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In 1888 Henry John Brinsley Manners 8th Duke Rutland 1852-1925 (35) was elected as MP Melton
In 1888 Violet Catherine Manners 1888-1971 was born to Henry John Brinsley Manners 8th Duke Rutland 1852-1925 (35) and Violet Lindsay Duchess Rutland 1856-1937 (31) .
In 1888 Gweneth Frida Ponsonby 1888-1984 was born to Edward Ponsonby 8th Earl Bessborough 1851-1920 (36) and Blanche Vere Guest Countess Bessborough 1847-1919 (41) .
In 1888 Vera Agnes Barclay 1888- was born
In 1888 Frederick Ulric Graham 3rd Baronet Graham 1820-1888 (68) died
In 1888 Annora Charlotte Pierrepoint -1888 died
In 1888 Christopher Glücksburg 1888-1940 was born to George I King Greece 1845-1913 (42) and Olga Constantinovna Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov Queen Consort Greece 1851-1926 (36)
In 1888 Victoria Maria Louisa Rawdon-Hastings 1837-1888 (51) died .
In 1888 Jane Frederica Harriet Mary Grimston 1825-1888 (62) died
13 Jan 1888
On 13 Jan 1888 Lilah Katherine Julia Wingfield 1888-1981 was born to Mervyn Wingfield 7th Viscount Powerscourt 1836-1904 (51) and Julia Coke Viscountess Powerscourt 1844-1931 (44) .
On 13 Jan 1888 Jane Bosville-Macdonald 1815-1888 (72) died
31 Jan 1888
On 31 Jan 1888 Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford 1858-1940 (29) and Mary Caurroy Tribe Duchess Bedford were married at Barrackpore
05 Feb 1888
18 Feb 1888
On 18 Feb 1888 William Edmonstone 1810-1888 (78) died
03 Mar 1888
On 03 Mar 1888 Charles Manners 6th Duke Rutland 1815-1888 (72) died unmarried at Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire . His brother John James Robert Manners 7th Duke Rutland 1818-1906 (69) succeeded as 7th Duke Rutland , 7th Marquess Grandby , 15th Earl Rutland (3C 1525) . Janetta Hughan Duchess Rutland by marriage Duchess Rutland .
09 Mar 1888
On 09 Mar 1888 William I King Prussia 1797-1888 (90) died . His son Frederick III King Prussia 1831-1888 (56) succeeded as III Emperor aka Kaiser , III King Prussia . Victoria Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1840-1901 (47) by marriage Emperor aka Kaiser .
31 Mar 1888
On 31 Mar 1888 Margaret Anne Burgh 1831-1888 (57) died .
02 Apr 1888
On 02 Apr 1888 Charles Edwin Lowther 1859-1888 (28) died .
30 Apr 1888
On 30 Apr 1888 Alfred Phillipps Ryder 1820-1888 (67) died .
16 May 1888
On 16 May 1888 Mary Elizabeth Douglas 1808-1888 (80) died .
24 May 1888
On 24 May 1888 Prince Henry Hohenzollern 1862-1929 (25) and Irene Hesse-Darmstadt 1866-1963 (21) were married (he was her first-cousin)
10 Jun 1888
On 10 Jun 1888 Helene Adelheid Viktoria Marie Glücksburg 1888-1962 was born to Friedrich Ferdinand Glücksburg Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1855-1934 (32) and Victoria Friederike Oldenburg Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1860-1932 (28)
15 Jun 1888
On 15 Jun 1888 Frederick III King Prussia 1831-1888 (56) died at New Palace, Potsdam. His son Wilhelm Hohenzollern 1859-1941 (29) succeeded as II Emperor aka Kaiser . Hermine Reuss 1887-1947 by marriage Emperor aka Kaiser .
20 Jun 1888
On 20 Jun 1888 Marie Elisabeth Luise Hohenzollern 1855-1888 (32) died
29 Jun 1888
On 29 Jun 1888 Robert Liddell 1808-1888 (79) died .
01 Jul 1888
On 01 Jul 1888 Robert Henry Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis 1888-1958 was born to Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis 20th Baron Clinton 1834-1904 (54) and Margaret Walrond Baroness Clinton 1850-1930 (38) .
27 Jul 1888
On 27 Jul 1888 Oskar Hohenzollern 1888-1958 was born to Wilhelm Hohenzollern 1859-1941 (29) and Auguste Viktoria Oldenburg 1858-1921 (29)
04 Aug 1888
On 04 Aug 1888 Douglas William Cope Gordon 1851-1888 (36) died .
15 Aug 1888
24 Aug 1888
06 Sep 1888
On 06 Sep 1888 Joseph Patrick Kennedy 1888-1969 was born
21 Sep 1888
On 21 Sep 1888 Desmond Fitzgerald 1888-1916 was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 5th Duke Leinster 1851-1893 (37) and Hermione Wilhelmina Duncombe Duchess Leinster 1864-1895 (24) .
01 Oct 1888
On 01 Oct 1888 Mortimer Sackville-West 1st Baron Sackville 1820-1888 (68) died . His brother Lionel Sackville-West 2nd Baron Sackville 1827-1908 (61) succeeded as 2nd Baron Sackville of Knole in Kent
01 Nov 1888
On 01 Nov 1888 Spencer Bulkeley Wynn 3rd Baron Newborough 1803-1888 (85) died .
03 Nov 1888
26 Dec 1910
Times Newspaper Obituaries
. We regret to state that
Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincolnshire seat
, in his 81st year.
Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, created first Earl of Ancaster in 1892, was Joint Heereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. This dignity is held jointly by Lord Cholmondeley (27) , Lord Ancastor, and Lord Carrington (67) . The late peer filled it during the reign of Queen Victoria, Lord Cholmondeley during that of King Edward, and Lord Carrington fills it during the present reign.
He was born on October 1, 1830, and succeeded his father as second Lord Aveland on September 6, 1807 , and his mother as 24th Lord Willoughby de Eresby on November 13, 1888 .
Few noblemen possessed a longer lineage, for the lordship of Erresby in Lincolnshire was acquired by the family of Bee or Belec bv the marriage of Walter dc Bec with Agnes, daughter and heiress of Hugh Fitz Pincheon, a 12th century magnate of Lincolnshire. A John Beeke received permission from Edward I to make a castle of his manor house at Eresby and was summoned to Parliament as one of the barons of the realm. By his wife, Sarah , daughter of Thomas, Lord Furnival , be had, among other children, Alice , who was married to Sir William de Willoughby , one of those who went with Prince Edward to the Holy Land. His son, Robert , became first Lord Willoughby de Eresby. Subsequent holders of that title played a prominent part in the country's history at home and abroad. The 13th baron was created Earl of Lindsey. The fourth Earl of Lindsey was created Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven in 1713. That dukedom became extinct with the death of the fifth Duke in 1809. The barony of Willoughby de Eresby fell into abeyance between the sisters of the fourth duke until it was terminated by the Crown in 1780 in favour of the elder co-heir, Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth , whom the first Lord Gwydir married in 1779. Their eldest son Peter Robert, 21st Baron Willoughby de Eresby , married the daughter of the first Lord Perth , and one of their daughters became in 1840 the wife of the second Lord Carrington . Almeric, the 22nd Lord Willoughby do Eresby and third Baron Gwydyr of Gwydyr , County Carnarvon, Joint Hereditary Great Chamberlain of England, died in August, 1870. The barony of Willoughby do Eresby again fell into abeyance between his lordship's surviving sisters, and it was terminated in favour of the elder, the Dowager Lady Aveland , who married in 1827 Sir Gilbert John Heathcote , created Baron Aveland in 1856. Their eldest son was the late Lord Ancaster, whose sister, Clementina Charlotte, married in 1869 Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon, who died in her Majesty's ship Victoria in June 1893.
The late Lord Ancaster married in 1863 Lady Evelyn Elizabeth Gordon (64) , second daughter of the tenth Marquis of Huntly , by whom be had four sons and six daughters. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and sat as Member of Parliament for Rutland from 1856 to 1867. He was a magistrate for Kesteven and chairman of Quarter Sessions, lord of the manor of Thurlbv Baston and Langtoft, as well as chairman of the Stamford Division Conservative and Unionist Association; and was Lord Chamberlain during Queen Victoria's reign and contested the right to continue on King Edward's succession.
He is succeeded in the title by Lord Willoughby de Eresby (43) , ??? for the Hornecastle Division of Lincolnshire, who is a major and hon. lieutenant-colonel of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and was formerly an officer of the Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. He married in 1905 Eloise Laurence, eldest daughter of the late Mr. W. L. Breese, of New York, and has a son, Gilbert James, born in 1907, and two daughters.
The late earl's other children include Major Charles S. Heathcote-Drunmond-Willoughby (40) , who married Lady Muriel Erskine , daughter of Lord Buchan (60) ; Major Claud Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (38) , who married Lady Florence Astley (43) , youngest daughter of the third Marquis Ponyngham ; Lady Evelyn Clementina (46) , wife of Major-General Sir Henry Peter Ewart; the Hon. Margaret Mary , who was married to the late Mr. Gideon Macpherson Rutherford; the Hon. Cecilie (36) , wife of Mr. T. C. E. Goff; and Lady Dalhousie. The late peer assumed by Royal licence in 1872 the additional surnames of Willoughby and Drummond. He was a large landowner, owning Drummond Castle Crieff, and extensive deer forests in Perthshire and land in Lincolnshire and Rutland. Recently, however, he sold considerable portion of his estates, in many instances to the tenants who had the option of purchase. He was a very generous landlord, and was highly respected. He used Normanton Castle as his chief country house till Lord Willoughby de Eresby was married; then Normanton became the latter's home, and Lord Ancester lived at Grimsthorpe. He was president of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
10 Nov 1888
On 10 Nov 1888 George Charles Bingham 3rd Earl Lucan 1800-1888 (88) died at 13 South Street, South Street, Park Lane, Mayfair, Westminster . His son Charles George Bingham 4th Earl Lucan 1830-1914 (58) succeeded as 4th Earl Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo , 4th Baron Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo . Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox Countess Lucan 1838-1910 (50) by marriage Countess Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo .
13 Nov 1888
On 13 Nov 1888 Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby 1st Earl Ancaster 1830-1910 (58) succeeded as 25th Baron Willoughby Eresby . Evelyn Elizabeth Gordon Countess Ancaster 1846-1921 (42) by marriage as Baron Willoughby Eresby .
On 13 Nov 1888 Clementina Drummond-Willoughby 24th Baroness Willoughby Eresby, Baroness Aveland 1809-1888 (79) died
After 13 Nov 1888 .Monument to Clementina Drummond-Willoughby 24th Baroness Willoughby Eresby in Church of St Michael and All Angels, Edenham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire .
18 Nov 1888
On 18 Nov 1888 William Courtenay 11th Earl Devon 1807-1888 (81) died at Powderham Castle, Powderham, Devon . His son Edward Baldwin Courtenay 12th Earl Devon 1836-1891 (52) succeeded as 12th Earl Devon (5C 1553) .
19 Nov 1888
On 19 Nov 1888 Edward Berkeley Fitzharding 1st Viscount Portman 1799-1888 (89) died . His son Henry Fitzharding 2nd Viscount Portman 1829-1919 (59) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Portman . Mary Selina Wentworth-Fitzwiliam Viscountess Portman 1836-1899 (52) by marriage Viscountess Portman .
03 Dec 1888
14 Dec 1888
On 14 Dec 1888 George Augustus Frederick Liddell 1812-1888 (76) died .
15 Dec 1888
On 15 Dec 1888 Alexander Hesse-Darmstadt 1823-1888 (65) died
16 Dec 1888
On 16 Dec 1888 Alexander I King Yugoslavia 1888-1934 was born
21 Dec 1888
On 21 Dec 1888 Hastings William Russell 12th Duke Bedford 1888-1953 was born to Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford 1858-1940 (30) and Mary Caurroy Tribe Duchess Bedford
23 Dec 1888
Vincent Van Gogh Cuts his Ear Off
On 23 Dec 1888 Vincent van Gogh severed his left ear with a razor. He bandaged the wound, wrapped the ear in paper, and delivered the package to a woman at a brothel Van Gogh and Gauguin both frequented.
28 Dec 1888
On 28 Dec 1888 Charles Shaw-Lefevre 1st Viscount Eversley 1794-1888 (94) died .
29 Dec 1888
On 29 Dec 1888 Frederick John Norman 1815-1888 (73) died