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E.C. Marriott, Esq.
15 May 1861

Volume 3, page 245, sitting number 3661. 

[The sitter is identified as ‘E.C. Marriott, Esq.’ in the Silvy daybooks.]

Born at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in 1825, Edmund Chase Marriott was the son of George Wharton and Selina Anne Marriott. 

When he was baptised on 10 November 1825 at St Andrew’s in Rugby, Warwickshire, his father gave ‘Barrister at Law’ as his profession. For his address he gave Queen’s Square in Holborn. 

On 5 February 1856 at Blankney in Lincolnshire ‘Edmund Chase Marriott, Esq. [married] Louisa Agnes Praed, daughter of the late James Backwell Praed, Esq., of Tyringham, Bucks. and Trevethon, Cornwall’ (Bucks Herald, 9 February 1856). 

In June 1867 it was announced that ‘His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has been pleased to appoint Edmund Chase Marriott, of Adlestrop House, in the County of Gloucester, Esq., to be Havener [harbourmaster] and Keeper of the Ports and Foreshores of the Duchy of Cornwall in the counties of Cornwall and Devon’ (The Globe, 15 June 1867). 

He appears on the 1871 census living at ‘Mansion House,’ Adlestrop, Gloucesershire with his wife and ten servants, including a butler, a footman and a groom. He gave ‘Havener of Duchy of Cornwall’ as his profession. 

Ten years later he was an ‘Annuitant’ living at 70 Onslow Gardens in Kensington. 

Louisa Marriott died in 1891. 

Edmund Chase Marriott died, aged 72, on 10 July 1898 at Grange Cottage, Tunbridge Wells. He left an estate valued at £44,783. 

‘Mr Edmund Chase Marriott, for many years manager of the Tehidy (Basset) estate, died at Tunbridge-wells on the 10th inst. Perhaps during Mr Marriott’s management the Tehidy estate brought in a larger income than ever previously or since. It is said that at that time the income from the estate was over £40,000 a year — £20,000 being taken up as dues from the various rich copper mines in the neighbourhood of Redruth’ (The Cornishman, 21 July 1898). 

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