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From: Angela Marks <>
Subject: [DEV] Landowner to Pay Office BURNABY
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 11:24:14 +0000
I'm currently researching the life and ancestry of Caroline Burnaby, who died in Dawlish in 1918. She was then Mrs Harry Scott, often being referred to by her second name, Louisa. However, I have it on good authority that she was rather fond of calling herself Lady Scott!
Her first husband was the Rev Charles Cavendish-Bentinck and their daughter, Violet Cavendish-Bentinck, also spent the last years of her life in Dawlish, dying in 1932. Both she and her mother are buried here.
Caroline's eldest daughter, Cecilia, married the Earl of Strathmore, and was the Queen's maternal grandmother. Yep, the Queen's great-granny is buried in Devon. When Violet died, her funeral was attended by her niece Elizabeth, then the Duchess of York, to the great excitement of the local populace!
That's the Devon bit which entitles me to ask this question, as it isn't in itself Devon-based, but I'm sure someone will know the answer.
Edwyn Burnaby, Caroline's father, was at some time a captain in the Prince of Wales Dragoon guards, and was also a gentleman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria.
I have a complete set of census returns for him, as he was at home in Baggrave Hall, Hungarton, Leics for the three in which he appears (he died in 1867).
In the 1861 census, he gives his occupation as 'Landowner to Pay Office'. Has anyone any idea what this was?
Any further info on Caroline Burnaby Scott which anyone has would be much appreciated, although I already have a fair amount.
Edwyn seems to have travelled about a bit, as although Caroline was born at Baggrave, her three sisters were born in Florence, Toranto (in Puglia, Italy) and Vienna in the 1830s. I've checked the deployment of the P O W Dragoons, and this doesn't give any clues. Possibly some sort of diplomatic career? Or evading debts? In the 1850s, however, he had enough money to add a new wing to Baggrave Hall (the demolition of which has recently been the subject of a planning row).
Neither Italy nor Austria was a particularly safe place politically in the 1830s, so I'm also curious as to what was going on, as his sojourn on the Continent covers at least three years (1836-39).
Happy Christmas to everyone!
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