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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Henry Robert Whitcombe: Birth: 23 APR 1786. Death: AUG 1811 in India

  2. Anne Whitcombe: Birth: 29 AUG 1787. Death: 8 OCT 1816 in Red Lion Square, London


Sources
1. Author:   Henry John Hodgson
2. Text:   Account of Births of the Kinnersley Hooper and Whitcombe family. Drawn up 1764 by Winifred Hooper nee Kinnersley.
3. Text:   Fasti Domestici Mrs Hodgson [nee Charlotte Gregory]
 1850
4. Page:   Month and year
Author:   Henry John Hodgson
5. Page:   ser.10 v.4 1905 Jul-Dec. P209. [Full date.]
Text:   Notes and Queries
6. Page:   Place and date
Author:   Gentleman’s Magazine
7. Text:   IGI: Extract from parish register or other original record. www.familysearch.org
Link:   http://www.familysearch.org

Notes
a. Note:   N16228 Described as late in 1 July 1789 [and earlier], as Robert Whitcombe the younger of Whitten House, parish of Lyonshall, co. Hereford, esq.- does that mean he seated at the Whittern before his father died?
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 Catalogue Ref. C94
 FILE [no title] - ref. C94/168 - date: 1785-1875 [from Scope and Content]
 Westonbury Estate [Leominster] came to Robert Whitcombe on his marriage to Sarah Ann Gott 1785. On his death it passed to his son, Henry Robert, who died young in India, leaving one child Sarah Anne. She conveyed the land to her step-grandfather, Sir Hartley [Harford] Jones Brydges 1829 and from him it passed to John Muscott in 1838.
 Papers include birth and marriage certificates and a declaration relating to the Whitcombe family.
 (Herefordshire Record Office.)
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 The first account of the maintenance and keeping of a pack and hounds (consisting of twenty couples) by subscription in the town of Kington is dated 1777, when Mr. Robert Whitcombe, a wealthy inhabitant, was treasurer - and chief conductor of the hunt.
 (The Hunting Countries of England, Their Facilities, Character, ...1883. Page 408.)
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 RH has a 19th century watercolour of the Whittern by Robert Whitcomber’s grandson Henry John Hodgson.
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 The Whittern was built in 1935, to replace the Victorian neo-Gothic house built by Richard Green in 1873. There was a house here in 1764.
 (http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/5730)
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 The name Whittern means white heron. These iconic birds (commonly known as great white egrets) used to breed at The Whittern.
 (www.whiteherondrinks.co.uk)


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