NameHenry Alexander Stopford Lyne Stephens (born Claremont) [307, Wetherall tree appended with book], Half 3C3R
Death30 Dec 1894, Monte Carlo, Monaco
BurialMausoleum at Grove House, Roehampton
MotherFrances Charlotte Wetherall (1814-ca1892)
Notes for Henry Alexander Stopford Lyne Stephens (born Claremont)
m. in 1873 Katherine Gregory Walker and had 5 children. She m. (2) in 1897 R[aoul] Bishop [sic but in fact Bishopp] Paston Bedingfeld.

In the Paston-Bedingfeld article in Burke’s 2003 Peerage, it says that he was using the name Henry Alexander Claremont Lyne Stephens. Indeed his daughter Winifride was born with the Stephens surname and it was used for all the daughters, albeit misspelled in the 1901 census. But I simply cannot find his death on FreeBMD in any of these forms.

Perhaps the answer is to see if he left a will, but that needs a trip to Kew or High Holburn.

The explanation of the above is that his father, Edward Stopford Claremont, got entangled with Yolande, the widow of Stephen Lyne Stephens. She inherited her husbands enormous wealth (from his father’s merchanting with Lisbon, Portugal) and took a fancy to Henry Claremont; it appears that Edward and his family moved in with Yolande and she provided generously for them for the rest of her life. At her death she left her personal fortune (but not her life interests) to Edward and to go then to his son Henry on his death with a ‘strong desire’ that he should take the name and arms of Lyne Stephens to inherit Grove House and other assets, which he did in October 1894 - see London Gazette
Notes for Henry Alexander Stopford & Katherine Gregory (Family)
On FreeBMD, the marriage is shown from:

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1882
CLAREMONT Henry A S St Geo.H. Sq 1a 757
WALKER Katherine Gregory St. Geo. H. Sq. 1a 757
Last Modified 4 May 2011Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe