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Sir Charles Fortescue-Brickdale, Knight, FRGS of Newland

Sir Charles Fortescue-Brickdale, Knight, FRGS of Newland

Male 1857 - 1944  (87 years)

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  • Name Charles Fortescue-Brickdale 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, FRGS of Newland 
    Born 1 Mar 1857  Victoria Street, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 54; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Died 20 Sep 1944  Gorse Corner, Townsend Drive, St.Albans, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2639  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 

    Father Matthew Inglett Fortescue-Brickdale 
    Mother Sarah Ann Lloyd 
    Family ID F1155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lady Mabel Beatrice Gibbs,   b. 27 Sep 1864, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1944, 10 Sheen Gate Gardens, East Sheen, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1888  Bramley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1889 
    Children 
     1. Laura Fortescue-Brickdale,   b. 1889, Upper Norwood, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1935, Salisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale, Knt. OBE,   b. 8 Nov 1890, The Dower House, Newland, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1969, Manor Fields, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Edmund Arthur Fortescue-Brickdale,   b. 22 Jan 1901, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1977, Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of Matthew Inglett Fortescue-Brickdale, Conveyancing Counsel to the Court of Chancery of Lincoln's Inn, and of Newland (for pedigrees see Note), by Sarah Anna, daughter of Edward John Lloyd, QC, judge of the Bristol County Court. Baptised 12 April 1857 at St. Leonards-on-Sea. Educated at Westminster school (in College) 1870-5; matric. Oxford (Christ Church) 20 May 1875, 2nd class Classics and BA 1879.

      Barrister (Lincoln's Inn), called 1883. Advocated Registration of Title of Land, 1886; Assisting barrister, Land Registry, 1888; Asstistant Registrar, 1894; Chief Registrar, 1900-23. Carried out, under successive Lord Chancellors, the effective first establishment of compulsory registration of title in the County of London. See fully in his evidence before Royal Commission of 1908-10 on the Land Transfer Acts. On Departmental committee on Ordnance Survey, 1893. Reported to Government on Registration of Title in Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1896. On Royal Commission on Registration of Title in Scotland, 1907. Chairman of Departmental committee on Stewards' Fees, 1925. Retired from public service, 1923. Author of several works on Land Titles, Transfer and Registry (for a list of these and for other information see Who's Who of 1930 and earlier). Editor of Sir Henry Hallam Parr's Recollections (1917). Justice of the Peace co. Glos., from 1923. A Verderer of the Forest of Dean from 1929. Sometime Member of the Reform Club, London.

      For pedigrees see Brickdale of Birchamp House, co. Glos., and Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh, Devon, in Burke's 'Landed Gentry', 1848; Burke's Royal Descents 1848; and Lord Clermont's History of Fortescue Family 1869.

      Two oil portraits of Sir Charles by his sister Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (one at the Land Registry, one in possession of the family); another by Ralph Peacock in possessionof Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.

      He was knighted in 1911

    • 1861 CENSUS - Living @@ 18 Endsleigh St. St Pancras. London, with parents, aged 4. Also sister Kate.
      1871 CENSUS - At school, 1 Little Deans Yard, St. Margarets, Westminister. Aged 14.
      1881 CENSUS - Living at Birchamp Villa, Norwood, Croydon, with family, aged 24, occ. Student of Law.
      1891 CENSUS - Living in (12 Gatestone ??), Upper Norwood. Aged 34, occ. Barrister.
      1901 CENSUS - Living in 40 Clanricarde Gdns. Kensington, London. Aged 44, occ. Barrister,
      Registrar of Land Registry.
      1911 CENSUS - Living at 79 Cornwall Gardens, Kensington. Aged 54, occ. Barrister, Registrar of Land Registry. Family listed,wife Mabel, aged 46; daughter Laura, aged 21: son Matthew aged 20: and son Edmund aged 10.

      Died at Gorse Corner, Townsend Drive, St.Albans, Herts. on 29 Sept 1944.

      Probate read on 29 January 1945 at Llandudno to Matthew F-B OBE company director.
      Effects £3909 9s 1d.
      { Watercolour painting, entitled "From the Meadow Building, Christchurch, Oxford. 1876" by C.F.Brickdale. } #
      # At 10 Shady Grove, Hilton,Derby.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1857 - Victoria Street, Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1888 - Bramley, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 54; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1944 - Gorse Corner, Townsend Drive, St.Albans, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oil on canvas portrait of Charles Fortescue-Brickdale
    Oil on canvas portrait of Charles Fortescue-Brickdale
    Sir Charles Fort. – Brick. & Mabel with Family Circ. 1936
    Sir Charles Fort. – Brick. & Mabel with Family Circ. 1936
    L to R. Grandson Tony, Mabel (seated), Unk ??, Grand daughter Eleanor Frances (on chair arm ), Sir Charles (seated), Mary Eleanor (Sir Charles sister), Kate (Sir Charles sister (seated ).
    Gibbs Family at Farringdon House 1905
    Gibbs Family at Farringdon House 1905
    Standing back STANLEY VAUGHAN GIBBS

    Standing left to right
    CHARLES & MABEL BEATRICE (nee GIBBS) FORTESCUE-BRICKDALE.
    GEORGE HAROLD GIBBS.
    BEATRICE RHODA (nee Gibbs) & CYRIL CUNARD.
    HENRY PARR
    HELEN LAURA GIBBS
    CHARLES YOUNG.

    Seated left to right
    LAURA FORTESCUE-BRICKDALE (daughter of Charles & Mabel)
    EVERILDA GIBBS (nee WEBBER).
    LAURA BEATRICE GIBBS (nee ELTON).
    LILIAN MARY PARR (nee GIBBS).
    AGNES HILDA YOUNG (nee GIBBS).
    Sir Charles Fort- Brick..jpg
    Sir Charles Fort- Brick..jpg

    Documents
    1911 England Census - Charles Fortescue-Brickdale Sir Knt.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Charles Fortescue-Brickdale Sir Knt.jpeg