Obituaries

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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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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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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Written by: Peter Brook

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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