GORE, Francis William George.
Born at Newton St. Loe, Somerset, 22nd June 1855.
Died at Westminster, London, 17th July 1938.
The son of the Rev. G. Gore, of Newton St. Loe, Bristol, he was educated at Harrow and went up to Christ Church, Oxford. He left Harrow in 1873. His only first-class cricket match was for I Zingari in 1881. In 1885 he married Lady Constance Grace the 3rd daughter of the 1st Earl Sondes, they had one son and two daughters. He served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War and a Lieutenant-Colonel of the City of London Yeomanry. Served with the London Mounted Brigade during the First World War. In 1911 his address was 18 Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London. In 1937 he was at 29 Tedworth Square, London and at Longfield House, Hatfield and Courtyrala, Cardiff. He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Glamorgan.
At the time of the 1881 Census he was visiting Long Newton, Wiltshire, the home of Thomas H. Cardwell, aged 33 and a barrister, no in practice, and his wife Amy H. aged 27. They have a son, Charles A. aged 4, and three daughters, Evelyn C. aged 5, Mary H. aged 3 and Gladys M. aged 1. Francis G.W. Gore, unmarried, aged 25, is shown as a visitor with no occupation. There are seven domestic servants.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)