Obituaries

Two Losses- Bruce Jessep & Tom Grigg

Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

It was with sadness that we noted the passing of a great hunting stalwart, Bruce Jessep in March 2010. Bruce was Master of the Christchurch Hunt for 12 years, from 1978 until 1989. He continued to actively hunt for many years following that. The last time he rode out with Christchurch Hunt was at the...

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J R Millington

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Written by: Peter Brook

Rod Millington who died peacefully after a short illness on January 11th, at the age of seventyseven, was one of the giants of the Fernie Hunt. He was a very popular figure, whose ability to get on with everyone was legendary. He was one of those men, of whom there are few left, a true...

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Ken Green – Colne Valley Beagles

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Kenneth Green, aged 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, 18th January 2012. Ken was born on 21st July 1931 in Lindley, West Yorkshire, the only child of Norman and Lottie. Ken remained in Lindley all his life. On 23rd October 1964 (at Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church) Ken married Julia, the only daughter...

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Edmund Hoyle Vestey

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Edmund Vestey, 1932-2007, was the Joint Master of Newmarket and Thurlow, Puckeridge and Thurlow and Thurlow from 1966. He succeeded R E Wallace as Chairman of the MFHA between 1992 and 1996. Edmund was the third generation leader of the Vestey family business from 1970-2000.

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Rodney Ellis – Retired Huntsman at United and Tedworth

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Rodney Ellis, who died recently aged 72, spent a total of fifty five seasons in the hunting field either as a Whip, Huntsman or Master. Born at Ulceby and brought up in Goxhill, both in Lincolnshire, his first taste of hunting was as a lad with the Brocklesby Hunt. On leaving school, aged sixteen, he...

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Remembering Jimmy Young MFH

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Written by: Peter Brook

On Friday May 25 just one day before the festivities surrounding the Virginia Hound Show, foxhunting lost one of the real giants of the sport. After a long and valiant battle with the ravages of cancer, James L. Young, known to all simply as “Jimmy”, went to his final covert. As reported in Foxhunting Life...

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Roy Clinkard

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Guildford crematorium was packed to its fullest and the remaining congregation watched on a television screen outside, as Roy Clinkard’s hunting scene coffin was carried by two of his Huntsmen and two of his whipper-ins dressed in full livery. Friends from all over the world had travelled to pay tribute to one of hunting’s great...

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