On this Day in History ... 26th January

26 Jan is in January.

1554 Wyatt's Rebellion

1921 Abermule Train Collision

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Events on the 26th January

On 25 or 26 Jan 1431 Bishop Richard Fleming (age 46) died. He was buried at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where he has a Chantrey Chapel with an effigy above and cadaver beneath.

Bishop Richard Fleming: Around 1385 he was born. On 20 Nov 1419 Bishop Richard Fleming was nominated by papal provision to be Bishop of Lincoln. On 28 Apr 1420 Bishop Richard Fleming was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by by Martin V in Florence.

On 26 Jan 1505 Thomas Wriothesley (age 17) was appointed Garter King of Arms. Around this time he changed his surname from Writhe to Wriothesley as did his brother William Wriothesley (age 16).

Letters and Papers 1533. 26 Jan 1533. S. B. 74. For Anne, Marchioness Of Pembroke (age 32).

Commission to George Tayler, John Smyth, and Wm. Brabazon to take possession, in her name, of the lands in North and South Wales, lately granted to Anne marchioness of Pembroke. Greenwich, 26 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.

On 26 Jan 1546 John Spelman (age 66) died. On 05 Nov 1556 Elizabeth Frowick died. They were buried at All Saints Church, Narborough [Map].

John Spelman: Around 1480 he was born to Henry Spelman and Ela Narborough. In 1498 John Spelman and Elizabeth Frowick were married. They had thirteen sons and seven daughters. In 1531 he was appointed Justice of the King's Bench.

Elizabeth Frowick: she was born to Henry Frowick of South Mimms and Anne Knollys. John Coningsby of North Mimms and she were married.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 26 Jan 1554. The xxvj day of January began wachyng at evere gatt in arness, for tydyngs cam the sam tym to the quen and her consell that ser Thomas Wyatt (age 33), ser George Harper, ser Hare Ysseley (age 54), master Cobam, and master Rudston (age 39), and master Knevetts (age 37), and dyvers odur gentyllmen and commons, wher up, and tha say because the prynche of Spayne (age 26) commyng in to have owre quen (age 37), for they kepe Rochaster castell [Map] and the bryge and odur plases.

Note. P. 52. Sir Thomas Wyatt. A copious narrative of Wyatt's rebellion, together with the letters written by the duke of Norfolk, lord Cobham, and others, to the Privy Council, on the occasion, (from the originals in the State Paper Office,) will be found in Cruden's History of Gravesend, 1842, 8vo. pp. 172 et seq.

Around 26 Jan 1554 Wyatt's Rebellion was a popular uprising against the marriage of Queen Mary I of England and Ireland (age 37) and Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain (age 26) led by Thomas Wyatt (age 33) with the intention to replace them with Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon (age 27) and Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 20). George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (age 57) sided with the rebels. John Brydges 1st Baron Chandos (age 61) suppressed the rebellion.

Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 20) was interrogated.

After 26 Jan 1568. Monument at Salisbury Cathedral [Map] to Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford (age 28) and Catherine Grey Countess Hertford (deceased). She placed higher than her husband on the monument given her Royal descent; she was a great gran-daughter of King Henry VII.

On 26 Jan 1569 Mary Queen of Scots (age 26) was moved to the custody of George Talbot 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 41) and his wife Bess of Hardwick (age 42) at Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire [Map].

Pepy's Diary. 26 Jan 1664. At noon to the 'Change [Map], after being at the Coffee-house, where I sat by Tom Killigrew (age 51), who told us of a fire last night in my Baroness Castlemaine's (age 23) lodging, where she bid £40 for one to adventure the fetching of a cabinet out, which at last was got to be done; and the fire at last quenched without doing much wrong.

On 26 Jan 1671 John Gell 1st Baronet (age 77) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth [Map]. His son John Gell 2nd Baronet (age 58) succeeded 2nd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell (deceased) by marriage Lady Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire.

John Gell 2nd Baronet: In 1613 he was born to John Gell 1st Baronet and Elizabeth Willoughby Lady Gell. Before 08 Feb 1688 John Gell 2nd Baronet and Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell were married. On 08 Feb 1688 John Gell 2nd Baronet died. His son Philip Gell 3rd Baronet succeeded 3rd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Elizabeth Fagge Lady Gell by marriage Lady Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire.

Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell: On or before 11 Mar 1624 she was born to John Packer Clerk to the Privy Seal in Groombridge, Kent. She was baptised on 11 Mar 1624 in Westminster Abbey. Around 22 Jan 1671 she died.

On 26 Jan 1716 George Sackville aka Germain 1st Viscount Sackville was born to Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset (age 28) and Elizabeth Colyear Duchess Dorset (age 27). His godfather King George I (age 55) attended his baptism.

On 26 Jan 1747 James Latham (age 51) died in Dublin [Map].

On 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson (age 78) died.

Memorials of Francis Chantrey RA in Hallamshire and Elsewhere Part V London Life and Works. On his return from the continent he modelled four of his finest busts, viz., those of Lord Castlereagh, Mr. Phillips the painter, Mr. Wordsworth, and Sir Walter Scott; the Wordsworth for Sir George Beaumont, the Sir Walter Scott for his own gratification, and from sincere respect for the worth and genius of Sir Walter. Chantrey (age 37) never excelled this bust - it is his very best. The history of this admirable head ( which has been thought superior to anything in ancient or modern art ) is contained in the following letter, which, although it has been repeatedly printed, is too interesting to be omitted in this place:

TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR ROBERT PEEL, BART. Belgrave Place, Jan. 26, 1838.

DEAR SIR ROBERT, -I have much pleasure in complying with your request to note down such facts as remain on my memory concerning the bust of Sir Walter Scott, which you have done me the honour to place in your collection at Drayton Manor.

My admiration of Scott, as a poet and a man, induced me, in the year 1820, to ask him to sit to me for his bust, the only time I ever recollect having asked a similar favour from any one. He agreed, and I stipulated that he should breakfast with me always before his sittings, and never come alone, nor bring more than three friends at once, and that they should all be good talkers. That he fulfilled the latter condition you may guess, when I tell you that on one occasion he came with Mr. Croker, Mr. Heber, and the late Lord Lyttelton. The marble bust produced from these sittings was moulded, and about forty-five casts were disposed of among the poet's most ardent admirers. This was all I had to do with the plaster casts. The bust was pirated by Italians; and England and Scotland, and even the colonies, were supplied with unpermitted and bad casts to the extent of thousands, in spite of the terror of an act of parliament.

I made a copy in marble from this bust for the Duke of Wellington; it was sent to Apsley House in 1827, and it is the only duplicate of my bust of Sir Walter Scott that I ever executed in marble.

I now come to your bust of Scott. In the year 1828 I proposed to the poet to present the original marble as an heirloom to Abbotsford, on condition that he would allow me sittings sufficient to finish another marble from the life for studio. To this proposal he acceded, and the bust was sent to Abbotsford accordingly, with the following words inscribed on the back:-This bust of Sir Walter Scott was made in 1820 by Francis Chantrey (age 37), and presented by the Sculptor to the Poet, as a token of esteem, in 1828. '

In the months of May and June in the same year (1828) Sir Walter fulfilled his promise, and I finished from his face, the marble bust now at Drayton Manor - a better sanctuary than my studio, else I had not parted with it. The expression is more serious than in the two former busts, and the marks of age more than eight years deeper. ' I have now, I think, stated all that is worthy of remembering about the bust, except that there need be no fear of piracy, for it has never been moulded. "I have the honour to be, Dear Sir, "Your very sincere and faithful servant, "F. CHANTREY."1

Note 1. Alas! in the brief interval between the transcription of the above letter and the placing of it here in type, a sudden and fatal accident has deprived the country of a most accomplished, non factious, and noble-minded senator, and the fine arts of an equally intelligent and munificent patron. Sir Robert Peel died July 3, 1850, in consequence of injuries received when thrown from his horse two or three days before; and the intelligence of his death was probably received through the country with a more general and spontaneous expression of sorrow, than was ever caused by any similar event.

The Diary of George Price Boyce 1853. 26 Jan 1853. January 26. Tom Seddon (age 31) called on me and said he and Gabriel Rossetti (age 24) had been speaking about me and thinking it would be good for me to try painting in oil.

On 26 Jan 1879 Julia Margaret Cameron nee Pattle (age 63) died.

On 26 Jan 1886 Henry Powell Ffoulkes (age 71) died. He was buried at St Asaph Cathedral [Map] where he has a memorial.

On 26 Jan 1914 Jane Morris nee Burden (age 74) died at 5 Brock Street, Bath. She was buried at St George's Church, Kelmscott [Map].

On 26 Jan 1921 an express and stopping train collided at Abermule, Newtown.

Seventeen people were killed including Herbert Lionel Henry Vane-Tempest (age 58), a director of the railway.

"The driver of the down train was oiling his engine at the moment when the tablet holder was handed to his fireman by relief-stationmaster Lewis. It is clear that neither he nor the fireman could have examined the tablet before the train started from Abermule. It is also clear that neither Lewis, Jones, nor Thompson could have looked at the tablet instrument for the Abermule-Newtown section, otherwise they would have seen the indicator showed that a tablet had been withdrawn for an up train. After the down train had started (about 12.3 p.m.), presumably when he returned to the booking office to send the "entering section" bell signal for the down train to Newtown, and the "out of section" bell signal to Montgomery, the terrible mistake that had been made was discovered by Thompson, and Lewis realised that he had given the Montgomery - Abermule tablet to the down train. Lewis telephoned to Newtown to ask if the express had left, and was informed by Brock that it had left at 11.59 when he had sent the "entering section" bell signal. A vain attempt was made to attract the attention of the enginemen of the down train, by lowering and raising the up distant signal, but probably by the time this was attempted, the train had passed the signal post, about 660 yards from the loop points...

When [fireman] Owen recovered, he found himself on the ground just behind the second vehicle (No. 310) of his train, which was lying across the railway on top of the first. He saw driver Jones on the opposite side just behind and underneath the third vehicle, which was leaning over towards the slope of the cutting. He got across the framing, and found Jones more seriously injured than himself, and anxiously enquiring whether they had the right tablet. He assured him on the point, but a little later, as his driver was still anxious, he went to look for the tablet and crept under the frame of No. 7730 for the purpose. After a little search he found both tablet holders lying on the ground to the left (north) of the track alongside the wreckage of the two engines. He picked them up and found that one of the tablets for the Montgomery-Abermule section had evidently been carried by the down train. He then returned and showed them to his driver to relieve his anxiety. He subsequently handed the tablet holders to traffic controller Morgan, who travelled in the down train. Morgan eventually passed them for custody to chief traffic inspector George. The latter, immediately after the accident, returned on foot to Abermule, where he arrived at 12.18 p.m. and arranged by telephone for the dispatch of medical and nursing assistance from Newtown."

Herbert Lionel Henry Vane-Tempest: On 06 Jul 1862 he was born to George Henry Vane-Tempest 5th Marquess Londonderry and Mary Cornelia Edwards Marchioness Londonderry. The Times. 02 Feb 1905. The funeral of Lord Henry Vane-Tempest took place yesterday in the family vault in St. Peter's, Montgomeryshire. The Bishop of Bangor, assisted by the Rev J. Williams, rector of the parish, and the Rev. S. J. Evans, officiated. The principal mourmers were the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry (brother and sister-in-law), Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (brother), and Mr. Beaumont, M.P., and Lady Aline Beaumont (brother-in-law and sister). Continues. 09 Feb 1915. Times Newspaper Obituaries. The news of the death of the Marquess of Londonderry, which occurred at Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, yesterday morning, will be received with profound regret far beyond the circle of his personal friends or of the members of the Unionist Party. Lord Londonderry had not been entirely well for some little time past. For a fortnight, it seems, he had been suffering from sciatica. Last week he caught a chill, from which pneumonia developed. On Sunday his condition was seen to be critical. During the night he collapsed, and the end came at 9.30 yesterday morning. Lady Londonderry, who had been in constant attendance on him during his illness, was present at the last, as also were Lady Ilchester and Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest.

Births on the 26th January

On 26 Jan 1213 John Capet was born to Louis "Lion" VIII King France (age 25) and Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France (age 24). He a great grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 26 Jan 1213 Alphonse Capet was born to Louis "Lion" VIII King France (age 25) and Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France (age 24). He a great grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 26 Jan 1436 Henry Beaufort 2nd or 3rd Duke of Somerset was born to Edmund Beaufort 1st or 2nd Duke of Somerset (age 30) and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 27). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 26 Jan 1515 Francis Shirley was born to Ralph Shirley (age 54) at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire [Map].

On 26 Jan 1551 Robert Dormer 1st Baron Dormer was born to William Dormer (age 38) and Dorothy Catesby (age 24).

On 26 Jan 1618 Devereux Knightley was born to Richard Knightley (age 38) and Jane Littleton (age 31).

On 26 Jan 1697 Hugh Acland 6th Baronet was born to John Acland (age 23).

On 26 Jan 1716 George Sackville aka Germain 1st Viscount Sackville was born to Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset (age 28) and Elizabeth Colyear Duchess Dorset (age 27). His godfather King George I (age 55) attended his baptism.

On 26 Jan 1734 Harbord Morden aka Harbord 1st Baron Suffield was born to William Morden aka Harbord 1st Baronet (age 38) and Elizabeth Britiffe Lady Harbord at Harbord Morden Thorpe, Suffolk.

On 26 Jan 1751 Catherine Gordon was born to Cosmo George Gordon 3rd Duke Gordon (age 30) and Catherine Gordon Duchess Gordon (age 33).

On 26 Jan 1759 James Maitland 8th Earl Lauderdale was born to John Maitland 7th Earl Lauderdale (age 41) and Mary Turner Lombe Countess Launderdale at Haltoun House, Ratho.

On 26 Jan 1799 Charles Legge was born to George Legge 3rd Earl Dartmouth (age 43) and Frances Finch Countess Dartmouth (age 37).

On 26 Jan 1817 George Edward Thicknesse-Touchet 21st Baron Audley was born to George Thicknesse-Touchet 20th Baron Audley (age 34) and Anne-Jane Donnelly Baroness Audley.

On 26 Jan 1831 Lt Colonel Hugh Annesley 5th Earl Annesley was born to William Richard Annesley 3rd Earl Annesley (age 58) and Priscilla Cecilia Moore (age 22).

On 26 Jan 1837 Thomas Fowell Buxton 3rd Baronet was born to Edward North Buxton 2nd Baronet (age 24) and Catherine Gurney Lady Buxton (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.12%.

On 26 Jan 1841 Geraldine Evelyn Stanhope was born to Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope 5th Earl of Harrington (age 56) and Elizabeth Green Countess Harrington (age 32).

On 26 Jan 1855 Charles Mills 2nd Baron Hillingdon was born to Charles Mills 1st Baron Hillingdon (age 24) and Louisa Isabella Lascelles Baroness Hillingdon (age 25).

On 26 Jan 1864 Hastings Hadley D'Oyly 11th Baronet was born to Warren Hastings D'Oyly 10th Baronet (age 25) and Henrietta Mary Halliday Lady D'Oyly (age 27).

On 26 Jan 1899 Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born to Charles Gordon-Lennox 8th Duke Richmond (age 28) and Hilda Madeline Brassey Duchess Richmond (age 26).

On 26 Jan 1899 Roland Cubitt 3rd Baron Ashcombe was born to Henry Cubitt 2nd Baron Ashcombe (age 31) and Maud Marianne Calvert (age 33).

On 26 Jan 1925 Bishop David Jenkins was born.

Marriages on the 26th January

On 26 Jan 1395 Ernest Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria (age 22) and Elisabetta Visconti Duchess Bavaria (age 21) were married. She by marriage Duchess Bavaria. He the son of John Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria (age 54) and Catherine Gorizia Duchess Bavaria.

On 26 Jan 1584 Alexander Livingston 1st Earl Linlithgow and Helen Hay were married. She the daughter of Andrew Hay 8th Earl Erroll (age 53) and Jean Hay (age 44). They were fourth cousins.

On 26 Jan 1595 William Stanley 6th Earl of Derby (age 34) and Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby (age 19) were married. She by marriage Countess Derby. She the daughter of Edward de Vere 17th Earl of Oxford (age 44) and Anne Cecil Countess of Oxford. He the son of Henry Stanley 4th Earl of Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby (age 55). He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 26 Jan 1688 Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington (age 20) and Juliana Noel Countess Burlington (age 16) were married. She by marriage Countess Burlington. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 26 Jan 1690 James Reade 2nd Baronet (age 34) and Love Dring Lady Reade (age 35) were married. She brought a dowry of £10,000.

On 26 Jan 1698 Theodore Janssen (age 40) and Williamsa Henley were married at Christ Church Greyfriars [Map].

On 26 Jan 1769 Edwin Sandys 2nd Baron Sandys (age 42) and Anne Maria Colebrooke were married.

On 26 Jan 1804 Nathaniel Micklethwait (age 30) and Maria Wilhelmina Waldegrave (age 21) were married. She died thirteen months later without issue. She the daughter of George Waldegrave 4th Earl Waldegrave and Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave (age 43). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 26 Jan 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Glücksburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg (age 25) and Louise Caroline Hesse-Kassel Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg (age 20) were married. He the son of Friedrich Karl Ludwig Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (age 52) and Friederike Schlieben Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 26 Jan 1815 William Anson 1st Baronet (age 42) and Louisa Frances Mary Dickenson Lady Anson were married. They had four sons and three daughters.

On 26 Jan 1836 Robert Liddell (age 27) and Emily Ann Charlotte Wellesley (age 32) were married.

On 26 Jan 1974 Michael Charles James Willoughby 13th Baron Middleton (age 25) and Lucy Corinna Agneta Sidney Baroness Middleton (age 20) were married. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

Deaths on the 26th January

On 26 Jan 1080 Amadeus Savoy II Count Savoy (age 30) died. His son Humbert "Fat" Savoy II Count Savoy (age 15) succeeded II Count Savoy.

On 26 Jan 1213 John Capet died.

On 26 Jan 1213 Alphonse Capet died.

On 26 Jan 1287 Richard Bruce died.

On 26 Jan 1302 Godfrey Giffard Bishop of Worcester (age 67) died.

On 26 Jan 1330 John Dampierre I Marquis Namur (age 63) died. His son John Dampierre II Marquis Namur (age 19) succeeded II Marquis Namur.

On 26 Jan 1395 Thomas Fairfax (age 30) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis.

On 25 Jan 1431 or 26 Jan 1431 Richard Fleming Bishop Lincoln (age 44) died.

On 25 or 26 Jan 1431 Bishop Richard Fleming (age 46) died. He was buried at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where he has a Chantrey Chapel with an effigy above and cadaver beneath.

Bishop Richard Fleming: Around 1385 he was born. On 20 Nov 1419 Bishop Richard Fleming was nominated by papal provision to be Bishop of Lincoln. On 28 Apr 1420 Bishop Richard Fleming was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by by Martin V in Florence.

After 26 Jan 1527 William Lisle of Woodburn and Felton (age 40) died.

On 26 Jan 1535 Elizabeth Brugge (age 76) died.

On 26 Jan 1546 John Spelman (age 66) died. On 05 Nov 1556 Elizabeth Frowick died. They were buried at All Saints Church, Narborough [Map].

John Spelman: Around 1480 he was born to Henry Spelman and Ela Narborough. In 1498 John Spelman and Elizabeth Frowick were married. They had thirteen sons and seven daughters. In 1531 he was appointed Justice of the King's Bench.

Elizabeth Frowick: she was born to Henry Frowick of South Mimms and Anne Knollys. John Coningsby of North Mimms and she were married.

Before 26 Jan 1547 Katherine Griffith died.

On 26 Jan 1547 Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris (age 46) died. He was buried at Beaumaris, Anglesey.

On 26 Jan 1567 Nicholas Wotton (age 70) died.

On 26 Jan 1568 Catherine Grey Countess Hertford (age 27) died at Cockfield Hall, Suffolk.

On 26 Jan 1586 Kunigunde Jakobäa Palatinate Simmern (age 29) died.

On 26 Jan 1602 Edward Montagu (age 72) died at Brigstock, Boughton.

On 26 Jan 1641 Lawrence Hyde (age 79) died.

On 26 Jan 1657 Elizabeth Chichester died.

On 26 Jan 1664 Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron (age 37) died.

On 26 Jan 1671 John Gell 1st Baronet (age 77) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth [Map]. His son John Gell 2nd Baronet (age 58) succeeded 2nd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell (deceased) by marriage Lady Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire.

John Gell 2nd Baronet: In 1613 he was born to John Gell 1st Baronet and Elizabeth Willoughby Lady Gell. Before 08 Feb 1688 John Gell 2nd Baronet and Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell were married. On 08 Feb 1688 John Gell 2nd Baronet died. His son Philip Gell 3rd Baronet succeeded 3rd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Elizabeth Fagge Lady Gell by marriage Lady Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire.

Katherine Packer of Shelingford Lady Gell: On or before 11 Mar 1624 she was born to John Packer Clerk to the Privy Seal in Groombridge, Kent. She was baptised on 11 Mar 1624 in Westminster Abbey. Around 22 Jan 1671 she died.

On 26 Jan 1674 Samuel Tuke 1st Baronet (age 59) died. His son Charles Tuke 2nd Baronet (age 3) succeeded 2nd Baronet Tuke of Cressing Temple.

On 26 Jan 1680 William Hamilton (age 52) died.

On 26 Jan 1692 John Lawrence died. He was buried at St Helen's Church Bishopsgate.

On 26 Jan 1697 Anne Russell Countess Bristol (age 77) died.

On 26 Jan 1713 Scrope Howe 1st Viscount Howe (age 64) died. His son Emanuel Howe 2nd Viscount Howe (age 13) succeeded 2nd Viscount Howe, 2nd Baron Glenawley.

On 26 Jan 1740 Dorothy Brudenell Viscountess Dunbar (age 97) died.

On 26 Jan 1740 Francis Drake 4th Baronet (age 46) died. His son Francis Henry Drake 5th Baronet (age 16) succeeded 5th Baronet Drake of Buckland in Devon.

After 26 Jan 1743 Mary Huddleston Lady Fortescue died.

On 26 Jan 1747 James Latham (age 51) died in Dublin [Map].

On 26 Jan 1750 Richard Brisco (age 51) died.

On 26 Jan 1762 Francis Haskins Eyles-Stiles 3rd Baronet died. at Naples. His son John Haskins Eyles-Styles 4th Baronet (age 20) succeeded 4th Baronet Eyles of London.

On 26 Jan 1770 John Brookes 3rd Baronet died unmarried. Baronet Brookes of York in Yorkshire extinct.

On 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson (age 78) died.

On 26 Jan 1805 Captain William Henry Ricketts aka Jervis (age 40) drowned at Brest when the four-oared gig in which he and Captain Patrick Campbell of the Doris had set off to attend Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (age 47) aboard his flagship San Josef capsized. Campbell survived by clinging to an oar, but Jervis died despite the valiant efforts of his coxswain who stayed with his captain until he could no longer save him.

On 26 Jan 1813 Francis Augustus Eliott 2nd Baron Heathfield (age 62) died. Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar extinct.

On 26 Jan 1817 Charlotte Paget Countess Enniskillen (age 35) died.

On 26 Jan 1819 William Hay 17th Earl Erroll (age 46) died. His son William Hay 18th Earl Erroll (age 17) succeeded 18th Earl Erroll.

On 26 Jan 1823 Edward Jenner (age 73) died. He was buried at the St Mary's Church, Berkeley.

On 26 Jan 1825 Joseph Cotton (age 79) died.

On 26 Jan 1831 Richard Paul Jodrell of Lewknor Scholar (age 85) died.

On 26 Jan 1832 Admiral Alexander Inglis Cochrane (age 73) died.

On 26 Jan 1834 William Clayton 4th Baronet (age 71) died. His son William Clayton 5th Baronet (age 47) succeeded 5th Baronet Clayton of Marden Park in Surrey.

On 26 Jan 1839 Emma Caroline Cholmondeley (age 1) died.

On 26 Jan 1844 Jane Wilson died.

On 26 Jan 1849 Guy Campbell 1st Baronet (age 63) died. His son Edward Fitzgerald Campbell 2nd Baronet (age 26) succeeded 2nd Baronet Campbell of St Cross Mede in Hampshire.

On 26 Jan 1857 William Henry Dawnay 7th Viscount Downe (age 44) died. His son Major-General Hugh Richard Dawnay 8th Viscount Downe (age 12) succeeded 8th Viscount Downe.

On 26 Jan 1867 Sarah Sophia Fane Countess Jersey (age 81) died.

On 26 Jan 1879 Julia Margaret Cameron nee Pattle (age 63) died.

On 26 Jan 1880 Augustus Duncombe (age 65) died.

On 26 Jan 1883 Marie Nesta Williams-Wynn (age 14) died.

On 26 Jan 1883 Laura Parker Countess of Antrim (age 74) died.

On 26 Jan 1885 Laura Russell Marchioness Normanby (age 69) died.

On 26 Jan 1886 Henry Powell Ffoulkes (age 71) died. He was buried at St Asaph Cathedral [Map] where he has a memorial.

On 26 Jan 1898 Anna-Maria Antrobus died.

On 26 Jan 1901 Laura Sophia Frances Walpole (age 69) died. She was buried St Andrew's Church Kingsbury.

On 26 Jan 1907 Mary Gertrude des Voeux Lady Stracey died.

On 26 Jan 1911 John Lockwood Kipling (age 73) died. He was buried at St John's Church, Tisbury.

On 26 Jan 1914 Jane Morris nee Burden (age 74) died at 5 Brock Street, Bath. She was buried at St George's Church, Kelmscott [Map].

On 26 Jan 1916 Ulrica Frederica Jane Seymour (age 83) died.

On 26 Jan 1921 an express and stopping train collided at Abermule, Newtown.

Seventeen people were killed including Herbert Lionel Henry Vane-Tempest (age 58), a director of the railway.

"The driver of the down train was oiling his engine at the moment when the tablet holder was handed to his fireman by relief-stationmaster Lewis. It is clear that neither he nor the fireman could have examined the tablet before the train started from Abermule. It is also clear that neither Lewis, Jones, nor Thompson could have looked at the tablet instrument for the Abermule-Newtown section, otherwise they would have seen the indicator showed that a tablet had been withdrawn for an up train. After the down train had started (about 12.3 p.m.), presumably when he returned to the booking office to send the "entering section" bell signal for the down train to Newtown, and the "out of section" bell signal to Montgomery, the terrible mistake that had been made was discovered by Thompson, and Lewis realised that he had given the Montgomery - Abermule tablet to the down train. Lewis telephoned to Newtown to ask if the express had left, and was informed by Brock that it had left at 11.59 when he had sent the "entering section" bell signal. A vain attempt was made to attract the attention of the enginemen of the down train, by lowering and raising the up distant signal, but probably by the time this was attempted, the train had passed the signal post, about 660 yards from the loop points...

When [fireman] Owen recovered, he found himself on the ground just behind the second vehicle (No. 310) of his train, which was lying across the railway on top of the first. He saw driver Jones on the opposite side just behind and underneath the third vehicle, which was leaning over towards the slope of the cutting. He got across the framing, and found Jones more seriously injured than himself, and anxiously enquiring whether they had the right tablet. He assured him on the point, but a little later, as his driver was still anxious, he went to look for the tablet and crept under the frame of No. 7730 for the purpose. After a little search he found both tablet holders lying on the ground to the left (north) of the track alongside the wreckage of the two engines. He picked them up and found that one of the tablets for the Montgomery-Abermule section had evidently been carried by the down train. He then returned and showed them to his driver to relieve his anxiety. He subsequently handed the tablet holders to traffic controller Morgan, who travelled in the down train. Morgan eventually passed them for custody to chief traffic inspector George. The latter, immediately after the accident, returned on foot to Abermule, where he arrived at 12.18 p.m. and arranged by telephone for the dispatch of medical and nursing assistance from Newtown."

Herbert Lionel Henry Vane-Tempest: On 06 Jul 1862 he was born to George Henry Vane-Tempest 5th Marquess Londonderry and Mary Cornelia Edwards Marchioness Londonderry. The Times. 02 Feb 1905. The funeral of Lord Henry Vane-Tempest took place yesterday in the family vault in St. Peter's, Montgomeryshire. The Bishop of Bangor, assisted by the Rev J. Williams, rector of the parish, and the Rev. S. J. Evans, officiated. The principal mourmers were the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry (brother and sister-in-law), Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (brother), and Mr. Beaumont, M.P., and Lady Aline Beaumont (brother-in-law and sister). Continues. 09 Feb 1915. Times Newspaper Obituaries. The news of the death of the Marquess of Londonderry, which occurred at Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, yesterday morning, will be received with profound regret far beyond the circle of his personal friends or of the members of the Unionist Party. Lord Londonderry had not been entirely well for some little time past. For a fortnight, it seems, he had been suffering from sciatica. Last week he caught a chill, from which pneumonia developed. On Sunday his condition was seen to be critical. During the night he collapsed, and the end came at 9.30 yesterday morning. Lady Londonderry, who had been in constant attendance on him during his illness, was present at the last, as also were Lady Ilchester and Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest.

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