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 History of the Bean Family Page 4.

[ 1911 - funeral of Countess of Seafield ]



company of pipers, the procession, a mile long, moved thro' the park, and into the town of Grantown, where all business was suspended. The interment took place at Duthill close by: and the coffin was placed in the mausoleum beside those of her husband and only son.



During the Great War of ...
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History of the Bean Family Page 4.
[ 1911 - funeral of Countess of Seafield ]

company of pipers, the procession, a mile long, moved thro' the park, and into the town of Grantown, where all business was suspended. The interment took place at Duthill close by: and the coffin was placed in the mausoleum beside those of her husband and only son.

During the Great War of 1914-15-16-17 we had in the times of 15 Nov 1916 that the Earl of Seafield had died of wounds received while serving in France with the 5th Cameron Highlanders.

James Ogilvie Grant was born in New Zealand in April 1876 and succeeded his father as 11th Earl of Seafield in 1888. He married in 1898 Mary Elizabeth Nina, eldest daughter of the late Dr Joseph Henry Townend of Christchurch New Zealand, and came to England shortly after, living mostly in London. With the Countess he traveled a great deal, returning once to New Zealand where both her and his brother were educated at Christ's College Grammar School, Christchurch. Lord Seafield was afterwards a student at Lincoln Agricultural College. He obtained his commission in a Volunteer Corps, the Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry which has since given its name to the 1st Regt. N.Z.M.R. (C.Y.C.), whose men have done such good work in Gallipoli. Since succeeding to the Estates, he devoted much time to all that was ...


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