Tufton, Richard, Sir, 1st Baronet, of Appleby (1813 -1871)
Richard Tufton was the natural son of Henry Tufton, 11th and last Earl of Thanet, who died unmarried 12 June 1849, and to whose estates he succeeded by will. He was born in France where his father was a detenu and from him received extensive estates in Kent, Westmoreland and Yorkshire. Naturalised in 1849, he received a royal licence in 1850 to continue the name of Tufton, and was created a baronet 16 January 1851. He married, 22 August 1843, Adelaide Amelie Lacour. His eldest son, Henry James, was created Baron Hothfield, 11 October 1881. Sir Richard's library was sold at auction in Paris, 7 April 1873, by Adolphe Labitte, as Catalogue des livres rares et précieux et des manuscripts anciens.