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Name: Cecil Lane

Burial Number: 0295

Gender: Male

Occupation: Racehorse breeder, owner and racecourse steward.

Born: 29/11/1856

Died: 23/02/1898

Buried: 26/02/1898


Cecil was born in Brighton, the son of Captain Richard Douglas-Lane and his wife Elizabeth. He was baptised at Wrotham on 1st February 1857. Cecil’s father was a retired Captain in the 17th Lancers and the family used the name Douglas-Lane on most occasions. The family were wealthy and by 1861 were living in Dibden in Essex. Richard and his sons were all involved in the horse racing fraternity, breeding, owning and working on various racecourses as starters and stewards. Cecil was sent to Eton and then to Oxford but was not attached to any particular college. In 1882, he was Universities Billiards Champion. By 1891, Cecil was living in Brighton and occasionally stewarding at Plumpton. His brother Reginald lived in St Michael’s Road, Worthing with his wife Lucy. He died in December 1892 and was buried at Heene. Cecil died at 8 Little Preston Street, Brighton on 23rd February 1898. He had been suffering for over a month with bronchitis. Probate was firstly granted on 2nd April 1898 to Richard Douglas Hay Lane esquire. Before it could be finalised, Richard died and a new executor was appointed. Probate was again granted on 22nd January 1902 to Charles Stewart Douglas Wade solicitor. Cecil and his brother Reginald were buried next to each other at Heene, together with Lucy, Reginald’s wife.



Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 45

Exact Location (what3words): jams.alien.galaxy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Cecil Thomas Edward Douglas Lane born November 29th 1856 died February 23rd 1898 "Oh Lord my God in Thee do I put my trust". Reginald Charles Douglas Lane born April 6th 1852 died December 27th 1892 "Then are they glad because they are at rest" Lucy Sadler Gardner Douglas Lane widow of Reginald Charles Douglas Lane and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Augustus Pyne Vicar of Horning, Norfolk died July 24th 1900 "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: Cecil Thomas Edward Douglas Lane

Gender: Male

Born: 29/11/1856

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/02/1898

Cause of death: Bronchitis (1 month). Cardiac Asthenia (8 hours).

Address line 2: 8

Address line 3: Little Preston Street

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2959 8 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £162363.00

Census Information


Mansion House, Church Lane, Debden, Essex.
Richard aged 37, late Capt. 17th Lancers (ret’d). Elizabeth aged 29. Reginald aged 9. Beaufort aged 6. Cecil aged 4. Blanche aged 1 month. Ann Ward aged 62, mother-in-law. Plus a governess, butler, footman, lady’s maid, cook, nurse, groom, monthly nurse and four servants.


2 Kimberley Terrace, Nelson, Great Yarmouth.
Elizabeth aged 39. Cecil aged 14. Blanche aged 10. Charles aged 7. Plus a butler, cook, lady’s maid and servant. (Richard was with his parents in Wrotham).


Unable to trace.


17 Montpelier Road, Brighton.
Cecil aged 34,funded proprietor.

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