Bass, Arthur Michael, 1st Baron Burton, of Burton on Trent and Rangemore (1837 -1909)
Michael Arthur Bass of Rangemore Hall, Burton on Trent and Glenquoich, Invergarry was the eldest son of Michael Thomas Bass M.P. of Rangemore Hall and Eliza Jane, daughter of Major Samuel Arden, of Longcrofts in Staffordshire. Educated at Harrow, and Trinity College Cambridge, where he took his B.A. in 1860, and his M.A. in 1863, he became Chairman of Messrs Bass & Co., of Burton on Trent, was elected Member of Parliament for Stafford 1865 1868, for East Staffordshire 1868 1885, and for the Burton Division of the County from 1885 1886. He married, 28 October 1869, Harriet Georgina, 4th daughter of Edward Thornewill, of Dove Cliff, in Staffordshire, and was created a Baronet 17 May 1882, Baron Burton of Rangemore and Burton on Trent in 1886, and Baron Burton of Burton on Trent and Rangemore in 1897 with remainder to his daughter. He died without male issue 1 February 1909, when the Barony of the first creation became extinct and his daughter, Nellie Lisa Bass succeeded to the second. She had married, in 1894, Colonel James Evan Bruce Baillie. When she died, in 1962, she was succeeded by her grandson, Michael Evan Victor Baillie.