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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Lieutenant-Colonel Augustus Frederick Ellis
17 September 1800 – 16 August 1841

Lieutenant-Colonel Augustus Frederick Ellis was the son of Charles Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford and Elizabeth Catherine Caroline Hervey. He was educated at Eton College between 1811 and 1814, and commissioned into the 9th Regiment of Light Dragoons in 1817. On 4 October 1821 Ellis purchased a captaincy in the 76th Regiment of Foot.

He stood for the Seaford constituency, a seat controlled by his father, in the 1826 general election. He was returned as the Member of Parliament alongside fellow Tory John Fitzgerald. Ellis vacated the seat to allow George Canning to hold the seat for four months in 1827, before resuming it. He rarely attended the House of Commons and focused on his military career, being promoted to lieutenant-colonel in the 60th Royal Rifles in December 1828. Ellis voted for Catholic emancipation in March 1829.

He died in Jamaica in August 1841 while in the command of the 2nd Battalion of his regiment. He had married Mary Frances Thurlow Cunynghame, daughter of Colonel Sir David Cunynghame of Milncraig, 5th Baronet and Maria Thurlow, on 25 June 1828. Their son was Sir Arthur Ellis.

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Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Charles Augustus Ellis 6th Baron Howard de Walden
5 June 1799 – 29 August 1868

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Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis 6th Baron Howard de Walden was the son of Charles Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford and his wife, the Honourable Elizabeth Hervey, daughter of John Hervey, Lord Hervey, eldest son of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, the “Earl-Bishop” of Derry. Educated at Eton College, He succeeded his great-grandfather Lord Bristol in the barony of Howard de Walden on 8 July 1803, aged four.

Lord Howarde de Walden became an Ensign and Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 24 April 1817.

He served as Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 26 May 1824 to 9 June 1828, during which time he acted as Attaché to Lord Stuart de Rothesay on a mission to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (January 1826). This role allowed him to move into international diplomacy, as he served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the court of Stockholm, Sweden, from 2 October 1832, to the court of Lisbon, Portugal, from 22 November 1833, and at Brussels, Belgium, from 10 December 1846. Lord Howard de Walden was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on 22 July 1838 and a Grand Cross of the Portuguese order of the Tower and Sword in 1841. He succeeded in the barony of Seaford on the death of his father in July 1845.

Lord Howard de Walden married Lady Lucy Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck (c. 1813 – 29 July 1899), daughter of William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland, at All Souls’ Church in Marylebone on 8 November 1828. They had five sons:

  • Frederick George Ellis, 7th Baron Howard de Walden (9 August 1830 – November 1899).
  • Hon. William Charles Ellis (22 July 1835 – 20 June 1923).
  • Hon. Charles Arthur Ellis (December 1839 – 30 March 1906).
  • Hon. John Charles Ellis (29 September 1841 – 8 November 1886).
  • Hon. Evelyn Henry Ellis (9 August 1843 – 5 September 1913). Ellis was an early patron of Daimler launches and cars and first distance motorist in England – Southampton to Malvern, July 1895 on a 3½hp Daimler-engined French Panhard & Levassor car. His cousin, Sir Arthur Ellis’s post as an equerry to the Prince of Wales directly led to the adoption of Daimler cars as official royal transport.

Lord Howard de Walden died in August 1868 at Belgium, aged 69, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Frederick George Ellis, 7th Baron Howard de Walden. Lady Lucy Joan Howard de Walden died in July 1899 in St. James House, West Malvern, Worcestershire .

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Charles Rose Ellis 1st Baron Seaford
19 December 1771 – 1 July 1845

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Charles Rose Ellis

Charles Rose Ellis 1st Baron Seaford was elected to the House of Commons for Heytesbury in 1793, a seat he held until 1796, and then represented Seaford from 1796 to 1806 and from 1812 to 1826 and East Grinstead from 1807 to 1812. In 1826 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Seaford, of Seaford in the County of Sussex.

Lord Seaford married the Hon. Elizabeth Catherine Caroline Hervey, daughter of John Hervey, Lord Hervey, eldest son of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, in 1798. She died in January 1803, aged 22. The same year their four-year-old son Charles succeeded his great-grandfather Lord Bristol as sixth Baron Howard de Walden. Lord Seaford died in July 1845, aged 73, and was succeeded in the barony by his son Charles. Seaford’s second son was the army officer Augustus Frederick Ellis.

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