Brief profile of Lord Hawke
by Don Ambrose
HAWKE, Hon. Martin Bladen.
The 7th Baron Hawke. (from 1887)
Born at Willingham Rectory, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, 16th August 1860.
Died at West End, Edinburgh, Scotland, 10th October 1938.
The second son of the Rev.Edward Henry Julius, the 6th Lord Hawke, rector of Willingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He was educated at Eton, where he was a member of the cricket eleven 1878-79, and went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the University cricket eleven 1882-85, winning his blue in 1882-3 and 1885, and being captain in 1885. His first first-class match was for Yorkshire in 1881 and between then and 1911 he played in 633 first-class matches, 513 of them for Yorkshire, who he captained from 1883 until 1910.
He played in five Test Matches, captain in four of them, and toured, Australia 1887/88, India 1889/90 and 1892/93, North America 1891 and 1894, South Africa 1895/96 and 1898/99, West Indies 1896/97 and Argentina 1911/10. He was President of Yorkshire from 1898 until his death, President of M.C.C. 1914 and Hon. Treasurer 1932-37. He was J.P. for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Captain (Hon.Major, 1893) of the 3rd Battalion (Militia) Yorkshire Regiment 1883-94. His resident was at Wighill Park, Tadcaster, Yorkshire.
At the time of the 1881 Census he was a scholar at Hyde Hall, Shawbridgeworth, Hertford. The head was Walter Hiley, aged 48, clergyman of the Church of England without charge, tutor M.A. Oxford. Also present was his wife Henrietta J., aged 38, two sons and two daughters. There is a governess-teacher, a mathematical tutor and a foreign tutor. There are thirteen scholars aged 15 to 20, all described as student scholar Lieutenant Militia. The Hon. Martin B. Hawke is aged 20. There is a butler, a footman and six female domestic servants.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Don Ambrose)