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Note N1 :

Individuals : de Freitas Paul Michael, de Freitas Paul Michael, de Freitas Paul Michael
Family Name History FREITAS
The Portuguese surname Freitas appears to be a variant of Freites, and is of local origin, derived from the name of a place where a man once lived or where he once owned land. According to genealogists, the Portuguese family of this name are descended from Goncalo Ouveques, founder of the monastery of Cete, and father of Diago Goncalves de Urra, who fought under King Afonso Henrique of Portugal (1128-1185), in the Battle of Campo De Ourique. Diago married Dona Urraca Mendes de Braganca, and one of their sons, Joan Dias, was lord of Freitas, in the District of Fafe. He was therefore known as Joan de Freitas. His descendants adoptedd this name as a surname, and so the dynasty of the Freitas was founded.
adoptedd this name as a surname, and so the dynasty of the Freitas w
ARMAS : De vermelho, cam cinco estreias de seis raios de ouro
BLAZON OF ARMS : Gules, five mullets of six points or, two, two and one and Military Fortitude, while or (gold or yellow) signifies Generosity and Elevation of Mind. The mullet (skar) represents Honour and Achievement in the Service of the State in ancient times.
ONC r and Achievement in the Service of the State in ancient times.
CREST : Two lions paws or paleways, grasping an arrow argent, feathered gules.
feathered gules.
Translation : The lion's paw denotes Strength and Courage.
ORIGIN : Portugal
NOTE: During my research I found, what I believe, to be the very first Freitas in the year 1000. She was the daughter of Erick the Red and sister to Lief. The entire story can be found on my web site
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Note N2 :

Individuals : Wurtele Jonathon Saxton Campbell, Wurtele Jonathon Saxton Campbell, Wurtele Jonathon Saxton Campbell
Jonathan Saxton Campbell Wurtele, (1828-1903) Barrister and Judge of the Court of Kings Bench; Queen's Counsellor 1873, Professor of Commercial Law at McGill University; created Officer of the Legion of Honor, France, 1882; Member and in 1888 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He married 1st, 1854, Julia Nelson, daughter. of Dr. Nelson, second cousin of the great Admiral Horatio. He married 2nd, in l876 Sarah Braniff of New York.


Note N3 :

Individuals : Barradas Filomena, Barradas Filomena, Barradas Filomena
Changed her first name to Philomena in Georgetown, British Guiana


Note N4 :

Individuals : Campbell John Saxton, Campbell John Saxton, Campbell John Saxton - Royal William of 1833


Note N5 :

Individuals : Campbell Henrietta, Campbell Henrietta, Campbell Henrietta
called "Harriet". Though the dates of her birth and death are unrecorded, they may be assumed to have been circa 1796-1870. She married the Honorable William Sheppard, an eminent naturalist, who was also believed to have been associated with his brother-in-law John Saxton Campbell in a logging business. Lady Noble recalls that in her
childhood (the l830's) the Sheppards owned a beautiful place "Woodfield" just beyond "Spencerwood" (the Lieut. Governor's residence) on St.Louis Road. It had a lovely garden overlooking the river; and indoors was an aviary full of lively, well cared-for birds. Our family chronicles do not give the names of any Sheppard children but my cousin Myrtle has a note that there was a daughter, and George Mellis Douglas mentions having received a letter in 1930 from a Maxfield Sheppard asking for genealogical information about the Douglas family "with whom he was connected through the Campbells". It appears therefore that the Sheppard line did continue.
It is interesting to note that the side road which bordered "Woodfield" is still called "Sheppard Road" on present day maps. Another of Lady Noble's recollections is that Harriet's spinster Aunt Harriet Saxton lived with the Sheppards in her old age, - probably after her sister Charlotte's death in l830. She was clever with her hands and constructed a miniature farm scene with rivers, bridges, village and livestock which stood in a hallway in a long glass case and fascinated the children. Harriet Sheppard was herself a botanist and wrote a book on Canadian birds, sharing her husband's interest in them.


Note N6 :

Individuals : Campbell Hilda Eliza, Campbell Hilda Eliza, Campbell Hilda Eliza
Had a mellow soprano voice and unusual skill at the piano. She married Lieut. (later General) Charles Brackenbury of the Royal Artillery, who died in 1893


Note N7 :

Individuals : Campbell Charles, Campbell Charles, Campbell Charles
[From notes by Dorothy May Campbell] Youngest of the first
Archibald Campbell's three sons. He was a Lieut.Colonel of the 99th
Foot and fought in the wars of 1812-1825. While a Young Lieutenant of
26 and quartered in Montreal he met and on only a week's acquaintance
married November 27/1818, Harriet Doxey (l799-1832), youngest daughter
of an Irish Captain (also a United Empire Loyalist) who happened to be
travelling with his family to Kingston, Ontario. (I, D.C.P., have seen
the record of their marriage in the Montreal Court House.) Shortly
after their marriage. Charles' regiment was ordered to the front and
his mother Charlotte, widowed only four months earlier, sent a friend
to bring the young bride back to Quebec - an arduous 3 day journey -
where she and Charles' two youngest sisters (Henrietta and Louisa
Sophia) took her to their hearts in "the Big House", - "Saxvilla". Two
years passed before the young couple saw each other again. Charles and
Harriet then acquired a house of their own; and his first son Archibald
(1823-1906) writing in the year 1900 says: "My boyhood was passed at
"Battlefield" within a stone's throw of the Plains of Abraham. I gather
that "Battlefield" was the name given to their house and that it faced
the scene of the historic battle between Wolfe and Montcalm.
name given to their house and that it faced
Charles' wife Harriet died circa 1833 when only 34 years old, leaving
him with five children. It seems likely that her younger sister Fanny
Doxey (1808-1897) then came to look after the children; and she and
Charles were married August 26/1839. More about the children later.
hildren; and she and
For his loyal services in the wars of 1812-1825, Charles
was granted by the Crown a 500 acre tract of land on the twin lakes
of William and George in Megantic Province, near the present village
of St.Ferdinand where he built himself a comfortable yet picturesque
home which he called "Bampcell" (transposing the "C" and "B" in
Campbell). There he retired to on leaving the army, followed by many
of his N.C.O.'s and men who settled around him, marrying French-
Canadian girls, whose descendants are still there and, in spite of good
Scots' names, now speak only French. Charles established a well-
ordered farm on his property and apparently lived there the year round.
One can only guess that this would been around 1845-1850. My Aunt
Haddie, born 1854, tells how, as children, she, my father and the
others used to love visiting their old grandfather at "Bampcell"
romping in the garden glades and eagerly watching the farm activities.
On rainy days, a well stocked library in his study was to them a
ng in the garden glades and eagerly watching the farm activities.
(In 1941, when my husband and I visited our second cousin, Richard,
then American Vice-Consul in Montreal, we detoured from our drive to
Quebec to find our way cross-country to this delightful old homestead
beside Lake William. An avenue of elms led from the road to a densely
arbored garden set like an oasis in the wheat fields, in the heart of
which a Swiss Chalet type of house looked down a steep-succession of
well kept terraces to the lake a hundred feet below. We were made most
welcome by a charming Irish family, the Dillons and their young couple,
the Napier Smiths, who had bought the estate 15 years earlier from the
last Campbell descendant Mrs. Williams, re-naming it "Roscommon
Lodge". They were all having tea on the front veranda commanding a
superb view over the lake, and insisted on our joining them, later
taking us over the house to show its historic features, - delicate
wrought-iron balustrades, hand-made bronze fittings to the doors,
French windows in all rooms, etc. - all so reminiscent of my
grandfather's day. We could hardly tear ourselves away; and an orange
sun was setting behind a church-steeple as we drove off through
lavender shadows on the road to Quebec.)
grandfather's day. We could hardly tear ourselves away; and an orange
Charles ended his days at "Bampcell" in 1872 at the age of 80. It is
told that on his deathbed he sent for his son Archibald and said "Well,
Archie, here's. for the great leapt!" and passed away. His second
wife Fanny also died there 25 years later, in 1897.


Note N8 :

Individuals : Campbell Archibald, Campbell Archibald, Campbell Archibald
Protonotary of Quebec


Note N9 :

Individuals : McMahon Sir Charles, McMahon Sir Charles, McMahon Sir Charles
Sir Charles McMahon, K.C.B., Captain in the 10th Hussars, son of Rt.Hon. Sir William McMahon, Bart., Irish Master of the Rolls. On retiring from the Army, Sir Charles settled in Australia, became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria and died in 1891. The McMahon property is in Tyrone.


Note N10 :

Individuals : Grylls Thomas Glynn, Grylls Thomas Glynn, Grylls Thomas Glynn
Son of the Dean of Exeter Cathedral. Lived in Bath, England. Schoolmaster at Penzance and Bath.


Note N11 :

Individuals : Campbell William Darling, Campbell William Darling, Campbell William Darling
Was a fine cellist and would have followed a musical career but when his brother Saxton was drowned, had to take his place in his father's law office. He visited his sister Margery in England in 1858 and there married Capt. Andrew Noble's younger sister, lsabella, taking her back to Quebec. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Note N12 :

Individuals : Campbell Margery Durham, Campbell Margery Durham, Campbell Margery Durham
She was not only beautiful but an excellent pianist. Married in 1854 Capt. Andrew Noble of the Royal Artillery who soon afterwards was ordered to South Africa only returning to Woolwich in 1858 where Margery rejoined him with their daughter Lilias (Lily) who had been born in Quebec after he left. In 1860 Andrew was invited to join Sir William Armstrong, the great ordnance manufacturer of Elswick, and ere long became Sir Andrew Noble K.C.B. of Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle on Tyne. In the course of years they occupied or acquired some beautiful old homes in Northumberland besides maintaining a flat in London and constantly entertained interesting notables including the brother of the Japanese Emperor and Admiral Togo, the Naval victor in the Russo-Japanese war. In 1914 they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary and a year later Sir Andrew died, she living on till 1930. Her book, appropriately entitled "A Long Life" is historically interesting, especially in relation to the Campbell family.


Note N13 :

Individuals : Campbell Saxton, Campbell Saxton, Campbell Saxton
Was a violinist and a fine tenor; good looking and a strong swimmer. From early boyhood he had a premonition that he would be drowned; and at the age of 24 he was, off a small yacht shared with a friend, while crossing the St.Lawrence to "Points Seche".


Note N14 :

Individuals : Douglas Campbell Mellis, Douglas Campbell Mellis, Douglas Campbell Mellis
Campbell Mellis Douglas, an Army Surgeon, Colonel, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing 17 soldiers from rebellious prisoners on the Andaman Islands and getting them safely to a ship under heavy fire. He married the young widow of Surgeon Valentine Munbee McMaster, 78th Highlanders, also a V.C., won at Lucknow in the Sepoy Mutiny who died leaving a year old son Bryce McMaster. (1934 Bryce was living at 15 Park Crescent Oxford.)


Note N15 :

Individuals : Douglas George Mellis, Douglas George Mellis, Douglas George Mellis
George Mellis Douglas, born circa 1870, an explorer by canoe of the remote Canadian Northwest and a well-known author. (His adventures are told in "Lands Forlorn" published by the Knickerbocker Press, Putnams N.Y. 1914.) In 1937 he was living at Lakeside, Ontario.


Note N16 :

Individuals : Douglas Lionel, Douglas Lionel, Douglas Lionel
In 1934 was the Captain of the "Empress of Japan",


Note N17 :

Individuals : Douglas Archibald, Douglas Archibald, Douglas Archibald
Commander R.N. Killed in action 1915


Note N18 :

Individuals : Douglas David William Shafto, Douglas David William Shafto, Douglas David William Shafto
Married 1914 the daughter of Charles Stevenson of Edinburgh


Note N19 :

Individuals : Douglas Justin, Douglas Justin, Douglas Justin
Doctor of Bournemouth


Note N20 :

Individuals : Douglas Charles Stuart, Douglas Charles Stuart, Douglas Charles Stuart
Killed in an accident on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1882


Note N21 :

Individuals : Noble Lilias Hilda Geils, Noble Lilias Hilda Geils, Noble Lilias Hilda Geils
Lilias Hilda Geils Noble, (called "Lily") born about 1856 in Canada. There is no mention of her marrying but she was always active and much interested in the Primrose League.


Note N22 :

Individuals : Noble George John William, Noble George John William, Noble George John William
George Noble, born in England before 1861 and was in the 13th Hussars in the Boer War. He married in 1898 and his daughter was born March 3/1900, the day before he embarked for South Africa. He later became Sir George Noble, Bart.


Note N23 :

Individuals : Noble Saxton William Armstrong, Noble Saxton William Armstrong, Noble Saxton William Armstrong
Saxton William Armstrong Noble, born about 1863, married Celia Brunel James in 1891. They lived in Kent House, Knightsbridge.


Note N24 :

Individuals : Campbell William, Campbell William, Campbell William
Accidentally killed in 1926 at Kingston Military Academy when a cadet of 18. Lily Noble, his father's first cousin, said of this tragedy "alas, an end to the male representatives of my grandfather - (the Archibald Campbell who married Agnes Durham George.)


Note N25 :

Individuals : Campbell Lucy Geils, Campbell Lucy Geils, Campbell Lucy Geils
He was a descendant of Michel Chartier, Marquis de Lotbiniere, (l728-1799), Engineer in Chief of New France, Seigneur of Lotbiniere Vaudreuil, Rigaud. Built the forts of Carillon (Ticonderoga) and Isle au Noix. It was upon his advice that Montcalm attacked Fort William Henry on Lake George (1757) and waited for Abercrombie at Ticonderoga (1758). He was allied to the Vaudreuil family and his portrait hangs in the museum of Chateau de Ramsay in Montreal. My [Dorothy May Campbell] father, William Wallace Campbell visited Sir Henri Jolie de Lotbiniere then Governor of British Columbia, when en route to California as a young man in his twenties. I [Dorothy May Campbell] believe, but am not certain, that Sir Henri was Lucy's father-in-law. Another son of Sir Henri was Major General Alain Chartier Joly de Lotbiniere who built the Cauvery power development in India and was member of the Legislative Council of Bengal. I [Dorothy May Campbell] have no information about Lucy and Edward's descendants but they are prominent in Canada today.


Note N26 :

Individuals : Jones Marvin Campbell Alan, Jones Marvin Campbell Alan, Jones Marvin Campbell Alan
Left McGill University to volunteer in World War I and was killed in action when only 19.


Note N27 :

Individuals : Campbell Louisa Sophia, Campbell Louisa Sophia, Campbell Louisa Sophia
Called "Sophia", 1800-1885, married in 1824 Jonathan Wurtele, Seigneur of Riviere David and an Officer in the Quebec Cavalry in the War of 1812. His father, Josias Wurtele, came to Canada in 1782 from Stumpelbach, near Stuttgart, in Wurtemberg, Germany, where their ancestors are recorded back to 1559. (It is interesting to note that from l781 to 1783 there was quartered near Quebec awaiting repatriation a surviving contingent of German mercenaries - Brunswickians - who, under General Baron von Riedesel, had fought for the British in the American Revolution and many of whom had been prisoners of war from l779-1780 in Charlottesville Virginia, on Barracks Rd. The Baron and Baroness were well-liked in Charlottesville and cordially entertained by Thomas Jefferson and others. It must have been heartening to Josias Wurtele to find so many compatriots in Quebec when he first arrived in l782.)


Note N28 :

Individuals : Wurtele Louisa, Wurtele Louisa, Wurtele Louisa
Louisa Wurtele, born 1838, died Jan.3l/1936 in her 99th year.
Married in 1861 James Rankine (1825-1908) representative in Montreal of J.& P.Coats, the thread manufacturers of Paisley Scotland. They had 8 children.


Note N29 :

Individuals : Rankine Alan Coats, Rankine Alan Coats, Rankine Alan Coats
Colonel and Assistant Director of Medical Services of the Canadian Army, residing in Ottawa.


Note N30 :

Individuals : Rankine Arthur Glen Ernest, Rankine Arthur Glen Ernest, Rankine Arthur Glen Ernest
A barrister and in 1941 had his office at 276 St.James St. Montreal. He and his brother Alan together inherited from their mother Louisa on her death in 1936 the Seigneurie of L'Islet du Portage at Pointe Seche previously owned by her Uncle John Saxton Campbell.


Note N31 :

Individuals : Reaves , Reaves , Reaves
The Reaves and Christies of Toronto:-
are descended from Matthew Prior's youngest daughter, my [Dorothy May Campbell] grandmother's Aunt Isabella Prior, born 1816, who married ---- Reaves. Their son,
George Reaves, who married Alma Crane. (I have a note that Alma was the daughter of Luther Crane of Boston but this may be inaccurate as Myrtle says that she was intensely Southern and declared that family fought for the South in the Civil War.)
Their son Campbell Reaves, 1876-1940, married in 1901, Helen Beatrice MacDonald, born 1881. Their daughter:-
Campbell Reaves, born 1903 married in 1924 Huntley Christie (1898-1946). (She married 2nd, 1960, Ashley Smith).
ley Christie (1898-1946
Huntley Christie and Francis had 2 daughters and 1 son:-
1. Frances Helen Christie, born 1924.
2. Nadine Christie, born 1926, who married Robert Cranfield and has two daughters:
1. "Bobbie" born 1950.
2. "Betty" born 1951.
3. Huntley Campbell Reaves Christie, born circa 1928, married Patricia Garlick.


Note N32 :

Individuals : Campbell Mor, Campbell Mor, Campbell Mor
Mor Campbell of Carryshank, (l733-1782) and his brother James both served with the 42nd Highlanders, "The Black Watch", through the conquest of Canada and fought at Ticonderoga (Ft.Carillon) in 1758 and at the fall of Quebec 1759. (There seems to have been yet another brother, Capt.Duncan Campbell of the Black Watch, who was at the taking
of Quebec, He is mentioned by grandfather Archibald as "my children's ancestor"). From notes of Dorothy May Campbell


Note N33 :

Individuals : Campbell William, Campbell William, Campbell William
Sir William Campbell, a descendant of the Earls of Breadalbane and Robert the Bruce.


Note N34 :

Individuals : Browne William Herbert F. Pryce, Browne William Herbert F. Pryce, Browne William Herbert F. Pryce
Royal Marines, born 1870. Was killed at Antwerp Oct. 6, 1914, while directing the fire of the guns of the Royal Marine Brigade from an exposed rampart


Note N35 :

Individuals : Browne Rosie Pryce, Browne Rosie Pryce, Browne Rosie Pryce
Anglican missionary in Madagascar.


Note N36 :

Individuals : Fulford Francis Drummond, Fulford Francis Drummond, Fulford Francis Drummond
Son of the Bishop of Montreal


Note N37 :

Individuals : Fulford Francis Algernon, Fulford Francis Algernon, Fulford Francis Algernon
Trained as a civil engineer, he helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway, Frank inherited the ancestral home of Fulford in Devonshire and married Constance Drummond, grand-daughter of Lady Elizabeth Drummond, a sister of the Duke of Rutland.


Note N38 :

Individuals : Campbell Georgina Louisa, Campbell Georgina Louisa, Campbell Georgina Louisa
Georgina Louisa Campbell, c.1849-1880), was only three years old
when taken her parents to Australia in 1852. Her health suffered from
the hardships they underwent and she remained frail. In fact I have
always believed that she died when quite a young girl, but it now
appears that lived to be 31. She never married.


Note N39 :

Individuals : Campbell Archibald Saxton, Campbell Archibald Saxton, Campbell Archibald Saxton
Archibald Saxton Campbell, is never even mentioned by his mother
in her book "Rough & Smooth", although he must have been born before
she and Archibald set sail for Australia. We know that he died in
infancy and must conclude that he he was born and died in 1851.


Note N40 :

Individuals : Campbell Henrietta Julia, Campbell Henrietta Julia, Campbell Henrietta Julia
Henrietta Campbell, called Harriett (1854-1930) My "Aunt Haddie".
Was both beautiful and accomplished. One day, when about fifteen,
having ridden her horse down the long driveway of "Thornhill" to the
gate, she there encountered a Naval Lieutenant who gallantly offered to
open the forbidden portal. A few years later, Captain Alfred Jephson
(1841-1900) returned to woo the little girl he had fallen in love with
and they were married in 1873, she being yet only 19 and he 32. He had
seen service in the Crimea, India, China and Japan, and was wounded
twice in the naval bombardment of the Japanese batteries at Kagoshima.
Though they were never blessed with children, it proved a most happy
marriage and they lived interestingly in England and many other
countries, Aunt Haddie being a talented artist, authoress and brilliant
hostess. Early in the 1890's Alfred was knighted for his prominent
part in organising the Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891. Sir Alfred took
part in the Benin River Expedition in Nigeria and received the Benin
River Medal. Harriet's brother Kenneth Campbell who participated in
that action, was awarded the D.S.O. Capt. Sir Alfred Jephson died in
September 1900 and was buried in the cemetery of the old church in
Dunsford village, Devonshire, where for centuries the Fulfords of
Fulford, Aunt Haddie's cousins, have been laid to rest.
nshire, where for centuries the Fulfords of
When left a widow at 46, Aunt Haddie was still a beautiful and
arresting woman. As Lady Jephson, her accomplishments and engaging wit
had attracted a distinguished circle of friends, among them on occasion
Edward, Prince of Wales who had worked closely with Captain Jephson
over his pet project the Naval Exhibition and was much attached to him.
He never failed to send Aunt Haddie a brace of pheasant from his big
shoots. I still treasure copies of four of her books, "A Canadian
Scrap-book", 1897; "Letters to a Debutante", 1908; "A Wartime Journal",
1915; and "Notes of a Nomad" 1918, the latter beautifully illustrated
by her own water colors. For many years she was on the Committee of the
Royal Water-color Society and her paintings were masterly.

Aunt Haddie was unfailingly good to my brother Archie and me during our
school days in England, our parents being out in Japan. In 1922 when
my husband, our three small boys and I were in the New Forest on home
leave, Aunt Haddie came down from London to stay beside us at the
village "Bell Inn". I have always been glad that she and Chester had
this opportunity of meeting for they greatly liked one another at once
and with a mutual interest in painting, got along famously. He still
recalls how movingly she recited poetry to us one evening by firelight.
Eight years later she died in England, sadly alone.
ith a mutual interest in painting, got along famously. He still
From the notes of Dorothy May Campbell


Note N41 :

Individuals : Campbell Agnes Josephine Katherine, Campbell Agnes Josephine Katherine, Campbell Agnes Josephine Katherine
Agnes Josephine Campbell, (1855-1919) married about 1877, Ernest
Hamel, a French Canadian. Their three children, St John Hamel,
Ernestine Hamel and Jephson Hamel, all died in early childhood.


Note N42 :

Individuals : Campbell Kenneth Rankin, Campbell Kenneth Rankin, Campbell Kenneth Rankin
Kenneth Rankin Campbell l863-l93l, the youngest son of my
grandfather Archibald (1823-1906) was educated at the Royal Military
College, Kingston, Ontario. and fearing he might not receive one of
the few nominations for a commission in the British Army, ran away from
home and signed on before the mast in a sailing ship. The family did
not know his whereabouts till he wrote them from England. There, in
1883, he he joined the colors as a private in the Gloucestershire
Regiment, was promoted to sargeant and obtained his commission in the
The Dragoon Guards in 1886. After serving for some years with the The
Dragoon Guards (Carabineers), he went to Africa in 1890 as Adjutant of
the Gold Coast (Hausa) Forces. From l89l-1895, he served as Vice Consul
and Deputy Commissioner on the Oil Rivers Protectorate and adjoining
native territories, under the Consul General and High Commissioner of
the Niger Coast Protectorate Sir Claude Macdonald (who later was
appointed Minister to Peking and Ambassador to Tokyo). He had a spell
during 1893 as Acting Consul General and High Commissioner, and took an
active part in the operations against Chief Nana in the Benin River
Expedition, during which he was three times mentioned in despatches and
received the D.S.O.; also the Africa Medal and Benin River Clasp. He
was also awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for
saving one of the Consular natives from drowning in a river swarming
with crocodiles.
e Society for
In 1900 he was attached to the Naval Brigade in the Relief of Peking
during the Boxer Rebellion and was a member of General Gaselee's Staff.
His former chief Sir Claude Macdonald was British Minister to Peking at
the time, beleagered in the Legation Quarter with the small body of
diplomats, residents, missionaries and legation guards of all
nationalities. Their relief by the International Column from Tientsin,
after weeks of siege, came only just in time.
ion guards of all
In 1910, Kenneth went back to Canada and raised the 26th Canadian
Horse, the Stanstead Dragoons of which he was appointed Lieutenant
Colonel. Not long after that, he retired from active service; but on
the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914, tried to rejoin only to be turned
down because of his age - 51. Being a keen yachtsman and member of the
Royal Yacht Squadron and possessing a Master's Certificate, he
forthwith volunteered his services to the Admiralty who gratefully
appointed him Lieut.Commander R.N. in the Yacht Patrol engaged in mine-
sweeping in the North Sea and Skagerrak. In 1915 he was sent to
Gallipoli as a Commander with the Mediterranean Squadron. In l917-l9,
he served again with the Army in France and Italy, being twice
mentioned in despatches.
errak. In 1915 he was sent to
After the War, he became for a while Seneschal of Sark in the Channel
Islands, finally retiring with his wife and daughter Myrtle to
"Brickenden Grange", a ninety-acre estate in Hertfordshire where he
died in 1931.
Seneschal of Sark in the Channel
Kenneth married in l900 Edith Anne Bannon, born 1880, died 1930 at
Brickenden Grange, eldest daughter of Thomas Riley Bannon and his wife
Helen. In 1901, Kenneth and his bride visited his aging father at
"Thornhill" at the same time as my father, mother Archie and I were
staying with them, home from the Far East. Writing home to her mother,
Edith said: "It was very exciting for me. The father is delightful and
so kind to me, taking me all round and showing me everything; and
though he is really an old man, is full of fun and jokes." She wrote
sweetly, too, of Mother and Father.
her is delightful an
From the notes of Dorothy May Campbell

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