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George Bentinck Macleod Cumberland

George Bentinck Macleod Cumberland

A carte-de-visite portrait of George Bentinck Macleod Cumberland (1846-1920), seen here in April 1861 when he was fourteen years old. He was later an officer in the 42nd Highlanders.

Born on 22 June 1846 at Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight, he was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel George Burrell Cumberland and his wife, Margaret Delicia, daughter of General Sir John Macleod. He joined the 42nd Highlanders (The Black Watch) as an Ensign on 22 November 1864, rising to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 December 1866 and eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He served in the Ashanti Campaign (1874) and the Egyptian Campaign (1882).

On 9 June 1894 he married Laura, widow of Sir Francis William Grant (died 1887) and daughter of John Fraser of Netley Park, Surrey.

The couple appear on the 1911 census living at 107 Eaton Square in London. Also present on the night of the census were Laura's unmarried sister Frances Fraser and eight servants, including a butler and a footman.

Lieutenant-Colonel Cumberland died, aged 74, on 26 November 1920 at 14 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, London. He left effects valued at £6178.

Photographed unidentified.


Code: 126504
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