The Northeys Of Woodcote House - Part 3

Part 3 - William Northey Junior (1722-70)

William 3, grandson of Sir Edward, lived on the family estate at Compton Bassett, Wiltshire and at the prebend manor of Ivy House, Chippenham, which he purchased in 1747: this property carried one of the two Calne Parliamentary seats. He was MP for Calne from 1747-61, for Maidstone from 1761-8 (at which point he sold the estate at Compton Bassett) and for Great Bedwyn from 1768-70; he was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Wiltshire County Militia, a groom of the royal bedchamber, a Commissioner for Trade and a Fellow of the Royal Society - in short, a most distinguished man.

Compton Bassett Manor
Compton Bassett Manor.
Image courtesy Martin Northey © 2012

Horace Walpole - see, as he is an interesting character in his own right - rated him one of the leading speakers in the House of Commons, although he said, 'Northey saw clearly but it was for a very little way'. William did not make another speech in Parliament after 1764 and it seems that he was both ill and short of ready cash. (He even declined a peerage twice because he 'could not afford it'.) A resident of Calne said, 'Tis generally thought in town that Mr. Northey cannot recover. If his death should happen I can't but think, as his affairs seem to be circumstanced, that this prebend manor must be sold.' The manor was sold, but William rallied and continued his parliamentary career, although his attendances were apparently sporadic (but at least he had connections with his constituency, whereas the aforementioned Horace Walpole was MP for Callington in Cornwall for 13 years and never went there once). He died on 24 December 1770, aged 48.

Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole.
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Ivy House
Ivy House. Image source: Wiltshire Notes and Queries via

William was married twice. His first wife, whom he married in 1742, was Harriet Vyner, daughter of Robert, a Lincolnshire MP; she died in 1750. Secondly, in 1751 he married Anne Hopkins, by whom the records say he had three sons and four daughters - all born in Wiltshire -, six of whom were Thomas (c.1752-7), William (1752), Ann (1753), Edward (1754), Richard (1756) and Charlotte (died 14 February 1789, aged 28). There is a Northey family vault at St Thomas à Becket Church, Box, Wiltshire and various memorials inside the church. The tablet shown below is not very legible but appears to commemorate William's first wife, Harriet.

Harriet Northey's Memorial - click image to enlarge
Harriet Northey's Memorial in St Thomas à Becket Church, Box
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Image courtesy of Phil Draper © 2010 at and used by permission

Anne Hopkins was the daughter of the Right Honourable Edward Hopkins (1675-1736), MP for Coventry and Secretary of State for Ireland, and Anna Maria Chamberlen (died 1768). The latter came from a noted family of obstetricians, who were famous for the invention of obstetrical forceps. In addition to being a pianist - her square piano, a style of instrument which first appeared in England in the 1760s, travelled with her between the Northey houses - Anne embroidered very fine upholstery, as is shown in the next two photographs of a settee and chair (one of a set) which have been preserved at Marble Hill House, Twickenham, Middlesex.

Northey Upholstery 1
Northey Upholstery 2
Northey Upholstery at Marble Hill House, Twickenham, Middlesex
Images courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

Monument to Hugh Chamberlen, grandfather of Anne Hopkins, in Westminster Abbey, paid for by the Duke of Buckingham
Monument to Hugh Chamberlen, grandfather of Anne Hopkins,
in Westminster Abbey, paid for by the Duke of Buckingham.
Images courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

We seem to have strayed very far from Epsom at this stage, but the good news is that our next man, William 4, will be the instrument to take us 'home' ... eventually.

William 4 (1752-1826)

William 4, son of William 3, was born at Compton Bassett on 7 August 1752. He was educated at Eton and Queen's College, Cambridge and entered the Middle Temple in 1771 - whether or not he was called to the Bar is unclear - and was the MP for Newport, Monmouthshire for many years (by courtesy of its patrons, the Dukes of Northumberland), although he lived at Hazelbury Manor in Box and, less often, Woodcote House. Apparently he was a lax attendee at the House and spoke there rarely; he was known as 'Wicked Billy' and probably for more than one reason.

According to the account of his career at he was something of a parliamentary maverick, but his real claim to wickedness appears to have been his 'social life'. Apparently he entertained friends, including the flamboyant, extravagant and hardly monogamous Prince Regent (later George IV), at Hazelbury and the implication is that the gatherings may have been more debauched than decorous.

Although some accounts say that Wicked Billy never married, 'History of Parliament Online' says he married Mary Huntington of Bedford Square, London on 18 July 1795. Certainly there is reference to a marriage settlement between them in the Surrey Libraries catalogue and records at the National Archives refer both to insurance on a Bedford Square property and Mary, wife of William Northey. In any event, he left no legitimate heirs and died in January 1826. Lieutenant-Colonel EGV Northey records that William's younger brother, Edward, and his nephew, Edward Richard (see Parts 4 and 5) did not hesitate to point out to him 'the evil of his ways' and Edward, being a clergyman, must have been especially disapproving. The criticism so disgruntled Wicked Billy that he did his best to stop them inheriting his Wiltshire property. It seems that for many years after Wicked Billy's death Edward Richard had to pay £300 a year to three different female 'friends' of his uncle.

Richard Northey Hopkins (1756-1845)

Richard inherited property from a maternal uncle, Richard Hopkins MP (c.1728-99) and, as a condition of the inheritance, in 1799 he added Hopkins to his surname (sometimes with a hyphen and sometimes without - and sometimes the 'barrels' were reversed). He was a Lieutenant-General in the Army (originally in the 32nd Foot) and died on 26 April 1845, aged 88, at Gloucester Place, London; his country estates were at Oving House, Buckinghamshire (near Aylesbury) and Barston, Warwickshire, which were both part of the inheritance.

Richard Northey Hopkins
Richard Northey Hopkins
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

Richard's first wife was Frances, daughter of John Wray of County Monaghan. They appear to have had three children, who were William Richard (1783), Anne and Frances. Secondly, he married Lucy Thompson, by whom he had four daughters - Harriet(t) Ann(e) Northey (born 22 September 1813), Julia Eliza (c.1816-79), Lucy (died 1838), Emma Penelope (c.1818-1886) - and two sons, Richard Thompson (c.1811) and Edward Augustus (1818 - ?).

Lucy Thompson/Northey Hopkins
Richard's second wife, Lucy Thompson/Northey Hopkins.
Image courtesy of Alastair Lax © 2012

William Richard was the only surviving male heir of the family, so we will leave him until last.

Harriet Ann

Harriet Ann (christened the other way round), whilst still a minor, eloped to Gretna with Charles Fitzpatrick Schrader and married him on 7 March 1834, when she was 20 years old, still a minor in those days. Presumably, her father would not consent to the marriage, but the elopement must have changed his mind, since she married Charles again on 16 March at Marylebone, with the General's consent. In February 1835 she was delivered of a stillborn daughter and on 1 January 1836 she gave birth to the couple's only son, Charles Edward. There was also a daughter, Lucy Emily, born in 1836/7 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Charles Schrader died in 1846 in Southwark district and appears to be the same man as the Charles Patrick Schrader who met his death in the Queen's Bench Debtors' Prison in Southwark. The inquest, which was held in the prison itself, was told that Schrader turned up at the prison, surrendering to bail, so ill that he was barely able to stand; he was advised to go to the infirmary but declined. He died soon afterwards of abscesses on the lungs and liver disease, the results of consumption, aged just 33. The sum total of his debts was £200, representing unpaid accommodation charges and it was said that he had originally been arrested on three grossly false affidavits that claimed he intended to flee the country. Schrader was purported to be the illegitimate son of the Marquis of Wellesley (brother of the renowned Duke of Wellington). I cannot get to the bottom of this, but there was a Sophia Marguerite Schrader who married a James Augustus Fitzpatrick in 1815 and it may be that she was his mother. As for Charles Edward, he married Elizabeth McClay Allan, daughter of an army officer, in 1859 in Bath.

Lucy Emily married medical student Richard Perry (born c.1833) in Croydon in 1858; their children were George Frederick Arthur (1859-1936), Florence Emily (c.1860/61), Alice Maud Mary (1863-1915, unmarried), Sydney Edward (1865-1941, probably unmarried), Mildred Elizabeth (1868-1961, unmarried) and Emily Charlotte (1872-1900, unmarried). Richard seems to have given up medicine. Lucy died in 1900. Harriet lived in Devon for many years, initially with her daughter and son-in-law, and probably died in Plymouth in 1908.

In 1891 George was a teacher in a private school and then became tutor and private secretary to the family of Albert Abid in Broadhembury, Devon. I am going to make a monumental digression here because the Abids were frankly more interesting than the Perrys. Mr Abid's real name was Avietick Satoor Hyrapiet and he was the Jewish son of a goldsmith, born in Isfahan, Persia but said by some to be Armenian. He became a groom and valet (the 'royal dhobi') to the Nizam of Hyderabad, where he met Miss Annie Evans, originally from Handsworth in the Midlands and teacher to the Nizam's family. They seem to have married in London and returned to India, where they had four children - Alexander Malcolm Satoor, Aviet William Satoor (a solicitor, who later took the surname of Evans), Gladys Constance Satoor (who married Eric de Schmid, Chief Constable of Exeter and later Carlisle - they changed their surname to Spence during the First World War) and Elizabeth Flora Satoor, who went to live in France. Whilst in Hyderabad, Albert amassed a fortune and opened a rather splendid shop: today the whole commercial district thereabouts is called Abids because of that shop. The family had moved to Devon by 1901. (I swear that I did not make this up, although I concede that it sounds a trifle far-fetched.)

The present-day Abids commercial district in Hyderabad
The present-day Abids commercial district in Hyderabad.
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Back to the business in hand - Mr George Perry! He married Mary Lutley Denning in 1894 and after 1901 I do not know what happened to him, except that he died in Exeter district. He may have retained a position with Mr Abid and travelled abroad with him.

Julia Eliza

Julia Eliza Northey Hopkins/Shum
Julia Eliza Northey Hopkins/Shum.
Image courtesy of Gavin Shume © 2012

In 1845 Julia Eliza married Captain Henry Hamilton Shum of the 31st Regiment, who was the grandson of George Shum, MP for Honiton in Devon from 1796-1805, and son of Colonel Harry Shum.

Portrait miniature thought to be Colonel Harry Shum.
Portrait miniature thought to be Colonel Harry Shum.
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

The Shum family had made its money from sugar refining, brewing (the latter enterprise involved a Mr Combe and ultimately became a component of Watney, Mann, which was Watney, Combe, Reid at one point) and insurance. Henry Hamilton's great-grandfather, George (c.1715-89), was probably of German origin and arrived in the City of London in 1726. He was said to be a very miserly man, totally focused on accumulating money for his son, also George, the MP just mentioned, to inherit. Apparently the inheritance amounted to something like £200,000 (in excess of £15 million today).

The Shum family crest: the motto means 'I prefer death to dishonour'.
The Shum family crest: the motto means 'I prefer death to dishonour'.
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

Henry Hamilton died of bronchitis on 16 December 1856 in Tours, France. He and Julia had seven children, who were Elizabeth (c.1847), William Hamilton Northey (c.1848), Ernest George Harry (c.1849), Sydney (c.1851), Gertrude Sophia Letitia (c.1852-67), Herbert (c.1853) and Clara Emma Rowley (c.1856).

William Hamilton emigrated to South Africa, where he was a civil engineer in the Cape Government Service. He married Sara Zietsman and one of their children was Ernest Hamilton Shum, known as 'Baby Shum' (died 1952); he played rugby for Transvaal and was the first Natal-born man to play for the Springboks. He featured in one Test for South Africa (a 9-3 win over England at Twickenham in 1913). William lived to a grand age and was in good health until he died in 1943, following a fall down the stairs. Ernest was the grandfather of Lorraine Howard, who has kindly provided so much material for this article.

William Hamilton Northey Shum and his grandson, John Xavier Shum (son of Ernest Hamilton).
William Hamilton Northey Shum and his grandson, John Xavier Shum (son of Ernest Hamilton).
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

Ernest Hamilton Shum and his wife, Flora Gladys Walker, on their wedding day, 1920.
Ernest Hamilton Shum and his wife, Flora Gladys Walker, on their wedding day, 1920.
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012

Ernest George Harry Shum was an architect, who married Nina Caroline Storey. They died in 1891 and 1898 respectively. Clara Emma Rowley married solicitor Thomas Paulin and died in 1889. Thomas, having remarried almost immediately, moved to Keswick, Cumberland and died in 1895.

Lucy Thompson

Lucy Thompson Northey Hopkins married barrister John George Rowley on 3 July 1837. His father, of the same name, had been a magistrate and judge at Madras. Poor Lucy lasted less than a year, dying on 27 March 1838 following a confinement which produced a daughter, Emily Northey Rowley, who was christened the following day but sadly died shortly thereafter. John remarried and died in 1871.

Emma Penelope

Emma Penelope Northey Hopkins married Henry Le Patourel from Guernsey in 1844. They had seven children, who were Henry (c.1845-1900) Marion (c.1845-1928, unmarried), Arthur Northey (c.1846-92), William (c.1849), Anna Maria (1852, married merchant George Edward Stokes), Richard Frederick (c.1853) and Adolphus Frederick (c.1856-1901). Emma died in 1886 and Henry in 1891.

I do not know what happened to William after 1881, when he was a commission agent in Hammersmith, but Adolphus was at one time Secretary to the prestigious Grosvenor Art Gallery in London. By the 1901 census he seems to have fallen on hard times, being listed as an unemployed accounts clerk. His wife was the former Flora Ballantine Braine (c.1848-1922), a surgeon's daughter; there were no children.

The other three boys, Henry, Arthur and Richard joined the Army and eventually went to Australia as Artillery officers, although Arthur later bought an estate in Switzerland. Henry was an aide-de-camp to a Governor of New South Wales and married Isabel Sarah Tempest Durham (born in 1856 in England, died 1933), a famous social columnist on the 'Sydney Morning Herald'; they had two daughters, being Isabel Tempest (married New Yorker Charles Miller Terry) and Vera Louise (described as 'one of the noted beauties of Sydney', died 1936; married Dr Charles Bickerton Blackburn OBE, who was later knighted - see

Charles Le Patourel Terry, grandson of Henry and Isabel Le Patourel.
Charles Le Patourel Terry, grandson of Henry and Isabel Le Patourel.
Image source: The Sydney Morning Herald via

Arthur married Elizabeth McGregor in Melbourne and died at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Ouchy (Lausanne) Switzerland in 1892. Richard was Private Secretary and ADC to the Governor of Victoria and married heiress Blanche Trafford Eckley from Boston, Massachusetts. She also died at the Hotel Beau Rivage in 1892.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson Northey Hopkins married Susanna Mills (née Chadwick - she was the widow of Major C E Mills of the Bengal Artillery and latterly Deputy Commissioner and Political Assistant in the Cis-Sutlej territory of the North-West Frontier, who died in 1846) and they lived in Cheltenham with her son, Charles Moffatt Mills (died 1861, aged 6). They also had four children of their own, being Richard Northey (1849 - 59?), Louisa Harriet Northey (1851) William Chadwick Northey (1854; went to Australia) and Herbert Frederick Northey (1860-1910). Richard died in 1870 and Susanna in 1896. Captain Herbert Frederick Northey Hopkins of the Seaforth Highlanders and Cheshire Regiment married the Honourable Eleanor Isabel Yarde Buller (c.1857-1913). He and Eleanor were ardent horse-fanciers and started a stud at Marchington, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. The enterprise began with a 14-year-old mare called 'Wise Ethel', who was said to be barren; Herbert and Eleanor thought otherwise and were proved correct. Herbert died in 1910; there were no children.

Louisa Harriet Northey Hopkins married the Reverend Clement Alfred William Cruttwell (1849-1929), who was vicar of Frankby, Cheshire from 1889-1918, after which they retired to Monmouthshire. They had at least six children, one of whom, 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Lockwood Cruttwell, was killed at Ypres in 1917, aged 36. A grandson, Thomas Godfrey, son of Cecil Godfrey Cruttwell, was a civilian killed by enemy action at a garage in Ashford, Middlesex in 1943, aged 21. Cecil was a navy officer and at the time lived in Hillside Road, Ashtead, Surrey.

Another son of Louisa and Clement was Clement Chadwick, who was in insurance, mainly in Singapore and Shanghai. He married Grace Fanny Robin, a clergyman's daughter, and their son was Hugh Percival Cruttwell (1918-2002), who was a distinguished director and President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; he presided over a golden generation of students, including Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson and Imelda Staunton. Branagh has said of him that 'he was the greatest teacher and student of acting that I have ever known'. Hugh was married to the late actress Geraldine McEwan.

Hugh Cruttwell and Geraldine McEwan, 17 May 1953.
Hugh Cruttwell and Geraldine McEwan, 17 May 1953.
Image courtesy of The Ernest Fawbert Collection © 2012 and used by permission.

Louisa died in 1919 in Monmouthshire.

William Richard

William Richard Northey Hopkins.
Image courtesy of Lorraine Howard © 2012.

We can now return to the eldest son, and heir, Captain William Richard Northey Hopkins JP, sometime aide-de-camp to the Duke of Richmond in Ireland, also of the Cape Regiment. He was born in 1785; his wife was Anne Elizabeth Fortescue of Dromerkin, County Louth, Ireland (born c.1787, died 13 April 1864 in their London home at 25 Wilton Crescent). William died on 8 December 1859, also at 25 Wilton Crescent. There were six children and I think we had better have some coloured headings to punctuate this prolific and complicated family!

Richard Arthur Fortescue Northey

The only son, Richard Arthur Fortescue Northey (he did not use the 'Hopkins' part of the name), was an Ensign in the 95th Foot and died of fever at Malta on 20 December 1829, aged 19. He was buried in Msida Bastion Cemetery and was obviously much loved and respected, as his somewhat effusive, but typical of the era, monument showed. It read, 'This monument was erected by his brother officers as a testimony of esteem. Ingenious, open, free from every guile, his generous heart no selfish feeling knew. His mind reflecting in his face, his smile proclaimed him gentle, courteous, candid, true. How early loss, how short the warning given, in pride of youth and strength, immortal soared. His spotless spirit of his kindred heaven. By none he left excelled, by all deplored.'

The last three words seem to have been mis-transcribed and hopefully should read 'by none deplored'.

Fanny Elizabeth, Baroness Boston

The eldest child, Fanny Elizabeth (born 1805 in Bath, died 1860) married the Honourable George Ives Irby (1802-22 December 1869), who became the 4th Baron Boston of Lincolnshire. After Fanny's death he married Caroline Amelia Saumarez (born 1839) and you will meet the rest of the vast Saumarez family in a moment. He and Caroline had two daughters, Maud and Dorothy, both of whom died in childhood. Some years after George's death Caroline became a Benedictine nun, known as 'Sister Mary Caroline', and was apparently associated with The Church of the Ascension in Lavender Hill, Battersea: however, her main base appeared to be her house in Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent, where she worked as a 'Sister of Charity', assisted by her long-serving private secretary, Miss Emma Prince. She died on 20 December 1927.

George Ives Irby was succeeded as Baron by his elder son, Florance George, who was born in 1837 and died in 1877 in Anglesey. Florance's wife was Augusta Caroline Saumarez (explanation shortly). Florance was succeeded by his son, George Florance (1860-1941) and there have been five further Barons since then. George Florance was not only a Conservative peer, and briefly a Government Whip, but a considerable scientist, being a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Geological Society. In 1883 Augusta Carolina married the widowed Henry Percy Anderson (1831-96), who was subsequently knighted; he was in the Foreign Office and ultimately became an Assistant Under-Secretary.

Augusta died in 1929.

Geraldine Emily Ann

Geraldine Emily Ann (c.1813) married Joseph Tynte, JP, DL and died in 1888. The Tyntes became Pratt-Tynte (or sometimes vice versa or without a hyphen, as seems to be the trying wont of some of our characters) and, when not in Cheltenham, they lived at Tynte Park, Dunlevin, County Wicklow - which has sold in the past few years for 12 million Euros - or their summer residence at Tynte Lodge, County Leitrim. Geraldine and Joseph had at least five offspring - Fortescue Joseph (1841 -1907), Mervyn Chaloner Stephen (c.1841-1910, magistrate and Lieutenant-Colonel in the 4th Dragoon Guards; married Alice Elise Latham), Hannah (c.1843), Madeline Antoinette (born c.1845 and who, when she died unmarried in Cheltenham in 1929, left a number of legacies to mission societies and suchlike) and Alice Geraldine (c.1847-1931, married Lieutenant- Colonel Richard St Leger Moore of County Kildare). Joseph, described as 'a squire of the old school', went blind in his later years and died in 1896.

Margaret Antoinette, Baroness de Saumarez

Having been advertised for some time, the Saumarez family is now upon us. Margaret Antoinette Northey Hopkins was born in 1818 in Belgium and she married the Honourable John St John Vincent Saumarez, who became the 3rd Baron de Saumarez. This was a Guernsey family and John was the second son of the first Baron, Admiral James Saumarez, who became a legend on the island (see John had first been married to Caroline Esther Rhodes, who died in 1846 at Lucerne, Switzerland.

Memorial to the 1st Baron de Saumarez in Guernsey.
Memorial to the 1st Baron de Saumarez in Guernsey.
Image source: The Victorian Web at

Caroline and John had four children, who were Caroline Amelia (born 1839 - this is the one who married George Ives Irby), Augusta Caroline (c.1842, who married Florance Irby), James St Vincent (17 July 1843) and John St Vincent (1845). Margaret and John had a further four children, being Arthur (1852), Antoinette Elizabeth (1855), Gerald Le Marchant (1859-1941) and Eleanor Mary (1865-1937). A summary chart of the Saumarez children may be useful at this point.

Children of John St John Vincent Saumarez
and Caroline
Caroline Amelia
Augusta Caroline
James St Vincent
John St Vincent
Children of John St John Vincent Saumarez
and Margaret Antoinette
Antoinette Elizabeth
Gerald Le Marchant
Eleanor Mary

The Baron died on 8 January 1891 at his London home, 41 Prince's Gate, Kensington, and Margaret Antoinette in 1904. There was also a family seat called Shrubland Hall, near Coddenham in Suffolk.

Shrubland Hall.
Shrubland Hall.
Photograph by Andrew Hill © 2012 and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Caroline Amelia and Augusta Caroline have already been dealt with as Irbys. James St Vincent was a Captain in the Grenadier Guards and then joined the Diplomatic Service; he married Jane Anne, daughter of Captain Charles Acton Vere Broke (the Vere and the Broke were sometimes hyphenated) RE, in 1882 and became the 4th Baron de Saumarez in 1891. James died on 25 April 1937, aged 93, at Saumarez, Guernsey, Jane having predeceased him in 1933. The couple had four children, who were Evelyn (1888-1974; married Sir John Arthur Haigh Wood MC, DSO), Marion (1885-1978; unmarried), Gladys (1887-1975, unmarried) and the next Baron, James St Vincent Broke Saumarez (1889-1969), who married Gunhild, daughter of Major-General Sir Victor Gustaf Balck. Their grandson, Eric Douglas, became the 7th and current Baron by virtue of being the first born of a pair of male twins.

John St Vincent, a Captain in the 14th Hussars, died unmarried in France in 1877.

Arthur, the eldest son of John and Margaret, went to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and was sometime Private Secretary to the Earl of Iddesleigh (formerly Sir Stafford Northcote); he married the Honourable Edith Mary McGarel-Hogg, daughter of Lord Magheramorne. They had four children, who were Muriel Antoinette (1882-1954, unmarried; she was a Deaconess at the Church of the Ascension, Pollards Hill, Mitcham, Surrey), Michael (1884-97), Captain Reginald Stafford Saumarez MC (born in 1886 and killed in action 1918) and Rosalind Edith (1899-1970, unmarried). Arthur died in Eastbourne on 14 August 1933 and Edith on 31 August 1939.

Antoinette Elizabeth Saumarez married Piers Egerton Warburton (sometimes hyphenated), who was MP for Mid-Cheshire from 1876 to 1885; they lived at Arley Hall, near Northwich, Cheshire. Piers died in 1914 and Antoinette in 1918; they had six children.

Arley Hall.
Arley Hall.
Photograph by Pixie2000, Image source: Wikimedia Commons

The eldest daughter, Eveline Egerton-Warburton (c.1882-1967), married late in life, in 1940. Her husband was the Right Reverend Mark Rodolph Carpenter Garnier (sometimes hyphenated), who was Bishop of Colombo, Ceylon from 1924-38, Principal of St Boniface Missionary College, Warminster, Wiltshire and ultimately Chaplain of Salisbury Diocesan Training College; he died in 1969, aged 88.

Dorothy (c.1882-1954) was unmarried. John was a Captain in the Scots Guards and died of wounds in the First World War on 30 August 1915; his wife was the Honourable Lettice Legh, daughter of the 2nd Baron Newton. They had two daughters, being Elizabeth (1911-2002, married the 10th Viscount Ashbrook) and Priscilla (born posthumously in 1915, married (1) Captain Matthew Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, who was killed on active service in 1942 (2) Major Peter Richard Legh, 4th Baron Newton, (3) Frederick Fryer). In 1919 the widowed Lettice married Lieutenant-Colonel John Dallas Waters, CB, DSO; she died in 1968.

Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton (1888-1961) was, among other things, a barrister, a soldier in the First World War (mentioned in dispatches and DSO), Colonel in the Territorial Army, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire and a magistrate; he married the Honourable Georgiana Mary Dormer, daughter of Baron Dormer of Wing, Buckinghamshire. They had three children - Anne (born 1928; married James Eccles Malise Irvine, army officer, barrister and judge), Jane (1931-2008, who was a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) and a Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester) and Peter (born 1933, a Captain in the Coldstream Guards and Major in the Cheshire Yeomanry).

Marjorie (c.1890) and Lettice Egerton-Warburton (1896) died unmarried in 1963 and 1983 respectively.

Gerald Le Marchant Saumarez does not seem to have married. He saw service in France as a Lieutenant during the First World War, although of fairly advanced years for the role. As a young man he had served briefly in the Army overseas and was an accomplished painter in watercolour. It is believed that he returned to North Africa and the Sudan as a civilian to paint campaign scenes: in recent auction catalogues his works have been valued at several hundred pounds each.

In 1903 Eleanor Mary Saumarez married the Reverend Charles James Walbrand Evans (sometimes hyphenated), rector of Burstow, Surrey. They had a daughter, Ronaele Mary, in 1904, who married a relative, Stephen Thomas Michael Walbrand-Evans.

Adelaide Grace

Adelaide Grace Northey, who never used the 'Hopkins', was born in Ireland somewhere in the 1815-21 region - in censuses she was a lady of 'an uncertain age'. She remained single and lived on income from land, flitting about between lodgings in London and Sussex, and dying in Steyning district (probably Hove) in 1899.

Eulalie Emily

Eulalie was born in about 1821 and married James Agg Gardner (sometimes hyphenated), who died in 1858. The Agg-Gardners were Cheltenham 'nobility', appearing constantly in the local social publication, 'The Cheltenham Looker-On', and James purchased the title of Lord of the Manor. Eulalie died in 1901. The couple had one son, Sir James Tynte Agg-Gardner PC, who was born on 25 November 1846 and who was the MP for Cheltenham on several occasions and for 39 years in total. His main claim to Parliamentary fame seems to have been as Chairman of the House of Commons Kitchen Committee (probably appropriate, since he was a brewer by trade, Chairman of 'The Cheltenham Original Brewery Company'). 'Punch' reported, 'A long-standing Parliamentary tradition enjoins that the reply to any Question addressed to the CHAIRMAN OF THE KITCHEN COMMITTEE should be greeted with laughter. By virtue of his office he holds, as it were, the "pass-the-mustard" prerogative. Members laughed accordingly when he replied to a question relating to the number of ex-Service men employed by his Committee; but they laughed much more loudly when the hon. Member who put the original Question proceeded to inquire "if his conscience is now quite clear," and Sir J. T. AGG-GARDNER, looking as respectable as if he were Mrs. Grundy's second husband, declared, hand on heart, that it was.'

Sir J T Agg-Gardener
Sir J T Agg-Gardener,
image from 'Punch' via Project Gutenberg

Sir James died in 1928 at the Carlton Club in Pall Mall.

We may now return to Epsom!

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Linda Jackson © April 2012

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