Maternal Great Great Grandparents - Tollemache / Hanbury -Tracy

The Gossip Notes of Ada, Lady SudeleyThe Hastiings TrailAda Maria Tollemache
Born 1848 - Died 1928

Click on the keyhole link to read the "Gossip Notes" of Ada Maria (Lady Sudeley) Hanbury-Tracy and to access a series of pages containing further Tollemache family information. For example, Ada was originally planning to marry someone else ...

The image of 4th Lord Sudeley is adapted from a 1912 photograph belonging to the Ham & Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club - founded in 1906.
Lord Sudeley was the first President of the Club. Gratitude is expressed to the Club for permission to display this image. For the complete 1912 Astor Cup (winners) team photograph and for detailed biographical Hanbury-Tracy family information, click on the image.

Follow the Tracy line from the time of Charlemagne.

Charles Douglas Richard Hanbury-Tracy 4th Lord Sudeley
Born 1840 Married 1868 Died 1922
Back in time to the Emperor Charlemagne - image courtesy of Leo van de Pas
In terms of family "likeness", 4th Lord Sudeley might easily have posed for this 9th century statue of the Emperor Charlemagne!

Eva with William and AlgernonEvaChildren

1869 Eva Isabella Henrietta Hanbury-Tracy, D.B.E. d. 1935 - m. Henry (Harry) Torrens Anstruther (qv.)
1870 William Charles Frederick Hanbury-Tracy (5th Lord Sudeley) d. 1932 - m. Edith Celandine Cecil, youngest daughter of Lord Francis Cecil, 2nd son of 3rd. Marquess of Exeter. In 1905, he bought Billesley Manor.
1871 Algernon Henry Charles Hanbury-Tracy d. 1915 m. Sylvia Anstruther, widow of Sir Windham Carmichael Anstruther, Bt. Their son, Richard Algernon Frederick Hanbury-Tracy, (born 1911) became 6th Lord Sudeley in 1922. He married (1940) Elizabeth Mary Bromley. He died at sea on active service in 1941.
1873 Florence Emma Louisa Hanbury-Tracy d. 1911 - m. Captain Charles Warden Sergison D.L. Toddington Manor -  lost by 4th Lord Sudely through bankruptcy - read the story -
1875 Ida Madeleine Agnes Hanbury-Tracy d. 1959 - m. Francis Pelham Whitbread
1877 Alice Evelyn Agatha Hanbury-Tracy d. 1955 - m. Major Bertram William Arnold Keppel.
1879 Rhona Margaret Ada Hanbury-Tracy d. 1926 - m. Colonel Bertram Abel Smith D.S.O., M.C.
1882 Felix Charles Hanbury-Tracy - m. (1908) Madeleine Llewellen Palmer (d.1958). He was killed in action in 1914. Their son, (Michael) David Charles Hanbury-Tracy married (1937) Colline Ammabel Sainthill, daughter of Lt.Col. Collis George Herbert St.Hill (Sainthill). Their son, Merlin Charles Sainthill Hanbury-Tracy, The 7th (present) Lord Sudeley (b. 1939). married (1980) (div. '88) Lady Elizabeth Mairi (née Keppel b.1941) Villiers - former wife of Alastair Michael Villiers. (div.'76). Click on the image of Toddington Manor to read the story of how the Manor was lost to creditors under somewhat dubious circumstances ...
  • Rhona Margaret Ada Hanbury-Tracy (1879-1926) m. Colonel Bertram Abel Smith D.S.O., M.C., whose Smith line traces back to Robert Smith, 1st Lord Carrington, and thence back (at least) to Hugh Smith of Cressing Temple in Essex in the late 15th Century. There are direct connections later in this lineage to the Dyke family. (to be explored). See also "William Smithdike" via the Smyth/e Index and also a "Carrington" link in the same index which traces the line back through the Medieval era to the time of Richard 1st and the Crusades. It is perhaps to this Smith line that "Smithdike" belongs ... and he was the progenitor of the eventual ancestor of the majority of the lines of Smyth in Ireland - from which line is purported to spring the paternal "Smythe" line of this site. The family of Walton forms part of this lineage and may be connected to the Viscounts Hambleden (W.H. Smith) family - who used the name 'Walton' as a forename.
  • From the Anstruther Guest Book 1922 - Joy Sainthill aka 'Joybel'

    Joy Sainthill ? 1922

    The 7th Lord Sudeley writes:

    and 1923 - frequent visits by 'Joybel' (Sainthill) to
    the home of Douglas Anstruther's father in Whitchurch.

    Site Notes:
    According to notes in the Anstruther Guest Book, 1922/1923 was the time of the breakup of the first marriage of Douglas Anstruther, the eldest child of Eva Hanbury-Tracy who was the daughter and eldest child of 4th Baron Sudeley. By this time Eva was living apart from her husband, Harry Anstruther. He lived at Whitchurch, Bucks., where the Anstruther Guest Book was in use. Eva was an aunt to (Michael) David Charles Hanbury-Tracy whose wife (1937) was Colline Ammabel Sainthill.

    Press cutting of interest: (late 1800s)

    The countess of Ellesmere gave a reception on Wednesday night at Bridgewater-house, which attracted a large gathering. Among those present were the Duke and Duchess of Somerset, Countess Waldegrave and Lady Mary Waldegrave, Earl and Countess Temple, Lord Sudeley and the Hon. Alice Hanbury-Tracy, Lady Llangattock and the Hon. Eleanor Rolls, Lady Arthur Wellesley and Miss Wellesley, Lady Lucy Hicks Beach and Miss Hicks Beach, the Right Hon. W.H.Long, M.P., and Lady Dorien Long, Lady Hill and Miss Hill, General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., and Lady Audrey Buller, and Miss Howard and Lady Eleanor Howard.Rolls Royce 20 - formerly owned by Bertram Abel Smith

    "Friends Reunited"

    Rolls-Royce Twenty - which once belonged to Bertram Abel Smith.

    Z3D Saloon - GFN2 - Royal Blue - 13,127cc ohv six-cylinder - 4 speed manual

    This car was recently (5/03) spotted for auction on the internet (Shannons, Australia). According to the auctioneers, it was "first registered in England in January 1929 to Colonel Bertram Abel-Smith D.S.O., M.C., 'of a distinguished military family and related to a former Governor of Queensland.' He retained the Twenty until 1955 when it was sold to the first of three owners in Surrey. In 1969 it was bought by a museum on the Isle of Wight which closed in 1986 and the Twenty went to Denmark. From there the car and its owner migrated to Tasmania in 1992. It was purchased by a Victorian, the previous owner, in 2000."

    The auctioneers give the following biography of the model: "The smaller Rolls-Royce Twenty was introduced in 1922. It was a wise decision. The market for very expensive cars and chauffeurs was fast disappearing. Without the Twenty the company may not have survived the post-WWI Depression. By 1929 when it was replaced, 2,940 had been sold. The Twenty put the marque within the reach of the wealthy instead of only the very wealthy. It was also the Rolls-Royce for the man of independent spirit who wanted to drive himself. Technically, it had the marque's first pushrod valve engine with detachable head and semi-elliptic springs. Four-wheel brakes were fitted from 1925."

    Only  page on your screen? - Family Archives Index Page - New Window

    If this is the only page on your screen - with no navigation or header bars, click here.