John Henry Wellington Graham Loftus, fourth Marquis of Ely, died in Nice in the South of France on 3 April 1889 at the age of forty. The Hampshire Advertiser of 6 April reported his demise thus:
The report refers to Caroline Anne, wife of the deceased and daughter of George Caithness, and mentions the Caithness family association with Totton, Hampshire.
Jane, 3rd Marchioness of Ely, (3 December 1821 – 11 June 1890) was a Lady of the Bedchamber and an intimate friend of Queen Victoria. Her parents were James Hope-Vere and Lady Elizabeth Hay; through her mother she was a cousin of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. After her marriage to John Loftus, the third Marquis of Ely, Jane developed friendships with Queen Sophie of the Netherlands and the Empress Eugénie. Jane arrived at court as a Lady of the Bedchamber in 1851 continuing to serve until April 1889 when after the death of her only son (see above) she wrote the Queen tendering her resignation, reporting that ‘this last blow has quite crushed’ her. Jane died on 1 June 1890 and is buried at Kensal Green cemetery, London.