Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
|Oxburgh Hall: the north front with its impressive gatehouse tower in the early 20th century.|
|Oxburgh Hall: aerial view of the house from the south-west in 2013. Image: John Fielding. Some rights reserved.|
|Oxburgh Hall: the brick vault of one of the |
gatehouse turret rooms. Image: The National Trust.
|Oxburgh Hall: the brick newel staircase in the western|
tower of the gatehouse in 1929. Image: Country Life.
|Oxburgh Hall: view of the new south range of 1863 across the moat. Image: The National Trust.|
|Oxburgh Hall: the library today.|
|Oxburgh Hall: the King's Room in the early 20th century, before the removal of the tapestries and Marian hangings. Image: Country Life.|
Bedingfeld (later Paston-Bedingfeld) of Oxburgh Hall, baronets
(1) Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1425-53) (q.v.).
(1) Sir Edmund Bedingfeld (c.1448-97), kt. (q.v.);(2) Alice Bedingfeld (d. c.1474?); married John Fincham (c.1452-99) (who m2, Jane, daughter of John Tey of Essex, and had issue), but had no children; said to have died about 1474, probably soon after her marriage;(3) Mary Bedingfeld (d. 1480?); married, about 1472, William de Grey (d. 1495) (who m2, Grace, daughter of Thomas Tey and widow of Francis Hethe (d. 1479) of Worlington and Feltwell (Norfk)), of Merton (Norfk); said to have died 5 April 1480 and was buried at Merton where she and her husband and his second wife are commemorated by a damaged monumental brass*.
(1.1) Margaret Bedingfeld (c.1476-1505), born about 1476; married, c.1499, Edward Jerningham alias Jurnegan (d. 1515/6) of Somerleyton (Suffk) (who m2, c.1509, Mary (d. 1548), daughter and co-heir of the Hon. Richard Scrope of Bentley, and had issue four sons and one daughter), elder son of Sir John Jerningham (d. 1503) of Somerleyton, and apparently had issue two sons and one daughter; died 24 March 1504/5 and was buried at Somerleyton, where she was commemorated by a memorial brass;(2.1) Sir Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1478-1539), born about 1478; inherited Oxburgh Hall from his father in 1497 and came of age about 1499; knighted at the coronation of King Henry VIII, 23 June 1509; High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1522-23; married 1st, Margaret Clifford, and 2nd, Alice (who m3, Thomas Burgh (d. 1550), 3rd and 1st Baron Burgh), daughter of William London and widow of Edward Rokewood of Euston (Suffk), but had no issue; died 13 March and was buried at Oxborough, 16 March 1538/9; inquisition post mortem held 1539/40;(2.2) Rev. Robert Bedingfeld (c.1479-1540), born about 1479; educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (admitted c.1495), of which he became a benefactor; rector of Oxborough, 1512-40, Eriswell (Suffk), 1533-40 and Little Casterton (Rut.), 1537-40; died unmarried and was buried at Oxborough, 9 February 1539/40;(2.3) Sir Edmund Bedingfeld (c.1480-1553), kt. (q.v.);(2.4) Peter Bedingfeld, of Quidenham (Norfk); married 1st, Alice, daughter and co-heir of John Monins or Monning (d. 1526) of Greenford (Kent), and had issue three sons and one daughter; married 2nd, [forename unknown] Vaughan and had further issue one son;(2.5) Mary Bedingfeld (d. by 1523), born before 1487; married, before 1514, Sir Edward Echyngham (d. 1527) (who m2, c.1523, Anne, daughter of John Everard of Cratfield (Suffk) and had issue two daughters) of Barsham Hall and Ipswich (Suffk); died before 1523;(2.6) Alice Bedingfeld; married, as his second wife, Sir Philip Booth (d. 1539), kt. of Shrubland (Suffk), High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1506-07, but had no issue.
(1) Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1511-83), kt. (q.v.);(2) Francis Bedingfeld (c.1512-69?), of Thorndon (Suffk); educated at Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1528); married Dorothy, daughter of John Woodhouse, and had issue four sons and one daughter; perhaps died c.1569;(3) Anthony Bedingfeld (d. c.1575), of Holme Hale (Norfk); married Elizabeth, daughter of Rafe Danyell of Swaffham Market (Norfk), and had issue three sons and three daughters; died about 1575; inquisition post mortem held 1575;(4) Humphrey Bedingfeld (fl. 1558), of Hestley in Thorndon (Suffk); married Mary, daughter of John Castle of Raveningham (Norfk), and had issue three sons and three daughters; living in 1558;(5) Edmond Bedingfeld (d. 1565), of Wighton (Norfk); married Grace, daughter of John Russell of Wighton, and had issue one son and five daughters; died 5 June 1565 and was buried at Wighton;(6) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (d. by 1541); married Sir John Sulyard (d. 1575) of Wetherden, High Laver (Essex) (who m2, by 1541, Elizabeth (d. 1548), daughter of Sir John Jerningham of Somerleyton (Suffk) and had further issue two sons and two daughters; and m3, Alice, daughter of Humphrey Kervill of Wiggenhall St Mary (Norfk) and widow of John Bedingfeld of Quidenham (Norfk)), and had issue one daughter; died in or before 1541;(7) Margaret Bedingfeld; married 1st, Thomas Garneys (d. 1566) and had issue one son; married 2nd, Bryse Rokewood of Euston (Suffk); said to have died 13 January 1566/7.
|Sir Henry Bedingfeld (d. 1583), kt.|
(1) Edmund Bedingfeld (c.1534-85) (q.v.);(2) Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1537-1613), of Clerkenwell (Middx), born about 1537; Gentleman pensioner to Queen Elizabeth; published English translations of Cardano's Comfort (1573) and Macchiavelli's Florentine History (1595); and also wrote The art of riding (1584); said to have married Anne Bedingfeld, but had no surviving issue; buried at St James, Clerkenwell (Middx), 29 July 1613; will proved in the PCC, 2 August 1613;(3) John Bedingfeld (fl. 1606), of Redlingfield (Suffk); a zealous Catholic and harbourer of priests; married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Sulisden and had issue at least one son; living in 1606;(4) Nicholas Bedingfeld (c.1550-1637) of Swatshall, Gislingham (Norfk), born about 1550; married, 23 August 1595 at Bodney (Norfk), Elizabeth Downes, but had no issue; died aged 86 and was buried at Gislingham, 21 January 1636/7;(5) Henry Bedingfeld (fl. 1636), of Sturston (Norfk); married Mary, daughter of Edmund Daniel of Acton (Suffk) and had issue three sons; living in 1636;(6) Alice Bedingfeld (d. by 1583); married 1st, Thomas Kervile (d. 1559), eldest son of Humphrey Kerville of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen (Norfk), and had issue one son; married 2nd, Sir Henry Seckford (d. 1610), merchant, privateer, groom of the privy chamber and keeper of the privy purse to Queen Elizabeth, and Master of the Tents, Hales and Pavilions (who m2, 3 December 1583 at St James, Clerkenwell (Middx), Helen Bird (d. 1594) and m3, Rebecca (fl. 1619), widow of John Rowe), fifth son of Thomas Seckford of Seckford Hall (Suffk); died in or before 1583;(7) Amy Bedingfeld (fl. 1573); married, 1565 (settlement 23 November), as his second wife, Thomas Wilbraham (1531-73), recorder of London, 1569-71, attorney of the Court of Wards, 1571-73 and MP for London, 1571 and Westminster, 1572, and had issue; death not traced;(8) Eve Bedingfeld (d. c.1631); married William Yaxley (1546-88) of Yaxley Hall (Suffk), eldest son of Richard Yaxley, and had issue four sons and four daughters; died between 1627 and 1631; will proved 12 May 1631;(9) Katherine Bedingfeld (d. 1609); married, 1563 (licence), Walter Norton (c.1540-1609) of Chediston Hall, Halesworth (Suffk) and Mellis Manor, son of Robert Norton of Chediston (Suffk), and had issue three sons and one daughter; buried at Great Yarmouth (Norfk) on the same day as her husband, 7 September 1609;(10) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (d. 1587); married, 1570 (licence 15 May), Edmund Richers (1547-1601) (who m2, Frances Castell, widow) of Swannington (Norfk), and had issue; buried at Swannington, 29 April 1587;(11) Anne Bedingfeld (d. 1586?); unmarried in 1583 and was possibly the woman of this name buried at Thuxton (Norfk), 30 November 1586.
(1.1) Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1560-90) (q.v.);(1.2) Edmund Bedingfeld (1567-1634) of Buxton and Lammas (Norfk), born at Denham (Suffk), 1567; educated at Halesworth, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (admitted 1584) and Lincoln's Inn (admitted 1585); married, 1 September 1600 at St Saviour, Norwich, Elizabeth, daughter of John Castell of Raveningham (Norfk), and had issue four sons and two daughters; died in 1634 and was buried at Buxton;(1.3) Anthony Bedingfeld (b. 1570), of Scot's Hall, Westleton (Suffk), born at Denham; educated at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (matriculated 1584); married, Lucy (d. 1619?), daughter of Nicholas Timperley (fl. 1624) of Hintlesham (Suffk) and had issue three sons and two daughters; living in 1610;(1.4) Anne Bedingfeld; married Robert Skerne of Bondby (Lincs);(1.5) Mary Bedingfeld (d. 1629); married William Cobbe (c.1563-1612) of Sandringham (Norfk) and had issue one son and two daughters; buried at Sandringham, 17 June 1629; will proved 31 July 1629;(1.6) Nazareth Bedingfeld; married Edward Yelverton (1561-1623) of Appleton, Grimstone and Wolferton (Norfk), fourth son of William Yelverton of Rougham (Norfk); she was buried with her husband at Sandringham but her date of death is unknown.
(1) Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1586-1657), kt. (q.v.);(2) William Bedingfeld (fl. 1593); living in 1593 but perhaps died young.
|Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1586-1657), kt.|
(1.1) Col. Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1605-65) (q.v.);(2.1) Frances Bedingfeld (b. 1610), born 31 December 1610; married Michael Timperley (1584-1653) of Hintlesham (Suffk) (who m2, after 1639, Joan [surname unknown] (fl. 1653)), son of Sir Thomas Timperley (d. 1651), and had issue six sons and three daughters; died between 1639 and 1653;(2.2) Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1613-85), 1st bt. (q.v.);(2.3) Fr. Edmund Bedingfeld (1615-80), baptised 14 August 1615; educated at St. Omer; ordained as a RC priest at Seville (Spain), c.1644; canon of Lier, Brabant, and chaplain to the English Carmelite nuns of that place; died 2 September 1680 and was buried in the collegiate church at Lier, where he was commemorated by a monument;(2.4) William Bedingfeld (1616-86) of Norwich, born 31 December 1616 and baptised 23 January 1616/7; trained as a soldier under the Duc de Guise in France and became a Captain in the Guards; married a widow, Susan [surname unknown]; died 28 January 1685/6; will proved 16 February 1685/6;(2.5) Jane Bedingfeld (1618-47), born 26 April and baptised 22 May 1618; married, before 1634, Richard Martyn of Long Melford and had issue ten children; died 28 June 1647;(2.6) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (1619-98), baptised 8 November 1619; married Col. William Cobbe (1613-65) of Sandringham, and had issue two daughters (who both became Carmelite nuns at Lier); buried at St Giles, Norwich, 1698*;(2.7) Mary Bedingfeld (1621-79), baptised 10 May 1621; married 1st, Col. Robert Apreece (d. 1644) of Washingley (Hunts) (who was shot in cold blood after the capture of Lincoln, 7 May 1644, and who was beatified as a Catholic martyr in 1886) and had issue one son; married 2nd, 1 March 1646/7 at St James, Clerkenwell (Middx), Humphrey Orme (1620-71), MP for Peterborough, 1654, 1660-71, son of Humphrey Orme of Peterborough, and had further issue two sons and two daughters; died 1 August 1679;(2.8) John Bedingfeld (1624-86), baptised 10 November 1624; an officer in the King's army (Capt.); he was unmarried and without issue; died 19 February 1685/6;(2.9) Anne Bedingfeld (b. c.1625), born about 1625; perhaps died young.
|Col. Thomas Bedingfeld (c.1605-65)|
|Sir Henry Bedingfeld, 1st bt.|
(1) Frances Bedingfeld (c.1635-1704); married, by 1665, Richard Caryll (d. 1701) of West Grinstead Place and Ladyholt, West Harting (Sussex), third son of John Caryll of West Harting, and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 4 September 1704 and was buried at West Grinstead, where she and her husband were commemorated by a monument;(2) Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1636-1704), 2nd bt (q.v.);(3) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (1637-89); a celebrated beauty; married, about 1653, as his second wife, Thomas Whetenhall (1628-1706) of Hextal, East Peckham (Kent); died without issue and was buried at East Peckham, 24 February 1664/5, where she is commemorated by a monument;(4) Mary Bedingfeld (c.1643-1710); married, as his second wife, Thomas Eyre of Hassop (Derbys) and Bures Hall (Norfk), and had issue six sons and six daughters; died 28 September 1710 and was buried at Holm-Hale (Norfk);(5) Margaret Bedingfeld (1646-1714), born 1646; said to have been educated at an Ursuline convent in Paris; a Carmelite nun at Lier, Brabant (professed 1673 as Sr. Margaret of Jesus; according to some sources she was eventually prioress); died at Lier, 19 November 1714;(6) Edward Bedingfeld (c.1649-1715), born about 1649; educated at Grays Inn (admitted 1667; called 1686); barrister-at-law; married Mary, fifth daughter of Thomas Fisher (d. 1681) and sister of Sir Clement Fisher, 3rd bt., of Packington (Warks), and had issue two sons (who died young) and one daughter; will proved in the PCC, 2 April 1715;(7) Anne Bedingfeld (1650-1700), born 1650; a Carmelite nun at Lier, Brabant (professed 1670 as Sr. Anne of the Angels); died 18 February 1700;(8) John Bedingfeld (c.1651-93), born about 1651; JP for Norfolk in reign of James II; married Dorothy, daughter and co-heiress of John Ramsay of Wickmere (Norfk), and had issue eight children; died 9 August 1693 and was buried at Wickmere.
|Sir Henry Bedingfeld, 2nd bt|
Detail of portrait by Mary Beale
(2.1) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (1685-99), born 26 February 1684/5; died young of smallpox in Brussels, 24 December 1699, and was buried in the Augustinian convent there the same day;(2.2) Margaret Bedingfeld (1686-1756), born 3 March 1685/6; married, 1704, Sir John Jerningham (1678-1737), 4th bt., of Costessey Hall (Norfk), but had no issue; died at Winchester (Hants), and was buried with her husband at Bath Abbey (Som.), 23 December 1756; her will was proved in the PCC, 22 January 1757;(2.3) Frances Bedingfeld (1687-1722?), born 14 November 1687; married, 1707/8, Sir Francis Anderton (1681-1760), 6th bt., of Lostock Hall (Lancs), an active Jacobite whose estates were confiscated after the 1715 uprising, but had no issue; said to have died in 1722;(2.4) Sir Henry Arundell Bedingfeld (1689-1760), 3rd bt. (q.v.).
|Sir Henry Arundell Bedingfeld, 3rd bt.|
(1) Richard Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1720), born dead, 28 May 1720;(2) Edward Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1721), born 28 August 1721 but died soon afterwards;(3) Elizabeth Bedingfeld (1722-63), born 7 November and baptised at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster (Middx), 15 November 1722; married, 11 June 1749, Charles Biddulph (1712-84) of Burton (Sussex) (who m2, 3 December 1764 at St Thomas, Winchester (Hants), Frances Apollonia (d. 1806), daughter of George Brownlow Doughty (d. 1743) of Snarford Hall (Lincs) and widow of Henry Wells), second son of John Biddulph of Biddulph (Staffs) and Burton, and had issue three sons and one daughter; died at Bristol, 18 June, and was buried in Bath Abbey, 21 June 1763;(4) Henry Bedingfeld (1723-32), born 27 October 1723 and was baptised at Chiswick (Middx); educated at Norwich Grammar School, where he died, 6 September 1732; buried at Oxborough, 8 September 1732;(5) Charles Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1724), born 17 October 1724; died in infancy and was buried at Oxburgh, 4 December 1724;(6) Mary Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1725), died in infancy and was buried at Oxburgh, 20 September 1725;(7) Sir Richard Henry Bedingfeld (1726-95), 4th bt. (q.v.);(8) Edward Bedingfeld (1731-1802), born 2 February 1730/1; educated at St Omer under the pseudonym Clay; settled at York; married, 21 March 1754, Mary (1729-1809), daughter of Sir John Swinburne (1698-1745), 3rd bt. of Capheaton (Northbld), and had issue five sons and five daughters; died 14 May and was buried at Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York, 18 May 1802; will proved in the PCC, 20 September 1802.
|Sir Richard Henry Bedingfeld, 4th bt.|
(1) Sir Richard Bedingfeld (1767-1829), 5th bt. (q.v.).
|Sir Richard Bedingfeld, 5th bt.|
(1) Frances Charlotte Bedingfeld (1796-1822), born 19 April, and baptised at Oxburgh, 25 April 1796; married, 2 June 1815, William Henry Francis Petre (1793-1850), 11th Baron Petre (who m2, 14 April 1823, Emma Agnes (1803-61), daughter of Henry Howard of Corby Castle (Cumbld) and had a further eight children), and had issue two sons and two daughters; died in childbirth, 29 January, and was buried at Ingatestone (Essex), 5 February 1822, but her body was later moved to Thorndon (Essex);(2) Matilda Bedingfeld (1797-1881), born 8 April and baptised at Oxburgh, 10 April 1797; married, 30 November 1820, George Stanley Cary (1780-1858) of Follaton (Devon), son of Edward Cary (d. 1822), and had issue one son and seven daughters; died 28 January and was buried at Harberton (Devon), 2 February 1881;(3) Agnes Mary Bedingfeld (1798-1870), born 31 August 1798 and baptised at Oxburgh on the same day; married, 3 October 1823 at Ghent (Belgium), Thomas Molyneux Seele (1792-1881) of Hurst House and Bolton Park (Lancs), and had issue one son; died 7 September 1870;(4) Sir Henry Richard Bedingfeld (later Paston-Bedingfeld) (1800-62), 6th bt. (q.v.);(5) Charlotte Elizabeth Bedingfeld (1802-76), born 9 January 1802 and was baptised at Oxburgh on the same day; educated at the English Augustine convent in Bruges (Belgium) from 1813 and became a nun in the same convent (professed 1824); died 17 July 1876;(6) Charles Richard Bedingfeld (1803-70), born at Yarmouth, 5 September 1803 and baptised there on the same day; an officer in the Austrian Cuirassiers and later in the West Norfolk Militia (Capt., 1831; Maj., 1854); married, about 21 July 1840 at Fulmer (Bucks), Agnes (1802-41), daughter of C. Waterton of Woodlands (Yorks); died without issue, 3 February 1870; will proved 3 March 1870 (effects under £3,000);(7) Edward Richard Bedingfeld (1805-23), born at Norwich, 20 January, and was baptised on 24 January 1805; a midshipman in the Royal Navy who was drowned when he fell overboard from his ship on the night of 2 October 1823;(8) Felix William George Richard Bedingfeld (1808-84), born 12 August 1808; educated at Lincolns Inn (admitted 1830); colonial civil servant; crown commissioner of Turks Islands, 1842; master of the supreme court of Trinidad, 1849-54; colonial secretary for Mauritius, 1860-68; appointed CMG; a freemason from 1841; married, 30 April 1849 at Portsea (Hants), Mary Woodward Lightbourn (c.1818-1910), eldest daughter of Lt-Col. John Chads, Governor of the British Virgin Islands, but had no issue; died 7 December 1884; will proved 9 January 1885 (effects £8,476).
(1) Matilda Charlotte Paston-Bedingfeld (1827-1905), born in Belgium in late 1827; a talented amateur artist who made a series of views of the interiors of Oxburgh Hall c.1850; married, 2 July 1855 in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, Capt. George Henry Nevill (1825-1906), son of Charles Nevill of Nevill Holt (Leics), and had issue one son, but her husband became mentally unstable, probably as the result of a head wound received during his military service, and she separated from him before he was confined in Coton Hill Asylum (Staffs) in 1865 and declared a lunatic in 1867; she lived latterly at Hitchin (Herts); she died 31 December 1905 and was buried in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 5 January 1906; administration of her goods was granted to her son, 3 October 1913 (effects £231);(2) Sir Henry George Paston-Bedingfeld (1830-1902), 7th bt. (q.v.);(3) Lt-Col. Raoul Stephen Paston-Bedingfeld (later Bishopp then Paston-Bedingfeld once more) (1835-1910), born in Germany, 1 April 1835; an officer in the Norfolk Artillery Militia (Capt. by 1855; Maj., 1861; Hon. Lt-Col., 1877; retired 1879); inherited a life interest in the Brailes estate (Warks) from his mother in 1887 and took the name Bishopp by royal licence, 23 September 1887, but later reverted to Paston-Bedingfeld again; lost money gambling on horse-racing and was declared bankrupt, 1889; married, 26 April 1897 at St Joseph's RC church, Roehampton (Surrey), Katherine Gregory (c.1860-1939), daughter of Edward Walker of Henbury Manor, Wimborne (Dorset) and widow of Henry Alexander Claremont Lyne-Stephens of Grove House, Roehampton, but had no issue; died 4 June 1910 and was buried in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall;(4) Mary Geraldine Paston-Bedingfeld (1840-69), born 26 October 1840; married, 8 October 1867 at the chapel of the Bavarian Embassy in London, Lt-Col. Edward Southwell Trafford (1838-1912) (who m2, 1880, the Hon. Eleanor Mary (d. 1908), eighth daughter of William Bernard Petre, 12th Baron Petre, and had issue seven sons and five daughters), of Wroxham Hall (Norfk) and Honington Hall (Lincs), second son of Edward William Trafford of Brundall House (Norfk), but had no issue; died in childbirth, 10 August 1869;(5) Mary Gabrielle Constance Helen Paston-Bedingfeld (c.1846-1937), born about 1846; married, 21 June 1880, Ferdinand John Eyre (c.1854-1928) of Moreton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds (Suffk), youngest son of V.A. Eyre, but had no issue; she died aged 90 on 12 January 1937.
|Sir Henry George Paston-Bedingfeld, 7th bt.|
(1) Sir Henry Edward Paston-Bedingfeld (1860-1941), 8th bt. (q.v.);(2) Richard Henry Clavering Paston-Bedingfeld (1862-1931), born 2 January 1862; emigrated to United States, where he bought a piece of land in Wyoming in 1897, and later to Canada; died unmarried, 10 August 1931, and was buried at Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia (Canada);(3) Alice Mary Paston-Bedingfeld (1863-1947), born 27 January 1863; awarded Grand Cordon of Turkish Order of Chefakat (Order of Charity); married, 1st, 12 January 1891 at the Brompton Oratory (Middx), Vice-Adm. James Lacon Hammet CVO (1848-1905) and had issue one daughter; married 2nd, 1 October 1906, Cdr. Clement La Primaudaye CVO RN (1843-1910), superintendent of police in Malta, but had no further issue; died 22 September 1947; will proved 12 November 1947 (estate £431);(4) Charles Paston-Bedingfeld (1864-1936), born 25 July 1864; emigrated to United States, where he bought 160 acres of land in Wyoming, 1897 and raised cattle; later a gold miner; died unmarried at Sacramento, California, 13 February 1936;(5) Mary Maud Paston-Bedingfeld (1866-1962), born 8 November and baptised at the Bavarian R.C. Chapel, Warwick St., Soho, Westminster (Middx), 19 November 1866; a nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus; died 26 March 1962;(6) Mary Augusta Paston-Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1868), born about May 1868; died in infancy, 26 August 1868;(7) Edward Arthur Paston-Bedingfeld (1870-78), born 29 August and baptised in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 8 September 1870; died young, 16 March 1878;(8) William Felix Paston-Bedingfeld (1873-1911), born Jan-Mar 1873; emigrated to South Africa and worked as a wine and spirit merchant in Middleburg (Transvaal); died unmarried, 29 May 1911; administration of goods granted 9 April 1930 (effects in England, £1,007);(9) Francis Augustus Paston-Bedingfeld (1874-1950), born 10/13 May and baptised in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 21 May 1874; emigrated to the Transvaal (South Africa) after his marriage; married, 1926, Dorothy Mary Hooker (1893-1932) of Kingston (Surrey) and had issue one son and one daughter; died 20 January 1950;(10) Edith Mary Paston-Bedingfeld (1876-1972), born 29 February and baptised in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 3 March 1876; a nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus; died aged 95 in Jan-Mar 1972;(11) Hubert Joseph Paston-Bedingfeld (1877-1956), born 24 May and baptised in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 29 May 1877; educated at Bayliss House, Stoke Poges (Bucks); emigrated to the United States with his brother Charles; died unmarried at Los Angeles, California (USA), 20 November 1956.
|Sir Henry Edward Paston-Bedingfeld, 8th bt.|
(1) Margaret Mary Anastasia Paston-Bedingfeld (1905-93), born 24 April 1905; died unmarried, 3 September 1993; will proved 26 October 1993 (estate under £125,000);(2) Henry Stephen Augustus Paston-Bedingfeld (1906-17), born 5 June and baptised in the chapel at Oxburgh Hall, 10 June 1906; died young, 27 February 1917;(3) Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle Paston-Bedingfeld (b. & d. 1910), born 7 December and died in infancy, 9 December 1910;(4) Anthony Raoul Ferdinand Paston-Bedingfeld (1912-14), born 22 October 1912; died in infancy, 10 May 1914;(5) Sir Edmund George Felix Paston-Bedingfeld (1915-2011), 9th bt. (q.v.);(6) Frances Mary Theresa Paston-Bedingfeld (1919-2020), born 13 June 1919; founded the 'Breadline Africa' charity in 1993; married 1st, 18 October 1949, as his second wife, Frank Douglas Playford (1888-1956), engineer, eldest son of Frank Lumley Playford (1855-1931), stockbroker; married 2nd, 1957, Maitland Gardner Nimmo (from 1947 Maitland-Nimmo) (1907-77), farmer, younger son of Sir Adam Nimmo (1866-1939), kt., coal owner, and had issue one son and one daughter; married 3rd, 25 February 1978, Philip James Greathead (c.1920-97) of Cape Town (South Africa); died aged 100 in Cape Town, 22 January 2020.
|Sir Edmund Paston-Bedingfeld, 9th bt.|
(1.1) Sir Henry Edgar Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1943), 10th bt.;(1.2) Alexandra Winifred Mary Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1947), born 3 September 1947; married, 1st, 16 May 1970 (div. 1977), James Michael Yearsley (b. 1937), and had issue one son and two daughters; married 2nd, Jan-Mar 1978, Jack L. Pemberton, and had issue two sons and one daughter.
|Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld, 10th bt.|
(1) Katherine Mary Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1969), born 4 October 1969; educated at St Mary's School, Cambridge and Bath Univesity (BSc, BArch); architect; married, 14 February 2000, Roger William Howard Watts BSc BArch RIBA (b. 1969), architect, son of Alan Howard Watts of New Ash Green (Kent) and had issue two sons and one daughter;(2) Charlotte Alexandra Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1971), born 6 May 1971; educated at St Mary's School, Cambridge and Westminster University (BA); married, 27 August 1999 (div. 2018), Edward John Dominic Tucker BSc MRICS, son of Charles Tucker MA FCA of Hindringham Hall (Norfk), and had issue two sons and one daughter;(3) Richard Edmund Ambrose Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1975), born 8 February 1975; educated at Ampleforth and Manchester University (BA); a Roman Catholic priest; a member of the Community of St John, Princeville, Illinois (USA) with the name in religion of Fr. Bernard;(4) Thomas Henry Paston-Bedingfeld (b. 1976), educated at Ampleforth and Bath University (BSc) and Metropolitan University of London (Dip.Arch); married, 24 August 2001, Sonia Ann BSc (b. 1977), only daughter of Robert Rooks of Whitchurch (Hants), and has issue two sons and two daughters.
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