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Robert Somerset, Esq., b. 1928] ; John Beauclerk Somer-
set, Esq., Sub-Lieut. R.N., b. 1901; d. 1921 ; Edward
Victor Somerset, Gentleman, Lieut. Coldstream Gds., b.
1903; killed in flying accident 1929. Res. — 1 Via Guido
Monaca, Florence. Club — Carlton.

Son of Col. Charles Henry Somerset, C.B., late 72nd

Foot, b 1819 ; d. 1863 ; m. 1848, Christiana Emma, d.

of R. W. Thompson: —

Henry Plantagenet Somerset, Esq., late M.L.A.for Stanley

in the Queensland Pari., formerly Ensign 52nd Regt., b.

1852; m. 1879, Katharine Rose, d. of David Cannon
M'Connel of Cressbrook, Queensland ; and has surv. issue
— (1) Charles William Henry Rollo Somerset, Esq., M.C.,
Capt. Australian Forces, b. 1895 [m. 1925, Glory Kathleen,
d. of Frederick Turner, of Toogoolawah, Queensland ; and
has issue — Arthur Henry Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1926
{Res. — Caboonbah, Queensland)] ; (2) Hereward Henry
Plantagenet Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1900 [m. 1923, Jean
Castle, d. of Frederick Albert Turner, of Glenhardi, Toogoo-
lawah, Queensland ; and has issue — Edward Plantagenet
Somerset, Gentleman, &.1924 ; David Plantagenet Somerset,
Gentleman, b. 1926 (Res. — Belle Brae, Toogoolawah,
Queensland)] ; Mary Georginafra. 19 17, John Arthur Turnor
of Kambara ; and has issue] ; Christiana ; Gwendoline
Frances; Doris Harriet [m. 1917, Aldred Wait, of Tulka-
warra ; and has issue] ; and Ealhswith Anne Matilda
[w. 1921, Percival Drane, and has issue]. Res. — Caboon-
bah, Toogoolawah, Brisbane River, Queensland.

Son of Henry Calthorpe Somerset, Esq., late Capt.

2nd Batt. The Buffs, Staff Officer of Cadets, Melbourne,

b. 1856, d. 1904; 7>i. 1880, Berthe Clothilde, d. of Dr.

P. Reilly of Mauritius: —
Henry George FitzRoy Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1885.

Son of Henry George Edward Somerset, Esq., Col.

3rd Buffs, Mil. Knight of Windsor, b. 1829; d. 1920;

m. 1853, Harriette Lade (d. 19 16), d. of Major Coast,

52nd Regt. : —
Charles Wyndham Somerset, Esq., C.B., C.M.G.,
M.V.O., Col. late Indian Army, b. 1862 ; m. 1901, Ellinor
Barbara Alice, d. of Arthur Pearce Howell, late I.C.S., and
has issue — Alan Fitz Roy Somerset, Gentleman, Lieut.
R.A.S.C., b. 1902 [m. 1927, Nell, d. of the late Harold
English Pyman, of Edinburgh]. Res.— Edgecote, Richmond
Hill, Surrey.

Sons of FitzRoy Maclean Henry Somerset, Chief of

Police, Hanover, Cape of Good Hope, b. 1839 ; d.

1907 ; m. 1867, Ellen Amelia, d. of David Arnot : —
Henry Edward Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1868. Res. —
William Grimmer Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1870. Res. —
FitzRoy Henry Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1881. Res. —

Son of Rev. Henry Plantagenet Somerset, M.A. (Oxon.),

Rector of Crickhowell, Brecon, b. 1845; d. 1926; m.

1st, 188 1, Charlotte Elizabeth (d. 1886), d. of Lt.-Col.

Rose Wynter ; and, 1898, Elizabeth (d. 1927), d. of

the late W. J. A. Walton :—
Charles Henry Plantagenet Somerset, Gentleman, Lieut,
late Tank Corps, b. 1884. A ddress— Raglan, All Saints'
Villas, Cheltenham.

Sons of Vere Francis John Somerset, b. 1854 ; d. 1909 ;

m. 1875, Annette Katherine, d. of Col. R. F. Hill,

William Francis Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1875 ; m. 1899,
Laura Helen, d. of W. H. Thorns of Port Sydney, Canada ;
and has had issue — (1) William Vere Somerset, Gentleman,
b. 1901 ; d. 1920; (2) Lionel Francis Somerset, Gentleman,
b. 1902 ; (3) Henry FitzRoy Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1905 ;
Helen Louisa ; Jessie Catherine ; and Leonora Mary. Res. —
Port Sydney, Muskoko, Ontario, Canada.

Charles Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1878. Res. —
Hugh Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1879. Res. —
Claud Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1881. Res. —
Vere Edward Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1884. Res. —

Sons of Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, Esq., late

Capt. 3rd Batt. Shropshire L.I., b. i860 ; d. 1925 ; m.

1st, 1889, Amy (d. 1889), d. of Henry Cox ; 2nd, 1894,

Barbara Salter (d. 1894), widow of James Alfred Cochran

of Riverina, Australia ; 3rd, 1897, Isabella Goodsir,

d. of John Mowat, and widow of John Anthony Inglis : —
Henry Vere FitzRoy Somerset, Gentleman, Fellow of
Worcester Coll., Oxford, b. 1898. Seat — Cubberley, Ross,

Charles Alexander Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1901 ; m.
1926, Audrey Vernon, d. of George Thompson, of Oulton,
co. Warwick. Res. — 11 Ashburn Place, S.W.7.

Son of Rev. George Henry Somerset, M.A., Rector of

St. Mabyn, Cornwall, b. 1809; d. 1882; m. 1831;,

Philida Elizabeth, d. of Sir W. P. Call, 2nd Bart.:—
FitzRoy Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1851. Post. add. —
Abbeyvale, Torquay.

Sons of FitzRoy William Henry Somerset, b. 1845;

d. 1878 ; tn. 1869, Anna Martha, d. of Capt. William

Geary, R.N. :—
Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1870.

Raglan Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1872. Res. —




Sons of Rev. William Somerset, LL.B. (Camb. ), Rector

of Woolastone, co. Gloucester, b. 1822 ; d. 1902 ; m.

2nd, 1850, Georgiana Amelia, d. of Maj.-Gen. W. L.

Darling: —

Raglan Tuberville Henry Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1859 ;

m. 1884, Elizabeth Horatia Anne, d. of Rev. Horatio

Nelson Ward, Rector of Radstock ; and has issue — Raglan

Horatio Edwin Henry Somerset, Gentleman, Barrister-at-

Law, Gray's Inn, temp. Capt. in the Army, b. 1885 [m. 1916,

Adelaide Millicent, d. of Arthur William FitzRoy Somerset,

of Castle Goring, Sussex] ; and Lily Horatia Ethel Georgiana

[m. 1913, Major Hugh Norcott Durant, Royal Irish Rifles].

Res. — Hill House, Raglan, Mon.

Charles Edward Henry Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1862 ;
m. 1908, Edith, d. of Lionel Weatherly, M.D. , of Bourne-
mouth ; and has surv. issue — William Raglan Henry Som-
erset, Gentleman, b. 1912; Herbert Michael John Charles
Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1920; Charlotte Georgiana Rose
Mary; and Anne Blanche Edwina Alina. Res. — Ashbrook
Hall, Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea.

Son of Col. FitzRoy Molyneux Henry Somerset of The
Priory, Frimley, Surrey, b. 1823; d. 1901 ; m. 1st,
1849, Jemima Drummond, d. of J. M. Drummond
Nairne of Dunsinane, Perth: —
Arthur William FitzRoy Somerset, Esq., J. P. and D.L.
Sussex, b. 1855 ; m. 1887, his cousin, Gwendolin Adelaide
{Catherine Georgiana Matilda, d of Col. Sir Alfred Somerset,
K.C.B., of Enfield Court; and has had issue — (1) Arthur
Plantagenet Francis Cecil Somerset, Gentleman, late Lieut.
4th Batt. Royal Fus., b. 1889 [m. 1916, Mary, d. of the
late Feltc n Randolph, of Fittleworth, Sussex ; and has issue
— John FitzRoy Pechell Somerset, Gentleman, b. 1923 ;
Cicely Mary Adelaide ; and Diana Millicent (Res. — Stan-
hope Lodge, Durrington, Worthing)] ; (2) FitzRoy Aubrey
Somerset, Gentleman, Lieut. Cheshire Regt., b. 1892;
killed in action 19 16 ; and Adelaide Millicent Blanche
Gwendolin [m. 1916, Raglan Horatio Edwin Henry Somer-
set (see above)]. Seat— Castle Goring, Sussex. Club —

Sons of Rev. Boscawen Thomas George Henry

Somerset, M.A., Rector of Crickhowell, b. 1833; d.

1893 ; m. 2nd, 1878, Sophia Vernon, d. of the late

Hon. and Rt. Rev. Horatio Powys, Bishop of Sodor

and Man : —

William Horace Boscawen Somerset, Esq., Capt. T.A.

Res., M.A. (Oxon. ), b. 1880; m. 1921, Rubie Drummond-

Nairne, d. of the late W. R. Warner ; and has issue — Fitz

Roy Douglas Boscawen Somerset, Gentleman, 6. 1923 ; and

Helen Jane Boscawen. Post. add. — 120 Banbury Road,


Rev. Edward Boscawen Aylmer Somerset, M.A. (Oxon.),
b. 1885 ; m. 1920, Hilda, yngst. d. of Sir Montagu Cotterill,
C.M.G., F.R.C.S.E. Res. — All Saints' Parsonage, Sidley,

Sons of Rt. Hon. George FitzRoy Henry Somerset,
C.B., 3rd Baron Raglan, J. P. and D.L. co. Mon-
mouth, Governor of the Isle of Man 1902-19, Capt.
(ret.) Gren. Gds., b. 1857; d. 1921 ; m. 1883, Lady
Ethel Jemima Ponsonby, d. of 7th Earl of Bess-
borough : —
Rt. Hon. FitzRoy Richard Somerset, 4th Baron Raglan
(20 Oct. 1852), Major late Gren. Gds., Lt.-Col. comdg.
13th Batt. London Regt. 1924-27, A.D.C. to Gov. nnd C.
in C. Hong Kong 1912-13, J.P. Monmouth, has Order of
the Nile (4th Class) [Supporters — Dexter, a panther argent,
spotted of various colours, fire issuant from the mouth and
ears proper, gorged with a plain collar and chained or;
sinister, a wyvern, wings endorsed vert, holding in the mouth
a sinister hand couped at the wrist gules], b. 1885 ; m. 1923,
Hon. Julia Hamilton, d. of nth Baron Belhaven and
Stenton ; and has surv. issue — Hon. FitzRoy Somerset,
b. 1927; and Hon. Janetta. Seat — Cefntilla Court, Usk,

Hon. Wellesley FitzRoy Somerset, Major Welch Regt.,
served in the European War (wounded), b. 1887; m. 1917,
Lesley, d. of the late F. G. Vivian, of St. Pagan's, Glam-
organ ; and has issue — Anne Vivian ; and Mary Felicia.

Hon. Nigel FitzRoy Somerset, D.S.O., M.C., Major
Glos. Regt., A.D.C. to Gov. of S. Australia 1920-22, Asst.
Mil. Sec. S. Command India since 1925, served Great War
1914-18 (twice wounded), b. 1893; m. 1922, Phyllis Maricn,
d. of Dr. H. O. Irwin, of Boulder, W. Australia ; and has
issue — Susan Mary. Club — Jun. Naval and Military.

Son of Rt. Hon. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset,
and Baron Raglan, a Lord-in- Waiting to Queen

Victoria 1858-9 and 1866-8, D.L. co. Monmouth
b. 1817; d. 1884; m. 1st, 1856, Lady Georgiana
Lygon, d. of Henry Beauchamp, 4th Earl Beau-
champ: —
Hon. Arthur Charles Edward Somerset, late Capt. and
Adjt. Rifle Brig, (the Prince Consort's Own), b. 1859; m.
1893, Louisa Eliza, d. of the late John Grant Hodgson;
and has had issue — Norman Arthur Henry Somerset, Esq.,
Lieut. Gren. Gds., b. 1894; killed in action 19 14; and
Victoria Mary Blanche [m. 1926, Leopold McClintock
Lonsdale, late Gren. Gds. ; and has issue]. Res. — 8 Stratford
Place, W. Clubs — Naval and Military, Bachelors'.

Son of Hon. Granville William Richard Somerset,
formerly Lieut. R.N. and late Major and Hon. Col
Royal Monmouthshire R.E. (Mil.), b. 1862 ; d. 1901 ;
m. 1892, Malvina Charlotte, d. of Rear-Adm. Sir
Malcolm MacGregor, 4th Bart.: —
Richard Granville Somerset, Esq., M.C. , Capt. late
R.A.,6. 1894. Post. add.—

GELDERD-SOMERVELL (L.O., 20 March 1907).
Azure, three lozenges in fesse or, each charged with
a mullet of the field, accompanied with seven cross crosslets

of the second, four in chief and three in base. Mantling
azure, doubled or. Crest — On a wreath of his liveries, a
wheel or, upon it a dragon vert spouting fire proper.
Motto — " Fear God in life." Livery — Dark blue coat, blue
and yellow waistcoat.

Second son of Robert Miller Somervell, Esq., J.P. , of
Hazlethwaite, Windermere, b. 1821 ; d. 1899; m. 1849,
Anne, d. of Isaac Wilson of Kendal : —
Frederick Gelderd-Somervell, Esq., J.P. Oxfordshire,
Sheriff 1918-19, M.A. (Camb.), b. 1854 ; m. 1st, 1876, Mary
Agnes, d. of late John Airey of Newlands, Westmorland ;
and has issue — Maud Mary Somerville ; 2nd, 1881, Emma,
d. of late Rev. John Churchill, Rector of Crowell, Oxford-
shire ; and has had issue — (1) Roger Frederick Churchill
Gelderd-Somervell, Gentleman, Lieut Gren. Gds., b. 1885;
killed in action 1915 ; (2) Rupert Churchill Gelderd-
Somervell, Gentleman, b. 1892 [m. 1918, Olive Winifred, d.
of Alfred Naylor of London ; and has issue — Joanna] ;
Margaret Mary ; and Irene Florence. Res. — Woodstock
Road, Oxford.

SOMERVELL of Kendal (L.O., 1914)- Azure, three
lozenges in fesse or, each charged with a mullet of the field,
accompanied with six cross crosslets, four in chief and
between two in base a mullet, all of the second. Mantling
azure, doubled or. Crest — A wheel or, upon it a dragon
vert spouting fire proper. Motto — " Fear God in life." ,

Third son of the late Robert Miller Somervell, Esq.

J.P., of Hazelthwaite, Windermere, J. P., b. 1821 ; d.

1899; m. 1849, Anne, d. of Isaac Wilson of Kendal: —




The late Colin Somervell, Esq., of Tenter Field, Kendal,
J. P. Westmorland (High Sheriff 1916), b. 1855; d. 1929;
m. 1883, Edith, d. of the late J. Wilson, of Kendal.

SOMERVELL (L.O. 1856, prev. matric. 1781)— Azure,
seven cross crosslets fitchee, three, one, two, and one,
accompanied with three mullets or, all within a bordure
engrailed argent. Mantling gules, doubled argent. Crest
— Upon a wreath of his liveries, an anchor in pale, the
stock, ring, and cable all proper. Motto—" Hold fast."
Livery — Dress : blue, with yellow facings and breeches ;
undress : blue.

Eld. surv. son of James Somervell, Esq., of Hamilton's

Farm and Sorn, J. P. and D.L. for Ayrshire, and J. P.

for Lanarkshire, late Major and Hon. Lieut. -Col.

Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry Cavalry,

M.P., Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple), b. 1845; d.

1924 ; m. 1892, Kathleen Emilie, eldest dau. of Maclaine

of Lochbuie: —
James Graham Henry Somervell, Gentleman, b. August 13,

SOMERVILLE (Certif. of arms and gt. of supporters,
U.O. , 30 Dec. 1863). Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure, three
mullets or between seven cross crosslets fitchde argent
(Somerville) ; 2. argent, a chevron between three cormor-
ants-sable (Warburton) ; 3. argent, a lion rampant sable,
collared and chained or (Meredith). Crest — On a wreath
of the colours, a demi-lion rampant sable, charged on the
shoulder with a cross crosslet fitchee and two mullets argent.
Motto — " Crains Dieu tant que tu viveras."

Son of Rt. Hon. Sir William Meredyth Somerville,
1st Baron Athlumney, P.C., b. 1802; d. 1873; m -
2nd, i860, Maria Georgiana Elizabeth (d. 1899), d.
of Herbert George Jones, Sergeant-at-Law : —
The late Rt. Hon. Sir James Herbert Gustavus Meredyth
Somerville, 2nd Baron Athlumney (Irel., 14 Dec. 1863),
and Baron Meredyth (U.K., 3 May 1866), also 6th Bart.
(Irel., 14 June 1748), D.L., J. P. co. Meath, Lt.-Col.
late Coldstream Guards, Capt. and Hon. Major Kent
Artillery, Provost-Marshal London District 1914-18,
attached to Egyptian Army 1890-5, has the Medjidie
and Osmanieh (4th) and medal (with two clasps) for Dongola
Expedition 1896, and medal (with five clasps) for S. Africa,
three times mentioned in despatches [Supporters — Dexter, a
greyhound proper, collared gules, and charged on the
shoulder with a mullet and two cross crosslets fitchee
sable ; sinister, a lion rampant sable, collared and chained
or, charged on the shoulder with a cross crosslet fitchee
and two mullets argent], b. 1865 ; m. 1919, Margery, d. ot
Henry Boan, of Pyports, Cobham, Surrey, and d. 1929.
Seat — Somerville, Balrath, Meath.

SOMERVILLE (U.O., Confd. 2 April, 1924)- Azure,
three mullets or, two and one, between seven cross-crosslets
fitchee argent, three, one, two and one. Mantling azure
and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion
rampant sable, charged on the shoulder with a cross-cross-
let fitchee and two mullets argent. Motto—" Crains Dieu
tant que tu viveras.''

Only child of Henry Bellingham Somerville, District

Inspector Royal Irish Constabulary, b. 1848 ; d. 191 5 ;

m. 1880, Mary, d. of Richard Dyas, of Heathstown

House, Athboy, co. Meath : —

Elizabeth Mary, Spinster, b. 1881. Res. — 74 More-

hampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Clubs— The Ladies'

Park, Forum, Royal Irish Automobile (Dublin).

Sons of Capt. Bellingham Arthur Somerville, b. 1853 ;

d. 1916 ; m. 1879, Margaret Hall, d. of William Clinch,

of the Elms, Witney, Oxon. : —

William Arthur Tenison Bellingham Somerville, Esq.,

D.S.O. (1915) with Bar (1917), Lt.-Col. late The Loyal

Lancaster Regt., served Great War 1914-18 (despatches,

b. 1882; m. 1925, Amy Kathleen, d. of Brig. -Gen.

Standish Henry Harrison, of Castle Harrison, Charleville,

co. Cork, and widow of Alan Campbell Ferguson. Club —

Junior United Service.

James Aubrey Henry Bellingham Somerville, Esq.,
D.S.O. (1919), Major R.G.A., served Great War 1 914-19
(despatches, D.S.O ), b. 1884 ; m. 1927, Margaret Lucy, d.
of John Ralph Starkey, of Norwood Park. Res. — Clermont,
Rathnew, co. Wicklow.

Gualtier Hugh Rodger Bellingham Somerville, Esq. ,
M.C. (1919), Capt. Royal Warwickshire Regt., served
Great War, b. 1894 ; m. 1925, Heather Edith, d. of Col.
Cecil Norris Baker, C.I.E., late I. A. Res —

Reginald Malcolm John Bellingham Somerville, Gentle-
man, late Lieut. Royal Warwickshire Regt., b. 1897.

SOMERVILLE (R.L., 15 Jan. 1831, H. Coll.). Quar-
terly, 1 and 4, azure, three mullets between seven cross
crosslets fitchee or, three, one, two, one (Somerville) ; 2 and
3, azure, in chief two eagles displayed and in base a mullet
argent (Fownes, Vn. Devonsh., 1620). Mantling azure and
or. Crests — 1. on a wreath of the colours, a wyvern with

wings elevated vert, langued gules, standing on a wheel
erect argent (Somerville); 2. on a wreath of the colours,
the stump of an oak-tree erased at the top, with a branch on
either side sprouting, all proper (Fownes). Motto — " Fear
God in life." Livery — Blue; silver buttons, buff and blue

Son of James Curtis Somerville, Esq., of Dinder
House, J. P. and D.L., M.A. (High Sheriff co. Somer-
set 1854), b. 1807 ; d. 1876 ; m. 1846, Emily Periam,
d. of Sir Alexander Hood, Bart. , M.P. : —
Arthur Fownes Somerville, Esq., J. P. co. Somerset (High
Sheriff 1909), LL.B. (Camb.), Recorder of Wells since 1916,
Barr.-at-Law, Deputy Chairman Somerset Quarter Sessions,
b. 1850 ; m. 1880, Ellen, d. of W. Stanley Sharland of
New Norfolk, Tasmania ; and has issue — (1) Harold Fownes
Somerville, Esq., D.S.O., Major (ret.) Duke of Cornwall's
L. I. , formerly Rifle Brigade, b. 1881 [m. 1907, Vera Gwendo-
line, ygst. d. of James B. Broadmead, Barr.-at-Law, and has
issue — Mark Fownes Somerville, Gentleman, b. 1913 ; Eliza-
beth Fownes ; Patricia Fownes ; and Mary Fownes] ; (2)
James Fownes Somerville, Esq., D.S.O., Capt. R. N. , b.
1882 [tn. 1913, Mary Kerr, d. of Col. Ryder Main, C.B. ,
R. E. ; and has issue — John Fownes Somerville, Gentleman [
b. 19 1 7 ; and Rachael Fownes] ; and Marjorie Fownes
[m. 1915, Rev. G. L. Porcher, Rector of Weston-super-
Mare, and has issue]. Seat — Dinder House, Wells, co.
Somerset. Club — Oxford and Cambridge.

bons of William Fownes Somerville, Gentleman, b.
1851; d 1910; m. 1878, Bertha Evelyne, d. of Sir
Thomas Tancred, 7th Bart. : —
William Tancred Somerville, Gentleman, b. 1879.
Ernest Selby Somerville, Gentleman, b. 1882. Res. —

SOMERVILLE (U.O.). Azure, three mullets or, two
and one. between seven cross crosslets fitchee argent, three,
one, two, and one, on a canton of the second, a trefoil vert.
Mantling azure and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours,
a wyvern vert, charged with a trefoil or, spouting out fire|
and standing on a wheel or. Motto — " Fear God in life.'''
Livery — Dark blue, yellow waistcoat, blue and yellow braid,
brass buttons.

Sons of Thomas Henry Somerville, Esq., J. P. and
D.L. (High Sheriff 1888), late Lieut. -Col. 3rd Buffs,
b. 1824 ; d. 1898 ; m. 1857, Adelaide Eliza (d. 1895)'




tenth d. of Admiral Sir ^osiah Coghill, 3rd Baronet, by
his wife Anna Maria, dau. of Chief-Justice Bushe : —
Col. Thomas Cameron FitzGerald Somerville, M.V.O.,
Comdt. R.M.S.M. Kneller Hall 1910-19, when he retired,
late Col. comdg. 1st Batt. King's Own Royal Lancaster
Regt., b. i860. Seat — Brisbane, Skibbereen, co. Cork.
Clubs — Overseas, Cork County.

Henry Boyle Townshend Somerville, Esq., C.M.G., Vice-
Adm. (ret.), *. 1863; m. 1896, Helen Mabel, youngest ciau.
of the late Sir George Wigram Allen, K.C.M.G., of Toxteth,
Sydney, N.S.W. ; and has issue— (1) Raymond Thomas
Somerville, Esq., M.C., Capt. The King's own Royal Regt. ,
b. 1897; (2) Brian Aylmer Somerville, Gentleman, Lieut.
R. Irish Fusiliers, b. 1900 ; (3) Michael FitzGerald Somer-
ville, Gentleman, b. 1908 ; and Diana Marian. Res. — The
Point House, Castletownshend, co. Cork. Club — Cork

Sons of Aylmer Coghill Somerville, Esq., J. P. co. Cork,

Capt. (ret.) S. of Ireland Imp. Yeom. , b. 1865 ; d. 1928 ;

m. ist, 1888, Emmeline Sophia (d. 1900), d. of Daniel

Sykes of Oaklands, co. Gloucester ; 2nd, 1901, Nathalie

Adah, d. of William B. Turner of Ponsonby Hall,

Cumberland :—

Desmond Henry Sykes Somerville, Esq., M.C., Capt.

S. Wales Borderers, b. 1889. Seat— Tally Ho, Castle

Townshend, co. Cork.

Thomas Henry Gilbert Somerville, Gentleman, b. 1907.

Younger sons of Thomas Henry Scmerville, Esq.

(see above) : —

John Arthur Coghill Somerville, Esq., C.M.G., C.B.E.,

Col. (ret.) Roy. Sussex Regt., late Mil. Attach^ Japan 191 1,

Comndnt. R.M.S.M. Kneller Hall 1920-25, b. 1872 ; m.

1910, Vera Cooper, ygst. d. of Charles W. Aston Key ; and
has issue — Anthony Cameron Somerville, Gentleman, b.

1911. Club— Naval and Military.

Hugh Gualtier Coghill Somerville, Esq., C.B., D.S.O.
Rear-Admiral (ret.), b. 1873; m. 1900, Mary, d. of Edward
Hancock of Patras ; and has issue— (1) Henry Nugent
Somerville, Gentleman, b. 1904 ; (2) Philip Somerville,
Gentleman, R.N., b. 1906. Seat— Malmaison, Castle
Townshend, co. Cork. Club— County (Cork).

Son of Admiral Philip Horatio Townsend Somerville,

R.N., b. ; d. ; m. 1849, Mary Stewart (d.

1881), d. of David Maitland M'Gill Crichton of Ran-

keilour : —
Maitland Makgill Crichton Somerville, b. ; m. 1909,

Agnes Jardine, d. of late James Agnew. Res.—


SOOTE of Reres House (L.O., 1870). Azure, two bars
wavy or, on a chief argent, a griffin issuant of the first.
Mantling gules, doubled argent. Crest— On a wreath of
his liveries, a griffin sejant azure. Motto — ' ' Fidelis et
paratus. "

Eld. surv. son of James Soote, Gentleman, of Reres

House, co. Forfar, b. 1815; d. 1881 ; tn. Margaret, d.

of William Powrie of Reswallie, in same co :—

George Gibson Soote, Gentleman, Writer to the Signet,

b. 1849; m. 1886, Alice Victoria, d. of Lt.-Gen. Lynch

of Partry, Baillinrobe, Ireland. Res. — Woodley Cove,

Farnborough, Surrey.

County Councillor co. Surrey, B.A. of London University.
Born 1837, being the son of the late Wm. Soper of Ply-
mouth. Armorial bearings— Per pale or and gules, on a
saltire between sixteen billets, a trefoil slipped, all counter-
changed ; and impaling the arms of Davis, namely argent,
a lion rampant regardant pean between four mullets of six
points in cross azure. Mantling gules and or ; and for his
Crest, upon a wreath of the colours, a demi-Uon per pale
or and gules, holding in the mouth a trefoil slipped vert,
and supporting a torch erect fired proper. Married, i860,
Maria, dau. of George Davis of Cheshunt, Herts. Seat —

SOPPER (H. Coll.). Or, gutt^e-de-poix, three swords
erect in fesse proper, between two bulls passant sable.
Mantling sable and or. Crest— Upon a wreath of the
colours, a demi-bull regardant sable, gorged with a collar
vair, resting the sinister paw on an escutcheon or, charged
with two swords saltirewise proper.

Son of William Sopper, Esq., J. P., of Dunmaglass,
b. 1853; d. ; m. 1878, Sarah Annie, d. of Ralph

Lowe of Brauncewell, Lines. : —
Lt.-Col. Frank William Sopper, 18th Hussars, served S.

Africa and Great War, b. 1879 ; m. ist, 1912, Yvonne, d. of
Joseph Temperley, of 47 Chester Square, S.W. ; 2nd, 1921,
Beryl Marjorie, d. of Talbot Whitehead, of Flanders Hall,
Aysgarth, York. Seats — Dunmaglass and Easter, Aber-
chalder, Inverness-shire. Town res. — 156 Sloane Street,
S.W.i. Clubs— Boodle's, Cavalry.

SOPWITH (H. Coll.). Azure, a wolf passant ermine,
in chief a crescent argent, between two mullets of six points
or. Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath of
the colours, a wolf passant proper, collared and lined gules,
and changed on the body with a crescent between two
mullets as in the arms.

Son of Arthur Scpwith, Gentleman, of Wavertree,
Handsworth, Staffs., b. 1843 ; d. 1920 ; tn. 1872 : —

Rev. Thomas Karl Sopwith, M.A. and Hon. Canon of
Canterbury, Vicar of Maidstone since 1924, b. 1873; m.
1902, Esm6 Marion, d. of the late Frederick Hankey,
M.P. ; and has issue — 2 daus. Res. — The Vicarage,

SORLEY (L.O.). Or, a lymphad, sails furled sable,
flagged gules, and in base a salmon proper naiant in a sea
undy azure and argent, on a chief of the third, three sorrel-
leaves proper. Mantling sable, doubled or. Crest— On a
wreath of his liveries, a bull's head caboshed sable, armed or,
between two wings of the last. Motto— " Perseverantia

Eld. son of Rev. William Sorley of Belhaven Parish

Church and later of Selkirk, b. 1803; d. 1859; w.1850,

Anna Wilson Simpson, d. of William Hamilton Ritchie

of Barnlea, Dunbar : —

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