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Name: Reginald Lane

Burial Number: 0201

Gender: Male

Occupation: Student of Theology

Born: 06/04/1852

Died: 27/12/1892

Buried: 02/01/1893


Reginald was the eldest of the Douglas Lane brothers who were part of the racing fraternity, owning, training and racing horses mainly in Norfolk. He was born in Brighton, the son of Captain Richard Douglas Lane and his wife Elizabeth. Reginald was baptised at Wrotham on 19th May 1852. His father was a retired captain of 17th Lancers and the family were wealthy, employing a governess, butler, footman, lady’s maid, cook, nurse, groom and other servants. Reginald was educated at Eton and went on to study theology at Caius College, Cambridge. On 17th June 1875, he married Lucy Sadler Gardner Pyne at Horning in Norfolk. She was the daughter of Rev. Augustus Pyne and known as “Poppy”. By 1881, Reginald was studying theology in Worthing. In 1890, he and Lucy moved into “Kai Terri” in St Michael’s Road for a rent of £45 per annum. By now, Reginald was suffering from a progressive wasting disease and by 1891, he was paralysed. A trained nurse was employed to look after him. Reginald died at home on 27th December 1892. Probate was granted on 30th January to Lucy Sadler Gardner Lane widow. Effects £18787 8s 1d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 47

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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: Reginald Charles Douglas Lane

Gender: Male

Born: 06/04/1852

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 17/6/1875

Spouse First Name: Lucy

Spouse Second Name: Sadler

Spouse Last Name: Lane

Town of Marriage: Horning

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/12/1892

Cause of death: Progressive Muscular Atrophy

Address line 1: "Kai Terri"

Address line 2: 1 St Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £18787 8 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £1541460.00

Census Information


Mansion House, Church Lane, Debden, Essex

Richard aged 37, late captain 17th Lancers (retired). Elizabeth aged 29. Reginald aged 9. Beaufort aged 6. Cecil aged 4. Blanche aged 1 month. Anne Ward aged 62, mother-in-law. Plus a governess, butler, footman, lady’s maid, cook, nurse, groom, monthly nurse and four servants.


Vicarage, Ingleby, Greenhow, Yorkshire.

Reginald aged 18, pupil, student studying under the Vicar Henry Toovey.


27 Marine Parade, Worthing.

Reginald aged 28, student of theology. Lucy aged 27.


“Kai Terri” St Michael’s Road, Worthing.

Reginald aged 40, own means, paralysed. Lucy aged 37. Annie Hughes aged 42, trained hospital nurse. Plus 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information


A rather important case was tried yesterday in the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice, at Westminster, before Mr Baron Huddleston and a common jury. Thomas Pearson, who described himself as a betting man, residing at Cambridge, sued Mr Reginald Charles Douglas-Lane, a young gentleman of considerable private means, and formerly an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, to recover the sum of £500., which was the amount of acceptance drawn by Josiah Mouncey upon the defendant. The case first had the appearance of being in connection with betting transactions, but it turned out to be a money-lending affair, and disclosed state matters at our university towns which only occasionally come to light. The defendant is the son of the late Captain Douglas-Lane, who was one time well known as an extensive owner of racehorses in Nottingham and Norfolk. Mixed up with Pearson in the matter were two brothers, Josiah and George Mouncey. the former of whom had been a cricket umpire at Trinity College. He was the one who negotiated the loans, and although he could only afford to live in a house the rental of which was £7 a year, could always find “hundreds’’ for the unsuspecting Mr Lane, at the usual exorbitant rates of interest. The evidence showed the defendant have been systematically fleeced by the two Mounceys, and the jury found a verdict in his favour, the foreman observing it was their unanimous opinion that the case was very bad one indeed, a statement which was emphatically endorsed the judge.

The Sportsman 16th Oct 1878