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Obituary: Mr. Henry Kingscote

Mr. Henry Robert Kingscote died on the 13th inst. He was born May 25, 1802, the second son of Mr. Thomas Kingscote, by Harriet, his wife, daughter of Sir Henry Peyton, Bart., of Doddington, and was younger brother of the late Colonel Kingscote, of Kingscote, in the county of Gloucester, whose son is the present member for the Western Division of that county. Devoted to fox-hunting, from his earliest years, he was long one of the most prominent members of sporting circles. After a while, however, his thoughts turned to religious and philanthropic pursuits, and he became mainly instrumental in promoting charitable and spiritual undertakings. In 1846 he addressed a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury calling attention to the wants of the Church generally, and especially in regard to the employment of lay helpers. Mr. Kingscote was also a strenuous advocate and encourager of emigration. He married, July 11, 1833, Harriett Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Christopher T. Tower, of Weald Hall, Essex, and leaves issue. The Kingscotes, of Kingscote, are a remarkable instance of fixity of tenure. It is recorded that the present Colonel Kingscote inherits his estate, without increase or diminution, front Saxon times.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.95