Sir Henry Clarke-JervoiseBorn in 1831 he succeeded to his title in 1902 on the death of his nephew. Commissioned in the Royal Fusiliers, he later served with the Royal Highlanders and rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel with the Coldstream Guards.Sir Henry lived at Langham House and was a great benefactor to the village in general and to the church in particular.Baron Ranksborough of Ranksborough, C.B., C.V.O.John Fielden Brocklehurst was born in 1852. In 1873 he joined the Royal Horse Guards later becoming its Commanding Officer with the rank of Major General. He saw service in the Egypt, the Sudan and in the Boer War; being present at the defence of Ladysmith. He was equerry to Queen Victoria, Queen Alexander and Lord-in-Waiting to King George V.He and his wife Louisa had no children and the title became extinct on his death in 1921.There is a memorial to Lord Ranksborough in Langham church.“The General” was held in great affection by the children of the village.Richard Westbrook Baker (1798-1861)Steward to Lord Gainsborough was a noted agriculturalist and designed the Rutland Plough which was manufactured by J.A. Ransome. A man with great concern for farm labourers and the poor, he set up the small allotment sysem in 1830.
Taking the SaluteMajor-General Lord Ranksborough, C.B., C.V.O. Lord Lieutenant of Rutlandtaking the salute on Oakham High Street possibly as part of WWI Victory CelebrationsRichard Westbrook Baker jnr. centre stagePhoto - The Robert Boyle Collection