta; married at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London by the Rev. the Hon. Robert Liddell, on Wednesday, 22 January 1862 to William Windham Baring, 4th son of Henry Baring, M.P. by Cecilia Anne his 2nd wife, eldest daughter of Vice-Admiral William Wyndham; born at Brook Street, London, 19 April 1826; of Christ Church, Oxford, matriculated 9 June 1843, aged 17, B.A. 1847; Barrister-at- Law of the Inner Temple 1853; died s.p. at Evershot, co. Dorset, on Monday, 20 November, buried there 24 November 1876. Will dated 22 January 1862, proved (Prin. Reg., 891, 76) 27 December 1876, by Selina Barbara Baring of Evershot, County Dorset, the relict, and the sole Executrix." (info from aforementioned 1904book)
William Windham Baring in Dorset England Church of England Deaths, Burials 1813-2010
Death Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1826
Burial Date: 24 Nov 1876
Burial Place: Evershot, Dorset, England
We believe William Baring Esqure did not practice law. He is buried in Evershot at the Evershot Saint Osmund Churchyard, 1 Back Lane in Evershot, Dorset, England. This is a one of a kind original image, very rare, in beautiful sepia depth. His foot is perched up upon a cast iron tying or carriage post. There is a sign on door behind, illegible to us. This sign could be possibly read if photo was removed from the early frame and scanned at high resolution. We did not remove the image from original sealed frame, thus we do not know if there are any markings inside. There are two old round brass hanger rings on the reverse of he frame, and the original glass. We present it just as found in our photos, taken with a camera. A beautiful old genealogy piece.
Note: Ordering scans will give you 9 close up images.
Size: Framed sized: 9 x 10.5 inches
Actual image size minus cream border: 5.75 x 4 inches, see photos.
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