Obituaries

Ben Hardaway- “A living legend, now a legend “never outfoxed”

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Written by: Virginia Allen Austin

Ben Hardaway, affectionally known to many in Bullock County as Mr. Ben, passed away in October 2017 at his home in Midland, Georgia. This apreciation ofMr Hardaway is republishd courtesy of the author Virginia Allen Austin and Union Springs Herald Ben Hardaway loved the rolling grassland of Fitzpatrick. It was the perfect terrain for him,...

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Lodewijk de Beer Veluwe Hunt Netherlands

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Written by: Krijn Tol

Mr Lodewijk de Beer, Master of the Veluwe Hunt has passed away aged 89 on the 25th November he would have become 90. From 1961 to 1994 he was an active Master of the Veluwe Hunt. He also at times acted as huntsman. He also had hounds at his home. In 1994 he became Honorary...

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Patrick Till – 21st July 2017

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017
Written by: Rosie Till

Patrick Till who died, in his eightieth year, on July 21st 2017 founded  the Hunsley Beacon beagles in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the county, in which he lived, worked and hunted for many years. The son of a Beverley solicitor, who was also a keen beagler, Patrick went to Haileybury public school where he...

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Anne Rosamund Millar – New Forest Buck Hounds

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Written by: Graham Wilson and Peter Barfoot
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On Wednesday 28th of June 2017 , a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Anne Rosamund Millar was held in the church of the New Forest village of Burley. Born 6 October 1919, Anne moved to the New Forest as a teenager, when her mother, suffering from tuberculosis, came to be...

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

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Written by: Peter Brook

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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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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Written by: Peter Brook

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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Written by: Peter Brook

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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Written by: Peter Brook

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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