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Name: CHAMPION DE CRESPIGNY, Claude 4th Bart., Sir

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Nee: eldest son of Sir Claude William Champion de Crespigny

Birth Date: 20 Apr 1847 Chelsea

Death Date: 26 June 1935 Maldon

First Date: 1905

Profession: Hunting

Married: In London 1872 Georgiana Louisa Margaret McKerrell b. 27 Nov 1879 Barony, Glasgow, d. 16 Feb 1935 Essex

Children: Claude (1873); Claude Raul (1878); Claude Philip (1880); Claude Vierville (1882); Claude Norman (1888); Cicely (1874); Cerise (1875); Crystal (1877); Valerie (1883)

Author: 'Forty Years of a Sportsman's Life' (1910)

Book Reference: Debrett, Burke, Chandler, Best, Kenya Diary, Percival, Rhino Link 17, Into Africa

General Information:

Best - mention in Evelyn Waugh's diary - Muthaiga - 10 pink gins before lunch. Kenya Diary - April 1903 - Nairobi - De Crespigny and I hunted together. Percival - mention of Sir Claude de Crespigny and hunting wart hog with V.C. de Crespigny
Was in RN 1860-65, Ensign 60th Rifles 1866-70, and sometime Captain Limerick Artillery Militia; formerly Hon. Major Suffolk Yeo. Cav.; acted as War Correspondent up the Nile 1889; served in S. Africa as a Vol. 1900, and in British East Africa 1905; has Balloon Society's gold medal and Swedish Roy. Olympic medal; is a JP & DL for Essex, Com. In National Reserve and a patron of one living

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