Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Pray for the soul of
James Williamson Wearing
Died 28th November 1937 Aged 73
Captain late 5th Battalion The Kings Own Royal Regiment
CA A02 -
Pray for the soul of Ethel Maud, Marchioness Della Taflia, wife of James Williamson Wearing Who died 9th of January 1953 Aged 80
James Williamson Wearing was the child of Stephen Wright and Jane Hannah Wearing who at the time of his birth on 27th April 1864 lived at 9, Cheapside, Lancaster Stephen was a shoemaker and a Justice of the Peace. Jane, (nee Williamson) was the sister of the first Baron Ashton. She grew up at Parkfield House.
In 1886 James attended The Castle Howell School'
In 1913 he was living at Parkfield House. He was a Barrister-
James and Ethel Maud were married in 1916. Ethel Sedley-
With the death of her father in 1921 Ethel succeeded to the title as the Marquesa della Taflia, (recognised by Committee of Privileges of Maltese Nobility) which peerage she held for over three decades until her death, when the Taflia title passed into abeyance, it having been originally granted in 1790. ..
In 1931 they were living at 5 Brittany Road, St Leonards. 1931.
Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 11th December 1937
The Late Captain J. W. Wearing, J.P.
The death of Captain James Williamson Wearing. J.P., occurred suddenly at his home, 5, Brittany-
A J.P. for Lancashire, he was the eldest son the late Mr. S. W-
The funeral took place on Thursday last week, a service being held at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, the interment following the Borough Cemetery. Father T. O'Donoughue officiated, assisted by Father Loman, of Battle.