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Title

Christian Name

Last Name

Details

Mrs

Winifred

Attwood

Daughter of Thomas, 5th Son of William Lord Petre, Baron of Writtle, Essex. Buried in Claines.

Revd.

Richard

Baty

Chancellor of Worcester Diocese. Vicar of Claines, 1766-1801. Died at Claines 1801.

 

Arnulf

de Bevere

Arnulf was the son of Ethelred of Mercia and Ethelflaed of Wessex, daughter of king Alfred the Great of Wessex. Ethelred was made Earl of Mercia in 889. Arnulf  was born at Bevere Manor, Claines 905 AD.

Revd.

Thomas

Biddulph

Vicar of St James, and then St Mathew’s, Bristol. Born in Claines 1763. An ardent Evangelical, actively supporting the emancipation of slaves  in British territories in the 1820s, whilst opposing political equality for Catholics at home.

Sir

Adrian

Boult

Conductor BBC Orchestras, Musical Director CBSO. President Claines Musical Society 1924-26

Mr

Henry Douglas

Carden

FRCSE, of Oakfields, Claines and Foregate Street. Eminent Surgeon, died and buried in Claines 1875

Major

John Nugent Creswell

Chichester

Major, Worcestershire Regiment 1946, JP. Lived at The Grange, Claines

Mrs

Margaret

Creighton

Wife of Cuthbert Creighton (Twice headmaster of Kings School, Worcester). Daughter of the Hon, Fredrick J. Bruce. 1881-1923. Buried in Claines.

Mr

Thomas Gale

Curtler

JP, Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Vice Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, of Bevere House Claines. Died and buried in Claines 1885. See Curtler.

Brigadier General

W.P.L

Davies

CMG, DSO, RA. Of Bevere Manor, died and buried in Claines 1952

Mr

Charles William

Dyson Perrins

Born in Claines May 1864, philanthropist, established the Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum (Dyson Perrins Museum); endowed Dyson Perrins High School, Malvern; built Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford University. Worcester High Sheriff 1899.

Mr

James

Dyson Perrins

Owner of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Factory, son of the co-originator of Lea & Perrins Sauce. Lived, died and buried in Claines, 1887. Widow endowed main East Window at Claines.

Colonel

Frederick Knight

Essell

Retired to Bevere Knoll and buried in Claines 1951

Miss

Frances

Fermor

Sister-in-law of Sir George Howland Beaumont, Coleorton, Leicestershire, who commissioned William Wordsworth to write a sonnet to commemorate her, 1824. Her memorial is in Claines. See Wordsworth

Mrs & Mrs

Joseph and Esther

Greening

Died and buried in Claines, 1848 and 1852. Sir Edward Elgar's maternal grandparents. See Elgar

Vice Admiral

Francis Decimus

Hastings

Entered Navy in 1807, retired as Rear Admiral 1865. Served on HMS Stag, Excellent and Edinburgh, died 1869. Lived at Barbourne House, Claines

Hon. Canon, Revd.

George Francis

Hooper

Honorary Canon, Worcester Cathedral. Died 1934, buried in Claines.

Mr

TC

King

Well known Victorian Veteran Tragedian and Actor, Buried in Claines October, 1893.

Brigadier

Bernard William

Leicester

DSO and bar. Son of Hubert and Lady Leicester of Worcester (Hubert was Mayor and close friend of Edward Elgar). Brigadier of Commandos 1943. Commanded the 4th Special Service Brigade, Royal Marine Commandos on Sword Beach, D Day 6 June 1944. Lived at The Grange and then Hawford House, Claines until 1970's.

Major

 

Lock

1st Royal Northern Lancashire Regiment. Died 1920, buried in Claines.

Mrs

Blanche Tolley

Mc Laughlin

Daughter of Martin Mence of Northwick Hall, Claines, born 1868, married Rev. Edward McLaughlin, a direct descendant of King Edward I. Endowed a window in the Chantry Chapel in memory of Martin Mence. Her husbands brother is the great grandfather of Guy Ritchie, the husband of Pop Star, Madonna.

Revd.

Thomas

Morris

1668-1748. Vicar of Claines, Minor Canon of Worcester Cathedral. Refused an oath of allegiance to William III, immortalised in Wordsworth’s sonnet “Miserrimus”.

Dr

T.R

Nash

Wrote "Collections for a History of Worcestershire" 1781-99. Bought Bevere Estate, Claines 1758

Mrs

Mary

Nourse Sanderson

Daughter of Sir Christopher Hales, Baronet. Died Rose Place, Claines 1821. See Sanderson

Mr

Edward Hesketh

Gibbons

Pearson, MC.

English actor, theatre director and writer. He is known mainly for his popular biographies; they made him the leading British biographer of his time, in terms of commercial success. Born at Hawford, Claines.

Mr

William

Perrins

Co-originator of Lea & Perrins Sauce. Of Lansdowne Crescent, Claines. Buried in Claines Jan 6th 1867.

Mr

William

Sandford

Surgeon for 27 years at Worcester Infirmary. Died at Claines 1823.

Mr

John

Somers

Defended the seven bishops; MP Worcester 1689; presided over the committee which drew up the Declaration of Rights/ Lord Chancellor 1697. Born in Claines 1651

Mr

John

Thomas

Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Her Majesty's Commissioner for Suppression of the Slave Trade. Died on board "HMS Hydra" Jan 1844. Memorial at Claines.

Miss

Mary

Townsend

Wife of Sir Robert Townsend, Kent, Died and buried in Claines 1753

Sir

Henry

Wakeman (Baronet)

Of Perdiswell Hall, Claines. Patron of Claines Church. Died and buried in Claines 1831

Sir

Offley Penbury

Wakeman (Baronet)

Of Perdiswell Hall, Patron of Claines Church. Died in Claines 1858.

Revd.

Edwin Arthur

Watkins

Missionary to the Cree Indians and translator of their first dictionary. Born Claines 1827. See Watkins

Mr

John

Wheeley Lea

Drug Store Chemist who formed partnership with William Perrins to create Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce; Inspector of Drugs, Worcester Royal infirmary. Alderman, then Mayor of Worcester 1834. Lived in Claines 1840.

What do Sir Edward Elgar, the pop star Madonna and Lea & Perrins Sauce have in common?

 

They all have family connections with Claines Church!

 

We also have a past Lord Chancellor, a Brigadier who led some of the D Day landings and two leading suppressors of the Slave trade.

 

See below for details and let us know of any we have missed.

 

See below for details of the Good & Great people of Claines!

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