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Philip Hamond

Philip Hamond

A carte-de-visite portrait of Philip Hamond (1838-1886).

Philip Hamond was the son of Anthony Hamond of High House (more commonly called Westacre Hall) in Norfolk. His mother was Mary Anne née Musters, daughter of John Chaworth Musters of Colwick, Nottinghamshire.

On 11 January 1860 at Trinity Church in Tunbridge Wells he married Louisa Gurney Hoare, younger daughter of the prominent Quaker and banker Samuel Hoare (1807-1833).

According to Alumni Cantabrigienses he was a Cornet in the 21st Light Dragoons and he died in India on 23 August 1861. The death of Cornet Philip Hamond in India was indeed reported in numerous newspapers in October 1861 but this cannot be the same man.

Philip and Louisa Hamond appear on the 1871 census, living at Twyford Hall in Norfolk with their seven children, a governess and ten servants.

Philip Hamond died, aged 72, on 15 October 1886 at Church Hill House in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. He left an estate valued at £14,624. According to the announcement of his death in the Isle of Wight County Press (23 October 1886) he was a retired army captain who had served in the 34th Regiment.

Photographed in 1860 by Camille Silvy of London.

From an album probably compiled by either George Charles Pratt (1799-1866), 2nd Marquess Camden or by his son, John Charles Pratt (1840-1872), from 1866 3rd Marquess Camden.


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