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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Robert Vallance (1947-2010) – Highly Respected Hunt Secretary

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Robert Vallance’s untimely death on 30th October 2010, aged 63 saw the passing of one of hunting’s most respected personalities. In office as Hunt Secretary continuously for 26 years with the Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase, he bought a style, humour and efficiency to the post, which will never be replicated. Born on 14th September...

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Peter Warren MFH Previous Master of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase

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Peter Warren died peacefully on 23rd June at the great age of 89.He was the husband to June, father to Carol, Helen, Mary and David, Grandfather to 10 Grandchildren and Great-grandfather to 4 Great-Grandchildren, all of who adored him greatly. He was Master of the Whaddon Chase Hunt from 1982 – 1985 and then went...

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Olive Weston East Lincs Basset Hounds 1926 – 2011

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On 27th December, one of Lincolnshire’s most prominent horsewomen and hunting ladies was lost to us. She was born Olive Hind, the daughter of a Nottingham solicitor and she spent her childhood at home in Edwalton, where she was first educated privately by a governess, shared with the children of the Boots family. Olive was...

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Estelle Margaret Holloway February 24th 1922 – December 18th 2011

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Estelle Holloway who has died aged 89 was by all accounts an accomplished, courageous and very determined person. She was born in Cheltenham, being a descendant of the Vowell family of county Cork – originally a Devon born family from Vowellscombe Manor, near Ugborough. From the age of eighteen months, she was brought up in...

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J R Millington

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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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