Aubrey-Fletcher baronets

The Fletcher, later Aubrey-Fletcher Baronetcy, of Clea Hall in the County of Cumberland, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain.[1] It was created on 20 May 1782 for Henry Fletcher, a Director of the Honourable East India Company and Member of Parliament. He was a descendant of Philip Fletcher (17th century), whose brother Sir Richard Fletcher was the father of Sir Henry Fletcher, 1st Baronet, of Hutton in le Forest (see Fletcher baronets for more information on this branch of the family). Fletcher was succeeded by his son, Henry, the second Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Cumberland from 1810 to 1811. His grandson, the fourth Baronet, was a prominent Conservative politician. In 1903 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Aubrey on inheriting the Aubrey estates on the death of Charles Aubrey. Aubrey-Fletcher died childless and was succeeded by his younger brother, Lancelot, the fifth Baronet. He assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Aubrey on succeeding to the title in 1910. His eldest surviving son, Henry, the sixth Baronet, was Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire from 1954 to 1961. He was succeeded by his son, John, the seventh Baronet. He was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1961. As of 2008 the title is held by his son, Henry, the eighth Baronet, who succeeded in 1992. He is Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire since 2006.

Fletcher, Aubrey-Fletcher baronets, of Clea Hall & Ashley Park (1782)

Aubrey-Fletcher baronets, of Clea Hall
Arms Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Sable a Cross engrailed Argent between four Plates each charge with an Arrow of the first (Fletcher); 2nd and 3rd, Azure a Chevron between three Eagles' Heads erased Or (Aubrey)
Crest 1st, A Horse's Head Argent charged with a Trefoil Gules (Fletcher); 2nd, An Eagle's Head erased Or (Aubrey)
Motto Martis, non Cupidinis (Belonging to Mars not Cupid)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son John Robert Aubrey-Fletcher (born 1977) who pulled the ear of HRH Prince William the Duke of Cambridge while watching the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2013.[4] He has been a friend of Prince William since they both attended Ludgrove School in Berkshire.[4]



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