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Rt. Hon. William Lehman Ashmead Burdett-Coutts-Bartlett-Coutts was born circa 1851.2 He was the son of Ellis Bartlett and Sophia Ashmead.1 He married Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt. and Sophia Coutts, on 12 February 1881 at Christ Church, Down Street, Picadilly, London, England.2 He died on 28 July 1921.1
     He was given the name of William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett at birth.1 He graduated from Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1875 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2 He graduated from Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1880 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).2 On 1 February 1881 his name was legally changed to William Lehman Ashmead Burdett-Coutts-Bartlett.1 On 25 July 1881 his name was legally changed to William Lehman Ashmead Burdett-Coutts-Bartlett-Coutts.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Westminster in 1885.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).1

 

Rt. Hon. William Lahman Ashmead Burdett-Coutts-Bartlett-Coutts

 WILLIAM LEHMAN ASHMEAD BARTLETT-
BURDETT-COUTTS,
Gentleman, Master of Arts of
the University of Oxford, Member of Parliament for West-
minster. Born 1851, being the son of the late Ellis
Bartlett of Plymouth, New England, United States of
America, by Sophia his wife, daughter of John King Ash-
mead of Philadelphia (his grandparents on both sides
having been British subjects) ; in 1877 was Special Com-
missioner to Turkey to administer the Turkish Compas-
sionate Fund, which had been initiated by the Baroness
Burdett-Coutts, and received from the Sultan the Collar
and Star of the Medjidie ; in 1879, 1880 visited Ireland to
assist in organising relief in the distressed districts ; largely
developed the Baroness Burdett's scheme for benefiting the
Jrish Fisheries ; Trustee of the Baltimore Fishing Scheme ;
was on Executive Committee of International Fisheries
Exhibition, 1883 ; owner of the Columbia Market, and of
the Brookfield Stud of Old English Breeding Horses ;
carried Hampstead Heath Enlargement (Parliament Hill)
Act 1885, Police Enfranchisement, and Metropolitan Man-
agement Amendment Acts 1887, and Advertisement Rating
Act 1889 ; one of the Founders and a Director of the
British East African Association, and of Stanley Expedition
for relief of Emin Pasha ; was Master of the Turners' Com-
pany 1888 and 1889. He assumed by Royal License the
surname of Burdett-Coutts in addition to and before his own
surname of Bartlett, and the arms of those families quarterly
with his own ; and subsequently obtained a second Royal
License, bearing date May 19, 1882, to bear the name of
Bartlett-Burdett-Coutts in lieu of Burdett-Coutts-Bartlett
.
Clubs — Carlton, Prince's, Union. Armorial bearings— He
bears for Arms : Quarterly i and 4, argent a stag's head
erased gules, within the attires a pheon azure, the whole
within a bordure of the last, charged with four buckles or,
for distinction in the dexter chief point a cross crosslet also
gules (for Coutts), 2. azure, two bars or, each charged with
three martlets gules, and for distinction in the dexter chief
point a cross crosslet gold (for Burdett), 3. party per fesse
dancett^e sable and azure in chief three sinister gauntlets
pendent argent, tasselled or, fesseways, and in base four
crescents in cross of the last (for Bartlett), and for and in
right of his wife, upon an escutcheon of pretence surmounted
by the coronet of a Baron, the arms of Burdett-Coutts,
namely, quarterly i and 4, argent a stag's head erased
gules, between the attires a pheon azure, the whole within a
bordure embattled of the last, charged with four buckles or
(for Coutts), 2 and 3 azure, two bars or, each charged with
three martlets gules (for Burdett). Upon the escutcheon is
placed a helmet befitting his degree, with a mantling gules
and argent ; and for his Crests, i. in the centre, upon a wreath
of the colours, a man from the middle shooting an arrow
from a bow all proper, charged for distinction with a cross
crosslet or (for Coutts), 2. on the dexter side, upon a wreath
of the colours, a lion's head erased sable, charged for dis-
tinction with a cross crosslet or (for Burdett), 3. on the
sinister side, upon a wreath of the colours, in front of a tower
proper, a demi-swan with wings elevated argent, collared
sable; with the Mottoes, "Esse quam videri," " Cleve
fast," "Mature." And on the sinister side of his achieve-
ment, also for and in right of his wife, is placed a lozenge,
surmounted by the coronet of the rank of a Baron, the
arms of Burdett-Coutts, namely, quarterly i and 4, argent
a stag's head erased gules, between the attires a pheon
azure, the whole within a bordure embattled of the last,
charged with four buckles or (for Coutts), 2 and 3 azure,
two bars or, each charged with three martlets gules (for
Burdett) ; and for Supporters, on the dexter side of the
lozenge, a stag proper, gorged, with a ribbon argent, pendent
therefrom an escutcheon of the arms of Coutts, namely,
argent, a stag's head, erased gules, between the attires
a pheon azure, the whole within a bordure embattled of the
last, charged with four buckles or; and upon the sinister
side of the lozenge a lion proper, also gorged with a ribbon
argent, and pendent therefrom an escutcheon of the arms
of Burdett, namely, azure, two bars or, each charged with
three martlets gules. Married, February 12, 1881, the
Right Honourable Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts,
Baroness Burdett-Coutts
of Highgate and Brookfield, in
the county of Middlesex, the youngest daughter of the
late Sir Francis Burdett, Baronet of Foremark, in the county
of Derby, Member of Parliament, by Sophia his wife,
daughter of Thomas Coutts, Banker. Her ladyship suc-
ceeded under the will of her grandfather's widow. Her Grace
Harriet, Duchess of Saint Albans, to Mr. Coutts' property,

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