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Mabel, Lionel and Ernest Drummond

Mabel, Lionel and Ernest Drummond

A carte-de-visite portrait showing three of the eight children of Walter Drummond and his wife Isabella Mary née Hervey.

The girl on the left is Mabel Mary Drummond; born in 1854 she married the banker Sir Vesey George Mackenzie Holt on 9 March 1880 and died on 10 August 1930.

The elder boy is Lionel Charles Drummond; born on 9 May 1853, on 19 August 1884 he married the Honourable Amy Harriott Gurdon, daughter of Robert Thornhagh Gurdon, 1st Baron Cranworth of Letton. He died aged 37 on 5 March 1891, without issue. A banker by profession, he lived at 49 Charing Cross Road but had recently moved to 45A Chester Square shortly before he died. According to a report in a San Franciscan newspaper: 'Lionel Charles Drummond of the banking house of Messrs Drummond committed suicide with a revolver Sunday. The cause was troubles arising out of a lawsuit with a friend. The verdict was temporary insanity' [Daily Alta California, 10 March 1891].

The younger boy is Ernest Morton Drummond, born on 6 November 1855. He enrolled in the Royal Navy on 15 January 1870 but was accidentally killed during a game of football at Greenwich on 11 November 1876, aged only 21.

The children appear on the 1861 census living with their parents and four servants at Falcon Lodge, Richmond Road, Putney. Their father Walter was a 'Clerk in the Admiralty'.

Photographed by Henry Mockett of Broadstairs, Kent.

Code: 125995
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