This post is divided into two parts: part 1 includes the introduction to the family and the descriptions of the houses they built or owned over the last five hundred years; and this section contains the biographical and genealogical details of the owners.
Bathurst family of Franks Hall
(1) Judith Bathurst (1574-1657), baptised at St Mary Abchurch, London, 27 June 1574; married, 27 November 1595 at St Botolph, Aldgate, London, Thomas Buckhurst (d. 1624?) of Staplehurst (Kent), and had issue three daughters; will proved in the PCC, 15 December 1657;(2) Randolph Bathurst (1576-1644) (q.v.);(3) Elizabeth Bathurst (1577-1623?), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, London, 31 December 1577; married 1st, November 1595 at St Mary Bothaw, London, John Browne (d. 1596) and 2nd, between August 1596 and February 1596/7, Thomas Saunder (d. 1644?) of Charlwood (Surrey) (who m2, Elizabeth Hopkins of Norwich and had further issue two sons and three daughters), and had issue one son and two daughters; probably the woman of this name buried at St Clement Danes, London, 13 March 1622/3;(4) Mary Bathurst (1579-1629), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, London, 26 July 1579; married, 9 June 1597 at St Mary Bothaw, London, Edmund Peshall (d. 1629) of London, grocer, and had issue three sons and one daughter; buried at St Mary Bothaw, London, 15 January 1629;(5) Susan[na] Bathurst (1582-1619?), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, 25 March 1582; married, 1601 (contract 15 June) Robert Owen, son of Edward Owen of Shrewsbury, and had issue; probably the woman of this name buried at Condover (Shrops), 7 January 1618/9;(6) Rafe Bathurst (b. 1583), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, London, 30 January 1583/4; educated at Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1604); probably died unmarried;(7) Lancelot Bathurst (1585-1668?), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, London, 26 August 1585; lived at Hawley (Kent); living in 1596;(8) Edward Bathurst (1588-1649?), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, 31 March 1588; married Mary, daughter of Thomas Browne and had issue one son (who may have died in the lifetime of his father) and one daughter; probably the man of this name whose will was proved 22 February 1649;(9) George Bathurst (1589-1656) [for whom see Bathurst family, Earls Bathurst, below];(10) Henry Bathurst (1592-1620), baptised at St Mary Bothaw, London, 13 January 1591/2; died unmarried between 1 March and 13 March 1619/20; will proved in the PCC, 13 March 1619/20.
(1) Lancelot Bathurst (1600-01), born 1600 and died in infancy, 1601);(2) Sir Edward Bathurst (c.1603-80), kt. (q.v.);(3) Lancelot Bathurst (1610-77), of Barnend, Wilmington (Kent); married 1st, 28 March 1637 at Sutton-at-Hone (Kent), Anne Blathwight [Blathwayt?] of Wilmington; married 2nd, 1669 (licence 14 July), Anne (d. 1708) (who m2, William Bathurst of Finchcocks (Kent)), daughter of Richard Gamon, but had no issue; buried 28 January 1677; will proved 8 February 1677;(4) Samuel Bathurst (b. c.1614; fl. 1664), of Charlton in Wantage (Berks); married Dorothy, daughter of Edward Scoles of Charlton and had issue three sons and one daughter; living in 1664;(5) Judith Bathurst (fl. 1620); died unmarried;(6) Mary Bathurst; married John Halton of Kent;(7) Elizabeth Bathurst; married Thomas Walter of Kent;(8) Catherine Bathurst; died unmarried;(9) Margaret Bathurst; married Sir Thomas Heath, kt., of Kent;(10) Anna Bathurst (fl. 1620); married Philip Ward (d. 1651?) of Rochester (Kent), mayor of Rochester in 1640 and 1647-48 and a prominent figure in the town during the Civil War; he was a Presbyterian and a Parliamentarian but fell out with the County Committee and became a Royalist who was involved in the Kent rebellion of 1648; he ceased to be involved in civic affairs in 1651 and may have died then.
(1) Sir Thomas Bathurst (c.1628-88), kt. (q.v.);(2) Francis Bathurst; died young.
(1) Francis Bathurst (c.1667-1738) (q.v.);(2) Lancelot Bathurst (c.1670-1720), born about 1670; buried at Horton Kirby, 1 August 1720;(3) Maynard Bathurst; died young;(4) Thomas Bathurst; died young;(5) Thomas Bathurst; died young;(6) John Bathurst; died young;(7) Henry Bathurst; died young;(8) Maynard Bathurst; died young.
(1.1) Berenice Bathurst (1692-1748) (q.v.);(1.2) Lancelot Bathurst (1693-1714), baptised in London, 5 October 1693 (but entered in the register at Horton Kirby); educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge (matriculated 1711/2); buried at Horton Kirby, 9 December 1714;(1.3) Bosvile Bathurst (1700-14), baptised at Horton Kirby, 14 March 1699/1700; died young and was buried at Horton Kirby, 9 December 1714.
(1) Susan Fletcher (1721-57), born 29 November and baptised at St Gregory by St Paul, London, 7 December 1721; married, 14 June 1745 at Charterhouse Chapel, London, John Tasker (c.1720-96) (who m2, 28 April 1760 at Rochester (Kent), Anne (1739-1814), daughter of Thomas Faunce of Sutton-at-Hone (Kent)), of Grays Inn and Dartford (Kent), solicitor, but had no issue; buried at Horton Kirby, 26 May 1757; will proved 2 June 1757.
Bathurst family, Earls Bathurst
(1.1) George Bathurst (1612-44), baptised at Garsington (Oxon), 22 March 1611/2; educated at Trinity College, Oxford (admitted 1626; matriculated 1629; BA 1629; MA 1632; BD 1640); Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, 1634-44; a Royalist in the Civil War, who died as a result of a wound in the thigh received at the siege of Faringdon (Berks), 2 May 1644; a probate inventory of his goods was approved at Oxford, 7 August 1645;(1.2) Rev. Edward Bathurst (1614-68), said to have been born 1 January 1614; educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1629; BA 1630; MA 1634; BD 1641; DD); 'a distinguished Royalist academic' and 'a person of singular learning and probity', he was a Fellow of Trinity College, and erected a statue of the founder over the entrance to the hall in 1665, when his brother Ralph was President; ordained deacon, 1636 and priest, 1637; vicar of Aylburton (Glos), 1638-42; vicar of Cropredy (Oxon), 1642-56, and rector of Chipping Warden (Northants), 1656-68; died 19 November 1668 and was buried at Chipping Warden, where he is commemorated by a monument; will proved in the PCC, 10 December 1668;(1.3) Eliza Bathurst (1615-1713?), born 1615; married, 19 August 1638 at Holy Trinity, Coventry (Warks), Abraham Bowne (1617-95?) of Coundon (Warks), son of Ralph Bowne of Coventry, and had issue three sons and one daughter; living in 1698 and said to have died aged about 97 on 28 July 1713;(1.4) John Bathurst (1616-56), born 1616; apprenticed to Robert Garland of London, fishmonger, 1639; a citizen and fishmonger of London, who had a number of apprentices during the Civil War and Commonwealth; a member of the Common Council of the City of London; died unmarried and without issue and was buried at Theddingworth, 23 April 1656 (the same day as his father);(1.5) James Bathurst (1618-82), of Dublin and Boulten (Co. Kildare), born 1618; married 1st, Elizabeth Clarke and had issue ten children; married 2nd, 1664, Elizabeth Blounte (d. 1691); died in Dublin in 1682 and his probate inventory was approved, 1683;(1.6) Very Rev. Dr Ralph Bathurst (1620-1704), born 1620; educated at Gloucester Hall and Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1634; BA 1638; MA 1641; MB 1653; MD 1654; DD); Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, 1640-1704 (President, 1664-1704), where he built the wonderful chapel and the earlier part of Garden Quad; Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, 1673-76, in which capacity he refitted the chancel of St Mary's church; ordained 1644, but on the suppression of the church establishment by Parliament, he qualified as a doctor and practised as a physician in Oxford for many years, appointed a physician to the sick and wounded in the Navy under the Commonwealth; after the Restoration he became rector of Garsington (Oxon), 1664 and Dean of Wells Cathedral, 1670, but declined the bishopric of Bristol in 1691; Chaplain to King Charles II; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1663-1704; a friend of Sir Christopher Wren, who was consulted about his buildings for Trinity College; became blind some years before his death; married, 1664, Mary (c.1617-90), daughter and heiress of John Tristram of Baunton (Devon) and widow of Dr. John Palmer MD of Taunton, Warden of All Souls College, but had no issue; he died 14 June 1704 after breaking his leg in a fall occasioned by his blindness while walking in his garden a few days earlier, and was buried in Trinity College chapel; his will was proved 22 June 1704;(1.7) Henry Bathurst (b. & d. 1621), baptised at Theddingworth, 6 July 1621; died in infancy;(1.8) Mary Bathurst (1622-c.1700), born 1622; married, 23 November 1648 at Cropredy (Oxon), John Turner of Hothorpe and had issue two sons and three daughters; buried at Theddingworth, 28 May 1700; will proved at Leicester, 1700;(1.9) Henry Bathurst (1623-76), born 1623; educated at Trinity College, Oxford (matriculated 1638), Clifford's Inn and the Inner Temple (admitted 1646; called 1653); barrister-at-law; attorney general for Munster; recorder of Cork and Kinsale; lived at Castlepark (Co. Cork); married Jane [surname unknown] (fl. 1667), but died without issue; will was proved in Dublin 27 May 1676;(1.10) Lancelot Bathurst (1624-69), born 1624; apprenticed to Robert Ostwick of London, draper, 1644; died unmarried and without issue and was buried at Theddingworth, 23 August 1669;(1.11) Thomas Bathurst (b. 1626), baptised at Theddingworth, 29 March 1626; apprenticed to George Haynes of London, grocer, 1640; said to have been killed in the Civil War and this may be correct as there seems no sign of him afterwards; he died without issue;(1.12) Samuel Bathurst (1627-66?), baptised at Theddingworth, 15 July 1627; apprenticed to Robert Allam of London, grocer, 1642; married Mary [surname unknown] (fl. 1650) and had issue three sons (one of whom, Villiers Bathurst (1655-1711) is said erroneously in some sources to be a son rather than a grandson of George Bathurst); known to be dead by 1668 and perhaps the man of this name whose will was proved in Dublin, 23 February 1666;(1.13) Moses Bathurst (1628-1705), baptised at Theddingworth, 29 September 1628; merchant in London; inherited the Hothorpe estate from his father in 1656; married, by 1659, Dorothy (1640-1711), daughter of Dr. John Bathurst of Leeds (Yorks WR), and had issue two daughters; retired to Hothorpe Hall; died 28 March 1705 and was buried at Theddingworth; will proved 18 June 1705;(1.14) Judith Bathurst (1631-1708), born 1631; lived with her brother Edward, at Chipping Warden and was his executor, and later with her brother Moses at Hothorpe; died unmarried 5 June 1708; will proved in the PCC, 9 July 1708;(1.15) Susanna Bathurst (1633-1705), baptised at Holy Trinity, Coventry (Warks), 5 May 1633; married Rev. Joseph Guy (c.1642-1706), vicar of Speenhamland (Berks), 1670-1706; buried at Speenhamland, 10 January 1704/5;(1.16) Joseph Bathurst (b. 1634), baptised at Holy Trinity, Coventry, 28 October 1634; apprenticed to Robert Ostwick of London, draper, 1651; owned a plantation of 1200 acres on Jamaica, 1670; joint clerk of the common pleas at Port Royal, Jamaica, 1688, and from 1692 in any town on the island, an earthquake having destroyed Port Royal; married and had issue three daughters; date of death untraced;(1.17) Sir Benjamin Bathurst (1638-1704), kt. (q.v.).
|Sir Benjamin Bathurst (1638-1704)|
Image: Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
(1) Allen Bathurst (1684-1775), 1st Baron Bathurst and 1st Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(2) Peter Bathurst (1687-1748) [for whom see my article on the Hervey-Bathursts of Clarendon Park](3) Ann Bathurst (1690-1729), born 1 December and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 12 December 1690; married, as his second wife, Henry Pye (1683-1749) of Faringdon House (Berks) and Knotting (Beds), and had issue sixteen children (of whom seven sons and six daughters survived to maturity); died 6 October 1729;(4) Benjamin Bathurst (1692-1767) [for whom see my article on the Bathursts of Lydney].
|Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst|
(1) Catherine Bathurst (b. 1705), born 2 December and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 16 December 1705; died young;(2) Hon. Frances Bathurst (1708-56), born 6 July 1708; married 1st, 5 August 1731, William Wodehouse MP (1705-35), son of Sir John Wodehouse, 4th bt., of Kimberley Hall (Norfk), but had no issue; married 2nd, 5 December 1738 at Bath (Som.), James Whitshed (c.1716-89), MP for St Ives, 1754-61 and for Cirencester, 1761-83 (who m2, 6 June 1770 at Walcot (Som.), Frances, daughter of Thomas Enery of Bawnboy (Co. Cavan)), son of James Whitshed of Dublin; buried at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 25 May 1756;(3) Lady Catherine Bathurst (1709-1800), born 12 November and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 20 November 1709; married, 14 April[?] 1737 at St James, Piccadilly, Hon. Henry Reginald Courtenay (1714-63) of Aldershot (Hants), MP for Honiton, 1741-47, 1754-63, son of Sir William Courtenay, 2nd bt., of Powderham Castle (Devon) and but for the attainder 6th Earl of Devon, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died in London, May 1800;(4) Hon. Benjamin Bathurst (1711-67), born 12 August and baptised 18 August 1711; educated at Balliol College, Oxford (matriculated 1725); undertook a Grand Tour through France and Italy, 1729-30; Tory MP for Cirencester, 1754-61; out-ranger of Windsor Forest, 1763-65, a post from which he was removed by the Earl of Rockingham but for which he was compensated with a secret service pension of £500 a year; lived at Siddington (Glos); married, 26 November 1732, Lady Elizabeth (d. 1771), daughter of Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin and Earl of Ailesbury, and had issue one son, who died in infancy; died 22 January and was buried at Siddington, 27 January 1767;(5) Henry Bathurst (1714-94), 2nd Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(6) Lady Jane Bathurst (1718-94), born 13 April 1718; married, 24 April 1744 at St James, Piccadilly, as his second wife, John Buller (1717-65) of Downes (Devon), MP for East Looe, 1741-47 and for Cornwall, 1748-65, eldest son of John Francis Buller MP, and had issue three sons and three daughters; died in London, 5 March 1794;(7) Lady Leonora Bathurst (c.1720-98), born about 1720; married, 2 September 1752, Gen. Edward Urmston (1720-78); died at Esher, and was buried at Harrow (Middx), 5 November 1798; will proved 11 December 1798;(8) Hon. Allen Bathurst (1721-25), born 16 February and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 6 March 1720/1; died young and was buried at St James, Piccadilly, 25 January 1724/5;(9) Lady Anne Bathurst (1722-1803); married, 13 April 1752, Rev. James Benson LLD (c.1721-81), vicar of Siddington St Mary (Glos) and chancellor of the diocese of Gloucester, and had issue one son (who died young) and two daughters; buried at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester, 11 February 1803; will proved at Gloucester, 9 August 1811 (effects under £100);(10) Hon. Mary Bathurst (1724-25), baptised at St James Piccadilly, 30 December 1724; died in infancy and was buried at St James Piccadilly, 20 February 1724/5;(11) Hon. John Bathurst (1726-77), born 29 January and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 16 February 1725/6; lived at Sapperton (Glos); died unmarried, 7 May, and was buried at Sapperton, 12 May 1777; by his will proved in the PCC, 31 October 1777 he left all his possessions to his housekeeper, Mrs Ann Stockwell;(12) Hon. Edmund Bathurst (1727-28), born 1 April and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 17 April 1727; died in infancy and was buried at St James, Piccadilly, 29 January 1727/8;(13) Hon. and Rev. Allen Bathurst (1729-67), born 6 September and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, 24 September 1729; educated at New College, Oxford (matriculated 1748; BCL 1756); ordained deacon, 1752 and priest, 1754; rector of Sapperton, 1754-67 and Beverstone (Glos), 1760-67; died unmarried, 22 August and was buried at Sapperton, 25 August 1767.
|Henry Bathurst, 1st Baron Apsley |
and 2nd Earl Bathurst
(2.1) Lady Tryphena Bathurst (1760-1834), born 23 October and baptised at St Anne, Soho, Westminster (Middx), 15 November 1760; lived with her sisters in London (Manchester Square and later 10 Upper Cadogan Place); died unmarried, 11 December, and was buried at St Luke, Chelsea (Middx), 18 December 1834; will proved in the PCC, 23 December 1834;(2.2) Henry Bathurst (1762-1834), 3rd Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(2.3) Lady Catharine Bathurst (1764-1837), born 14 June and baptised at St Anne, Soho, 2 July 1764; lived in London with her elder sister; died unmarried, 23 October, and was buried at Henley-on-Thames (Oxon), 30 October 1837; will proved in the PCC, 10 November 1837;(2.4) Lady Letitia Selina Bathurst (1766-1827), born 3 January and baptised at St Anne, Soho, 1 February 1766; lived with her sisters in London; died unmarried, 7 June and was buried at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 13 June 1827; will proved in the PCC, 5 July 1827;(2.5) Lady Susanna Bathurst (1768-1847), born 3 February and baptised at St Anne, Soho, 27 February 1768; lived with her sisters in London; died unmarried, about 30 March and was buried at St Luke, Chelsea, 3 April 1847; will proved 10 April 1847;(2.6) Hon. Apsley Bathurst (1769-1816), born 14 October and baptised at St Anne, Soho, 10 November 1769; educated at Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1786; BA 1789) and Inner Temple (admitted 1787); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (BCL 1794; DCL 1801); joint Clerk of the Crown in Chancery with his brother, 1801-16; died unmarried, 24 January 1816.
|Rt. Hon. Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst|
(1) Henry George Bathurst (1790-1866), 4th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(2) William Lennox Bathurst (1791-1878), 5th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(3) Lady Louisa Georgina Bathurst (1792-1874), born 22 September and baptised at East Lavant (Sussex), 21 October 1792; Lady in Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Gloucester; lived latterly at 4 Wilton Crescent, London; died there, unmarried, 27 March, and was buried at Cirencester, 2 April 1874; will proved 13 May 1874 (effects under £30,000);(4) Hon. Peter George Allen Bathurst (1794-96), born 14 January 1794; died young, 22 October 1796;(5) Hon. Thomas Seymour Bathurst (1795-1834) (q.v.);(6) Lady Emily Charlotte Bathurst (1798-1877), born 28 February and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 9 March 1798; married, 16 March 1825 at St George, Hanover Sq., London, Maj-Gen. the Hon. Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby (1783-1837), GCMB, KCB, KCH, Governor of Malta, son of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough and brother of Lady Caroline Lamb, and had issue three sons and three daughters; lived latterly at Hampton Court Palace (Middx); died 1 February 1877; will proved 9 March 1877 (effects under £45,000);(7) Hon. and Rev. Charles Bathurst (1802-42), born 21 January and baptised at St George, Hanover Sq., London, 24 February 1802; educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1821; BA 1825); Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (BCL 1825; DCL 1835); ordained deacon, 1825 and priest, 1826; vicar of Limber Magna (Lincs), 1827-30; rector of Southam (Warks), 1830 and of Siddington (Glos), 1830-42; married, 31 July 1830, Lady Emily Caroline (1810-81), daughter of Montagu Bertie, 5th Earl of Abingdon, but had no issue; died at Abbey House, Cirencester, 28 February 1842.
|Henry George Bathurst, 4th Earl Bathurst|
|William Lennox Bathurst, 5th Earl Bathurst|
|Lt-Col. Thomas Seymour Bathurst (1795-1834)|
(1) Isabel Melita Bathurst (b. & d. 1830), born 5 August 1830; died in infancy, 26 August 1830;(2) Isabel Melita Frederica Bathurst (b. & d. 1831); died in infancy, 10 October 1831;(3) Allen Alexander Bathurst (1832-92), 6th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(4) Mary Selina Bathurst (1834-83), born and baptised at Putney (Surrey), 14 September 1834; died unmarried at Chateau Leader, Cannes (France), 16 March 1883.
|Allen Alexander Bathurst, 6th Earl Bathurst|
(1.1) Lady Georgina Meriel Bathurst (1863-1922), born 25 July 1863; married, 25 February 1885 at St Peter, Eaton Square, Westminster (Middx), Rt. Hon. Sir George William Buchanan GCB GCMG GCVO, diplomat, son of Sir Andrew Buchanan GCB, 1st bt., and had issue one daughter; died 25 April 1922; administration of goods granted to her husband, 10 July 1922 (effects £748);(1.2) Seymour Henry Bathurst (1864-1943), 7th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(1.3) Hon. Lancelot Julian Bathurst (1868-1928), born 24 January and baptised at Chobham (Surrey), 25 February 1868; educated at New College, Oxford (matriculated 1886; BA 1890); he worked in publishing for some years, owned and published Land and Water magazine, was a partner in a firm of wine merchants, before becoming manager of The Morning Post, 1910-15, from which he retired on health grounds; he was a keen sportsman, and was Master of Exmoor Foxhounds, 1889-94, the Puckeridge Hunt, 1894-96, and the Eggesford Hunt, 1896-1901; his obituarist called him 'perhaps the greatest living authority on hunting' and 'a great conversationalist'; he lived latterly near Midhurst (Sussex); he died 14 June 1928 and was buried at Cirencester, 18 June 1928; administration of his goods was granted 19 December 1928 (estate £416);(1.4) A son (b. & d. 1870), born 31 December 1870 and died the same day;(1.5) Hon. (Allen) Benjamin Bathurst (1872-1947), born 25 June and baptised at Chobham, 27 July 1872; educated at Eton and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; an officer in 4th (Militia) Battn, Gloucestershire Regiment (2nd Lt, 1891; Lt., 1893; Capt., 1895; Maj., 1904; Lt-Col. 1914; retired 1921); MP for East Gloucestershire, 1895-1906, 1910-18; PPS to the Postmaster General, 1901-03; lived latterly at Queensmead, Windsor (Berks); married, 22 April 1902 at St Peter, Eaton Sq., Westminster (Middx), Augusta Ruby (1877-1971), daughter of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, and had issue one son; suffered a severe heart attack in 1945 and was an invalid until his death on 8 October 1947; will proved 13 August 1947 (estate £19,650);(2.1) Lady Evelyn Selina Bathurst (1875-1946), born 18 October and baptised at St Peter, Eaton Sq., Westminster (Middx), 1 December 1875; married, 18 June 1898 at St Paul, Knightsbridge (Middx), Maj. George Coryton Lister (1864-1903), son of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister KCMG, and had issue one son and one daughter; died 16 April 1946; will proved 30 October 1946 (estate £17,245).
|Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst|
(1) Lady Meriel Olivia Bathurst (1894-1936), born 3 September 1894; married, 4 May 1916, Capt. Lord Alastair Mungo Graham RN (1886-1976) of Chantry Farm, Campsea Ash (Suffk) (who m2, 24 Oct 1944 Sheelah Violet (d. 1985), daughter of Essex Edgeworth Reade), third son of Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died 18 January 1936; will proved 2 April 1936 (estate £14,305);(2) Hon. Allen Algernon Bathurst (1895-1942), Lord Apsley (q.v.);(3) Hon. William Ralph Seymour Bathurst (1903-70), born 21 September and baptised at Cirencester, 18 October 1903; educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford (BA 1925; MA 1929); banker; served in Second World War as an officer in Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (Capt.); High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1952; a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Master of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol, 1958-59; a freemason (Provincial Grand Master for Gloucestershire, 1950); lived at Cold Ashton Manor (Glos) from c.1947-70; married, 12 July 1932 at St George, Hanover Square, London, Helen Winifred (1905-72), elder daughter of Lt-Col. Harry Heathcoat-Amory of Hele Manor, Dulverton (Som.), but had no issue; killed in a car crash, 10 September 1970; will proved 27 October 1970 (estate £168,996);(4) Hon. Ralph Henry Bathurst (1904-65), born 26 September and baptised at Cirencester, 23 October 1904; educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford (MA); lived at The Cranhams, Chesterton (Glos); he was unmarried and without issue; committed suicide in the grounds of his home, 5 December 1965; will proved 29 March 1966 (estate £138,836).
|Allen Algernon Bathurst, Lord Apsley|
(1) Henry Allen John Bathurst (1927-2011), 8th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(2) Hon. George Bertram Bathurst (1929-2010), of Hullasey House, Tarlton (Glos), born 12 March 1929; educated at Eton, Ridley College (Canada), Trinity College, Oxford (MA) and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; an officer in the Royal Armoured Corps (2nd Lt., 1949; Lt., 1949; ret. 1949) and and Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (2nd Lt, 1951; Lt. 1952; Capt. 1956; retired 1967); obtained a private pilot's licence, 1948; married, Jul-Sept 1973 (div. 1989 but remarried November 2005), Susan Mary (b. 1945), daughter of Malcolm Messer CBE of Tarlton, and had issue one son; died 22 February 2010; will proved 29 July 2011.
|Henry Bathurst, 8th Earl Bathurst|
(1.1) Allen Christopher Bertram Bathurst (b. 1961), 9th Earl Bathurst (q.v.);(1.2) Lady Henrietta Mary Lilias Bathurst (b. 1962), born 17 October 1962; fashion designer; lives in South Africa; married, 2000, Neil Stephen Palmer (b. 1963), son of Colin Palmer of Morecambe (Lancs), and had issue one son and one daughter;(1.3) Hon. Alexander Edward Seymour Bathurst (b. 1965), of Tarlton Farm, Tarlton (Glos), born 8 August 1965; educated at Harrow, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; an officer in Royal Hussars (2nd Lt, 1985; Lt., 1987; Capt., 1991; retired 1993); married, Apr-Jun 1992, Emma Gae (b. 1968), daughter of J.L. Sharpe FRCS, and had issue one son and one daughter.
|Allen Bathurst, 9th Earl Bathurst|
(1.1) Benjamin George Henry Bathurst (b. 1990), Lord Apsley, born 6 March 1990; educated at Eton, Bristol University and Said Business School, Oxford University; an officer in the Royal Marines (Lt.);(1.2) Lady Rosie Meriel Lilias Bathurst (b. 1992), born 20 April 1992.
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