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Mr. Henry John Sperling, of Dynes Hall, Ashen House, and Ballingdon Hall, Essex, J.P. and D.L., nominated for High Sheriff, died at his residence at Cannes on the 22nd ult. He was eldest son of Mr. John Sperling, of Dynes Hall, by Harriet, his wife, daughter of the Hon. William Rochfort, a younger son of Robert, Earl of Belvedere, and was a descendant of a family settled in Essex since 1659, and derived from Joachim Sperling, Field Marshal Royal of Sweden, who was made a Count by the King of Sweden. During the greater part of the Duke of Wellington's last campaign in the north of France he served in H.M. 9th Regiment. He married his first cousin, Maria, daughter of Mr. Henry Piper Sperling, of Norbury Park; and is succeeded by his nephew, Charles Brogden Sperling, J.P. for Essex (eldest son of Mr. Charles R. Sperling, J.P., by Louisa, his wife, daughter of Colonel Astle, of Gosfield Hall), who is married to Eliza Mary, second daughter of Mr. Denne Denne, of Elbridge House, and Richborough Castle, Kent, by whom he has one son, Charles Frederick Denne, of Magdalen College, Oxford; and daughters.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.150