|Rear-Admiral Walter Petre (1873-1942)|
Note four chevrons on the right sleeve, one for
each complete year at sea during the Great War
[Image from National Portrait Gallery]
|Constantinople in 1922|
|RAdm. Petre appears on p. 376 of Ruvigny's 1905 Clarence volume|
Issue of RAdm. Walter and Agnes (Cadic) Petre:
|Walter George Glynn Petre|
1) WALTER GEORGE GLYNN PETRE of Sark, Channel Islands, aircraft engineer, b. 28 Oct. 1906 Weybridge; d. 19 Jan. 2004 Guernsey, Channel Islands, bur. 23 Jan. 2004 St Peter Churchyard, Sark; m. 12 Apr. 1939 Brompton Oratory, South Kensington, London, MYRA MILLICENT WILLOWS, b. 1916 Manor Farm, Rushton, Northamptonshire; d. 8 Mar. 1984 Channel Islands, only dau. of (Richard) Arthur Willows of Rushton Manor (1882-1923) and Annie Rigby Turney, and had issue, one son and two daughters, with six grandchildren.
2) Lt-Cdr. HENRY EDWARD PETRE of Eastbourne, Sussex, Royal Naval Reserve World War II, b. 9 Nov. 1907 Alverstoke, Hampshire; d. 18 Jan. 1994 Eastbourne; m. 9 Sept. 1939 St Charles Catholic Church, Weybridge, ROSEMARY SONIA GOTTSCHALK, b. 1913 Marylebone, London; d. 25 Jan. 2012, dau. of Benjamin Gottschalk of Marylebone (c.1852-1929) and Minnie Louisa Jane Eglinton (1865-1945), and had issue, with two other daughters (and six grandchildren) - all living, an est dau.
Issue of Henry Edward and Rosemary Sonia (Gottschalk) Petre:
2A) CECILIA MARIE 'Cylla' PETRE, b. 28 June 1940 Surrey; d. 27 June 1994 Oxfordshire; m. 11 June 1964 Chelsea, London, as his 2nd wife, DOUGLAS MILTON WIGGINS, MBE, of Holly House, Deddington, Oxfordshire, Wing Commander Royal Air Force in World War II, aeronautical engineer, b. 18 Apr. 1917; d. 1997 Oxfordshire, son of Edward Alfred Wiggins of Walton-on-the-Naze, mantle manufacturer (1874-1936) and Edith May Major (d. 1949), and had issue, two sons and three daughters, with seven grandchildren.
3) MARIE KATHERINE GABRIELLE PETRE, b. 5 June 1909 Woodbridge, Suffolk; d. unm. 2 Sept. 2005 Bosham, Sussex.
4) Capt. EDWARD JOSEPH ALGERNON PETRE, "very seriously wounded commanding a company of the Black Watch at Monte Cassino" [Desmond Clarke, 'Footnotes', p. 15], b. 30 July 1911 Weymouth, Dorset; d.s.p. 17 June 1992 Yeovil, Somersetshire; m. 1st 11 June 1939 Surrey (divorce), as her 2nd husband, DIANA (PERRY) WILKINSON, b. 7 Apr. 1912 London; d.s.p. 1 Apr. 2001 Brighton, Sussex, formerly wife of Louis Wilkinson, and (illegit.) dau. of Alfred Roger Ackerley (c.1863-1929) and Muriel Haidee Perry (b. 1890); m. 2nd 15 Sept. 1948 Oxfordshire, as her 2nd husband, HELEN BERESFORD (CORNELIUS) GOODE[*2], b. July 1905 Wirral, Cheshire; d. 26 Aug. 1980 Richmond, Yorkshire, formerly wife of Capt. Kenyon Edward Minton Goode of Nassau, Bahama Islands (1901-aft.1964), and dau. of Richard Cornelius of Liverpool, corn merchant (1867-1936) and May Beresford Haughton (1882-1924); m. 3rd 14 Jan. 1985 Register Office, Basingstoke, Hampshire, JEAN RENSHAW (SPENCER) HAGUE, teacher, b. 1930 Yorkshire, formerly wife of Brian J. Hague, and daughter of Frederick Hughes Spencer, mechanical engineer.
|Madeleine (née Petre) Clarke|
5) MADELEINE MARIE ETHEL PETRE, VAD Nurse WWII 1939-44, family history author, b. 16 June 1913 Portsmouth, Hampshire; d. 4 Jan. 2005 Chichester, Sussex; m. 19 Jan. 1944 St Charles Catholic Church, Weybridge, Maj-Gen. DESMOND ALEXANDER BRUCE CLARKE, C.B., C.B.E., of Caldbeck, Cumberland, b. 15 July 1912 Kasauil, the Punjab, India; d. 22 Nov. 1986 Cumberland, yr son of Robert Thomas Clarke of Weybridge (1871-1953) and (Margaret Mary) Gladys Whyte (1880-1966, descended from Henry IV), and had issue, three sons and two daughters, with thirteen grandchildren.
6) Maj. GERARD MALCOLM MARY LAURENCE PETRE of Sarnesfield Court, Herefordshire, b. 12 Aug. 1916 Portsmouth, Hampshire; d. (killed in action) 11 June 1944 Caen, Normandy, France, bur. Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Normandy; m. 21 May 1941 Herefordshire, as her 1st husband, PAMELA MARIAN PRATT, b. 28 Sept. 1917 Kensington, London; d. 1976 Hammersmith, London, dau. of (George) Brian Pratt of Edge Grove (1895-1955) and Grace Marian Allison (1892-1967), and had issue, one son, with two grandchildren.
7) MONICA MARY PETRE, b. 28 Dec. 1919 Portsmouth, Hampshire; d. unm. 13 Jan. 1999 Southbourne, Emsworth, Sussex.
[*1] "Agnes was the youngest daughter of Eugene Cadic of Rennes in Normandy. Her godfather was the Bishop of Coutances and she inherited his Episcopal ring after his death. The Cadics had been very successful wine merchants based in Guernsey where their business, Bucktrout, still operates. Eugene had married into the old French nobility, the Garnier du Plessis, and Agnes’ eldest sisters lived in two chateaux on the Cherbourg Peninsular at La Crosley, outside the village of Orglandes, and at Franqueville, near Fontenay. ... The Cadics were very devout Catholics and Agnes’ parents, Eugene and Marie, had accompanied the Cistercian Monks from La Trappe at Bricquebec to help them settle in the New Forest after they were briefly expelled from France at the turn of the 19th century. Agnes was taught by the monks their sign language to communicate with them as they worked in the fields. As a child she taught me a few signs! Her grandfather had also helped to fund the building of the French Church in Guernsey" [Desmond Clarke, 'Footnotes: a Personal History', pp. 13-14].
[*2] Capt. Edward Petre's first wife, Diana (née Perry) Petre, a novelist, wrote a successful memoir of her life, The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley, published in 1975. Her sister Sally became Duchess of Westminster when her husband succeeded to that title in 1963. See Diana's obituary in The Telegraph. Capt. Petre's second wife Helen (née Cornelius), after their divorce, m. 3rd 11 May 1970 Berkshire, as his 2nd wife, Sir Ralph Henry Lawson, 4th Baronet of Brough Hall (1905-1975).
Following is the Edward III descent for RAdm. Walter Petre through George, Duke of Clarence (and his daughter, Blessed Margaret Plantagenet, countess of Salisbury), given by Ruvigny, with some elaboration.
Edward III had a 2nd surv son:
|Blessed Margaret Plantagenet|
- see Generation 7
2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (1411-1460) m. Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495, descended from Edward III), and had
6) George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449-1478) m. Lady Isabel Neville (1451-1476, descended from Edward III), and had
7) Margaret Plantagenet, 3rd Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541) m. Sir Richard Pole of Medmenham (1459-1504), and had
8) Henry Pole, 1st Lord Montagu (1492-1539) m. Jane Neville (1494-by 1538, descended from Edward III), and had
9) Katherine Pole (c.1516-1576) m. Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon (1514-1560, descended from Edward III), and had
10) Lady Elizabeth Hastings (c.1555-1621) m. Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester (c.1550-1628, descended from Edward III), and had
11) Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester (1577-1646) m. Anne Russell (c.1577-1639), and had
|2nd Marquess of Worcester|
- see Generation 12
13) Lady Anne Somerset (1631-1662) m. Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk (1628-1684, descended from James II of Scotland), and had
14) Lord Thomas Howard of Worksop Priory (1656-1689) m. Mary Elizabeth Savile (1663-1732, descended from Edward III), and had
15) Philip Howard of Buckenham House (1689-1750) m. 2) Henrietta Blount (1708-1782, descended from Edward III), and had
16) ANNE HOWARD, b. 29 Aug. 1742; d. 15 Jan. 1787 Thorndon Hall, West Thorndon, Essex, bur. 23 Jan. 1787 St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone, Essex; m. 19 Apr. 1762 Golden Square, St James, Westminster, ROBERT EDWARD PETRE, 9th Baron Petre of Writtle, b. Feb. 1742; d. 2 July 1801 Westminster, London, bur. 9 July 1801 St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone, son of Robert James, 8th Baron Petre of Writtle (1713-1782, descended from Edward III) and Lady Anna Maria Barbara Radcliffe (1716-1760, descended from Charles II), and had
17) Hon. GEORGE WILLIAM PETRE of Bellhouse, Stanford Rivers, Essex, b. 10 Jan. 1766 Mayfair, London; d. 22 Oct. 1797, bur. 28 Oct. 1797 St Margaret Church, Stanford Rivers; m. 16 Aug. 1785, as her 1st husband, MARIA HOWARD, b. 2 Jan. 1762 Bath, Somersetshire; d. 11 June 1837 Heatham Lodge, Twickenham, Middlesex, bur. same day St Mary Church, Twickenham, yr dau. of Philip Howard of Corby Castle, Cumberland (1730-1810, descended from Edward III) and Anne Witham (1734-1794, descended from Edward III), and had
|Lt. Henry William Petre -|
see Generation 18
19) Sir GEORGE GLYNN PETRE of Dunkenhalgh Hall, K.C.M.G., C.B., b. 4 Sept. 1822 Twickenham, bap. 30 Sept. 1822 St Mary Church, Twickenham; d. 17 May 1905 Hove, Sussex, bur. All Saints Churchyard, Odiham, Hampshire; m. 10 Apr. 1858 British Embassy, Paris, France, EMMA KATHARINE JULIA SNEYD, b. Dec. 1830 Mattingley Lodge, Heckfield, Hampshire, bap. 6 Mar. 1831 St Michael Church, Heckfield; d. 27 Dec. 1916 Hotel Rubens, London, 5th dau. of Maj. Ralph Henry Sneyd of Mattingley Lodge (1784-1840, descended from Edward I) and Jane Robina Dunbar (1791-1878, descended from James V), and had
20) RAdm. Walter Reginald Glynn Petre (1873-1942 - see details above)
The next blogpost will examine the descent from James V of Scotland for RAdm. Petre's mother Emma (née Sneyd), Lady Petre.