Updated 19 Apr 2005

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Henry Chandos-Pole 1829-1902, second son of Edward Sacheverell Chandos-Pole, inherited Hopton Hall and estate from Philip Gell and took the name Gell in 1865. His son Brigadier-General Harry Anthony Chandos-Pole-Gell 1872-1934 and his grandson Lieutenant-Colonel John Chandos-Pole-Gell born 1909 relinquished the surname Gell in 1930 and 1931

See also: outline Pedigree.

The Hopton estate was inherited by Brigadier-General Harry Chandos-Pole-Gell in 1902. His main seat was at Heverswood/Kent and Hopton was let to Philip Lyttleton Gell, a relative from a cadet branch at Wirksworth, from 1904. The Chandos-Pole-Gell family sold the estate in 1918 and it was bought in 1920 by Philip Lyttleton Gell, who was descended from the youngest son of Ralph Gell 1491-1564

In 1873 he owned 3,744 acres with a rental of £4,467 (see Owners of Land 1873)
in 1871 Census he was 42, a Landowner and JP, with 13 servants
in 1881 Census he was 52, a Magistrate landowner, with 9 servants
in 1891 Census he was 62, a JP living on own means, with 7 servants
in 1901 Census he was 72, living on own means, with 11 servants.
He died in 1902, see MI in Church

Photo from a Carte de Visite by Maull & Co, 187a Piccadilly and 62 Cheapside, London. Ref. No 86793.
Inscribed "H Chandos Pole Gell"

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