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Hon. Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie

Hon. Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Honourable Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie 1845-1926), later the Honourable and Reverend Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie.

The Honourable Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie was born on 23 April 1845, the third son of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie and his wife, Mary Augusta Frederica née Grimston. At the death of his grandfather in 1869, his father became the 4th Earl of Radnor.

Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, he graduated BA in 1868 and MA in 1872. He was ordained deacon in 1869 and priest in 1870. He was Curate of Halesowen in the West Midlands 1869-1870; Rector of Stanton St Quentin, Wiltshire 1870-1880; and Rector of Pewsey in Wiltshire 1880-1909. He also held the office of Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral 1894-1913.

On 21 April 1870 he married Lady Constance Jane Nelson, daughter of Horatio Nelson, 3rd Earl Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton. The marriage produced no children but at the time of the 1901 census an 'adopted daughter' by the name of Kathleen B.M. Cockburn, aged 22, was living with the Pleydell-Bouveries at the Rectory in Pewsey. This was Kathleen Beatrice Melita Cockburn, daughter of Colonel George William Cockburn. Both of her natural parents were still alive.

The Honourable and Reverend Canon Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie lived latterly at 32, Stourcliffe Avenue, Southbourne-on-Sea, near Bournemouth. He died there on 7 November 1926, at the age of 81, leaving effects valued at £21,695.

Photographed on 28 April 1862 by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 126846
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